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Radio 1

Radio 1, the BBC's pop music station, began broadcasting on 31 August 1967 with Tony Blackburn spinning Flowers In The Rain by The Move. The...

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 - he chose the name of the station in honour...

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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Perfect Friday (1970)

This little-known swinging 60s caper film sees Stanley Baker in fine form as uptight deputy bank manager Mr Graham who recruits glamorous socialite Lady...

Cud

A Leeds band who specialised in absurdist takes on pop classics and po-faced indie styles with a groovy funk backbeat. They released a Peel Session in 1988...

Empire Road

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 7 9 (UK) 15 x 30 minute colour episodes The first British TV drama to be written by a black...

Addams Family, The

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 6 (USA) 64 x 30 minute episodes The adventures of the seriously spooky and altogether ooky Addams family who...

Rounders, The

1 9 6 6 (USA) 17 x 30 minute episodes The Rounders was a fantastic western comedy of 1965 that paired Glenn Ford with Henry Fonda. That...

Venetian Affair, The (1966)

Former CIA man, Bill Fenner (Robert Vaughn), now a downbeat, loner journalist, is sent to Venice to investigate the shock suicide bombing by an...

Squirrels, The

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) 29 x 30 minute episodes A tyrannical boss, unchecked male chauvinism, pranks, malingering and in-fighting were among...

Shuggie Otis

The fourth and final album by Otis - Inspiration Information - was ignored when originally released in 1974, but rightly lauded as a lost classic when reissued...