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Trevor Nelson

(1964-), Disc jockey and presenter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Hackney-born Trevor Nelson was a pioneer of the urban music scene in the 1990s, starting his broadcasting career at Kiss in 1985, which was then a pirate radio station before gaining a license in 1990. He rose to director and daytime DJ of the station, promoting the now legendary Lick party club nights, before moving to BBC Radio 1 in 1996 to present the first ever national R&B show. He won a MOBO award for 'Best DJ' in 1997, and currently DJs for BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 2. He has released several compilation albums and also has a successful TV presenting career.

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Trevor Nelson, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2038

Trevor Nelson

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2038

Trevor Nelson, by Antonio Petronzio - NPG x126716

Trevor Nelson

by Antonio Petronzio
C-type colour print, 28 March 2001
NPG x126716



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