Savile started being a DJ at Radio Luxembourg in 1958. He stopped working for them in 1967. In 1968 he joined BBC Radio 1. On New Year's Day 1964 he presented the first edition of the BBC music chart television programme Top of the Pops. In 1971 he was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
In 1990 he was made a Knight Bachelor for his charity work.
Savile never married. He lived with his mother, and when she died he lived in the same house.
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- Telegraph obituary
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- BBC obituary