Radio Caroline did not just "happen", it was created by someone other than Ronan O'Rahilly who was but an empty vessel making a lot of noise and taking undeserved credit. In short, Ronan O'Rahilly was a fraud.
But you need to know the true story and that is what we are revealing step-by-step in a very methodical and court room evidentiary manner. So welcome to the third part of the current revelation ....
The Rate Card above was the first to be issued, and the front and back of the same document are shown below. Notice that the label has been place OVER the top of the original printed address. By holding this document up to the light it is possible to read what is printed UNDER the label. It is 54-62 Regent Street! So the original was 54-62 Regent Street and that was changed to 52-53 Fetter Lane.
That information is in keeping with the name of the printing company which is shown below the label. That company was contracted by Stevens Press Limited to print 'Queen' magazine, and that same company became a part of the very noisy and controversial creation of the British Printing Corporation and its dealings with Stevens Press Limited. More on this later.
So this project did not begin at 52-53 Fetter Lane, and nor was this its original address. How the birth of Radio Caroline ties into Stevens Press Ltd., and how and why it probably led to the resignation of 'Queen' magazine editor Beatrix Miller, and the identification of Jocelyn Stevens and his wife as the 'Duke and Duchess of Caroline', will be revealed in the coming days. Stay tuned!
Tomorrow we will continue to unravel the tangled web of nonsense stories that have been woven around Radio Caroline. Each new work of fiction has claimed to be the "real story" or the "true story", when in reality they are more works of fiction by hack writers who had no contact in 1964 with the origins of this story. We were there and we had a different perspective on these activities. Even so, it has necessitated a lot of additional research since the very people claiming to be enthusiasts, are not interested in research, only in making a lot of very childish noises and cashing in where they can while living in a fantasy world that never existed in the world of reality. However, we are always happy to hear from anyone who is seriously interested in this subject and would like to assist us in our research.
The notation about Peter Snell comes from a discography site, because other indications show that he was born in Canada, not Australia. He is listed in filmography sections relating to several later movie productions. The main problem with researching him has to do with a famous athlete of the same name that appears in news reports. However, this information is only incidental and references to him are illustrative of the fact 54-62 Regent Street served many different businesses, including an accommodation address for entities such as Radio Caroline, which was not a company but a business venture using that name.
This is the complete text of the document shown yesterday in our video. It is a follow-up to an investigation that began in February 1965. We will be adding comments and illustrations to the points raised in numbers 2, 3, 5 and 6, together with specific information and illustrations regarding point 4 and the listed companies that are named. All of this goes to debunk in total, the lies spread by Ronan O'Rahilly and others, about the so-called 'merger' of Atlanta and Caroline, and the so-called take-over of Project Atlanta Limited by Planet Productions Limited, together with any lingering notion that 'Radio Caroline' was in any way, shape, form or fashion, a rebellion against the British Crown Establishment, but rather a rebellion within the British Crown Establishment led by Princess Margaret and supported by elements within the electronics industry and by top engineers from the British Broadcasting Corporation. If you have been led to believe otherwise, you have been led to believe a lie.
In 1965, the UK Board of Trade dispatched an Investigator to discover the answer to the question: "What is 'Radio Caroline'?" Here is his report, and in future editions we will reveal the details behind the names cited in his report ....
Contrary to the smokescreen of nonsense that has been let loose by those wishing to misinform and misdirect by using the fiction of Ian Cowper Ross that he originally spun in 1990, there are official documents that do exist which reveal what the UK Crown discovered when it sent its agents to investigate the real story behind Radio Caroline. Tomorrow, in video format, we will begin to show our readers some of them.
To see and hear Ian Cowper Ross spin his totally fictitious story about "Jimmy Shaw" in his novel, and as "Daddy" one year later on BBC-TV, click this Caroline link. In a court of law the Defendant spinning the tale in answer to a claim of fraud, is the person who must show proof in support of their alibi. It is for the Prosecutor to punch holes in the alibi and reveal that the teller of the tale is nothing more than a confidence trickster trying to cover-up some other activity. In this instance, what is being concealed and what we are now revealing, are the many documented and authentic details of how and why Radio Caroline was created as a temporary testing point on behalf of industrial interests. It was not created as a 'top of the pops' radio station!
"I started a joke" is a line from an old Bee Gees song that the person telling it could not understand was a joke being played out on the teller of the story. Now read the word anorak and then the words Radio Caroline listener - to see that the joke was, and is on you!
You, as the song implies, started the Establishment laughing.
Princess Margaret and her 'Set', were the epitome of English snobbery dressed-up in refinery paid for by the hoi polloi - who existed to be exploited for the benefit of the British Establishment. In her case, it was that splinter Establishment which she and the likes of Jocelyn Stevens used to attack the main Establishment, while supposedly attacking it.
Whatever this counter-version was, it wasn't something that was supposed to attract the hoi polloi. It was in fact an internal fight within a select group of people, and their own version existed for the benefit of the titled few. Therefore, for this group to get hold of a very young Irishman and promote him as their symbol of a 'fight for freedom', was a very sick joke indeed. But a joke it was, and it was played on the British People, the hoi polloi.
Not only that, but this bunch of snobs dusted off an ambiguous tie-in to this young man's family past, as a story to be told in print about a man who was shot by British troops during his participation in a failed uprising against the British Crown. They picked a symbol that represented a slap in the face to the British Establishment, and in a Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Yes Minister sort of way, it was probably the cause of much mirth over drinks at many an Establishment club. It was an 'insiders' joke played on everyone who has bought into it.