Alan 'Fluff' Freeman joined the BBC Light Programme from Radio Luxembourg and, after presenting several music programmes for the station, he transformed Pick Of The Pops into a music radio institution - introducing it with the much imitated catchphrase "Greetings, pop pickers."
His perennial association with chart-based shows through the ensuing decades overshadowed his tireless championing of heavy metal and a lifelong love of classical music.
Alan Freeman – Radio Luxembourg
Alan Freeman and David Jacobs – Pick of the Pops BBC Light Programme – 1961
Alan Freeman – Pick of the pops countdown