Play Video
1
Pete Murray & Shaun Tilley : UK Top 20 Rewind March 2004
Pete Murray & Shaun Tilley : UK Top 20 Rewind March 2004
::2010/10/06::
Play Video
2
Terry Wogan, Tony Blackburn and Pete Murray sing with Val Doonican
Terry Wogan, Tony Blackburn and Pete Murray sing with Val Doonican
::2010/01/04::
Play Video
3
Release Me (featuring Pete Murray of Lo-Pro, Space Camp Stowaways, & DJ Darkside) [Free Download]
Release Me (featuring Pete Murray of Lo-Pro, Space Camp Stowaways, & DJ Darkside) [Free Download]
::2012/04/19::
Play Video
4
'Candid Mike' Part 1 - PETE MURRAY & JONATHAN ROUTH - 1957 45rpm
::2009/03/28::
Play Video
5
Pete Murray-So Beautiful lyrics
Pete Murray-So Beautiful lyrics
::2009/11/24::
Play Video
6
Most Of Opportunity By Pete Murray Paradiso NL
Most Of Opportunity By Pete Murray Paradiso NL
::2014/06/16::
Play Video
7
Jon Sullivan & Tony Nguyen cover Opportunity by Pete Murray
Jon Sullivan & Tony Nguyen cover Opportunity by Pete Murray
::2013/02/02::
Play Video
8
ANONYMOUS HACTIVIST ACTIVISTS - PETE MURRAY FREE & LUPE FIASCO
ANONYMOUS HACTIVIST ACTIVISTS - PETE MURRAY FREE & LUPE FIASCO
::2013/06/16::
Play Video
9
James Leroy - Pete Murray
James Leroy - Pete Murray 'Opportunity' - Allegro Music Australia
::2014/04/10::
Play Video
10
The Weakest Link- Radio DJ
The Weakest Link- Radio DJ's Special (Part 1)
::2009/12/16::
Play Video
11
Pete Murray - 03 - My Time (NL)
Pete Murray - 03 - My Time (NL)
::2006/11/27::
Play Video
12
Peter Murray "Everything Must Change"
Peter Murray "Everything Must Change"
::2014/02/05::
Play Video
13
Vera Lynn And Pete Murray
Vera Lynn And Pete Murray 'The Rain In Spain' 45 rpm
::2014/05/31::
Play Video
14
(Original Mix) Pete Murray "Free" [Hot New Hit 2011] HD (Official Audio)
(Original Mix) Pete Murray "Free" [Hot New Hit 2011] HD (Official Audio)
::2011/08/31::
Play Video
15
ON THE 5:15 by Pete Murray on Diamond Disc
ON THE 5:15 by Pete Murray on Diamond Disc
::2013/12/08::
Play Video
16
Pete Murray & N PA-Release Me (remix)
Pete Murray & N PA-Release Me (remix)
::2014/05/01::
Play Video
17
Pete Murray - So Beautiful (cover)
Pete Murray - So Beautiful (cover)
::2013/08/17::
Play Video
18
Pete Murray "Better Days" Live @ Sandance Nasimi Beach Atlantis Dubai 18/11/11
Pete Murray "Better Days" Live @ Sandance Nasimi Beach Atlantis Dubai 18/11/11
::2011/11/19::
Play Video
19
Pete Murray meets the Playboy Bunnies, 1969.
Pete Murray meets the Playboy Bunnies, 1969.
::2013/08/19::
Play Video
20
Opportunity - Pete Murray cover (Rodrigo Pandeló)
Opportunity - Pete Murray cover (Rodrigo Pandeló)
::2014/04/09::
Play Video
21
Pete Murray - What
Pete Murray - What's on Sydney EP12
::2014/03/24::
Play Video
22
So Beautiful- Pete Murray (Cover)
So Beautiful- Pete Murray (Cover)
::2013/06/06::
Play Video
23
Pete Murray Opportunity Cover - Yazmeena V
Pete Murray Opportunity Cover - Yazmeena V
::2014/03/06::
Play Video
24
Pete Murray - Ten ft Tall (Paard van Troje, The Hague)
Pete Murray - Ten ft Tall (Paard van Troje, The Hague)
::2007/01/21::
Play Video
25
