From becoming the first female voice at Radio 1 in 1970, she's gone on to outlast several generations of presenters to become arguably the UK's most influential DJ. Now legendary broadcaster Annie Nightingale will draw on over 40 years of presenting experience to curate a very special show for Radio 2, bringing together an unmissable mixture of music with some classic, some new and some altogether more obscure songs, but all guaranteed to be eternally essential listening.
'Eternal Jukebox' will include a series of specially themed back-to-back tunes and Annie's giving YOU a chance to help choose them. Just suggest a favourite song and Annie will match it with one of her own choices - it'll be connected, yet unexpected!
So if you've ever wondered how Blue Monday by New Order and Blue Monday by Fats Domino would sound together, fantasised about (Lana) Del Ray and Del Shannon rolling in to each other or maybe even wanted a chance to hear The Verve's 'Bittersweet Symphony' right after the song it famously sampled (Andrew Loog Oldham's orchestral version of The Rolling Stones 'The Last Time' since you asked), then this is the show for you!
Annie says about 'Eternal Jukebox' - "I can't wait to be let loose on the Radio 2 airwaves to play the tunes that both myself and the listeners could never have imagined being played one after another. Themes, pairings, rock, roll, fast, slow, jump-up, break-down - that's why its called 'Eternal Jukebox', because this music selection will be just like the one that plays in your head.".
An unmissable selection of genre-busting music chosen by Annie and Radio 2 listeners.
The First Lady Of Radio is back for another Bank Holiday special, promising even more unexpected back-to-back tunes chosen by her and YOU!
Following on from the success of her first Eternal Jukebox in April, Annie promises another unrivalled selection of great music from across the decades, with songs that are connected, yet unexpected!
Think RED Eye and Tears by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club back-to-back with Love's RED Book or RIHANNON from Fleetwood Mac matched with Unfaithful by RIHANNA.
Once again Annie will mix her own selections with songs she's matched from listener suggestions, promising another 90 minutes quite unlike anything else!
The First Lady of Radio is back with even more genre-and-decade-busting song pairings.
Annie's back for her third Bank Holiday special, promising even more unusual "matches" for songs suggested by the Radio 2 audience.
Expect another unrivalled selection of great music from across different genres and decades - think Captain and Tennille's Love Will Keep Us Together back-to-back with Love Will Tear Us Apart from Joy Division. Or even Laurent Garnier's The Man With Red Face matched with The Man With The Golden Arm by Elmer Bernstein - songs that we guarantee you'll never have heard together before!
And once again Annie's selected a track from her own collection for listeners to have a go at matching - this time round it's The Isley Brothers' Summer Breeze.
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Back with her fourth Bank Holiday special, Annie promises even more unusual "matches" - songs suggested by the Radio 2 audience paired with something connected, yet unexpected, from her own collection.
Expect another unrivalled selection of great music from across different genres and decades - think Scott Walker's If You Go Away back-to-back with Let Go by Frou Frou, or even Moby's Go matched with Gather Your Things An Go by TV Smith - songs that we guarantee you'll never have heard together before!