This Blog began with a mission to unmask the falsity of the resurrected nonsense spewed forth for personal gain by Paul Alexander Rusling. He did that with his 2019 vanity publication called 'The Radio Caroline bible'. Rusling based his premise upon a 1990 myth that was unleashed upon the world by Ian Cowper Ross.
Back in 1964, as a young and aimless kid looking for a meal ticket into the easy life of Britain's High Society Establishment, Ian Cowper Ross eventually signed-on in 1966 via marriage, and then he disappeared from British eyes for a time. But he was not hiding, because he then reappeared in the glitzy-drug world that was occupied by some Californians during the disco years.
A series of events then occurred in his married life that eventually brought him back to the world of his aristocratic mother-in-law in the United Kingdom. That is when she paid for his rambling 1990 novel called 'Rocking the Boat' to be published.
This book was supposedly a veiled account of how 'Radio Caroline' had been created back in 1964 with the help of his Ian's father, after Ian had been introduced first to Allan Crawford; then to Christopher Moore who introduced him to a gadly named Ronan O'Rahilly who Ian took to meet his father.
Then, according to this fantasy story, Ian's father arranged for Ronan, who he had just met, and after Ronan kept addressing Ian's father Charles as "Jimmy". So bowled over was by this young Irishman named Ronan, that Ian's father couldn't help himself but to immediately call his friends by phone. He arranged for Ronan, who he had just met, and who was many years his junior, who kept calling Charles "Jimmy", to go to the bank and withdraw a very large sum of money in cash, so that Ronan and Ian and Chris could go and start 'Radio Caroline'.
They get the cash and immediately begin squandering it, but Chris is sent to Europe to go an buy a ship for which he has absolutely no training. This is a very stupid and totally unbelievable story without a shred of truth behind it. However, the anorak community has bought into it hook into line and sinker.
Because after Ian's novel called 'Rocking the Boat' appeared in 1990, he turned his rambling book into a BBC television program that masqueraded as a factual documentary. It wasn't, but the British Broadcasting Corporation jumped into bed with this deceptive fraud which then triggered an avalanche of fake storyline books, magazine articles; newspaper features as well as a string of fake documentary radio and television programs. All of them hosted by loud mouths who claimed to know the "true story" as they reinforced Ian's rubbish tale, but in fact, none of these people, many of them DJs, knew diddly-squat about the real story.
But in December 2019, along waddled Paul Alexander Rusling into this same circus in order to milk once again this hoodwinked and brainwashed community of anoraks with his own omnibus vanity book. One anorak compared it to the 'Holy Bible', because Rusling had called his book, a 'bible'. Rusling's purpose was in a quid-pro-quo move to validate the claims of a tiny vanity-based UK licensed British radio station, who in turn would endorse and sell his vanity publication.
This tiny and insignificant blob on the AM broadcast band obtained its UK license in the name of a UK registered company which deceitfully, had filed false information with UK Companies House. All of this was done in order to support the fraudulent claim that this new and totally irrelevant and bogus station is the lineal descended of the 1964 station called 'Radio Caroline'.
This is nothing more than fraud upon fraud; scam upon scam for personal gain, by people engaging in perpetuating the Ian Cowper Ross mythology, and the ridiculous aggrandizement of Ronan O'Rahilly. But why, you wonder should we care? The reason is this:
For decades we have been attempting to investigate and document the true story of British broadcasting, and in so doing we have confronted a steady stream of cover-ups and lies as a result. But why? If this all about pop records and radio of the nostalgic past, why should anyone care? Why should we care?
The answer to that question is this: That is not what this story is all about!
This is a huge story that questions the even questions the validity of law and order in the British Isles. In more practical terms, i directly impacts the huge and ongoing debate called 'Climate Change' involving the use of natural gas and oil extracted from the waters beneath the North Sea. It was upon those waters that 'Radio Caroline' was squatting - first as the real thing from 1964 to 1967, and then, with a number of unrelated imitations on vessels using the name 'Radio Caroline', until the year 1990. Then with a major change in UK legislation, the last bogus 'Radio Caroline' ship came into personal possession of the man heading up the tiny UK company that obtained a tiny UK license to broadcast as 'Radio Caroline'.
Some years ago in 1980, a parody movie about the American music business just prior to 1964, was released to movie theatres across the USA. It is called 'The Idol Maker', and along with many other performances, at its conclusion Ray Sharkey sings a solo piece with lyrics in which the word "love" could be exchanged for the word "learning" and for the singular "I" to become the plural "we", and then this song could be our anthem:
..... "Learning is a life long puzzle. But isn't learning why we're here? You got to make a million pieces fit if you want to make some sense of it, and we'll never quit - oh, no, we've just begun. 'Cause we believe it can be done, we believe it can be done. And maybe when it hurts the most, oh, maybe that means we're getting close. And when we think we can't get though it, maybe all we've got to do is just - do it and we believe it can be done ...."