So Beautiful - Pete Murray
So Beautiful - Pete Murray
::2011/07/11::
Play Video
26
Thomas Busby & Pete Murray
Thomas Busby & Pete Murray
::2011/10/29::
Play Video
27
Louie Ramon , pete murray cover freedom
Louie Ramon , pete murray cover freedom
::2013/08/12::
Play Video
28
Pete Murray, CCI
Pete Murray, CCI
::2013/02/08::
Play Video
29
Pete Murray live 92.5 gold fm
Pete Murray live 92.5 gold fm
::2013/02/11::
Play Video
30
So Beautiful by Pete Murray (Shaggy Sinclair)
So Beautiful by Pete Murray (Shaggy Sinclair)
::2013/09/04::
Play Video
31
Lo-Pro Interview with Pete Murray on April 26, 2010
Lo-Pro Interview with Pete Murray on April 26, 2010
::2012/11/17::
Play Video
32
Miracle - Better Dayz ( OLD VERSION )
Miracle - Better Dayz ( OLD VERSION )
::2010/07/06::
Play Video
33
Always a winner-Pete Murray Lego version (unfinished)
Always a winner-Pete Murray Lego version (unfinished)
::2013/03/22::
Play Video
34
Attempt at covering "So Beautiful" by Pete Murray
Attempt at covering "So Beautiful" by Pete Murray
::2013/04/24::
Play Video
35
SEA FM Live on the Rooftop - Pete Murray - Gold Coast Production
SEA FM Live on the Rooftop - Pete Murray - Gold Coast Production
::2012/06/26::
Play Video
36
pete murray- seen better days
pete murray- seen better days
::2011/03/15::
Play Video
37
So beautiful - Pete Murray HD (acoustic cover)
So beautiful - Pete Murray HD (acoustic cover)
::2010/12/31::
Play Video
38
Pete Murray - So Beautiful
Pete Murray - So Beautiful
::2010/10/31::
Play Video
39
Gabriel Santana - So Beautiful (Pete Murray)
Gabriel Santana - So Beautiful (Pete Murray)
::2011/06/22::
Play Video
40
So Beautiful - Pete Murray (Aidan Templeton Cover)
So Beautiful - Pete Murray (Aidan Templeton Cover)
::2011/07/29::
Play Video
41
Miracle - "Better Dayz" [Official Video]
Miracle - "Better Dayz" [Official Video]
::2010/11/14::
Play Video
42
Pete Murray - So Beautiful (Nasimi Beach Dubai)
Pete Murray - So Beautiful (Nasimi Beach Dubai)
::2012/01/08::
Play Video
43
Pete Murray at Chill Island 2009
Pete Murray at Chill Island 2009
::2009/02/05::
Play Video
44
Pete Murray - Tonic Live @ Songbirdfestival 20-11-2011
Pete Murray - Tonic Live @ Songbirdfestival 20-11-2011
::2011/11/21::
Play Video
45
SPINNING BACK (THE RADIO DJs)
SPINNING BACK (THE RADIO DJs)
::2014/01/05::
Play Video
46
Me and my cousin singing So beautiful By Pete murray xD
Me and my cousin singing So beautiful By Pete murray xD
::2010/11/12::
Play Video
47
Pete Murray - Dublin - Spirit - Medley
Pete Murray - Dublin - Spirit - Medley
::2006/12/03::
Play Video
48
A Pete Murray welcome at Borderline London - August 26 2009
A Pete Murray welcome at Borderline London - August 26 2009
::2009/08/26::
Play Video
49
Pete Murray featuring D Mac
Pete Murray featuring D Mac
::2010/11/21::
Play Video
50
Pete Murray - Saving Grace
Pete Murray - Saving Grace
::2008/12/19::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Peter Murray
Birth name Peter Murray James
Born (1925-09-19) 19 September 1925 (age 88)
London, England, UK
Country United Kingdom

