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Peter Young has, for a long time, been a favourite deejay of mine.

At Jazz FM he was one of the few people who played 'Northern Soul' on London's airwaves.

Prior to PY's tenure at Jazz FM, Peter was part of the team at Capital Radio in London during the Seventies and Eighties.

Capital Radio

Capital Radio circa 1976: l to r: Adrian Love, David Briggs, Maggie Norden, Tony Myatt, Graham Dene, Ian Davidson, Promotion Woman, Roger Scott, Bryan Wolfe, Jane Walmsley and Peter Young

Following his first stay at Jazz FM, Peter moved to BBC LDN 94.9 FM.

After his move to the Beeb, Jazz FM called Peter 'out of the blue' and asked him to return to the station for a resumption of his show that contains the now legendary 'Soul Cellar'.

The first show commenced at 1p.m. on Sunday 26th January 2003 (later moving to 2p.m. on the 7th of March 2004).

By October of 2003, he was asked to extend the Soul Cellar an additional half an hour by the stations management.

In May 2005, PY played his last Soul Cellar at Jazz FM, before moving to 'Smooth FM' in June 2005, which is the same station, but ran under a different banner.

By 2007, the station changed ownership, PY was asked if he would continue the legendary Soul Cellar, which he agreed to.

In 2008, the Cellar was discontinued for a short while.

The shows, at that point, were broadcast every Saturday between 5 and 8 p.m.

The Cellar will continue......currently on Jazz FM. can check PY's latest Jazz FM show here:

Huffington Post article 2014:

Huffington Post

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...Here is a new message from PY:

'Message from Peter Young:

I’m delighted to announce that I’m part of the lineup on the new Jazz FM. The show is on Saturday afternoon from
2-6pm. It will feature all the goodness that Black Music has to offer – a hot selection of Jazz, Blues, Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Soul and Gospel – old and new. ‘The Soul Cellar’ is back in the last hour from 5 - 6pm.

More details on how to hear the new Jazz FM at:

Thanks as always for your loyalty and support

Peter Young (25th September 2008)

...if you have any comments you wish to send to Peter, do use the e-mail link above, by his photo....

Blues and Soul

Blues and Soul article (click on the image above)

Radio Times

BBC Radio Times article - February 2010

PY Times Article

The Times Newspaper 17.7.2010 Recommended DAB Radio

Tribute to Keith Fordyce

(b. 15th October 1927, Lincoln, United Kingdom, d. 15th March 2011, Devon, United Kingdom)

Keith Fordyce

keith with gene pitney

'I was saddened to hear of the death of legendary DJ and broadcaster Keith Fordyce. I was brought up on ‘Ready Steady Go’ and for me, the show has never been bettered. He was an urbane character in the midst of utter bedlam. The show was always live and chaotic. Couldn’t wait for 8 minutes past 6 on a Friday night. The thing that strikes you in retrospect, is that he was completely free of gimmicks, catch-phrases, or any kind of hype. He kept his cool in every situation, including one memorable occasion when John Lennon turned his back on him in the middle of a live interview. Keith in my view was there for the music and not himself. He was never a superstar DJ, just a solid, reliable professional.

I was lucky enough to see his BBC radio show ‘Pop Inn’ broadcast live from The Paris in Lower Regent Street. This was in 1962, and from that day on, I was hooked. My one memory of the show is that Keith chain-smoked his way through the entire broadcast.

RSG was the programme where I first saw James Brown, Otis Redding, Ike and Tina Turner, John Lee Hooker, Sugar Pie DeSanto and most of the Motown stars of the day. It was also where George Harrison interviewed by Cathy McGowan said his favourite artists were Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles and Impressions. Not bad considering it was 1964 and hardly anyone in Britain had heard of any of those names.

Peter Young March 24th 2011'

Keith Fordyce

keith with the rolling stones

Betty Wright & PY

PY with betty wright

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Jazz FM

Peter Young Show
Jazz FM
2.00 – 6.00pm
Saturday 28th February 2015

2 - 3 p.m.: Jazz FM Anniversary Special:

Ella Fitzgerald – Can’t Buy Me Love

Taj Mahal – Squat That Rabbit

Dianne Reeves – How Long

Joe McBride – Sunny

Ronnie McNeir – Lately

Miles Davis & John Lee Hooker – End Credits

Brand New Heavies – Got To Give

Neville Brothers – Brother Jake

Sergio Mendes – Kalimba

Patti Austin – Through The Test Of Time

3 - 30 p.m.: 25th Anniversary continued

Arthur Miles – Helping Hand

Hilton Ruiz – Doin’ It Right

Donald Byrd – Theme For Malcolm

Nancy Wilson – Don’t Ask My Neighbours

Joe Williams – Early In The Morning

3.30 - 4.30 p.m.: '70's Hour'

Joe Quarterman & Free Soul – Got So Much Trouble In My Mind

Norman Connors feat. Prince Phillip Mitchell – Once I’ve Been There

Marlena Shaw – Look At Me, Look At You

Latimore – (They Call It) Stormy Monday

Little Beaver – Party Down (Parts 1&2)

Ashford & Simpson – Bourgie Bourgie

Leo’s Sunshipp – Give Me The Sunshine

Isley Brothers – For The Love Of You

James Brown – (Call Me) Superbad

4.30 - 5 p.m.: New Music

Diplomats Of Soul feat. Incognito & Imaani – Brighter Tomorrow

Tuxedo – Lost Lover

Samuel D. Sanders – Make You Mine

Rhonda Thomas – Honey 2 A B

Johnny Gil – Game Changer

Tristan – Supersize My Sunshine

5 - 6 p.m.: 'Soul Cellar':

Rufus Thomas – Willy Nilly

Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs – Wooly Bully

Lee Austin – Tutti Frutti

Larry Williams – Bony Maronie

Jackie Mittoo – Ram Jam

Larry Williams & Johnny Watson – Ain’t Gonna Move

Ike & Tina Turner – Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter

Esther Phillips – Do Right Woman, Do Right Man

Sugar Pie DeSanto – Here You Come Running

Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King – We Got A Good Thing Goin’

Chris Kenner – I Like It Like That (Part 2)

Bobby Freeman – Do You Wanna Dance

Alexander Patton (True Love Is) In The Heart

The Dramatics – Since I’ve Been In Love

Betty Turner – Be Careful Girl

Betty Everett – Getting Mighty Crowded

Betty Wright – Where Is The Love

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Alan 'Fluff' Freeman, PY, Charlie Gillett and Gary Crowley

Alan 'Fluff' Freeman, PY, Charlie Gillett and Gary Crowley here to go to Mary & Chris Payne's website that showcases the history of 1960's offshore station, Radio London...

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