While we are working from the past towards the present, we are also examining events in 1991 and working backwards to the year 1964. This has raised an interesting question.
Of all the many books and publications in our library, the earliest advent that we can find regarding the emergence of the 'Jimmy Ross' story, is in the year 1990 with the thinly disguised novel by Ian Cowper Ross called 'Rocking the Boat'. This was followed a year later by the BBC-TV screening of 'A Pirate's Tale' made by 'Arena'. That television documentary featured Ian Cowper Ross as narrator, and in it, he fleshed out the financial beginnings of 'Radio Caroline' which he first mentioned in his novel. That is where the 'Jimmy' story began. However, the TV documentary did not expound upon the 'Jimmy' story, that had to wait for Ray Clark to interview him sometime later.
So does anyone know more than we do at present about why Ian Cowper Ross began the 'Jimmy' story in 1990? Does anyone have knowledge of any books aside from the Venmore-Rowland and Paul Harris books that deal with events in 1964, concerning the financing of 'Radio Caroline'?
Clearly there is a story here that needs to be investigated a lot more than we already have, and we welcome your input.
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