We will be adding details under the Radio Caroline 1964-1967 page (which is found under the DATA button on the menu bar above), that will expose the hoax story regarding 'Jimmy Ross' which has found its way into many books; magazines; newspaper features and broadcasts. Please check on that page from time-to-time for updates.
Our Timeline (located under the DATA button on the menu bar above), is now being extended and some material is in the process of being reposted and added to.
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.
Because this is an ongoing investigation, and prior to our own publication in a book format, we welcome all corrections or additional information to anything you may read on this Blog. It has just been brought to our attention that we transposed the year, but not the date of the 'Arena' program as screened on BBC television. The first screening was in 1991, and not as stated by us in 1990.
We will now be making corrections to the copy of our two previous entries which make reference to that program.
Our original plan prior to the pandemic, was to hold a workshop-symposium, and invite all interested parties to an Online event. Unfortunately more than one person took advantage of our plan and used our paid research as part of their own fraudulent vanity publication. This resulted in more misinformation coming into circulation, and therefore we terminated our plans for an Online workshop-symposium.
However, if you do spot an error in our texts, please let us know. Upon verification of such information, we will make an immediate correction.
[The following is a revision of our original text due to the correction noted in our Blog entry for 3/28/2021.] The fake story about 'Radio Caroline' began as a simple misdirection that employed Ronan O'Rahilly, and that was back in 1964. In fact, back then there were elements of the true story that did find their way into print, but they quickly disappeared under an avalanche of misinformation.
But the real mischief, the fleshing out of the fake story about the creation of 'Radio Caroline' did not begin until decades later in 1990. That was 10 years after the demise of the motor vessel Mi Amigo, which means that it was also ten years after the international criminal theft of money obtained by defrauding Thomas J. Morrison in Pennsyvania, USA.
It was Morrison's money obtained by false pretenses, which was then mixed with money conned out of a drug dealer and murderer, which actually paid for the outfitting of the 'Ross Revenge'. Paul Rusling never told you that, and Paul Rusling also had business and personal dealings with James Ryan, the man at the center of the 'Radio Caroline' criminal case in the USA! (This is not to imply that Paul Rusling was part of that criminal conspiracy, because as far as we presently know, he was not. As far as we know right now, Rusling's involvement with Ryan came later as part of a business arrangement with Ray Anderson.)
This is the 1990-1991 timeline:
May 14, 1990: Ian Cowper Ross and the directors of publisher William Heinemann 'launched' a book called 'Rocking the Boat'. Its venue was the drawing room of an upmarket home belonging to Ian Cowper Ross' aristocratic mother-in-law, Jacqueline Lady Killearn. We have a copy of the hardbound edition of this book which does not explicitly say that this book is a novel, or that it is a work of part-fiction, or that the characters and events in the book are not intended to be construed as references to actual human beings or real events. In fact, on the inside back cover under a picture of the author it says:
"Ian Ross was one of the founders of the pirate station Radio Caroline, was briefly manager of the pop group the Animals, then, in the early 1970s, built a rag-trade empire which collapsed. After that he went to California, opened Flippers, a roller-disco, which was a spectacular but short-lived success, following which he was for two years a butler to a with his wife and six children. He is working on his second novel."
November 5, 1990: The last transmission was made from the mv Ross Revenge, anchored off south-eastern England, in the North Sea.
February 1, 1991: The new UK Broadcasting Act 1990 became law.
It enabled the UK authorities to seize vessels such as the Ross Revenge, which are used as a base for offshore transmitting stations directed at the United Kingdom.
March 1, 1991: BBC TWO first televised the independent 'Arena' production of 'Caroline 199 - A Pirate's Tale' (see https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0080t61 ). The script use in that documentary, and the sourcing of copyright material; the lining up of locations and receiving access permissions, plus securing dates for people to appear in the program, had to be planned long before its first airing on March 1, 1991. At this time we do not have access to the production timeline.
November 21, 1991: After the now silent Ross Revenge drifted on to the Goodwin Sands and a tug pulled it off, the ship was towed into the Eastern Docks at Dover, England.
