Kenny Everett facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKenny Everett
|Birth name||Maurice James Christopher Cole|
25 December 1944|
Seaforth, Lancashire, England
|Died||4 April 1995
surreal comedy, sketch
|Influences||Spike Milligan, Joe Meek, Delia Derbyshire, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Peter Cook, Vivian Stanshall, Frank Zappa|
|Influenced||Chris Moyles, Chris Tarrant|
Lee "Lady Lee" Middleton (m. 1966–1984)(divorced)
|Notable works and roles||See below|
Kenny Everett (25 December 1944 – 4 April 1995) was a British comedian, radio DJ and television entertainer. Born Maurice James Christopher Cole, Everett is best known for his career as a radio DJ and for The Kenny Everett Video Show.
The following is a list of the main shows Everett presented.
- Kenny & Cash Show Radio London – 1964–1965
- Kenny Everett Show Radio Luxembourg – 1966
- Midday Spin BBC Radio 1 – 1967
- Everett is Here BBC Radio 1 Saturdays 10am–12midday – 1968–1970
- Kenny Everett Show BBC Local Radio – 1971
- Kenny Everett Show BBC Radio 1 Sundays 1–3pm – 1972
- Breakfast Show Capital Radio – 1973–1974
- Kenny Everett Show Capital Radio – 1974–1980
- Kenny Everett Show Radio Victory – 1975–1976
- Captain Kremmen Radio Victory – 1976
- Kenny Everett Show BBC Radio 2 Saturdays 11am–1pm – 1981–1983
- Kenny Everett Show Capital Radio Saturdays 11am–1pm – 1984–1988
- Weekday afternoons Capital Gold 1–4pm – 1988–1991
- Weekday mid-mornings Capital Gold 9am–12midday – 1991–1994
- Nice Time Granada Television – 1968
- The Kenny Everett Explosion LWT – 1970
- The Kenny Everett Video Show Thames Television – 1978–1980
- The Kenny Everett Video Cassette Thames Television – 1981
- The Kenny Everett Television Show BBC One – 1981–1988
- Brainstorm BBC – 1988
- Gibberish BBC – 1992
Tributes & portrayals
On 18 November 2007, ITV1 broadcast a tribute show to Everett called Licence To Laugh. Friends and colleagues said what it was like to know and work with the man they affectionately called "Cuddly Ken". Additionally, current celebrities such as Chris Moyles and Chris Tarrant talked about their love for the outrageous entertainer. They shared the ways in which Everett had influenced them and their work. It also had archive footage.
In April 2012 the BBC said it was working on a 90-minute TV biopic called The Best Possible Taste. This would focus on the performer's relationship with his ex-wife, singer Lee Middleton.
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