In an age when the airwaves were tightly controlled by the authorities, pirate radio was the illicit and illustrious haven for music-lovers across the nation. From the first broadcast in 1964, the cowboys of the radio world fed their listener's desire for pop and rock music and, by doing so, changed British radio forever. Through more than 100 crisp, black-and-white photographs, Pirate Radio: An Illustrated History brings to life the 'golden years' of pirate radio. Featuring pictures of the crew - including famous DJ Tony Blackburn and founder Ronan O'Rahilly - the boats and the fans, this book takes the reader on a journey from the formative years of Radio Caroline, through its political persecution and beyond. Written by former Radio Caroline DJ and current BBC Radio host Keith Skues and with photographs by David Kindred, Pirate Radio: An Illustrated History is a unique and beautifully appointed account of the age when the pirates ruled the airwaves
Keith Skues was a pirate disc jockey on Radio Caroline and Radio London. He has also worked for Radio Luxembourg, was one of the original presenters for BBC Radio One, programme director for Radio Hallam, and can still be heard on BBC Local Radio for the Eastern Counties. He was appointed MBE in 2004 for his contribution to radio. David Kindred has worked in professional photography for over fifty years. He was a staff photographer with the East Anglian Daily Times and Evening Star when he took these unique and beautiful photos of the pirate radio stations and their crew.