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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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John St Peeters

Italian-born John St Peeters began his professional performing career during his early teens as Johnny Lo Piccolo, playing the piano accordion on television talent...

Small World of Sammy Lee, The (1963)

Samuel Leeman (Anthony Newley) - who goes by the name Sammy Lee - is the comic MC at a seedy Soho strip joint called...

4 Skins, The

The undisputed heroes of the early 80s skinhead scene, The 4 Skins were one of the mainstays of the second-wave of British punk commonly known as Oi! They endured...

Unhappily Ever After

1 9 9 5 - 1 9 9 9 (USA) 100 x 30 minute episodes Produced by the same people responsible for Fox's Married . . ....

Holocaust

1 9 7 8 (USA) 1 x 180 minute episode 2 x 120 minute episodes 1 x 150 minute episode Holocaust first aired on NBC from 16 April to 19...

Cabbage Patch Kids

The most popular kids of the 1980s had ugly fat squished faces, stumpy arms and chubby little hands . . . They were The...

1970s Television – Introduction

In the 1970s, TV Producers turned from the excess of violence seen in drama series' of the 60s, to seek other ways of stimulating...

C.A.T.S Eyes

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 8 7 (UK) 1 x 90 minute episode 30 x 60 minute episodes A dowdy British take on Charlie's Angels starring a...