Of importance to this recital is the fact that whatever Ian Cowper Ross' book of 1990 was supposed to be, his key appearance in the 1991 television program was made abundantly clear: Ian Cowper Ross was one of the main narrators on camera who provided continuity to its sequencing from scene-to-scene. Ian Cowper Ross also made it abundantly clear that this was not a work of fiction; it was intended to be viewed as fact.
On the BBC web site (listed above), it states that this 1991 television show was about: "....Radio Caroline, founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly", and that 'Radio Caroline' "gave many DJs their first break, including Tony Blackburn. Arena traces the origins of this broadcasting phenomenon of the 60s which is threatened with extinction by the government's new bill."
This timeline raises many new questions about the involvement by Ian Cowper Ross in the termination of offshore broadcasting to the European nations.
It also raises big questions about his reason for creating a bogus 1964 storyline involving his father, because the 1991 television show fleshes out a series of events into a full-blown story, none of which is true.
Ian Cowper Ross suddenly reappeared in 1990, first with his Heinemann book, while making himself available for many interviews conducted by a number of different authors. These writers then began quoting Ian Cowper Ross concerning the start of 'Radio Caroline' in 1964. Once the BBC aired its 'Arena' produced show in which Ian Cowper Ross had blatantly lied on camera by turning his obscured book narrative into real names; places, and dates of a factual nature, then the floodgates of 'pirate' book publications was opened.
The version of events as told by Ian Cowper Ross was accepted as fact beyond doubt. But everything that Ian Cowper Ross has claimed is false, and we will prove it!
Since the entire 'Radio Caroline' story as told to date is fake, and that includes the fraudulent listing at Companies House for the operative of a British license to broadcast under that name today (2021) as a tiny community radio station, then it is time for everyone who has any interest in this subject to snap out of their daydreams and face the cold, hard facts now appearing in evidence on this Blog, and soon to be in the book 'Dial 999 for Caroline: the girl who never was'.
We originally offered to host a symposium to be attended by all interested parties, but that only resulted in the theft of our work by Paul Rusling, and the overnight swing from cooperation to backstabbing by Garry Stevens!
That is why we have taken a totally independent approach that owes nothing to anyone, except for the genuine research we have previously conducted with certain individuals who wish to remain unnamed, for now.
Tomorrow: What Ian Cowper Ross has claimed in his verbal and textual explosion of misinformation about the start of 'Radio Caroline'.
[NOTE: A correction has been made to a date within this text that relates to the screening of a BBC-TV program about the start of 'Radio Caroline' in 1964.]
At the top of this Blog there is a banner for 'YesterStudies', and for anyone who is wondering what it means, here is a brief explanation:
YesterStudies is another way of looking at the past. We do not claim to be, nor do we wish to be tagged as 'historians', and neither do we believe in any form of over-arching conspiracy theory to be our starting point. The only sort of hypothesis we use is of the same genre that a detective may use in trying to solve a cold case crime.
Our inspiration for this work came from a very brief skit by Steve Martin, the comedian born in Waco, Texas who attended California State University at Long Beach. That is where he studied philosophy.
In the February 18, 1982 edition of 'Rolling Stone' magazine, Steve Martin referred to that course work when he told Ben Fong-Torres:
"It changed what I believe and what I think about everything. I majored in philosophy. Something about non-sequiturs appealed to me. In philosophy, I started studying logic, and they were talking about cause and effect, and you start to realize, 'Hey, there is no cause and effect! There is no logic! There is no anything!' Then it gets real easy to write this stuff because all you have to do is twist everything hard— you twist the punch line, you twist the non-sequitur so hard away from the things that set it up."
Steve Martin's exposure to philosophy resulted in a very brief skit that he performed on January 21, 1978, during his appearance on season 3; episode 9, of the NBC-TV network show called 'Saturday Night Live'. It is called: "You Can Be A Millionaire and Never Pay Taxes":
The key to his routine, and therefore our application, is found in not answering a hypothetical question about his hypothetical statement, as shown by the transcript below:
"You (pause) can be a millionaire (pause) and never pay taxes!"
He repeats that statement:
"You (pause) can be a millionaire (pause) and never pay taxes!"
He then raises an obvious question generated by his statement:
"You say: (pause) 'Steve (pause) how can I be a millionaire (pause) and never pay taxes!'"
