Alan ‘Fluff’ Freeman RIP

Iconic British DJ Alan “Fluff” Freeman, known for his great enthusiasm and “Not ‘arf” and “greetings, pop pickers” catchphrases has died aged 79. ‘Fluff’ was a top BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 presenter since 1960 when he came to the BBC, via a brief stint at Radio Luxembourg, from Melbourne’s 3KZ in his native Australia. Famous for his Pick of the Pops show at Sunday teatime all through the Sixties and he was a regular on Top of the Pops. More recently he concentrated on opera with his Their Greatest Bits show on BBC Radio 2.

He received a tribute for outstanding contribution to music radio from the Radio Academy in 1987, and in 1988 was Sony Awards radio personality of the year. In 1998 he was awarded an MBE for services to music. He will be greatly missed.

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