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Live from a boat on the Thames

Shaun Keaveny celebrates the alternative side of 1960s broadcasting - pirate radio ships and offshore stations - by presenting a live show from a boat on the Thames.

The BBC's year long season My Generations reaches the 1960s this month. There are special programmes across TV and radio and 6 Music will join in, playing all things 60s. Shaun is live from the Tattershall Castle, a boat on the River Thames as he explores the alternative side of 60s broadcasting, the pirate radio ships and off shore broadcasting. Shaun is joined legendary Radio Caroline presenters Tom Edwards and The Emperor Rosko whilst Matt Everitt talks to The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards about the role off shore radio played in helping the music of the 60's to grow and reach youth audiences. Plus, author and former Radio Caroline presenter Ray Clark leads us through the history of off shore radio in the UK.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

    Dancing In The Street

    • Dancing In The Street (Various Artis.
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • Róisín Murphy

    Ten Miles High

    • PIAS.
  • Sonic Youth


    • GEFFEN.
  • Lindstrøm

    Closing Shot

    • Smalltown Supersound.
  • The Routers

    Let's Go

    • Buried Treasure: Lost Gems From Deep In The '60s Vaults CD1.
    • EMI TV.
  • Two Door Cinema Club

    Are We Ready? (Wreck)

    • Parlophone.
  • S’Express

    Theme From S-Express

    • Telstar.
  • David Bowie

    Oh! You Pretty Things

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • R.E.M.

    Find the River

  • Jamie T

    Tinfoil Boy

    • Virgin EMI.
  • Blur

    This Is A Low

    • Food.
  • Ramones

    Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?

    • Rhino.
  • The Kinks

    Where Have All The Good Times Gone

    • Polygram TV.
  • Goldfrapp

    Strict Machine

    • Mute Records.
  • White Denim

    Had 2 Know (Personal)

    • Downtown Records.
  • The Rolling Stones

    2000 Man

    • Their Satanic Majesties Request.
    • Decca.
  • Primal Scream

    100% Or Nothing

    • First International/Ignition.
  • The Mojos

    Everything's Alright

  • The Big Three

    By The Way

  • The Fortunes


  • Sonny & Cher

    The Beat Goes On

  • Lulu

    The Boat That I Row

  • The Dave Clark Five

    Catch Us If You Can

    • Glad All Over Again.
    • EMI.
  • The Pretty Things

    Walking Through My Dreams

  • Billy Stewart


    • Popcorn Golden Hits Vol. 3 (Various Artists).
    • ARS Productions.
  • Arthur Brown

    Devil's Grip

    • The Psychedelic Years Revisited 1966-1969 CD2: Back In The British Isles.
  • Betty Everett

    It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)

    • Unchained Melodies II (Various Artis.
    • Telstar.
  • The Animals

    House Of The Rising Sun

    • EMI.


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