Paul Gambaccini

Uk Disc Jockey
Born Apr 2, 1949

Paul Matthew Gambaccini nicknamed The Professor of Pop is an American-British radio and television presenter in the United Kingdom. He has dual United States and British nationality, having become a British citizen in 2005. Gambaccini studied at Dartmouth College, where he obtained a degree in history and at University College, Oxford, where he obtained a degree in politics, philosophy and economics.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on April 2, 1949.


1968 19 Years Old Gambaccini may have first achieved wider prominence when his tips for playlisted songs likely to see greater chart action were published in the 11 May 1968 issue of the international trade publication Billboard, alongside similar tips from radio programming talent at major commercial stations across the United States.


1973 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Having left Oxford, Gambaccini was considering further study in law at Harvard or Yale but had the opportunity of writing for Rolling Stone magazine as British correspondent. He attributes his broadcasting career to this post—especially an interview in 1973 with Elton John which brought him to the attention of BBC Radio producer John Walters who arranged for him to present on BBC Radio 1.
1975 26 Years Old He started his own U.S. chart show on 27 September 1975.


1986 37 Years Old He was the presenter of the Billboard US Top 30 singles chart in the UK every Saturday afternoon until his last show on 8 February 1986. … Read More


1990 41 Years Old In 1990, he returned to Radio 1 but was removed by controller Matthew Bannister in 1993.
1992 43 Years Old In 1992, Gambaccini became a founding presenter on the UK's classical music station Classic FM, where he presented the weekly Classical CD Chart show.
1995 46 Years Old He left for BBC Radio 3 in 1995, where he presented an hour-long morning programme, in a slot formerly used for Composer of the Week. … Read More
1997 48 Years Old He returned to Classic FM in 1997. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, he joined BBC Radio 2.


2002 53 Years Old In 2002, he quit his role at Classic FM, to present a weekly chart show on London's Jazz FM until 2004. … Read More
2008 59 Years Old In March 2008, he took over as chairman of the Radio 4 music quiz Counterpoint from Edward Seckerson; he was temporarily replaced in 2013 by Russell Davies. … Read More


2012 63 Years Old …  In June 2012, he entered into a civil partnership.
2013 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, he married Christopher Sherwood, in New York Botanical Garden.
2015 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Giving evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee on 3 March 2015, Gambaccini said he believed he was used as human "fly paper" to encourage other people to come forward and make allegations against him and that he had lost more than £200,000 in earnings and legal fees. … Read More
2016 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2016, the Irish Supreme Court Judge Adrian Hardiman used a review of this book to criticize what he described as the radical undermining of the presumption of innocence, especially in sex cases, including Gambaccini's case, by the methods used in Operation Yewtree (among other instances). … Read More
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