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Gray Owl

10 Aug 2007, 9:02 pm

Pirate Radio

I know this is right off topic but if any body likes music from 1964-1967 follow the link.

[url]www.bbc.co.uk/essex/content/articles/2007/08/01/pirate_bbc_essex_listen_live_feature.shtml[/url]

Its marking the 40th anniversary of the Marine Offences Act which set out to outlaw the offshore radio stations from around the UK.

Regards

PS It all ends on Tue 14th August

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Heather Kavanagh

11 Aug 2007, 8:30 am

I found this the other day and found it deeply ironic that the BBC should be celebrating the pirate stations like that!

Calling it "Pirate BBC Essex" just makes it even funnier.

Anyway, good luck to them. Just think: if it hadn’t been for Radio London and Radio Caroline all those years ago we’d never have had the joys of Tony Blackburn…

:lol:

I’d like the chance to prove that money doesn’t make me happy. - S. Milligan.

Gray Owl

11 Aug 2007, 9:37 am

[quote:79609a3f9a=”Heather Kavanagh”] Just think: if it hadn’t been for Radio London and Radio Caroline all those years ago we’d never have had the joys of Tony Blackburn…… :lol:[/quote:79609a3f9a]

But we got Jonnie Walker……………………..

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diarbyrag

11 Aug 2007, 10:45 am

[quote:805281b49e=”Gray Owl”]

But we got Jonnie Walker……………………..[/quote:805281b49e]

and the brilliant Kenny Everett !

G

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Heather Kavanagh

11 Aug 2007, 11:14 am

[quote:24995276c3=”diarbyrag”]and the brilliant Kenny Everett ![/quote:24995276c3]

Of course. Cuddly Ken was huge influence on me in my younger days - when he was at London’s Capital Radio; I’m too young to recall the real pirates of the Sixties - both in exploring music beyond the top 40, and making me really want to be a DJ. Sadly, I never got beyond my local hospital radio, but it was fun while it lasted.

Today’s UK commercial radio is the same "music" churned out endlessly with carbon copy presenters. There is no real innovation or experimentation as far as I can see. I console myself with my Everett-inspired eclectic CD collection, supplemented with a little talk radio when the mood strikes.

Enough of this nostalgia! :lol:

I’d like the chance to prove that money doesn’t make me happy. - S. Milligan.

diarbyrag

11 Aug 2007, 1:09 pm

[quote:e5e6e372ed=”Heather Kavanagh”] Enough of this nostalgia![/quote:e5e6e372ed]

you can never have enough nostalgia….. but it isn’t what it used to be !

if you want to smile about ken there is some interesting stuff i found about him here http://www.radiolondon.co.uk/jocks/kenny/kenmem.html

thats all from me about the subject !

Gary

apart from……. listen to this on the web H if you want something different

http://www.oldiesproject.com/

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Gray Owl

14 Aug 2007, 2:13 pm

All over now for another 40 years.

Rock’n’Roll lives on :D

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