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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


During March and April 2016, PY has some health issues to deal with. He will be off the air for a few weeks, but will be back wth the Soul Cellar as soon as these issues have been completed. He has not left Jazz FM. The excellent Jeff Young will be taking over PY's show during this timeline.

Peter Young Show
Jazz FM
2.00 – 6.00pm
Saturday 25th June 2016

2-3 p.m. 'Soul Cellar Part One' - Post Motown Glory

Marvin Gaye – Turn On Some Music

Four Tops – Are You Man Enough

Isley Brothers – Love The One You’re With

The Spinners – Games People Play

Mary Wells – Love Letters

Kim Weston – The Beat Goes On

Michael Jackson – Workin’ Day And Night

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Save The Overtime For Me

Barrett Strong – Man Up In The Sky

Undisputed Truth – You + Me = Love

3 - 4 p.m. 'Jazz Dance Hour'

Willie Bobo – Broasted Or Fried

Cal Tjader – Samba Do Suenho

Fertile Ground – Yellow Daisies

Carlos Franzetti – Cocoa Funk

Dr. Lonnie Smith – Play It Back

Milt Jackson – I’m Not So Sure

Sonny Rollins – Shout It Out

4-5 p.m.

Incognito – Just Say Nothing

Incognito – Still A Friend Of Mine

Omar – Destiny

Kokolo – Soul Power (Lack Of Afro Mix)

Perri – Someone Like You

Perri – God Is So Good

Tony Momrelle – All The Things You Are (Louie Vega Remix)

Sunlightsquare – Nacao

Zo feat. Joi – Just Whatcha Like

James Morton – Do Dat

5-6 p.m. 'Soul Cellar Part Two'

Larry Williams & Johnny Watson – Ain’t Gonna Move

Dionne Warwick – Move Me No Mountain

Kenny Lynch – Movin’ Away

Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up

Bettye Swann – Victim Of A Foolish Heart

Darrell Banks – Our Love Is In The Pocket

The Spellbinders – Chain Reaction

Four Tops – Strung Out For Your Love

Lou Rawls & Les McCann Ltd – I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town

Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers – Think It Over (Before You Break My Heart)

Yvonne Baker – You Didn’t Say A Word

G.C. Cameron – Let Me Down Easy

Dana Valery – You Babe

Mongo Santamaria – Cloud Nine

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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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