These pages are devoted to special memories of Big L in the Sixties.
If you have a particular memory of something that happened while listening to Radio London, won a station competition, or have unearthed some rare memorabilia, or have something to add to featured stories, please click on the mail button to the right and let us know!
TW at the Beat Scene Club
In web pages devoted to memories of Hertfordshire, we discovered a 2011 feature about The Beat Scene Club at Wolsey Hall Cheshunt by Rob Siebke, featuring this undated photo of Tony Windsor with Fab Forty artists The Mark Four.
Reading through the press adverts for the club, which ran from 1964 to 1966, it was a popular venue that attracted a host of top acts. On October 11th 1964, a liitle-known band called The High Numbers appeared, playing 'Raving R & B'. They reappeared at the club soon afterwards as The Who.
'Radio London's Top DJs', Kenny and Cash took their show to The Wednesday Scene Club on September 15th, October 13th and November 2rd.
All the major bands of the day performed at the Beat Scene, many with local support acts, but there are no other references to DJ personal appearances.
The Lord's Taverners Charity Album
Mike Barraclough has kindly sent some clippings that appeared originally on the Wonderful Radio London Facebook group.
Mike writes, "I found this recording of a Trade demo Dave Cash recorded for Radio London in April 1966 and uploaded to MixCloud by Magical Bus a couple of years ago. I've not seen it anywhere else. It features extracts from shows by Dave, Tony Windsor, Mike Lennox (sitting in for Dave Dennis), Ed Stewart and Mark Roman and details of the audience that listens to them. The audio is 17.5 minutes, but unfortunately cuts out near to the end."
Phil Jessop, kindly sent scans of the album. Phil says,
"I met Dave Cash a short time before he passed away. He came into my record shop and we had a good chat about days on Radio London and the Kenny & Cash shows. Before he left my shop he sold me an album that was used by Dave & Kenny. It's a Decca compilation for The Lord's Taveners charity, which is now in my collection. Note the comments in their handwriting, this was the only record that Dave Cash took when he left the ship for the last time." (This is the album's Wikipedia entry)
Four Big L DJs and a Live Band for Five Bob!
Alan Jux kindly gave Mike Barraclough permission for us to publish his newspaper clipping from May 8th 1967. Alan says, "Almost 55 years ago, I managed to persuade four of the top Big L DJs to come along to my tenpin bowling league's end-of-season presentation bash, at the 'Toby Jug' Tolworth. Not bad for five bob a ticket!
A bargain price to see Stewpot, Birdbrain, Cardboard and The Marshall and a live band too!
Kenny and Cash in RAVE
In the September 1965 edition of RAVE magazine, intrepid reporter Dawn James conducted a mad 'breakfast' interview with Kenny and Cash, where no breakfast was involved. Clink on the pages to see larger versions.