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Mike Read (1 March 1951) is a British disc jockey, writer and former television presenter. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lasers were used in the 2005 Classical Spectacular concert Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who introduces or hosts television programmes. ...



PRE-BROADCASTING



As a young boy Read took dancing and singing lessons with Julie Andrews' mother and aunt and appeared in many amatuer stage productions from an early age. His grandfather bought him his first guitar and he got his first songs published at the age of sixteen. In between studying he played and sang in pubs and clubs in the Surrey area.



BROADCASTING



Read's professional broadcasting career began in March 1976 at Reading's Radio 210, where he co-hosted a show with Steve Wright, before joining Radio Luxembourg late in 1977. Stephen Richard (Steve) Wright (born August 26, 1954 in Greenwich, London) is a radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom. ... Radio Luxembourg (1933-1992, 2005-)was an important forerunner of pirate radio and modern commercial radio in Europe. ...


Read joined BBC Radio 1 in November 1978, presenting a Saturday evening show from 7:30-10:00 p.m. and made his TV presenting debut in the same year when he became one of the hosts of Top Of The Pops. In 1979, he took over the Monday - Thursday evening show from 8-10 p.m., then on January 5, 1981 he began a successful stint on the Radio 1 breakfast show, which he hosted until April 18, 1986. BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


He has won several Sony, Smash Hits, Carl Allen and TRIC Awards.


He joined Radio One at the end of 1978 and was soon presenting the night time programme before John Peel's show, where he championed new groups and featured live sessions. He was one of the most popular Roadshow presenters during his time at the station and took over the Breakfast Show in January 1981. Following on from his five year stint on Radio 1's Breakfast show, Read took over a Sunday morning show in 1986, from 10 a.m.-12.30 p.m.. In 1987, he moved to Saturday Mornings from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., & also a Sunday afternoon show from 1-3 p.m., where he played classic tracks. In addition to this, Mike also hosted 'Round Table and later went back to it as the re-named 'Singled Out on Friday evenings. This is where musicians and disc jockeys would review the new single releases. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ...


Read's Saturday morning show ended in September 1988 & his Sunday afternoon oldies shows finished in December 1988. This was when Alan Freeman rejoined the station to host an oldies version of Pick of the Pops. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Alan Fluff Freeman CBE (born July 6, 1927, Melbourne, Australia, died 27 November 2006 London, England) was a well-known disc jockey and radio personality in the United Kingdom. ... Pick of the Pops was a BBC radio programme based on the Top 20 UK singles chart and first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1955, transferring to BBC Radio 1 when the latter launched in 1967. ...


From January 1989 to September 1990, Read presented a weekly show called The Mike Read Collection which went out on Monday evenings, and still remained on the Friday panel show Singled Out (which had now reverted to its original name of Round Table). He remained on this slot, until 1991. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...



POST RADIO ONE



Read left Radio 1 in 1991 and moved to Capital Gold, (then a London-only station), presenting his Mike Read Collection, which went out on a Sunday Night, before taking on the Weekday Drivetime show in mid-1992, where he remained until he left the station in late 1995. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Capital Gold is an oldies radio station which started in London in 1988 on Capital Radios AM frequency, as the British Government urged radio stations to end simulcasting (broadcasting the same programmes simultaneously on FM and AM) and threatening to remove one of their frequencies if simulcasting continued. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Also in 1992, Read was heard on BBC Radio 2 presenting special shows looking back at Cliff Richard's career and playing his music. He claims that he wanted to host a regular show on Radio 2, but this was rejected by the then controller Frances Line, who wanted a format more reminiscent of the old BBC Light Programme. Many are amazed that he's not broadcasting on the station. BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and is by far the most popular station in the UK, reaching some 27% of the available audience in 2006[1]. It broadcasts throughout the UK on FM radio between 88 and 91 MHz from its studios in... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... The Light Programme was a BBC radio station broadcasting mainstream light entertainment and music. ...


In addition to his Daily Show on Capital Gold, he took over the Breakfast Show on Classic FM, where he also presented a weekend show. In 1996, he presented the networked Breakfast ShowClassic Gold stations around the UK. Capital Gold is an oldies radio station which started in London in 1988 on Capital Radios AM frequency, as the British Government urged radio stations to end simulcasting (broadcasting the same programmes simultaneously on FM and AM) and threatening to remove one of their frequencies if simulcasting continued. ... Classic FM is the United Kingdoms first national commercial radio station, broadcasting classical music in a popular and accessible style. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Classic Gold is one of the biggest gold formatted radio networks in the United Kingdom, with a potential audience of 47 million. ...


