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EP: THE ARCHERS ~ THE EVERYDAY STORY OF BRITISH COUNTRY FOLK
       PYE NEP 24096 1958
  At the time of the issue of this spoken word disc, over two thousand episodes of The Archers
  had been broadcast on the BBC's light Programme service. So for all those people that 
  had been writing to the BBC since 1950 requesting some sort of souvenir to do with this
  programme.. here it is ! Front cover depicts Gwen Berryman and Harry Oakes (aka
  Doris and Dan Archer). Value for money here, for as well as the dialogue, there are two folk
  songs (When Jones's Ale Was New" + "Barbara Allen"), and the signature tune ('Barwick Green')..
   VG+/VG (plays VG to VG+) @ 14



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Single: 'LINE ENGAGED' by Tony Osborne Orchestra
       HMV POP 1471 1965
  This disc was used on Radio Luxembourg's programme titled - wait for it - 'Line Engaged'.
  Engaged couples were invited to write in to tell everyone their circumstances with their
  decision to hook-up. Side 2 titled 'Blue Bolero'.   *  G1/ G1 Factory Sample.
   EX (plays EX) @ 14



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Single: 'MAN OF ACTION' by The Les Reed Orchestra
       Chapter One CH 189Y ~ Belgium 1970
  I would say that this is the most well known of all signature tunes of all 
  UK and offshore radio stations / disc jockeys, with this being adopted
  by Radio North Sea International * Side 2 of this 1970 issue is 'Madrid' .
  VG+/ VG+ (plays NM @ 12


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Single: 'MAN OF ACTION' by The Les Reed Orchestra
             Chapter One SCH 189 ~ UK 1973
  "We'll fly high in the sky where rainbows go by..." oops .sorry Les.
 This is the same recording as CH 189Y, now with 'Lest We Forget' on side 2.
  1) purple label ~  EX+ (plays EX+) @ 10  *  2) black label ~ EX (plays NM) @ 9








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LP: 'THE MAGIC RADIO' ~ Radio Luxembourg Advertising Promotion
                              LUX 208 (one-off) 1973

 Side 1 =  spoken word album consisting of a spoof play, with voices by
               Ray Brooks, Mary Morgan, Juliet Harmer.etc.
 Side 2 = Duncan Johnson begins with promoting advertising, with excerpts of records of
               hits at the time. Then it's Tony Prince, Paul Burnett, Dave Christian, Bob Stewart,
               Kenny Everett, Kid Jensen. Some incidental music is by Jeff Wayne.

  Die-cut gatefold cover is Good. and has writing top right; Record G only but plays Very Good;
   Fold-out brochure 'Voice Of Europe' VG. Included is a Radio Luxembourg (London) Limited
   letter pertaining to this LP, addressed to Vaux & Associated Breweries Ltd in Sunderland @ 38






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Single: 'RADIO 1 ROCK SHOW THEME
            POSP 168 1978

 Three titles: 'Take It To The Top' by the Dixie Dregs = THE FRIDAY ROCK SHOW
                   'Belgian Tom's Hat trick' by Whitesnake = ROCK ON
                   'Pickin' The Blues' by Grinderswitch = THE JOHN PEEL SHOW
 Caricature on cover of John Peel and Tommy Vance. Spookily,
  they sadly passed away within five months of each other.
1) VG-/VG+ @ 4
2) VG/EX @ 6


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LP: THE HISTORY OF OFFSHORE RADIO * Holland 1971
 Narrated by Paul Harris, author of 'When Pirates Ruled The Waves', this album tells the
 story of the rise and demise of offshore radio stations, including transmissions from ships, etc.
 dotted around Europe, spanning the 1958 - 1970 era. This album was issued for members of the 
 International Broadcasters Society. IBS label. Detailed photographic cover  * VG-/VG+
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2-LP: 10 YEARS OF OFFSHORE RADIO * 1971
 Sound Recordings of the highlights of British Offshore Radio 1964-1974.Features radios'
 London, Atlanta, Caroline, Sutch, Invicta, 390, King, England, Scotland, Britain, 355, Dolfijn, 270, 
 Essex, City, R.N.I.* a good selection of extracts, jingles, advertisements.
  Jumbo R100/ 101. Detailed photographic cover VG+/NM/NM @
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2-LP: RADIO CAROLINE - THE OFFICIAL STORY * 1975
 Narrated by Tony Allan, this double album has a wealth of information on Radio Caroline, with
 interviews, jingles, etc. Jumbo Record label with Caroline image * VG/N/NM (plays VG+)
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Stickers For Sale

Originals. Are unused. Please state the adjacent number when ordering.
To scale: no.1 is 17" x 3"; no.8 is 8.5"  x 3".

no. 5, 6, 7, are plastic that will cling to glass.
no.11 self-adhesive paper sticker * no. 12 sold
Others are paper strips.


