Annie Nightingale has been a fixture on the pop culture radar for 5 decades on radio, tv and as a live dj and tastemaker. Like John Peel she has shaped the taste of a nation, though her taste is perhaps more mainstream. She was there at the heart of the early 70s rock boom and was still at the heart of the culture when acid house hit in the late 80s. In fact she was one of the first djs to bring repetitive beats into the BBC, at a time when it was a deeply subversive thing. This book tells her story through 50 encounters and experiences across a career which spans 1970-2020 and ties-in with celebrations at the BBC to mark her extraordinary career.