- John Peel in the periods 1976-1980 and 1981-1984. David "Kid" Jensen is a Canadian-born British radio broadcaster who was a Radio One colleague of
Relationship with John Peel Edit
During Jensen's second stint at the station, his show preceded Peel's in the weekday evening schedules and the two also worked together on Top Of The Pops. The pair were close, with Peel referring affectionately to his "Rhythm Pal" as "The Laird" in a nod to the younger DJ's Scottish heritage. In addition, Peel would often playfully refer to his colleague as "Kid Jerkin". In later years, Jensen appeared as a guest when Peel was the subject of This Is Your Life.
Jensen began his career in 1969 as Radio Luxembourg's late-night "progressive" music DJ, nicknamed "Kid" because of his youth. His show "Dimensions" was followed by Peel's "Stenhousemuir 2 : Cowdenbeath 2" towards the end of its run, so it is likely that Peel's admiration for his fellow "Rhythm Pal" dates from their time as Luxembourg colleagues.
Top Of The Pops EditDavid Jensen appeared as a co-host with Peel for eighteen episodes of Top of the Pops between 1981 and 1984. He and Janice Long were the only radio one DJs to regularly co-host the show with Peel in the 1980s. The duo made regular appearances together, most notably in 1983 and in 1984.
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