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Wilfrid

Member Since 15 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Today, 04:23 AM
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In Topic: Today I played...

Today, 04:25 AM

We got Gary Glitter at Bristol University.

I may tell the story of UK pop radio in a different thread unless I get suddenly busy.

In Topic: Today I played...

Today, 03:39 AM

Yes, I caught up with you. Not relevant here as we didn’t have any plurality of stations.

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Today, 03:37 AM

But this also brings up another difference between Britain and the U.S. So much that was popular in Britain was alt here. T. Rex. Slade. Roxy Music. Punk, probably. I could go on.

As the Pistols discovered when they toured. New York, San Francisco, sure, but being booked in dance halls in Texas?

Big differences between these markets.

Back to my Roxy Music story. Three minutes on the one important national TV show, and they were big stars throughout the UK.

In Topic: Today I played...

Today, 03:34 AM

If you mean AM/FM in music terms, sure whether it was the pirates or BBC, it was AM daytime, with corralled outbreaks of FM after dark.

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Today, 03:32 AM

No pirate stations used FM. The challenge was to get their AM signal to a big enough audience.