Memorabilia For Sale
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RADIO CAROLINE 'CAROLINE CLUB' EPHEMERA 1964
 (1) Caroline Club letter (2) window/ car sticker (3) T Shirt Order Form.
 These are some of the first items produced, as indicated by the inclusion in the letter
 'In the few months it has been in existence....'.  The station initially broadcasted on
 197.3 metres, but used the reference 199. as this rhymed with Caroline!
 The 3 pieces for 48




Magazines For Sale
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SHEET MUSIC for "THE HOMECOMING WALTZ" ~ 1954
  PETER MADREN + PETE MURRAY + DICK NORTON
  The Homecoming Waltz  ~ Featured on RADIO LUXEMBOURG 208 METRES" 
   Name on top border o/w EX- 14
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208 VIEW
  Radio Luxembourg monthly magazine, featuring articles on popular and jazz
  music, television, and the monthly programme listings for Radio Luxembourg 208.
  Hey, no trashy articles like depressing soap stories, breast implants, blah blah!
  Commenced in 1951, unsure when it folded. There were probably no queues in
  W H Smith for the latest issue, as there appears to be very few in circulation!
  Three issues only in stock:
  1955: April VG @ 5; May VG- @ 4; August G @ 3
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BEAT WAVE No. 1 ~ Nov. 1966
  32 pages: Kenny Everett, Tony Windsor and Radio London, Radio Scotland personnel
  (incl. Tony Meehan later with Apple),  Beverley (Martyn), The Creation, Beatles (colour), etc. 
  Cover and first page VG- (creasing; not torn); rest VG+ to EX @ 20
  
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BEAT WAVE No. 2 ~ Spring 1967
  40 pages: Johnnie Walker, Mike Ahern, Keith Skues, Paul Kaye, Tony Blackburn, etc.
  Colour photos of Cat Stevens, Brian Jones, Rolling Stones (centre). Radio London DJs,
  Radio London DJs, etc. Paul McCartney on back cover, and (his) self portrait on the front!
  Cover VG; contents VG+ to EX sold 
ps. no further issues were produced.
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RECORD MIRROR March 6 1971
 4-page feature on  Radio Luxembourg 208
    EX @ 10
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SCRIPT  ~ THE MAGAZINE ON ALTERNATIVE RADIO
 Informative publication for those interested in Offshore / Pirate Radio Stations.
 Initial issues appear more like a fanzine; these average 20 pages.
 No.10 onwards have 28 pages. Not known how many issues this title ran to.
 In stock are issues no.4 1973 to no.16 1975: details here
 
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RADIO 1 DISC JOCKEY DAY ~ BRANDS HATCH September 7th 1975
 Official Programme:  A5 34 pages including race schedules,
  drivers, cars, etc. Also a feature on Radio 1 involvement, DJs +
  Cover VG; contents EX @ 14
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BBC RADIO 1 No. 1 1976
 A4 28 pages, including Noel Edmunds, David Hamilton, Paul Burnett,
  Johnnie Walker, Tony Blackburn, Emperor Rosko, Dave Lee Travis, 
  Ed Stewart, John Peel, Anne Nightingale, Alan Freeman.
       sold

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BBC RADIO 1 ON SHOW 1978
 A4 36 pages, including Kid Jensen, Tony Blackburn, Paul Burnett, Anne Nightingale,
  Dave Lee Travis, Peter Powell, Paul Gambaccini, Alan Freeman, Noel Edmunds.
  Cover VG+; contents NM @ 14

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BBC RADIO 1 ON SHOW 1979
 A4 40 pages, including Andy Peebles, Kid Jensen, Peter Powell, Al Matthews,
  Noel Edmunds, John Peel & Tommy Vance, Simon Bates. Leo Sayer on cover.
   Last 5 leaves have a crease; rest min. of EX @ 14

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RADIO I ON SHOW 1980
 A4 36 pages, including John Peel, Dave Lee Travis, Noel Edmunds, Simon Bates,
  Jimmy Saville, Peter Powell, Mike Read, Paul Burnett, Anne Nightingale, etc.
  A full page ad 'Kid Jensen says Vespa Scooters are back in style'. 
       sold
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RADIO 1 ~ 15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1982
 A4 64 pages. including Peter Powell, Tony Blackburn, Adrian Juste, Paul Burnett,
 Anne Nightingale, Tommy Vance, Kid Jensen, etc. Mike Read & Shakin' Stevens on cover, etc.
     sold

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Books For Sale
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WHO'S WHO IN POP RADIO ~ 1966
  Paperback as issued by Four Square * Written by Peter Alex
  Many DJ's depicted from Radio's Caroline, City, England, Essex, London,
  Luxembourg, 270, 390, Scotland, Manx, A.F.N.+ BBC Light Programme.
  128 pgs * Cover G (indents/ impressions); contents EX @ 9
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Tickets For Sale

Unknown which 'Carnegie Room' in the UK.
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THE 208 ROADSHOW
 
The Carnegie Room, Saturday October 11th 1975
 
With STUART HENRY * Ticket adm. 1 * NM @ see next
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THE 208 ROADSHOW
 The Carnegie Room, Saturday 20th December 1975
 
With TONY PRINCE * Ticket adm. 1.25 * NM @ 14 pair
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RADIO ONE ROADSHOW
 
