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, please click on the mail button to the right and let us know!
The Francis Pullen Collection
In January 2007, Francis wrote:
We could hardly let this collection go to the tip! So below, with grateful thanks to Francis, are the first gems out of the box, from the December '65 opening of the Big L Discotheque. Miss June Bellas, where are you?
June 2009, Jo Perry wrote:
"The first of a series of Discothéques, jointly operated by the
Radio London 'Big L' Fan Club and J Lyons Limited, will be opened on Friday
December 3rd at 122 Charing Cross Road. The Discothéque will be open seven
days a week from 8.00pm till 2.00am with extra afternoon sessions on Saturdays
and Sundays. Admission will be for members and guests only. Soft drinks,
beverages and snacks will be served and there will be dancing to discs
spun by a girl disc jockey. An added attraction will be frequent personal
appearances of Radio London disc jockeys and top name pop groups, personalities,
film stars, etc."
With grateful thanks to Brian Long, and Lyons historian Peter Bird.
Thanks also to Shirley, who was selling a copy of 'Parade' featuring June Bellas as covergirl on ebay. Shirley kindly allowed us to add her scan of the front cover to our mini-feature.
|Many more cuttings from the Francis Pullen collection: Summer 67 and Beyond Summer 67
More on the Big L Discothéque
Many thanks to Wim for his contribution. The magazine may have got John Edward's name wrong, but it's very interesting to see Twinkle sporting the 1965 Big L teeshirt. (Click on the photo for a legible version.)
David Lee shares a couple of personal reactions to sad photos of the Galaxy
I have been a regular visitor to your site now many times. I love
the site, as it brings back very fond memories of my youth listening
to the offshore stations. And of course living in the Essex area all
my life, Radio London was by far, for me anyway, the most popular, professional
and better station.