Steve Martin then provides his answer:
"First (pause) get a million dollars."
What follows is the sort of misdirection used by every magician; many politicians; religious leaders and conspiracy theorists and tellers of the fake story behind the creation of 'Radio Caroline'. You don't address the central issue, you obfuscate it by misdirection via information that is totally irrelevant to the subject at hand:
"Now (pause) you say: 'Steve (pause) what do I say to the tax man when he comes to my door and says, 'You (pause) have never paid taxes'?"
Steve Martin responds to this issue of not paying taxes:
"Two simple words. Two simple words in the English language: 'I forgot!'"
Now he expounds upon this non-issue:
"How many times do we let ourselves get into terrible situations because we don't say 'I forgot'?"
Before you have a chance to muse that this is a silly response, he poses a new question:
"Let's say you're on trial for armed robbery. You say to the judge, 'I forgot armed robbery was illegal.' Let's suppose he says back to you, 'You have committed a foul crime. You have stolen hundred and thousands of dollars from people at random, and you say, 'I forgot'?
Steve Martin then concludes his routine with:
"Two simple words: Excuuuuuse me!!"
Look at the banner at the top of this Blog. Look at all those books, none of which can tell you who started 'Radio Caroline' or why they started it. Oh, yes, they provide answers, but they are of the Steve Martin comedy ilk. They make a statement in point number one and then quickly move to points two and three in greater detail - even though their points two and three do not address the issues raised in point number one.
But with a few other exceptions, look at the other offshore stations of the 1960s. Most of them have detailed and verified documented accounts of their origins. Some, like the rambling beginnings of the non-starters such as 'CNBC'; 'GBLN' and 'GBOK' also engage in the same kind of obfuscation that is wrapped around the subject of 'Radio Caroline'.
So using the same approach to logical thinking that caused Steve Martin to create his routine, we looked again at the story of 'Radio Caroline' as told in all those books.
In Steve Martin's routine, the primary question is not about avoiding the taxes due on a million dollars - which you don't have; it is how do you get the million dollars to begin with - which you may be very happy to pay taxes on - if only you could receive the million dollars!
The hack writers of those books shown in the banner at the top of the Blog, all avoid that first basic question, and that question went unamplified from 1964 until the year 1990. That is when Ian Cowper Ross got involved with his eccentric and aristocratic mother-in-law. Together they created a fictional book containing inferences relating to the creation of 'Radio Caroline'.
During the first part of the following year, BBC-TV screened a show in March 1991 which 'stars' Ian Cowper Ross and Ronan O'Rahilly. Produced by an outside company, in that show Ian Cowper Ross claimed that it was the documentary true account about events in 1964 which led to the start of 'Radio Caroline'.
BBC-TV presented its 1991 fictitious tale as the truth, but that show was not a documentary, it was total fiction, which raises the question of: why did they wait so long?
What other event, or events took place in 1990, which set the stage for this fake tale to be published and broadcast?
The answer to that question is found in a change in UK law: It made offshore broadcasting impossible because it enabled UK authorities to legally board ships in international waters. This new legislation had been proceeded by a problematic raid on August 19, 1989 by a Dutch government authorized boarding of the mv Ross Revenge. For this the Dutch could look back to 1964 when they did the same thing by shutting down transmissions from REM island. in both the 1964 and 1989 instances, legal problems arose in Holland.
Unaddressed by everyone at the time (until now, by this Blog), is the fact that the common thread behind policing of the waters of the North Sea, was the exploration and discovery and retrieval of natural gas and petroleum products. Here we are not talking about "a million dollars", we are talking about billons of dollars. That means we are talking about a huge amount of tax revenue derived from the riches of the licensed North Sea which so called 'pirate' broadcasters were squatting upon and creating havoc with international licensing laws relating to natural gas and petroleum products. But no wanted to explain this to the public, and it is interesting that Tony Benn, who had banged the drum in relation to 'pirate' broadcasts, was swiftly moved to a new job within the Labour government where he also had control over natural gas and petroleum products derived from the British 'sector' of the North Sea!
