Collected stories as research for projections around the city in 2007

Jimmy Saville invented DJing in the Grand Arcade

Jimmy Saville claims to have invented DJing, as we know it, in a club in the Grand Arcade by connecting 2 record players together. The reason he did this is that it was too expensive to get a licence for a band and he didn’t want any gaps between the records.

4 Responses

  1. Senior Action Wed Group

    It was actually the County Arcade on Vicar lane near Briggate

    September 20, 2007 at 3:53 am

  2. Jimmy fixed it for me.

    In the Mecca Locarno Ballroom.…/25/20031028_83919925.jpg

    But whether he was the very first to use two record decks together is debatable.

    July 19, 2009 at 11:58 am

  3. graham

    Jimmy saville took over as the resident discoteque in the arcade near queen victoria street now very designer Victoria quarter in leeds center he ousted the resident 25 piece big band a shape of things to come

    May 13, 2010 at 10:51 am

  4. Vote for Sir Jimmy Saville in the DJ Magazine DJ of the Year Competition. Sir Jim is widely credited with inventing the concept of the twin turntable in the 1940’s. Although what records he was playing we have no way of knowing. Probably doing Vera Lynn megamixes and extending the break in “The Laughing Policeman”. 85 …year old Sir Jim is something of a legend back in Blighty, having warbled his way through countless editions of pop programme “Top Of The Pops” and also making a major contribution to Road Safety with his “Clunk Click Every Trip” advertisement campaign which extolled the virtues of fastening the seat belt before driving off in ones Morris Marina or Austin Allegro. Follow the link below…and Fix It for Sir Jim!!

    July 31, 2010 at 4:37 am

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