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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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Keith

At the height of his career, Philadelphia-born singer Keith (no surname) was making $15,000 a week and getting back-slapped by a Beatle who told...

Stars on Sunday

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 9 (UK) You cannot begin to imagine how I loathed this show as a child growing up in...

Trauma Center

1 9 8 3 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes Brilliant young surgeon Dr Michael 'Cutter' Royce (James Naughton) leads the trauma centre - a hospital's specialised emergency...

Alien Sex Fiend

The tabloid idea of what Goths are supposed to look like, Alien Sex Fiend were the demented brain-spawn of flamboyant Batcave employee Nik Fiend...

Farmer’s Daughter, The

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 6 (USA) Based on a popular 1947 film that won Loretta Young an Academy Award, The Farmer's Daughter was...

Pretty Poison (1968)

"She's such a sweet girl. He's such a nice boy. They'll scare the hell out of you". An innocent-looking teenager (Tuesday Weld) is schooled by...

Color Purple, The (1985)

Anyone who believed Steven Spielberg was incapable of anything but adventure sagas for the teenage consumer should have been surprised by The Color Purple. Based on...

San Francisco International

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 1 (USA) As the title suggested, this drama series was set in and above San Francisco International Airport....