Pop Pickers and Music Vendors: David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, John Peel, Tommy Vance and Roger Scott

Author(s): John Van der Kiste 

ISBN: 9781781555446
£16.99
David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, John Peel, Tommy Vance and Roger Scott were five of the greatest British disc jockeys of the last 60 years, all passionate about the music they presented: Jacobs the easy listening maestro; Freeman the pop-picker; Peel the alternative scene champion; Vance the lover of hard rock; and Scott an eclectic mix of genres. 
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David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, John Peel, Tommy Vance and Roger Scott were in their different ways five of the greatest pioneering British disc jockeys of the last sixty years.

All were accomplished media personalities in their own right, and all were passionate and well-informed about the music they presented on radio and sometimes television.

Jacobs, a much-respected broadcaster for over sixty years, was the face of 'Juke Box Jury' and the maestro of easy listening and songs from the shows; 'Fluff' Freeman the pop-picker, who introduced the Top 20 rundown, later championing heavy and progressive rock, followed by opera and the classics; Peel revelled in the alternative music scene generally shunned by most daytime presenters; Vance, 'the Music Vendor' the friend and lover of hard rock and New Wave of British Heavy Metal; and Scott an eclectic mix of genres in a career which sadly proved all too short. This book examines the lives and careers of each.


BOOK ISBN 9781781555446
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 160 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 September 2016
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 36 black-and-white photographs

 

 






John Van der Kiste has published over forty books including works on royal and historical biography, local history, true crime, music and fiction, and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. His previous titles include Queen Victoria’s Children, Kaiser Wilhelm II and The Romanovs: Tsar Alexander II of Russia and his Family. He lives in Devon.

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