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"Capturing the Beat

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Wigan Casino dancers 1975 Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley holds up a 45 single

Wigan Casino dancers 1975 Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley holds up a 45 single record, standing next to his turntables

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Steve Wright Disc Jockey December 1990

Steve Wright Disc Jockey December 1990

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: BBC Disc Jockey. Noel Edmonds. 15th January 1976

BBC Disc Jockey. Noel Edmonds. 15th January 1976

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Tony Blackburn at twenty two (22) ex Radio One DJ disk jockey

Tony Blackburn at twenty two (22) ex Radio One DJ disk jockey. Picture taken as Tony Blackburn completes the first ever BBC Radio One broadcast. Picture taken 1st October 1967

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Mark Goodier, BBC Radio One DJ, pictured at the 1993 DJ line up photocall

Mark Goodier, BBC Radio One DJ, pictured at the 1993 DJ line up photocall. Picture taken 27th September 1993

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: The wedding of Tony Blackburn and Debbie Thomson held at St Margarets Church

The wedding of Tony Blackburn and Debbie Thomson held at St Margarets Church, Westminster. They are pictured with best man David Hamilton. 13th June 1992

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Mark Radcliffe Radio 1 DJ on left who is to replace Chris Evans on the Breakfast Show

Mark Radcliffe Radio 1 DJ on left who is to replace Chris Evans on the Breakfast Show with his sidekick Marc Riley alias Lard

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: DJ Trevor Nelson December 1998

DJ Trevor Nelson December 1998

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: 'Topper'of the Pops wedding. Annie Nightingale marries Tony Baker at Brighton

"Topper"of the Pops wedding. Annie Nightingale marries Tony Baker at Brighton
" Topper" of the Pops wedding. Annie Nightingale marries Tony Baker at Brighton Register Office. 12th August 1978

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: The wedding of Tony Blackburn and Tessa Wyatt at Caxton Hall, London. 2nd March 1972

The wedding of Tony Blackburn and Tessa Wyatt at Caxton Hall, London. 2nd March 1972

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Tony Blackburn at home with his sister Jacqueline. 3rd September 1980

Tony Blackburn at home with his sister Jacqueline. 3rd September 1980

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Portrait of Ted Weems, WINX, Washington, D.C. ca. 1940. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb

Portrait of Ted Weems, WINX, Washington, D.C. ca. 1940. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Ted Weems, WINX, Washington, D.C. ca. 1940

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Portrait of Symphony Sid and Josh White, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb

Portrait of Symphony Sid and Josh White, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Symphony Sid and Josh White, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Portrait of Josh White and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb

Portrait of Josh White and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Josh White and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Portrait of Symphony Sid and Josh White, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb

Portrait of Symphony Sid and Josh White, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Symphony Sid and Josh White, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Portrait of Arnett Cobb and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb

Portrait of Arnett Cobb and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Arnett Cobb and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Portrait of Arnett Cobb and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb

Portrait of Arnett Cobb and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Arnett Cobb and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Portrait of Josh White and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb

Portrait of Josh White and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946. Creator: William Paul Gottlieb
Portrait of Josh White and Symphony Sid, WHOM, New York, N.Y. 1946

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Portrait of Johnny Desmond, Martin Block, Cab Calloway, Georgie Auld... WMCA, New York, N.Y. 1947

Portrait of Johnny Desmond, Martin Block, Cab Calloway, Georgie Auld... WMCA, New York, N.Y. 1947
Portrait of Johnny Desmond, Martin Block, Cab Calloway, Georgie Auld, Mel TormU, Mary Lou Williams, Tommy Dorsey, Josh White, Beryl Davis, and Ray McKinley, WMCA, New York, N.Y. ca. Oct. 1947

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Annie Nightingale is the newest hostess to tv request programmes

Annie Nightingale is the newest hostess to tv request programmes. Annie stars in the Monday evening hour long " Thats for Me" on Rediffusions ITV

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Annie Nightingale and her partner David Raffman attend the Chelsea Arts Ball at the Royal

Annie Nightingale and her partner David Raffman attend the Chelsea Arts Ball at the Royal Albert Hall. 31st December 1958

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: The first Radio 1 female DJ Annie Nightingale starts 1970 with two new shows of her own

The first Radio 1 female DJ Annie Nightingale starts 1970 with two new shows of her own - the first woman to introduce the daily record review programme " Whats New" on Monday to Friday

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Picture shows DJ Annie Nightingale. Annie (then captioned as Ann

Picture shows DJ Annie Nightingale. Annie (then captioned as Ann) was born in Osterley, West London, In the mid 1960s she managed bands

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Dusty Springfield (singer) left London for Paris, Tuesday 10th December 1968

Dusty Springfield (singer) left London for Paris, Tuesday 10th December 1968, , with the man rumoured to be the love of her life, disc jockey, Emperor Rosko

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Billy Butler and Wally Scott, BBC Radio Merseyside Presenters

Billy Butler and Wally Scott, BBC Radio Merseyside Presenters, Wednesday 10th February 1993

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Tony Blackburn with his girlfriend Lynn Partington photographed in his Regents Park flat

Tony Blackburn with his girlfriend Lynn Partington photographed in his Regents Park flat. 15th October 1970

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Tony Blackburn, Britains top DJ, certainly became Top of the Pops when his wife

Tony Blackburn, Britains top DJ, certainly became Top of the Pops when his wife Tessa Wyatt gave birth their first child, a alb 3oz boy who they have called Simon Anthony

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: DJ Tony Blackburn and Debbie Thomson celebrate their engagement. 29th July 1991

