October 1st 2007 sees the release of Radio 1. Established 1967, a compilation celebrating the 40th anniversary of Radio 1, which first broadcast on 30th September 1967. The album will be released through Universal.

Unique, in terms of most compilations, the album gathers together a series of 40 cover versions by contemporary artists, each one taken from one of the forty years Radio 1 has been on air. Included is a cover version by the Kaiser Chiefs of the very first track played on the station, Flowers In The Rain by The Move.

The forty tracks included are totally exclusive and recorded specifically for this album. They have not previously been available elsewhere.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

1967 – Flowers In The Rain (The Move) covered by Kaiser Chiefs

1968 – All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix Experience) covered by The Fratellis

1969 – Cupid (Johnny Nash) covered by Amy Winehouse

1970 – Lola (The Kinks) covered by Robbie Williams

1971 – Your Song (Elton John) covered by The Streets

1972 – Betcha By Golly, Wow (The Stylistics) covered by Sugababes

1973 – You’re So Vain (Carly Simon) covered by The Feeling

1974 – Band On The Run (Wings) covered by Foo Fighters

1975 – Love Is The Drug (Roxy Music) covered by Kylie

1976 – Let’s Stick Together (Bryan Ferry) covered by KT Tunstall

1977 – Sound & Vision (David Bowie) covered by Franz Ferdinand

1978 – Teenage Kicks (The Undertones) covered by The Raconteurs

1979 – Can’t Stand Losing You (The Police) covered by Mika v Armand Van Helden

1980 – Too Much Too Young (The Specials) covered by Kasabian

1981 – Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie) covered by Keane

1982 – Town Called Malice (The Jam) covered by McFly

1983 – Come Back And Stay (Paul Young) covered by James Morrison

1984 – Careless Whisper (George Michael) covered by The Gossip

1985 – The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News) covered by The Pigeon Detectives

1986 – Don’t Get Me Wrong (The Pretenders) covered by Lily Allen

1987 – You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate) covered by Stereophonics

1988 – Fast Car (Tracy Chapman) covered by Mutya Buena

1989 – Lullaby (the Cure) covered by Editors

1990 – Englishman In New York (Sting) covered by Razorlight

1991 – Crazy For You (Madonna) covered by Groove Armada feat. Alan Donohue

1992 – It Must Be Love (Madness) covered by Paolo Nutini

1993 – All That She Wants (Ace Of Base) covered by The Kooks

1994 – You’re All I Need To Get By (Mary J Blige) covered by Mark Ronson

1995 – Stillness In Time (Jamiroquai) covered by Calvin Harris

1996 – No Diggity (Blackstreet) covered by Klaxons

1997 – Love Fool (The Cardigans) covered by Just Jack

1998 – Ray Of Light (Madonna) covered by Natasha Bedingfield

1999 – Drinking in LA (Bran Van 3000) covered by The Twang

2000 – The Great Beyond (REM) covered by The Fray

2001 – Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus) covered by Girls Aloud

2002 – Like I Love You (Justin Timberlake) covered by Maximo Park

2003 – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun (The Libertines) covered by The View

2004 – Toxic (Britney Spears) covered by Hard-Fi

2005 – Father & Son (Yusuf & Ronan Keating) covered by The Enemy

2006 – Steady As She Goes (The Raconteurs) covered by Corinne Bailey Rae

Launched in 1967, as a direct response to the growing popularity of offshore pirate stations such as Radio Caroline, Radio 1 set out to appeal to a younger audience which previously hadn’t been catered for by the BBC. The first DJ to broadcast on Radio 1 was Tony Blackburn and the station’s initial DJ line-up included the likes of Terry Wogan, Kenny Everett, Jimmy Young and Ed Stewart.

Throughout its 40 year history the station has continued its remit of bringing new music to its young listenership. DJs such as Steve Lamacq, Westwood, Trevor Nelson, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong and John Peel, have all played a major part in providing an outlet for fresh and exciting contemporary music.