He has been the Conservative MP for North Thanet for many years. In other words a case of the good, bad and, at times, very ugly. We asked if anyone could give us some information about Paul and the man himself got in touch. John Edward On 5th March 1965 Parlophone Records released a single called I Pity The Fool, a cover version of a Bobby Bland song, performed by The Manish Boys. Chris was 19 years old, living in Ipswich, when he heard an advert on Tower appealing for presenters. He offered me a good salary with one week on, one week off. My long awaited book This Is No Rehearsal is creeping up the publisher s pile. Does anyone have any recordings of Chris G on Tower?) The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame needs your The site is updated regularly and we are always on the look-out for new material to add. Correspondent Nick Warburton tells us that Roger worked as a writer for Circus magazine in Toronto in the late sixties under the name Roger Gaylord Keene. Recording kindly provided by Nick Widdowes (duration 2 minute 42 seconds) Thanks to Martin Fokkens for this press advert. ) A couple of clips of Paul Elvey from the very earliest days of his broadcasting career on Radio Sutch - alone on Shivering Sands in August 1964. This allowed us to erect a very good mast with plenty of height.
Although hugely popular he was soon in trouble again. He arrived soon after the tragic deaths of station boss Tom Pepper, engineer Martin Shaw and DJ Simon Ashley who had lost their lives when the station tender sank. Roger was friends with a musician called Louis McKelvey. While the singer carried on performing, two of the other band members decided on a change of career. We knew that a decent aerial was a must. (Many thanks to Chris for getting in touch and to Chris Edwards of Offshore Echo s for the photo. The prototype is in Germany where I often work. There are more pictures of Tom in Keith Hampshire s and Bill Price s photo albums, and some more recent ones, taken at Caroline s 40th birthday party, here. When the Dutch introduced their anti-pirate legislation in 1974 Graham joined Radio Netherlands (the Dutch equivalent of the World Service). Photos here. While I was between assignments, I had heard about the new pirate radio thing and tried tuning in to a station on my car radio. There is another picture of Roger in Guy Hamilton s photo album.
He was only on Radio Essex for a few weeks, leaving just before Christmas 1965, but that wasn t the end of his broadcasting career. Unfortunately it did not work and another change in programme policy soon followed. Way Back Home: The Graham Gill Story is avilable from The Foundation of Mediacommunication. (Photo from ‘Radio News’) Graham Gill in the early hours of 19th June 1966 on Swinging Radio England (apologies for the night-time interference). ” (You can see the feature here. As we had the five towers we were able to use the other towers for the guy ropes. Following his brief offshore career, Chris worked in sales and marketing. A genuinely original talent, a naturally funny man and a brilliantly skilled editor, he was a disc-jockey whose listeners eagerly awaited his every word. In August 1997 there was a reunion dinner for ex-Radio Scotland staffers. just like the vinyl we played sometimes in a storm force ten. ” After reading about Roger on The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame, Robert Ritchie began investigating what had become of his old friend. .