Paperback book: Radio Caroline
The True Story of the Boat that Rocked
PLUS 50s & 60s Films with a Beat Box Set
Radio Caroline: The True Story of the Boat That Rocked
Paperback book by RAY CLARK
352 pages with 27 colour plates and 76 B&W images.
In March 1964, a ship with a towering 168ft-high steel transmitting mast anchored just beyond British territorial waters, started to broadcast – and a legend was born. RADIO CAROLINE was the world’s most famous pirate radio station in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. But while thousands of listeners were tuning in across the country, it wasn’t always smooth sailing behind the scenes. Caroline faced political opposition, financial worries, technical problems and, of course, the dangers of the sea. She defied authority, helped to transform attitudes and promoted musical innovation, love and peace. Remembered as an icon of the 60s, Radio Caroline actually continued through the 70s and 80s and still broadcasts today. Featuring unpublished interviews with the ‘pirate presenters’ who were there, Ray Clark, former Radio Caroline DJ, tells the captivating story of the ‘boat that rocked’.
50s & 60s Films with a Beat 3-DVD Box Set
A collection of films celebrating the Britain of the 50s and 60s. 8 film collection on three DVDs.
Black & White and Colour. Running time: 9 hours and 40 mins approx.
Dateline Diamonds (1966)
Small Faces, George Mikell, William Lucas, Kenneth Cope, Conrad Phillips, Patsy Rowlands, Kenny Everett, Anna Carteret & Vanda Godsell.
An international criminal gang uses the MV Galaxy, (the ship which was the home of 1960s pirate radio station Radio London), to smuggle stolen diamonds from the UK to Amsterdam. Fairclough blackmails Lester Benson, the fictitious manager of the Small Faces, into aiding his crimes.
This collection also includes: Live It Up (1963) with Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, David Hemmings, Jennifer Moss and Gene Vincent.
Every Day’s a Holiday (1965) with John Leyton, Mike Sarne, Ron Moody and Freddie and the Dreamers.
The Primitives (1962) with Jan Holden, Bill Edwards and George Mikell.
Be My Guest (1965) with David Hemmings and Steve Marriott.
The Golden Disc (1958) with Terry Dene, Lee Patterson and Mary Steele.
Band of Thieves (1962) with Acker Bilk, Colin Smith and Jonathan Mortimer.
Tell Me Another: Exclusive Interviews with Acker Bilk filmed in 1976.