October 15, 1964 - that is the day that the original plan for Radio Caroline came to an end.
Not August 14, 1967.
That is the day when 'Plan A' to use Radio Caroline as a means to bring in licensed commercial radio failed, because that is when the Conservatives lost the General Election, but by a very slim margin. However, the Tories were split into the status quo Establishment represented by Queen Elizabeth, and those represented by her sister Princess Margaret. But the winning side fell into the hands of the Labour Party who were totally opposed to licensing commercial radio.
Now a new game plan had to be invented that would either close down Radio Caroline, or find another purpose for the twin stations. Right at that moment the Texans headed by Don Pierson made it plain that they were going to start an offshore version of Gordon McLendon's KLIF in Dallas.
Radio Caroline turned to the Jewish Mafia and Italian Cosa Nostra in New York for help. Those contacts focused upon WMCA and disc jockey Jack Spector. He was contracted by Morris Levy and his links to Phillip Solomon who had his own exploitable catalog of music. Solomon would succeed at what Allan Crawford once dreamed of doing.
But that, is only a small part of the hidden story of Radio Caroline which will be revealed right here in due course.
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