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Annie Nightingale's 40th Anniversary

Our very own Annie Nightingale celebrated a remarkable four decades of music broadcasting on BBC Radio 1 on Thursday September 9th 2010. We brought you a special live tribute evening, featuring a two-hour documentary and a huge concert from Maida Vale studios in London.

Since becoming BBC Radio 1's first female DJ in 1970, Annie has been at the forefront of new and groundbreaking music in the UK, with a rare ability to move with the times and appeal to new audiences throughout the years.

Scroll through the timeline below and click on the audio symbols to hear seminal moments from Annie's amazing career - or scroll down to find out more about our celebration night of programmes.

'A Night with Annie Nightingale' began with The Story of Annie Nightingale - a two hour documentary presented by Zane Lowe providing an intimate portrait of Radio 1's first lady

Contributions to the documentary include some of the artists, musicians and people Annie has connected with along the way including Irvine Welsh, Cassius, Primal Scream, Underworld, Shaun Ryder, Andrew Weatherall and Beth Orton.

The celebration continued with a three hour tribute concert recorded live at Maida Vale studios, featuring an eclectic line up of artists personally selected by Annie, including very special guests Primal Scream with a rare UK performance with Paul Weller.

Here's the full line up

  • Primal Scream
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Tinchy Stryder
  • Professor Green
  • Sub Focus
  • I Blame Coco
  • DC Breaks
  • Freestylers
  • Bookashade

Then The Decade Mixes provided a soundtrack of the best music Annie has played over the last 40 years and the night ended with the Best Of The Guest Mixes.

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