Leslie Ronald (Jimmy) YOUNG

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1921-09-21
Education East Dean GS Cinderford Glos
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Style Sir Jimmy Young, CBE
Career broadcaster; WWII RAF, Sgt (physical trg instr); first BBC radio broadcast Songs at Piano 1949, pianist/singer/bandleader 1950-51, first theatre appearance Empire Theatre Croydon 1952 (numerous subsequent appearances); columnist Sunday Express 2003-; hon memb Cncl NSPCC; Freeman City of London 1969; hon doctorate Univ of Glos 2012; >ir< BBC Radio series 1953-67 incl: Housewives Choice, The Night is Young, 12 O' Clock Spin, Younger Than Springtime, Saturday Special, Keep Young, Through Till Two; presenter: Radio Luxembourg programmes 1960-68, Jimmy Young Programme BBC Radio Two 1973-2002 (Radio One 1967-73); >ir< incl: Pocket Edition (BBC) 1955, Jimmy Young Asks (BBC) 1972, Whose Baby (ITV) 1973, Jim's World (ITV) 1974, The Jimmy Young Television Programme (ITV) 1984-87, host of first Br Telethon (Thames) 1980; broadcasts live from various countries; >ir< Too Young 1951, Unchained Melody (number one hit) 1955, The Man from Laramie (number one hit) 1955, Chain Gang 1956, More 1956, Miss You 1963; first Br singer to have two consecutive number one hit records; >ir< Radio Personality of the Year Variety Club of GB 1968, HM The Queen's Silver Jubilee medal 1977, Radio Industries Club Award for Programme of the Year 1979, Sony Award for Broadcaster of the Year 1985, Daily Mail/BBC Nat Radio Award for Best Current Affrs Programme 1988, Sony Roll of Honour Award 1988, TRIC Award for Best Radio Programme of the Year 1989, Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Radio Broadcaster of the Year 1994, Sony Gold Award for Men Matters - Service to the Community 1995, Sony Radio Awards Gold Award 1997
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