In September 1999, he presented the Breakfast Show on Jazz FM in the North of England, then in 2001 joined Spirit FM in the South of England, firstly presenting a Sunday morning show from 10am-1pm then moving to a weekday afternoon show from 2-3pm, playing music from various featured years. This article is about the year. ... Jazz FM may refer to: 102. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... // Spirit FM is West Sussexs Local Radio Station, it was previously only available in the South West of the County but it became a county wide station when a new transmitter was turned on near Midhurst. ...


In 2003, Read presented a Saturday Morning show on the Magic network around the UK, where he remained until 2004. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Magic is a music radio and (later) a TV brand in the United Kingdom, run by the Emap group. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As of May 2005, he became the weekday morning presenter on Big L 1395, a station modelled on the 1960s pirate radio station. He has also done occasional stints on Talksport. Big L also braodacsts across Europe on Sky 0190 and around the world on line at www.bigl.co.uk. Among the line up of presenters are former Radio One colleagues, David Hamilton, Emperor Rosko and Adrian John as well as former Capital colleague Randell Lee Rose. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... Big L 1395 Logo. ... The term Pirate Radio usually refers to illegal or unregulated radio transmission. ... talkSPORT is a commercial sports and talk radio station, based in London, broadcasting to the United Kingdom providing sports talk, live commentaries, phone-in discussion and talk shows. ...



TELEVISION



He combined his radio work with a second career as a TV presenter, hosting the popular Saturday morning programme Saturday Superstore, as well as the Saturday Night music game show Pop Quiz,which regularly got audiences of 10 million and featured rock and pop stars answering music trivia questions. The show spawned board game and computer game spin-offs. The penultimate episode of Pop Quiz in 1984 featured a face-off between New Romantic icons Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran. In 1994 he returned to host a one-off special of the show for the anniversary of Top Of The Pops. Additionally, he presented Top of the Pops on many occasions between 1978 and 1989, and hosted Yorkshire Television's children's series Pop Quest from 1977 to 1979. In 2005 he returned to co-host the show when his single 'Grief Never Grows Old' reached #4 in the singles chart. Saturday Superstore was a childrens television series, broadcast on BBC One from 1982 until 1987. ... Look up trivia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a board (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Spandau Ballet was a popular English band in the 1980s. ... Duran Duran are an English pop group notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...



I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE



In 2004, Read was one of the contestants recruited for the jungle-based ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! though his stay in the Australian outback was short-lived — he was the first celebrity to be evicted by the viewing public. He recorded a charity single off the back of the show when he lyrically re-worked Hank Mizell's Jungle Rock and as The Jungle Boys (with Neil 'Razor' Ruddock and (Lord) Charlie Brocket had a UK Top 30 hit single. The follow-up, which made the top 75 was a new version of Mungo Jerry' In The Summertime. Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... Im a Celebrity. ... For other uses, see Outback (disambiguation). ...



STALKERS



Read is one of many celebrities who have had trouble with stalkers. Read famously had a stalker who has changed her name to Blue Tulip Rose Read and believes that she is married to him. Rose appeared in a 1996 Channel 4 documentary as part of a fame theme night. Stalker is: A term for a person who follows another obsessively; see stalking A film by Andrei Tarkovsky; see Stalker (movie) A protagonist of The Whispering Vault roleplaying game. ... Blue Tulip Rose Read is the infamous stalker of TV and radio personality Mike Read. ... This article is about the British television station. ...



SONGWRITING



Read has written songs for dozens of artists, including, Cliff Richard, Donovan, Leo Sayer, Don McLean, Steve Harley, David Essex, Colin Bliunstone, Jon Anderson, Gene Pitney, Alvin Stardust, Captain Sensible, Annie Haslam, Matchbox, Kym Mazelle and Justin Hayward. He has also had his work recorded by The Kings College Choir, The Eton College Choir, The Rodolfus Choir and HM Band of the Royakl Marines. He and Simon May won the TV Them of the Year Award in 1992 for the theme from the TV series, Trainer, performed by Cliff Richard. He also procvided the voice on the single for Slade's hit Radio Wall Of Sound as well as appearing in the video. A collection of his releases from the 70s and 80s was released with considerable success in Japan a couple of years ago. In 2005 his song 'Grief Never Grows Old' reached #4 in the Uk singles chart. The star-studded line up of artists performing it were Brian Wilson, Barry & Robin Gibb, Steve Winwood, Cliff Richard, Russell Watson, Boy George, America, Rick Wakeman, Bill Wyman, Kenney Jones, Gary Moore Selins Cherry and members of Brian wilson's group. The single, in aid of the Tsunami was written by Read and produced by Steve Levine. The single also featured versions by a Sri Lankan Choir and The Children's Orchestra of Great Britain. He is currently finishing 'The Dead Poets' Society' an album where he's collaborated with the likes of Wordsworth, Tennyson, Byron, Shelley, Shakespeare, Kipling and Masefiled amongst others. The performer is singer/songwriter Elliott Frisby, with whom Read had collaborated on some 40 new songs.

