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Radio 1

Radio 1, the BBC's pop music station, began broadcasting on 31 August 1967, designed to replace the various pirate radio stations that had transmitted...

Pirate Radio

The 1960s pirate radio phenomenon was founded on a simple loophole and a cunning understanding of maritime law. If a ship was moored three or...

Radio Luxembourg

Arguably the earliest commercial radio station broadcasting in the English language, Radio Luxembourg started broadcasting to the entertainment-starved listeners of the United Kingdom. Often mistakenly referred to...

Radio London

In November 1964 a 780-ton former WWII minesweeper named MV Galaxy anchored three-and-a-half miles off the Essex coast and became home to Radio London -...

Radio Caroline

The first British pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, was founded by Ronan O'Rahilly in 1964. Having persuaded five City millionaires to back him, he acquired a...

Transistor Radios

When the transistor replaced the bulky and unreliable vacuum tube in amplification units, transistors did the job better and were much smaller, making it...

Wolfman Jack

1 9 3 9 - 1 9 9 5 With the on-air cool of Alan Freed and the smokestack growl of Howlin' Wolf, Robert Weston Smith - a...

Fred Dagg

Fred Dagg was actually New Zealand-born comedian and political satirist John Clarke, who appeared as Dagg on television always wearing a black singlet and...

Disc Jockeys

In Britain, Radio 1 and Top of the Pops began in the Sixties, but by 1970 the Disc Jockeys (or DJ's) had been elevated to stardom,...

Jimmy Clitheroe

James Robinson 'Jimmy' Clitheroe died on 6th June 1973 (the day of his mother's funeral). A coronial inquest found that his death was due...

2JJ (Double-Jay) Radio

Monday 20 January 1975 saw the birth of alternative Australian rock radio station, 2JJ - or "Doublejay" - using an old ABC radio standby transmitter. Apart from...

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No. 73

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 8 (UK) From the outside No. 73 looked like a perfectly ordinary old semi-detached house (it was supposed...

Family, The

1 9 7 4 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes Based on a similar US documentary called An American Family, this show was really the...

KISS Pinball Machine

In the late 1970s, celebrities became a popular theme for pinball machines. In fact, everyone from Ted Nugent to Evel Knievel had a pinball...

Bigfoot

'Bigfoot' was a major "thing" in the 1970s, explored in numerous documentaries, and imagined on such series as The Six Million Dollar Man and The...

Touchables, The (1968)

Sadie (Judy Huxtable), Melanie (Esther Anderson), Busbee (Marilyn Rickard) and Samson (Kathy Simmonds) are a quartet of beautiful Pop-Art princesses who chloroform and kidnap rock-star...

Glenn Miller Story, The (1954)

The Glenn Miller Story is one of the most touching and durable of all Hollywood musical biopics thanks to a convincing, three-dimensional performance by Jimmy...

China Crisis

Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon formed China Crisis in Liverpool after leaving school in 1979. Their first releases, African and White and Scream Down At Me, were on...