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Terry Wogan, Tony Blackburn and Pete Murray sing with Val Doonican
Terry Wogan, Tony Blackburn and Pete Murray sing with Val Doonican
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Pete Murray & Shaun Tilley : UK Top 20 Rewind March 2004
Pete Murray & Shaun Tilley : UK Top 20 Rewind March 2004
::2010/10/06::
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'Candid Mike' Part 1 - PETE MURRAY & JONATHAN ROUTH - 1957 45rpm
::2009/03/28::
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Release Me (feat. Pete Murray of LO-PRO, Space Camp Stowaways, and DJ Darkside)
Release Me (feat. Pete Murray of LO-PRO, Space Camp Stowaways, and DJ Darkside)
::2012/04/19::
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'Candid Mike' Part 2 - PETE MURRAY & JONATHAN ROUTH - 1957 45rpm
::2009/03/28::
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Pete Murray - 03 - My Time (NL)
Pete Murray - 03 - My Time (NL)
::2006/11/27::
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"No Words" Feat Mike Mushok, Pete Murray, David Ellefson & Sal G.
"No Words" Feat Mike Mushok, Pete Murray, David Ellefson & Sal G.
::2013/03/20::
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Thomas Busby & Pete Murray
Thomas Busby & Pete Murray
::2011/10/29::
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Marcus Walnus - Pete Murray Please remix.wmv
Marcus Walnus - Pete Murray Please remix.wmv
::2011/02/02::
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So beautiful - Pete Murray HD (acoustic cover)
So beautiful - Pete Murray HD (acoustic cover)
::2010/12/31::
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The Weakest Link- Radio DJ
The Weakest Link- Radio DJ's Special (Part 1)
::2009/12/16::
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The Weakest Link- Radio DJs Special (Part 3)
The Weakest Link- Radio DJs Special (Part 3)
::2009/12/17::
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Miracle - "Better Dayz" [Official Video]
Miracle - "Better Dayz" [Official Video]
::2010/11/14::
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Pete Murray - Opportunity ( hip hop remix ) Hider
Pete Murray - Opportunity ( hip hop remix ) Hider
::2014/08/24::
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(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::
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Vera Lynn And Pete Murray
Vera Lynn And Pete Murray 'The Rain In Spain' 45 rpm
::2014/05/31::
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Pete Murray - What
Pete Murray - What's on Sydney EP12
::2014/03/24::
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ON THE 5:15 by Pete Murray on Diamond Disc
ON THE 5:15 by Pete Murray on Diamond Disc
::2013/12/08::
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Pete Murray SLAYING The Kinross Woolshed 29th of March 2014
Pete Murray SLAYING The Kinross Woolshed 29th of March 2014
::2014/03/29::
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Pete Murray & N PA-Release Me (remix)
Pete Murray & N PA-Release Me (remix)
::2014/05/01::
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Richard Wad (Pete Murray) - Tonight
Richard Wad (Pete Murray) - Tonight
::2009/11/25::
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Jon Sullivan & Tony Nguyen cover Opportunity by Pete Murray
Jon Sullivan & Tony Nguyen cover Opportunity by Pete Murray
::2013/02/02::
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So Beautiful - Pete Murray
So Beautiful - Pete Murray
::2011/07/11::
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Peter Murray vs Vodka: The Mad Man Pins A 10 Glass Of 40.00% Vodka In Under 30 Seconds
Peter Murray vs Vodka: The Mad Man Pins A 10 Glass Of 40.00% Vodka In Under 30 Seconds
::2012/05/11::
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Pete Murray in Paradiso Amsterdam
Pete Murray in Paradiso Amsterdam
::2007/10/16::
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Pete Murray at Chill Island 2009
Pete Murray at Chill Island 2009
::2009/02/05::
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pete murray- seen better days
pete murray- seen better days
::2011/03/15::
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James Leroy - Pete Murray
James Leroy - Pete Murray 'Opportunity' - Allegro Music Australia
::2014/04/10::
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So Beautiful - Pete Murray (Aidan Templeton Cover)
So Beautiful - Pete Murray (Aidan Templeton Cover)
::2011/07/29::
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Pete Murray - So Beautiful
Pete Murray - So Beautiful
::2010/10/31::
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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::
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SPINNING BACK (THE RADIO DJs)
SPINNING BACK (THE RADIO DJs)
::2014/01/05::
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Pete Murray live 92.5 gold fm
Pete Murray live 92.5 gold fm
::2013/02/11::
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DJ GLO live with KEITH MURRAY @ Barofar, Paris
DJ GLO live with KEITH MURRAY @ Barofar, Paris
::2014/05/22::
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Pete Murray - Dublin - Spirit - Medley
Pete Murray - Dublin - Spirit - Medley
::2006/12/03::
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Gabriel Santana - So Beautiful (Pete Murray)
Gabriel Santana - So Beautiful (Pete Murray)
::2011/06/22::
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Pete Murray - Tonic Live @ Songbirdfestival 20-11-2011
Pete Murray - Tonic Live @ Songbirdfestival 20-11-2011
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Pete Murray - Saving Grace
Pete Murray - Saving Grace
::2008/12/19::
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SEA FM Live on the Rooftop - Pete Murray - Gold Coast Production
SEA FM Live on the Rooftop - Pete Murray - Gold Coast Production
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Pete Murray - Opportunity
Pete Murray - Opportunity
::2008/07/04::
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So Beautiful -Pete Murray interpretive dance.
So Beautiful -Pete Murray interpretive dance.
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Me and my cousin singing So beautiful By Pete murray xD
Me and my cousin singing So beautiful By Pete murray xD
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Guido Staps Trepke Sacha Loomans Pete Murray Feeler
Guido Staps Trepke Sacha Loomans Pete Murray Feeler
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Banda Soda Funk - Pete Murray - Fall your way
Banda Soda Funk - Pete Murray - Fall your way
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A Pete Murray welcome at Borderline London - August 26 2009
A Pete Murray welcome at Borderline London - August 26 2009
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Pete Murray
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DJ PREMIER On GGN
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Pete Murray - So Beautiful (Nasimi Beach Dubai)
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Keith Murray & Canibus - No Brainer (DJ Premier)
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Peter Murray
Birth name Peter Murray James
Born (1925-09-19) 19 September 1925 (age 89)
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] and had roles in several films including My Brother Jonathan, Design for Loving, The Cool Mikado, Simon, Simon and Cool It Carol!. 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.

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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
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