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Paul Gambaccini

Uk Disc Jockey
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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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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born on April 2, 1949.

TEENAGE

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.

TWENTIES

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.

THIRTIES

1986 37 Years Old He was the presenter of the Billboard US Top 30 singles chart in the UK every Saturday afternoon till 1986, when he moved to independent radio.

FORTIES

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.

FIFTIES

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 but was replaced in 2013 by Russell Davies.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2012 63 Years Old …  In June 2012, he entered into a civil partnership.
…  He was the host of the 12-part Classic FM series Paul Gambaccini's Hall of Heroes, and chaired the Radio 4 music quiz Counterpoint until 2013, when he was temporarily replaced by Russell Davies. … Read More
2014 65 Years Old He returned to Radio 2 with America's Greatest Hits on 15 November 2014. … Read More
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