FINAL HOUR OF RADIO LONDON

A brilliant quality CD because I was in Clacton on 14th/ 15th August 1967 with my  reel to reel tape recorder, my parents thought I was mad !!!!!!! hence the quality of this recording is superb  !!!!! That was the day the Marine Offences Bill became law Radio London anchored 3 and a half miles off the coast of Clacton on the MV Galaxy decided to pre-record the Final Hour and the station closed at 3.00 pm on that fate-full  afternoon . Affectionately nicknamed Big L she broadcast on 266m . Ed Stewart introduces the final hour. Mixed with plenty of Radio London jingles, DJs saying goodbye are, Tony Windsor, The late John Peel, Duncan Johnson, tha late Kenny Everett, Pete Drummond, Paul Kaye, Tony Blackburn, Ed  Stewart, Chris Denning, Dave Cash, Keith Skues, and the late Tommy Vance. Also featuring Cliff Richard, Lulu, Righteous Brothers, Mick Jagger, The Beach Boys, Cat Stevens, Drifters, Madelaine Bell, Johnathan King, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones, and finally, Ringo Starr. Do you remember the old adverts like John Cotton cigarellos, Sight and Sound typing ad, Look transparent cooking film, Vitalis hair cream Consulate and Avis Van Rental they are all here on this CD. Listen to the very last news broadcast from Paul Kaye. The final few minutes is taken up by an interesting speech from the Managing Director of Radio London Mr Phillip Burch. A Beatles record was played followed by the very last Big L jingle. A few crackles and Radio London was silenced forever. This CD is a real memory jerker a great recording of a brilliant offshore station.
Footnote:  The Galaxy was sold and sailed to Hamburg, Germany, where she was overhauled for a proposed German offshore station. In 1975 transferred by shipyard owners Schwentine Estuary in Kiel  to Howalt Shipyard in 1978/79, Partially sunk in 1979, the vessel was later towed to Hamburg in the mid 1970s. The rusting hulk was brought up by heavy duty cranes in 1984/85 and used for underwater welding practice. Salvaged, then scrapped in 1986. A sad end to a lovely lady

Approximate running time: 60mins

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