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These pages are devoted to special memories of Big L in the Sixties.
If you have a particular memory of something that happened while listening to Radio London, or have unearthed some rare memorabilia, please click on the mail button, right, and let us know!


Our friend the offshore historian, Hans Knot, has very kindly shared a collection of Flemish-language cuttings about Radio London from Belgian magazine, Humo (first published in 1936 and originally called Humoradio). These are displayed in date order and are from May and October 1966 and January, March and June 1967.

Left, there's news of a new transmitter and a new DJ – 23-year-old Graham Gill.

Right, we have the weekday programme schedule for Oct 22nd 1966.



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At the end of this column devoted to Paul Kaye, Humo gives predictions of Belgian success for Fab Forty singles and climbers in the chart w/c 19th March. The list includes 'Ciao Baby' - with the Montana's version selected in preference to the Toys' and 'Tickle Me' - the B-side of Alan Price's 'Simon Smith' #1.

The column also gives the address for listeners wanting to write to Harold Wilson to try and save Big L.

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The records tipped to become Belgian hits in this Pete Drummond feature are Fab Forty singles and climbers from the chart w/c 14th May. It included new entries 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' and Nancy Sinatra's 'Love Eyes.'

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The Big L 'Sgt Pepper's' exclusive.

Full Radio London feature here

Many thanks to Hans.

Next, we feature two clippings of DJ columns from Duncan Johnson and Mike Lennox, courtesy of John Bennett

Duncan penned this column for Disc in January 1966. However, he did not stick to his pledge not to sing! He later recorded The Big Architect in the Sky, which was placed at #4 in the Bottom 30 of Kenny Everett's World's Worst Wireless Show - when they were both working at London's Capital Radio.

'Blindfold' premiered in the UK on March 7th and Big L ran Mike's popular competition throughout the month. Although Mike tells us it attracted 40,000 entries, he does not reveal how many winners there were or who they were. (We'd be interested to know if they still have their prize cameras.)

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