Forever Young: The Autobiography

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After nearly thirty years as BBC Radio 2's top presenter and with over five million listeners, Jimmy Young said his last 'bye for now' at the end of 2002. It was the end of a legendary programme, although not the end for Jimmy Young.
Traditionally a very private man, he finally reveals not just the truth behind his controversial departure from the BBC, but also the full story of his life.

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Born in Gloucestershire, Jimmy Young spent 7 years in the RAF before turning to broadcasting in 1949. In the 1950s he was also a successful pop singer, and had many hit records including 3 No. 1s - 'Too Young', 'Unchained Melody' and 'The Man From Laramie'. Jimmy presented many BBC Radio programmes before joining Radio 1 in October 1967. The following year the Variety Club of Great Britain named him Radio Personality of the Year. In 1973 he joined Radio 2 to present his daily afternoon programme, affectionately known to its millions of listeners as 'the JY Prog'. In January 2002 Jimmy was knighted in the New Year Honours list. At the end of 2002 he announced his departure from Radio 2.

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Judging by the amount of publicity JY's departure from Radio 2 received - not to mention his programme's 5.5 million listeners - there is a huge, ready-made audience for this autobiography of one of the nation's light entertainment institutions. Whatever one's personal views of the broadcaster, Young's story is an extraordinary one. It is easy to forget that he had three number one hits before reinventing himself as a radio show host and could easily have become the next Perry Como or Andy Williams. Yet just a few years later, his was the first BBC radio show to broadcast from Moscow during the Cold War. Naturally, the title is subject to a serialisation embargo - but expect some juicy stories about the many Prime Ministers who have sat opposite him in the studio.

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