Peter "Pete" Murray, OBE (born 19 September 1925)[1] is a British radio and television presenter and a stage and screen actor. [2] His broadcasting career spanned over 50 years.

Early life[edit]

Pete Murray was born Peter Murray James in London, England, in 1925 and was educated at St Paul's School.

Career[edit]

He first joined the English service of Radio Luxembourg in 1949 or 1950 as one of its resident announcers in the Grand Duchy, and remained there until 1956. Back in London, and now calling himself "Pete" rather than "Peter", he continued to be heard frequently on Radio Luxembourg for many years, introducing pre-recorded sponsored programmes. He also presented popular music on the BBC Light Programme, particularly in the programme Pete Murray's Party from 1958 to 1961, and co-hosted one of BBC Television's earliest pop music programmes, the skiffle-based Six-Five Special (1957–1958);[3] other regular presenters were Jo Douglas and Freddie Mills. He was a regular panellist on the same channel's Juke Box Jury (1959–1967).[4] He was the "guest DJ" on several editions of ABC-TV's Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961–1966) and he later hosted Come Dancing. He was among the first regular presenters of Top of the Pops when it began in January 1964.

During the early 1960s, he co-hosted (with Jimmy Savile)[citation needed] the New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert, annually held at Empire Pool, Wembley, with acts such as the Beatles, Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Joe Brown and the Bruvvers, the Who, and many others. These were shown on television. In September 1968, he stood in for Alan Freeman on Pick of the Pops, while Freeman was in New York. Murray linked up with him, for a look at the US pop scene during the two shows that he did.

He hosted the UK heat of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959 and provided the UK commentary for the contest itself both on radio and television in 1959 until 1961 and in 1968 and again in 1972 until 1973 for radio, and television commentary for the 1975 and 1977 contest. He was an occasional compère of variety shows at the London Palladium.

Murray was one of the original BBC Radio 1 disc-jockeys when the station started in 1967. By 1969, he was one of the mainstays of BBC Radio 2, where for over ten years he anchored the two-hour magazine show Open House five days a week, heard by 5.5 million listeners.[5] One April Fools' Day he pretended that the show was being televised. In 1973 and 1976, he was voted BBC Radio Personality of the Year.[6]

In 1980, Radio 2 moved Pete Murray from weekday to weekend programming. In 1981 he began a move into more serious, speech-only radio with a stint as presenter of Midweek on BBC Radio 4.

In 1984, he started afresh as a presenter for LBC, a local talk radio station in London. He later won the Variety Club of Great Britain award for his show. He introduced his last programme there on 22 December 2002, and has not broadcast regularly since. In August 2008, however, he returned as a presenter on an Internet-only station, UK Light Radio.[7]

Murray, a long-time Wimbledon resident, was invited to host the re-opening of the Wimbledon Dons speedway team on 18 March 1987. This he did with great enthusiasm, and gave the Dons some much-needed publicity on his LBC programme in the following weeks.[citation needed]

Pete Murray was also an actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is a RADA Gold Medallist. On the London stage he starred in the musical Scapa! (1962).[8] In 1968, he appeared in a short-lived British sitcom, Mum's Boys, opposite Bernard Bresslaw and Irene Handl.[9] He had roles in several films, sometimes as himself. He also appeared in pantomime, and guested on innumerable[clarification needed] radio and TV panel games. In 1984 and 1985, he was a team captain on the ITV panel game Vintage Quiz.

Personal life[edit]

In politics, Murray declared himself a Conservative Party supporter in 1983.[10] He is a lifelong teetotaller. He once broke down on live television after his son, Michael Murray James, who had been a pupil at Wycliffe College, also an actor, committed suicide at the age of 27, and afterwards he gave talks on coping with family tragedy.[11]

In 1983 he appeared as a guest newspaper reviewer on the BBC TV's early morning magazine show Breakfast Time. During an outburst he told viewers how to vote at the upcoming election, and claimed that "a vote for Labour is a vote for communism. May God have mercy on your soul if you don't vote Conservative".[12] At the end of 1983 the BBC cancelled his radio shows, describing his style of broadcasting as too old-fashioned.[13] Murray himself blamed his outspoken support of the Conservative Party as the reason behind his dismissal.

Publications[edit]

  • (With Jeremy Hornsby) One Day I'll Forget My Trousers (autobiography), London, 1975. ISBN 0-903925-31-1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1928 according to some sources, but the earlier date is more frequently quoted.
  2. ^ Born: 25 September 1925, London (1925-09-25). "Pete Murray | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Three leaving cast of Six-Five Special", The Times (London), 26 March 1958
  4. ^ Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 2100. ISBN 1-84854-195-3. 
  5. ^ BBC Annual Report, noted in The Times (London), 13 November 1970
  6. ^ The Times (London), 1 January 1973; The Times, (London), 20 April 1976
  7. ^ Media Network blog
  8. ^ "Better Without the Lyrics: Play Disappoints as a Musical", The Times (London), 9 March 1962
  9. ^ "Disc Jockey in BBC1 Comedy Series", The Times (London), 6 February 1968
  10. ^ "Thespians show their colours", The Times (London), 23 May 1983.
  11. ^ "A suicide in the family", The Times (London), 1 June 1983.
  12. ^ Peter Smark "How Labour Hanged Itself", Sydney Morning Herald, 20 June 1983, p.12
  13. ^ "Pete Murray is dropped from BBC shows", The Times (London), 18 October 1983.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
David Vine
Eurovision Song Contest UK Commentator
1975
Succeeded by
Michael Aspel
Preceded by
Michael Aspel
Eurovision Song Contest UK Commentator
1977
Succeeded by
Terry Wogan
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License
Powered by YouTube
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2014