Thursday, 3 March 2011

David Jacobs

Radio Times 8 January 1985
Hello there! It was listening to the David Jacobs Saturday morning show, initially called Star Sounds, that introduced me to some of the musical legends such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Sarah Vaughan and the like.

In the mid-80s he brought what he called “the music of our lifetime” to weekday Radio 2 for a long-running lunchtime show.

As Radio 2 celebrates the broadcasting career of David Jacobs this week and next here’s one of those weekday shows from 1985:

For the record David’s Saturday show started on 11 December 1978. Initially running between 8 and 10 a.m. It was later reduced to an hour when Sounds of the 60s started. It ended on 24 March 1990 when Sounds of the 50s came along. During part of this period David was also presenting Melodies for You on Sunday mornings until December 1984 when Robin Boyle took over.

The weekday show started on 7 January 1985 and ended its run on Friday 20 December 1991.

In 2011 David spoke to Steve Wright about his career.


Steve Morton said...

I think my Dad was on the same naval ship as David Jacobs. His dates in the navy are similar to my Dads, likewise they were born within 3 months of each other.

Anonymous said...

For many years now I have been a great David Jacobs fan since 1985 on BBC Radio 2 every Sunday Nights at 11pm with The Famous Music including Cliff Richard,Ruby Murray
Joan Regan,Michael Holliday,Bing Crosby,Frank Sinatra,Nat King Cole,
Millicent Martin,Rosemary Clooney,
Sidney Chaplin,Ronnie Hilton,West Side Story,Leonard Bernstein,The Original Broadway Musical of Funny Girl in 1964,Ella Fitzgerald,Joe Loss,Norrie Paramor,Geoff Love,Jack
Jones,Robert Farnon,Mike Sammes Singers,Judy Garland,Bette Midler and Robert Goulet.

At one time when he used to present Juke Box Jury on BBC-tv Show from June 1959 to December 1967 and he taking over as chairman in What's My Line with The late Eamonn Andrews.

David Jacobs is The Great Original Broadcasting icon.

Terry Christie
From Sunderland,Tyne & Wear

Neil Ogley said...

Hi Andy
Is it possible to reup this show?

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