Wednesday, September 19The Voice of London

BBC DJ Jimmy Young dies

Veteran broadcaster, Jimmy Young, has died aged 95.

Reporter: Daniel Khalili-Tari

The Gloucestershire born disk jockey was one of the original Radio 1 DJs when the station first aired in 1967

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Jimmy Young regularly interviewed politicians on BBC Radio. Source: Wikimedia Commons

The presenter who was most known for his show on BBC Radio 2, died “peacefully at home” on Monday afternoon, a family spokesperson said.

Sir Jimmy’s former colleague, Ken Bruce, tweeted:

Young was the first British singer to have two consecutive No 1 songs, Unchained Melody and A Man Called Laramie in 1955.