An English DJ, television and radio personality, dance hall manager, and charity fundraiser Jimmy Savile quickly won over audiences for hosting the BBC television show Jim'll Fix It and being the first and last presenter of the long-running BBC music chart show Top of the Pops . More interestingly, he was considered by The Guardian as a "prodigious philanthropist" and was honored for his charity work. Savile was awarded the OBE Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1971 and was knighted in 1990 for his great contribution.
Born as the youngest of seven children to Vincent Joseph Marie Savile a bookmaker's clerk and his wife, Agnes Monica Kelly in a Roman Catholic family Jimmy Savile began playing records in dance halls in the early 1940s, and claimed to be the first DJ. He then turned into a semi-professional sportsman, competing in the 1951 Tour of Britain cycle race and working as a professional wrestler. His first steps into DJ career were made when he became a DJ at Radio Luxembourg from 1958 to 1967, running theTeen and Twenty Disc Club prior to joining Radio 1.
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