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Tony Blackburn

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Gender Male
Age 80
Date of birth January 29,1943
Zodiac sign Aquarius
Born Guildford
United Kingdom
Height 172 (cm)
Spouse Debbie Blackburn
Tessa Wyatt
AlbumsTony Blackburn Sings
Tony Blackburn
Tony Backburn
Job Disc jockey
Tony Blackburn: My Days in Radio
The Very Best of Tony Blackburn
A Laugh in Every Pocket
The Tony Blackburn Sensational Joke Book
Tony Blackburn's Family Fun Book
'The Living Legend': An Autobiography
Movies/Shows Flockstars
Animals Do the Funniest Things
Kill Keith
The All Star Impressions Show
Seaside Special
Top of the Pops
I'm A Celebrity. . . Get Me Out Of Here!
Official site
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ChildrenSimon Anthony Blackburn
Victoria Blackburn
SiblingsJacqueline Blackburn
ParentsKenneth Fleming Blackburn
Pauline Cubitt
SongsSongsI'll Do AnythingTony Blackburn · 1969 So Much LoveSo Much Love · 1968 It's Only LoveIt’s Only Love · 1969 View 25+ more
ListI'll Do AnythingTony Blackburn · 1969
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Tony Blackburn Life story

Anthony Kenneth Blackburn is an English disc jockey, singer and TV presenter. He first achieved fame broadcasting on the pirate stations Radio Caroline and Radio London in the 1960s, before joining the BBC, on the BBC Light Programme.

Early Life and Education of Tony Blackburn

Tony blackburn was born in guildford. Surrey. England on 29 january 1943. He attended guildford s roayl grammar shcool before moving to londno to study at the royal academy of music. He was also a member of the national youth theatre during this time.


Tnoy blackubrn has enjoyed a long and successful broadcasting career. Which began in october 1967 when he joined the bbc s flagship station. Radio 1. His first show was called blackburn s sunday show. Which ran for two years. He then joined the weekend breakfast show for a number of years. Before eventually becoming the first dj on the station to broadcast a show on all seven days of the week.

Famous Radio Shows

One of tony blackburn s most famous radio shows was pick of the pops. Which ran for 14 years from 1968 until 1982. The show featured the latest muisc releases. As well as a selection of classic hits. He also hosted a number of other popular sohws. Such as family favourites. Which ran for five years. And the golden hour. Which ran for seevn years.

Television Appearances

Tony blackburn has laso made various television appearances over the years. He hotsed children s show crackerjack from 1972-1984. And also appeared on top of the pops. As well as various other game shows.

Awards and Achievements

Tony blackburn has won several awards for his broadcasting work. In 2006. He was awarded an mbe for services to boradcasting. He has also won the sony radio academy award for a special lifetime achievement.

Important Event

In 2020. Tony blackburn was asked to step down from his role as a dj on bbc radio allegations of inappropriate conduct.

Interesting Fact

Tony blackburn is a keen collector of vintage cars. And currently owns a collection of five classic vehicles.

Personal Life

Tony blackburn has been married twice. Frist to tessa wyatt in 1980. And then to debbie arnold in 1987. He has two children. Simon and victoria. From his first marraige. He currently lives in london.

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