DJ Tony Blackburn and Debbie Thomson celebrate their engagement. 29th July 1991

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: BBC DJ Tony Blackburn at his home in Cookham Dean, Berkshire

BBC DJ Tony Blackburn at his home in Cookham Dean, Berkshire, following the breakdown of his marriage. 20th August 1979

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Disc Jockey Tony Blackburn and his son Simon, 3, in their private recording studio in

Disc Jockey Tony Blackburn and his son Simon, 3, in their private recording studio in the garden of their home near Maidenhead, Berkshire. 10th February 1976

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: BBC Radio WM presenter Julie Mayer in an Aston Villa kit with Villa midfielder Mark

BBC Radio WM presenter Julie Mayer in an Aston Villa kit with Villa midfielder Mark Draper at the clubs Bodymoor Heath training ground

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: The Kenny Everett Video Show, New Years Eve Special, filming at Thames Television Studios

The Kenny Everett Video Show, New Years Eve Special, filming at Thames Television Studios, London, 4th December 1979. Kenny Everett as Punk Rock star

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Radio London, offshore commercial radio station, which operated from 23rd December 1964

Radio London, offshore commercial radio station, which operated from 23rd December 1964 to 14th August 1967, from a ship, MV Galaxy, anchored in the North Sea, also know as a pirate radio station

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Nicky Steele, BRMB Radio Presenter, broadcasting his afternoon show live from the Motor

Nicky Steele, BRMB Radio Presenter, broadcasting his afternoon show live from the Motor Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, Circa 1975

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Tom Ferrie DJ disc jockey circa 1982

Tom Ferrie DJ disc jockey circa 1982

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Radio Two Disc Jockeys DJ Ray Moore centre who was forced to give up his radio show

Radio Two Disc Jockeys DJ Ray Moore centre who was forced to give up his radio show due to ill health seen here with fellow DJs Left Ken Bruce, Centre standing Derek Jameson Right Simon Dee

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Gilbert Harding, English journalist - radio & tv personality

Gilbert Harding, English journalist - radio & tv personality
Gilbert Charles Harding (19071960) - English journalist and radio and television personality. His many careers included schoolmaster, journalist, policeman, disc-jockey, actor

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: BBC radio broadcasting studio DP177551

BBC radio broadcasting studio DP177551
Survey of London, Marylebone. New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London. Interior view of a World Service radio studio in the new extension to the BBCs

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: DJ Monkey

DJ Monkey
Andreas Magnusson

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Annie Nightingale at Brighton Palace Pier. 5th September 1965

Annie Nightingale at Brighton Palace Pier. 5th September 1965

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Annie Nightingale at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. 5th September 1965

Annie Nightingale at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. 5th September 1965

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Television compere Annie Nightingale. 10th February 1965

Television compere Annie Nightingale. 10th February 1965.Television compere Annie Nightingale. 10th February 1965

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Kenny Everett at the Radio Awards 28 / 04 / 1994

Kenny Everett at the Radio Awards 28 / 04 / 1994
Kenny Everett at the Radio Awards 28/04/1994

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Radio Merseyside presenter Billy Butler. 31st July 1975

Radio Merseyside presenter Billy Butler. 31st July 1975

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Stan Boardman and Radio Merseyside DJ Billy Butler with Hickory the donkey

Stan Boardman and Radio Merseyside DJ Billy Butler with Hickory the donkey. Hickory is starring in Cinderella at New Brighton with Stan Boardman, pictured at Radio Merseyside with Billy Butler

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Tony Blackburn at home in Cookham Dean, Berkshire, with his wife Tessa Wyatt

Tony Blackburn at home in Cookham Dean, Berkshire, with his wife Tessa Wyatt. 5th September 1974

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: BBC Radio Disc Jockey Tony Blackburn pictured in the studio. 21st June 1973

BBC Radio Disc Jockey Tony Blackburn pictured in the studio. 21st June 1973

Background imageDisc Jockey Collection: Disc jockey Tony Blackburn is pictured at his flat in regents Park with his new fiancee

Disc jockey Tony Blackburn is pictured at his flat in regents Park with his new fiancee Tessa Wyatt. The couple became engaged last night. 14th January 1972



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"Capturing the Beat: A Journey Through the World of Disc Jockeys" From the vibrant dance floors of Wigan Casino in 1975 to the iconic Top of the Pops party celebrating their 1000th episode, disc jockeys have been at the heart of music culture for decades. In December 1990, Steve Wright, a renowned disc jockey, mesmerized listeners with his eclectic mix on BBC Radio One. His infectious energy and passion for music made him an instant favorite among fans. Mark Goodier, another talented DJ from BBC Radio One, was captured at a DJ lineup photocall in 1993. With his smooth voice and impeccable taste in music, he became a household name across Britain. The torch was passed when Mark Radcliffe stepped up to replace Chris Evans on the Breakfast Show. This transition marked a new era for radio enthusiasts who eagerly awaited Radcliffe's unique style and witty banter. Meanwhile, Russ Winstanley held up a treasured vinyl single while spinning records as a Northern Soul DJ at Wigan Casino in 1975. The soulful beats resonated through every dancer's body as they grooved to his expertly curated playlist. Behind closed doors in recording studios like that of Steve Wright's in 1994, DJs worked tirelessly to perfect their craft. Mixing tracks seamlessly and creating magical moments that would make listeners fall deeper into their love affair with music. Not all DJs were confined to radio stations; some even found themselves immersed in extraordinary events like Tony Blackburn's wedding at St Margaret's Church or Dusty Springfield leaving London for Paris on that fateful day in December 1968. Trevor Nelson graced our airwaves with his soulful selections come December 1998. His smooth voice guided us through late nights filled with rhythm and blues as we swayed along to each beat he played.