The picture cover of Read's (as The Trainspotters) 1979 single: High Rise


MUSICALS ImageMetadata File history File links Trainspotters_-_High_Rise_single_picture_cover. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Trainspotters_-_High_Rise_single_picture_cover. ...



Read has had many musicals on stage, including Young Apollo, Oscar, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol,Cliff the Musical and Ricky Nelson...Teenage Idol. He took one of the lead roles in the Cliff Musical, touring with it and appearing for a three month run in the West End at the Price of Wales Theatre. His Betjeman show, based on his many collaborations with Sir John Betjeman form the basis of a show that has occassionally been staged for charities, including The Royal Marsden Hospital and Children With Lukaemia. Eminent actors appearing in his musicals andf shows have included Nyree Dawn Porter, Brian Glover , Colin Baker, Anton Rogers, jeremy Irons, Alvin Stardust and Bernard Cribbens.



BOOKS & POETRY



He was one of the founder editors of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles, the best-known UK chart reference book, and also co-wrote many of the other Guinness music books. he and his fellow authors recieved a special award for the sales of the Guinness books, one of which topped the best-selling book chart. In his own right he is the author of 35 books, the most current being 'Forever England' a new biography of Rupert Brooke,'Major to Minor: The Rise and Fall of the Songwriter (2000) and, with Richard Havers, Read's Musical Reciter (2004), a collection of trivia from the music business. His poetry books include 'The Aldermoor Poems,' 'Elizabethan Dragonflies,' and 'A Room With Books.' Also on the Poetry front he has edited and supplied biographies for the two best-selling poetry books '100 Favourite Poems' and '100 Favourite Humorous Poems' and contributed to many of the 'Poets' England' series. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...



THE RUPERT BROOKE SOCIETY



In 1999 he founded the Rupert Brooke Society of which he was Chairman for many years as well as editing the Society's twice-yearly magazine and creating a museum at The Orchard Grantchester with Robin Callan



CONTEMPORARY ART



In October 2007, Read embarked on a career in the world of contemporary art, with a gallery of works in the medium of confectionery entitled Choc Art. The work includes recreations of album sleeves by The Beatles and a work by L.S. Lowry[1]. Prints are available from the karen Taylor Gallery in St. Margarets, Surrey. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Lawrence Stephen Lowry (November 1, 1887 - February 23, 1976) was an English artist born in Rusholme, Manchester. ...



POLITICS



Having spoken three times at Conservative Party conferences, including in 2006 entertaining guests at a Tory conference dinner with a ten minute political rap[1]. Read was asked to run for the Conservative Party nomination for the London Mayoral elections in 2008.[2] His article announcing that he was instead putting his energies behind Boris Johnson's candidac. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... The mayors office is at City Hall, overlooking the River Thames near Tower Bridge The London mayoral election for the office of Mayor of London takes place every 4 years. ... Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson(born 19 June 1964, New York City)[2] is a British Conservative Party politician, journalist and former editor of The Spectator. ...

  1. ^ "Mike Reads 10-minute rap", The Independent, 5th October 2006
  2. ^ "I'm Backing Boris", Guardian, 17th July 2007.


NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW THAT



Read was the last person to interview all three members of Queen together.


He was skiing with Diana, Princess of Wales in Lech on the day her father died.


His radio career started because he was a fast bowler (cricket).

Preceded by
Dave Lee Travis
BBC Radio One
Breakfast Show Presenter

1981-1986
Succeeded by
Mike Smith

Dave Lee Travis (born in Buxton, Derbyshire on 25 May 1945) also known professionally as DLT, is a British radio presenter, best known for his career on BBC Radio 1. ... BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station, specialising in popular music aimed at a young audience (children, teenagers and young adults). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Mike, (left), alongside wife Sarah Greene and Michael Parkinson, (right) on Ghostwatch Mike Smith is a British television and radio presenter. ...

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Mike Read - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1223 words)
Mike Read (born March 1, 1951) is an award-winning broadcaster from the UK, renowned for his work on both radio and television.
Read is a guitarist and writer in his own right, producing songs and poems.
Mike has been said to have stalker who has changed her name to Blue Tulip Rose Read and believes that she is married to him.
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