Peter Clarke writes:
I have been trying to track down the song Lover by Buddy Merrell which Stewpot used to use for his signature tune in his Radio London days. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Best wishes for the RSL, Peter
Normally, we would have put this request in the Swop Shop, but we are able to offer a bit of assistance, which may be of interest to others.A US company called CD BBQ has a huge list of albums for sale by Buddy Merrill. It can be viewed via the following URL: www.cd-choice.com/web_store.cgi?keywords=Buddy+Merrill
On Sunday, 29th July, Peter Young will be sitting-in
for The Rankin' Miss P between 1100pm and 0200am
on London Live, 94.9FM. Delighted to receive many
complimentary phone calls during his July 22nd show, PY promises to once again
be "mashin' it 'n' flashin' it rub-a-dub stylee" before he retires for a quick
rub-down with a copy of the Radio Times.
Radio London would like to say "Thanks and good luck" to Penaran Higgs, who kindly supplied the superb prizes for Big L 2001. Pen, who is is leaving his job as Promotions and Marketing man at Backbeat Books at the end of July, writes:
My new post is as press and publicity officer for the TV/DVD department at Eagle Rock. Eagle Rock specialises in the recording and selling of video rights to pop and rock concerts and events. There is also a record label Eagle Records
"I fell off my ladder!" says John from Manchester
The Yeoman Rose: home of Big L '97. Photo courtesy of Peter Herring
Hi! John here from Manchester.
Yours, A Radio Caroline North fan, John
The moment our new Otway Hit Squad T-shirts arrived, Chris and I put them
to good use. I was walking about High Wycombe in mine on Tuesday 10th, and noticed
a lot of people reading it. Chris's was spotted on Thursday by Derek Pike, who
informed Chris that he used to go to school with Otway!
Patsy Andrews, leader of the e-group to co-ordinate the efforts to get Aylesbury's hero another hit in 2002, was highly impressed!
"Really thrilled that you have already worn the t-shirt out ! I've just said that there will be a prize for the first person to wear one at a gig. There will have to now be another for the first person who walked the streets (you know what I mean ;-)) in one!"
Patsy is very kindly donating an item of Otway memorabilia as my prize. What a shame Chris and I don't have a digital camera, or a photograph of us wearing the T-shirts would be accompanying this item. Never mind. It may happen yet!Anyone who would like to know more about the 'Hit in 2002' Campaign look here. If you are interested in joining and buying one of these stylish T-shirts, (black with white lettering) knee-mail Patsy on Patsy@elvis.com
Roger Bonner writes:
Radio London has successfully put friends in touch in the past, so we may be lucky in finding Kelvin. We have suggested to Roger that he visit some of the sites on our Links page and sign the guest books and also visit the chat room on the Sixties British Pop Culture site mentioned above. If we eventually get a lot of similar requests, Radio London might consider starting a separate 'lost friends' page.
At school in Surrey in the 60s I, along with many others, lived for listening to the pirates especially a good friend Kelvin Holt who I lost touch with many years ago. I am sure he must visit yours and other radio sites. Any suggestions how I may leave a message somewhere on the Internet to try and contact him - a guest book for instance?
Best regards and keep up the good work, Roger Bonner
Per Alarud in Sweden has added a PS to the Paul de Haan item about the Cheeta II, featured in June's Happenings.
"The tape recorders in the photo of Rosko are Danish brand Lyrec and these are featured on several pictures on my home page: http://home.swipnet.se/offshoreradio/radiosyd/1964/1964.htm"