Ship That Rocked the World

Ship That Rocked the World : How Radio Caroline Defied the Establishment, Launched the British Invasion, & Made the Planet Safe for Rock & Roll

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Did you ever wonder why so much fantastic music started coming out of Britain in the 60s? Pirates did it. That's right, Pirates. The story of how they did it seems unbelievable, but it really happened, and it completely altered the course of rock and roll. Talent alone was not enough to break through the rigid broadcasting system that filtered anything it deemed 'unsafe'. Only bands approved by the BBC, which controlled radio across Britain, could get air time. That is, until 'pirate radio' was born. This book tells of Radio Caroline, and how a band of pirates changed the world of music forever. Written by Tom Lodge, main DJ of Radio Caroline, with Foreword by Steven Van Zandt, this is the true inside story of the British Invasion.

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  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Bartleby Press
  • Silver Spring, MDUnited States
  • English
  • b/w photos & tables
  • 0910155828
  • 9780910155823
  • 570,424

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"...Tom Lodge was a vital figure in Caroline's most vital times. As such, he deserves Knighthood... Sometimes the law is more than an ass. Pirates? They were angels." - Pete Townshend "Radio Caroline gave us our start - my eternal thanks." - Spencer Davis "Radio Caroline was more adventurous than most stations around in its day. It championed bands like the Kinks, who owe much of their early success to Radio Caroline and Tom Lodge." - Ray Davies "Pirate Radio, and in particular Radio Caroline, was a really exciting part of all our lives in those days, and summed up the spirit of the times culturally and musically." - Paul McCartney "...I won't give too much away but the Beatles interview and the mutiny against the Captain were highlights for me." - 'Given to Distracting Others - Blog, May 2011

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