Jack Jackson

1906 - 1978




Jack Jackson's career as a trumpeter moved on to a series of programmes with his own band on Radio Luxembourg, only to be curtailed by the outbreak of war.

After retiring as a bandleader in 1947, Jackson became a radio compere on Radio Luxembourg and the BBC Light Programme. The seminal Jackson style punctuated pop records with comedy clips, subverted the conventional record-spinning format and influenced such disciples as Kenny Everett and Noel Edmonds.

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Jack Jackson – about becoming a DJ

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Jack Jackson – Clip 1

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Jack Jackson – Clip 2

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Jack Jackson and Danny Kaye

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