His transcribed show was recorded in New York City and it heralded a spate of rock and roll motion pictures featuring him. These films focused upon the kind of performances that would not be seen by the public on a screen of any size for decades, until the advent of MTV.
The Internet and YouTube were even more distant events in the future.
That is how I personally remember my interest in radio really taking hold. The year 1956 was also the year of the Suez Crisis - which affected me personally - because there was talk of Russia (USSR) nuking Britain!
Another person greatly moved by Suez was Jocelyn Stevens. He would later play a big part in shaking up the publishing world when he bought the Victorian fashion magazine called 'Queen'.
Stevens took that publication with its style-sheet named 'Caroline' into the high-end of British counter-culture, and he did so on behalf of one faction of the British Establishment that included Princess Margaret. Jocelyn Stevens also took his interests into the world of offshore 'pirate' radio.
In 1964 Stevens teamed up with his printer (who was part of a huge conglomerate), and together with a giant British electrical manufacturer, they created Radio Caroline.
That was in 1964.
But back in 1960 another man has previously burst on to the British airwaves via Radio Luxembourg. His name was Joe Meek.
Joe was a musical genius who operated from a flat above a high street retail shop.
In 1960, Joe Meek bought time on '208' - Radio Luxembourg - to promote his own record label that in turn promoted his own recording stars.
The label and his show were called 'Triumph'. Listen to a sample of it here:
The show was terrible but some of his records made it on to both the UK and USA charts!
Joe was a British version of Phil Spector, and both were off their heads with delusion caused by mental illness, which is very sad. But both men were creators of some of the greatest pop music that teens of the Sixties could buy and listen to.
Meek plugged his records over '208' and one of his songs by Michael Cox became a huge success. It is called 'Angela Jones'. You can listen to it here:
But Joe ran into a big problem. He could cut the record, and he could get airplay, but he could not get enough 'pressing time' to stamp-out his discs for sale!
Although he scored big with 'Angela Jones' he could not satisfy customer demands for the records, so in the end he had to 'sell-out' to HMV, a label controlled by EMI, and that is how Michael Cox's follow-up was released for sale.
That follow-up was called 'Along Came Caroline' and you can play this 1960 record on this link:
However, Radio Caroline was still years away, and so in 1964 the true story of Joe Meek was there for the taking (stealing) and adopting and adapting by a blagging con man named Ronan O'Rahilly - because by 1964 the 1960 story of Joe Meek on Radio Luxembourg had been forgotten.
Yes, the father of British pop radio is really JOE MEEK, not the fraudster and con man and lying blagger named Ronan O'Rahilly!
Right at the beginning of the pirate offshore radio era - when Veronica and its CNBC came on to the British airwaves; when the 'Voice of Slough' tried to follow suit with Allan James Crawford looking on and getting involved, Joe Meek was doing it all.
Crawford also tried to copy Joe Meek by making 'cover versions' of records for his own record labels. But Crawford was not a creator like Joe Meek, Crawford was merely trying to copy and cash-in on the work of others!
So Crawford tried to start his own ship-based radio station called 'Atlanta', but he failed. His second attempt was in 1963 when he first met Ronan O'Rahilly.
Crawford sent O'Rahilly off to Houston, Texas in June that year in order to try to get a lease on a former radio ship called 'Mi Amigo'.
The Texas owners refused to lease it to Crawford - unless Crawford could demonstrate that the British Navy would not hijack it when it began broadcasting.
So a guinea pig ship was required, and that is how Radio Caroline came into existence with the backing of British printing and electrical companies.
The aim of those companies was different from Crawford's because he just wanted to plug his own records and claim royalties.
The Caroline backers wanted to prove a demand for commercial radio and get land-based licences for the nearly 200 stations waiting for them.
There was a brief window of time in which to get those licences.
A General Election was looming and only the Tory Government in power in 1964 were likely to issue them.
The British Labour Party wanted to nationalize everything and preserve the BBC monopoly. The trouble was that the Tories were split between two factions. One wanted to preserve the BBC monopoly in radio broadcasting, and the other faction wanted to operated commercial radio stations.
The printing company represented newspapers who wanted radio licences to protect their advertising base, and the electrical company wanted to make the equipment for them.
Then came that fateful day on October 15, 1964 and the Tories lost to Labour. It was all over for Radio Caroline, there would be no licences.
That is when the story changed to mythology and in 1965 a tale about 'Caroline Kennedy' was invented in New York during a time when its Cosa Nostra (Mafia) moved in on London casinos, and on to the Radio Caroline airwaves with the 'Jack Spector Show'.
But there was more.
Taken in by all of the press publicity was a Texan named Don Pierson who created Radio London. His main sustaining backer was a CIA-influenced anti-European federation program called 'The World Tomorrow'.
Then Don Pierson tried to up the ante with a twin station project called Radio England and Britain Radio, and it arrived just as another chain of events began.
Those events were set in motion by Allan Crawford who began a business relationship with Reg Calvert. But it was that chain of events that led to the to a tragic killing which certainly looked like, and still looks like the murder of Reg Calvert.
Reg Calvert had also been promoting new pop groups link Joe Meek, before getting involved with offshore radio. In fact, Calvert knew Meek and the two had casually worked together as friends.
It was the murder of Calvert which had been preempted by the seizure of his station called Radio City, that allowed the socialist Labour Government to bring in a draconian censorship law to kill the offshore stations. Their motive, they claimed, was to halt the lawlessness that they claimed was beginning to rage within the world of offshore 'pirate' radio.
Thus, the original Radio Caroline venture died at Midnight on August 14, 1967 when the Marine Offences Act became law.
Now you won't read that story in the so-called 'Caroline Bible', but it will be part of 'Dial 999 for Caroline'.
I am trying to right a terrible wrong, because I want to sweep away the lies of the con men who concealed the real story about offshore radio. They got into bed with some of the worst criminals that the UK and USA ever produced.
The lies told by Ronan O'Rahilly (and others), need to die by the hands of those who are still alive and who already know enough of the true story.
There are still many aspects of the story that remain unknown, but the hoopla over this nonsense called the 'Caroline Bible' necessitates publication of what we already know, and which can be followed-up with more detailed information within a second edition at a later date.
That is the reason why so many seem hell-bent on trying to discredit this venture and silence me personally. At the risk of literary theft, my insurance has always been to share what I already know, and that is the reason why you are now able to read this account, on this site, at this time.