The Carnegie Room, Saturday October 25th 1975
 
With JOHNNIE WALKER * Ticket adm. 1 * NM @ see next  
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RADIO ONE ROADSHOW
 
The Carnegie Room, Saturday November 15th 1975
 
With ROSKO * Ticket adm. 1 * NM @ 14 pair
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Posters For Sale
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THE HAPPY TEAM ~ 1956
 Capitol Records exploitation for Don Robertson's instrumental disc.
 Depicts from Radio Luxembourg dj's  Mel Oxley, Dave Gell, Keith Fordyce, Mal Thompson,
 and from the B.B.C. Light Alan Dell. 
   9" x 15" with an original fold * light creasing:  VG+ @ 55
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WEYMOUTH PAVILION BALLROOM
 SATURDAY DISCO SPECIAL ~ July & August 1980
 RADIO 1,  RADIO LUXEMBOURG
AND OTHER STAR D.J.'s
 including Paul Burnett, Mike Read, Adrian Juste, Paul Gambaccini, Dave Carson, etc.,
     + other info * 15" x 20"  EX @ 25
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PAVILION BALLROOM WEYMOUTH 
 SATURDAY DISCO SPECIAL ~ July & August 1980
  
RADIO 1,  RADIO LUXEMBOURG AND OTHER STAR D.J.'s
  including Paul Burnett, Mike Read, Adrian Juste, Paul Gambaccini, Dave Carson, etc.,
     + other info * as above but as full size poster measuring 20" x 30"  EX+ @ 30


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Miscellaneous Items For Sale
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SHOP ADVERTISEMENT DISPLAY BOARD
 "Armour your larder! with Armour's Quality Products" it states. Furthermore...
 "Listen to LUXEMBOURG every Thursday at 10-15 a.m ~. NORMANDY every
 Wednesday at 91.5 a.m. for Armour's Quality Variety with
EDDIE CARROLL AND HIS BAND,
  DON CARLOS
, and a galaxy of guest artistes. This is a great period piece, circa 1939 at
 the outbreak of war ('Armour your larder'), and just prior to the closedown of Normandy.
 The board measures 19" x 15", being in quite acceptable condition @ 65

Life's a gas...

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Dispatched in 2 litre plastic bottles. Limited number
 available @ 4 each (incl. postage!) - min. order applies.
Yes, much cheaper then the Government is selling to the
 mobile phone companies. when analogue is turned off !

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Keith Fordyce  1928 ~ 2011

The first person to air Elvis Presley's HMV disc 'Heartbreak Hotel', courtesy of Radio Luxembourg.

Yes, was a disc jockey, with the early days being on Radio Luxembourg, but probably
best renowned for being a presenter of Ready Steady Go.  Keith Fordyce was also a
presenter on the then South West's regional station, Westward Television.

Being a professional, was a stickler for his own correct pronunciation of the English Language.
Although not a crime to possess a dialect, the BBC did uphold standards in this department.
Today however, any man, woman, and dog can play host over the air-waves with their slurs,
lisps, repetitive errs and ums, and similar. Awful.

Keith was born in 1928, just one month after someone who was to be a fellow colleague,
Brian Matthew.  In fact, what I believe to be undocumented elsewhere, is that
in the late 1940's,
Keith Fordyce, along with Brain Matthew, Raymond Baxter, David Jacobs, and Alexis Korner
were all fellow colleagues, working  in Germany with the British Forces Network.. Today,
Brian is the sole survivor of the clan on this mortal coil ~ I wonder if he smokes Hamlet? :)

Of all the personalities that Keith had the privilege of meeting, the one person that was
forever in his memory as being the greatest honour to introduce, was in the late 1950's
to an audience attending a BBC Radio live recording,, who themselves were not
informed who would be attending on any given day, was Gracie Fields. Here, she
is  entertaining H.M.V.'s troops at the Hayes factory, way back in 1933 prior to E.M.I.'s
ownership. Note that the 10" version of shellac 78's was not as yet in production.
I think you will agree? that Eric Idle's song 'Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life'
is somewhat not too dissimilar to Gracie's song on this newsreel!

Contrary to what most would assume, local BBC Radio is not an employer that is generous
to all its professional team. In his latter years, Keith was on Radio Devon on Saturday night
for a two-hour stint, presenting, on the whole, easy-listening music. He was no longer a car-
driver, and would travel to the studio and then back home after via taxi service. The cost
of this was about the same amount as he was being paid  for his show. Yes, must have
been 'keeping his hand in' for the love and enjoyment. So when the rumour was in the
air that the station was going to drop him, he was quite upset, It was not just a rumour,
and like others before and after him, courtesy of radio Devon, here today, gone tomorrow...
.. speaking of which..

Even if someone dies, they still remain A Friend
Douglas Mounce 1947 ~ 2013
BBC Radio Devon 1983 ~ 2009  * Always Professional


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Depending on what material I can locate, I am considering              
starting another small project. That of WESTWARD TELEVISION.

Will concentrate on the 1960's era.  Please offer any you think is of interest
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