Monday, March 09, 2009

Another offshore radio feature

Another long and interesting article in today's Observer newspaper by Simon Garfield:

The mid 1960s saw an extraordinary explosion of British pop music but the only radio stations broadcasting it were based on 'pirate' ships, like Radio Caroline, anchored off the coast. In his new film The Boat That Rocked, Richard Curtis replays those heady days when music, fashion and youth were redefining British culture. Here, the original pirate DJs revisit their vivid lives of sex, drugs... and music.

Long interview with Johnnie Walker, as well as some quotes from Tom Lodge, Tony Prince and Ronan O'Rahilly:

For full story go to: 2009/mar/08/pirate-radio-johnnie-walker

(via Mike Barraclough, radioanoraksuk)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is interesting that at the same time that there are all these articles in the nationals about the offshore radio era, that Ofcom is warning people about pirate radio.

Maybe it is concerned that the general public is going to start getting all nostalgic about pirate radio.