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Name Janice Long
Born 5 April 1955
Hometown Liverpool, England
Years Active 1980 - Present
Record Labels N/A
Associated Acts The Smiths
Official Website


Janice Long is an English TV/radio presenter, who has mainly worked for the BBC.

In the early 1980's she presented a youth programme 'Street Life' on BBC Radio Merseyside, broadcast from Liverpool to the surrounding area. Shaun Duggan was also a presenter.

From 1982 she worked at BBC Radio 1, and hosted Top Of The Pops, including it's final weekly episode in 2006. Since 1999 she has worked at BBC Radio 2.

Her brother is TV presenter Keith Chegwin. She is a judge for the Mercury Music Prize, and is married with two children.

Morrissey reportedly refers to her as "Auntie Pong".

Morrissey Appearances

2002 Interview

On 3 October, 2002, an interview with Morrissey was played on the BBC Radio 2 show of Janice Long.

2004 Session & Interview

On 17 December, 2004, a BBC Radio 2 session (recorded on December 9th, at BBC Maida Vale Studios in London) was played on "The Janice Long Show".

The session included couple of new tracks played live and a brief interview with Morrissey by Janice Long.

The tracks played by the band and Morrissey were: "Play Easy To Get", "Redondo Beach (Patti Smith cover)", "Noise Is The Best Revenge" and "It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small".

Morrissey : Janice Long 2004 (Complete Session) HQ Audio

2011 Session

On 9 June, 2011, Janice Long announced on her show that she would be recording new music with Morrissey on Friday, 10 June, 2011.[1] These sessions took place at the Maida Vale Studios, London.

On 10 June, 2011 it was announced that Morrissey would be appearing on the BBC Radio 2 show of Janice Long.[2] It was also stated that three new songs would be premiered: Action Is My Middle Name, The Kid's A Looker and People Are The Same Everywhere.

On 15 June, 2011, Morrissey appeared on the BBC Radio 2 show of Janice Long. The previously mentioned songs were played.

Action Is My Middle Name: The Kid's A Looker: People Are The Same Everywhere:

References And Notes

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Information provided by Joe Frady / Morrissey Solo
  2. 2.0 2.1 Information provided by True To You