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Classic Album Covers - The Boat that Rocked

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  • Classic Album Covers - The Boat that Rocked
  • Featuring all 10 Classic Album Covers stamps
  • And a Frinton on Sea postmark (7th January, 2010)
  • Available signed by Mike Reid and David Jenson
  • Or Billy J Kramer


Issue Date: 07/01/2010

Issue Name: Classic Album Covers - The Boat that Rocked

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Buckingham Covers Series Four gets off to a groovy start with this first day cover for the Classic Album Covers stamps, released 7th January 2010. First Cover in Series 4: Pirate Radio.

Celebrate Pirate Radio and the start of the Pop Revolution! Without it, the wonderful albums featured on the stamps might never have been.At a time when music was rationed and modern pop was being suppressed by the government, pirate radio, exploiting a loop-hole in the law, broadcast smash hits and ground breaking pop from ships anchored outside British territorial waters.It was a far cry from Pat Boone and the crooners and it shook up popular music forever.

 

  • Classic Album Covers - The Boat that Rocked
  • Featuring all 10 Classic Album Covers stamps
  • And a Frinton on Sea postmark (7th January, 2010)
  • Available signed by Mike Reid and David Jenson
  • Or Billy J Kramer
  • Featuring the following stamps:
    • Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
    • Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
    • Blur - Parklife
    • New Order - Power Corruption and Lies
    • The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    • The Clash - London Calling
    • Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
    • Led Zeppelin - IV
    • Primal Scream - Screamadelica
    • David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

 

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The Boat that Rocked 

Our Chairman, Tony Buckingham, has a personal fondness for the radio pirates which is why he used our Classic Albums first day cover to celebrate them. Here he explains why:

"Today, when music is played twenty-four hours a day and radio stations cater for every taste, it seems strange to think that 50 years ago, pop music was rationed."

"There was Radio Luxembourg and generations of pop pickers listened to it late into the night - in my case with headphones so that my parents wouldn’t realise I was still up at 11pm!"

"Teenagers crowded into record stores to hear the latest Buddy Holly, Everly Brothers or Elvis on the headphones, where you could listen before you bought. Very little recorded music was allowed on radio or television and even then, the music had to be performed live (which is why Don Lang and Lord Rockingham’s Eleven had number one hits as they were resident performers at the BBC)."

"Suddenly all that changed when Radio Caroline went on air on the 28th March 1964. Caroline broadcast from a ship anchored outside British territorial waters, exploiting a loop-hole in the law."

"Wonderful Radio London followed in November and the pop revolution had started. Many other stations set up on disused sea forts or on ships. Radio Caroline North even had a second branch off the IOM."

"The Government reacted by introducing a maritime act on 14th August 1967, making it illegal to supply the pirate ships. BBC launched Radio 1 in October 1967, bringing to an end the heyday of Pirate Radio."

"But truthfully, Radio 1 was really just Radio London or Caroline under a different name. Many of the DJs switched to work for the BBC instead!"

"Although they were not around for long, the pirate radio stations revolutionised the broadcasting of pop-music, particularly on the radio."

Tony Buckingham, Chairman of Buckingham Covers & lifelong music fan

 

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Mike Read (born 1st March 1947) is an English radio DJ, writer, journalist and television presenter. Read has been a broadcaster for more than 40 years, and is best known for his association as a DJ with Radio 1, and as host of the 1980s Saturday morning children's show Saturday Superstore and the 1980s music panel game Pop Quiz.

 

David Kid Jensen is a Canadian-born British radio DJ.

 

Billy J Kramer (born 19th August 1943 in Bootle, Lancashire) is an English pop singer. In the 1960s he was managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed The Beatles, and he recorded several original Lennon and McCartney compositions.

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