This work, this Blog, is the first attempt to explain just what was behind the 'menace' of 'Radio Caroline' and the other offshore broadcasting stations. The biggest 'threat' came from stations attached to sea bed. That is why REM island was raided, and the UK stations that suffered the ignominy of being brought within UK territorial waters, and therefore under existing UK laws, by the redrawing of the British coastline, were also a legal threat.
But a threat to whom?
A threat to international treaties involving the changed status of the North Sea and other bodies of water in Europe, that might be concealing vast amounts of natural gas and petroleum products. The squatters on Rough Tower were told successively, in a British 'softly, softly' approach not to do anything that would provoke their eviction. They could claim all they liked, but they could not do as they pleased.
Now you see the emergence of 'Climate Change' being used as a huge battering ram against the conglomerate of offshore exploration and retrieval companies involving rigs; tankers and even underwater pipelines. Their story goes back to the middle of the Nineteenth Century and the promotion of John D. Rockefeller. That is why we are laying the groundwork, once step at a time, to reveal how the natural gas and petroleum products industry evolved, and how its opposition has morphed into a strange battle cry called 'Climate Change', with of all things a young girl named Greta Thunberg as its celebrity spokesperson.
This story of 'Climate Change' is another story surrounded by obfuscation and misdirection, and again, it is all about money: big money - on both sides. Forget ethics; forget 'Saving the Planet', because this is all about the wealth of transitional lives and their self-interests. But there are a lot of dumbed-down minds who can't see the woods for the trees, and they are willing and able to become members of a rent-a-mob to demonstrate for a bit of fun. The real story though is going on at the banks with investments in alternative fuels. However, as inward looking as the West is, it should not be forgotten that this is all a very Western daydream. The rest of the real world is mostly continuing along the same road once paved by the likes of John D. Rockefeller.
So this brings us back to our present timeline and the last broadcasting transmission from the mv Ross Revenge. It was made on November 5, 1990, just before the new UK 1990 Broadcasting Act became law on February 1, 1991, and that new law could have resulted in the legal seizure of the ship by UK authorities. Instead, the silent Ross Revenge drifted on to the Goodwin Sands and a tug then pulled it off and into the Eastern Docks at Dover, England on November 21, 1991.
It is within that window of time from the raid on August 19, 1989, until the passing of the new Broadcasting law on February 2, 1991, and the Ross Revenge being towed into the territorial waters of the United Kingdom on November 21, 1991, that the make-believe fiction scripted by Ian Cowper Ross was launched in both book and television formats.
The date of the book review in 'Tatler' magazine, is May 14, 1990, and it was followed on March 1, 1991 by a one hour and thirty minutes television documentary made by an independent production company called 'Arena'. That show relied upon lines scripted by Ian Cowper Ross, and was transmitted as: 'Caroline 199 - A Pirate's Tale'. It was first televised by BBC Two on March 1, 1990, and later repeated on October 1, 2007 by BBC Four.
Because of scripting and production time, it is probable that the television program was contracted for long before the Heinemann book was launched. This means that Ian Cowper Ross was probably busy writing his part of the script on August 19, 1989, and that is when the Dutch, with British cooperation, launched their raid on the Ross Revenge.
The 'Arena' production blurb claimed that: "....Radio Caroline (was) founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly", and that it "gave many DJs their first break, including Tony Blackburn. Arena traces the origins of this broadcasting phenomenon of the 60s which is threatened with extinction by the government's new bill."
This double barrage of nonsense set the stage for what would then follow using the name 'Radio Caroline'. It eventually culminated in the creation of a fraudulent listing for a new company registered in the UK at Companies House, which called itself 'Radio Caroline'. That company eventually received a small local license to broadcast as a community radio station.
Then Paul Rusling delivered his vanity self-publication called 'The Radio Caroline Bible' to the supporters of this new radio venture, and he attempted to take our paid research without approval, and then twist it into a timeline of nonsense created by Ian Cowper Ross.
However, using the same methodology that Steve Martin employed to deliver his skit, it is now possible to show that that Rusling's book and the bogus station that it represents, are not mere entertainment for the moment, but scams fleecing the gullible, and frauds undermining the true account of the seamless intertwining of British and American broadcasting history.
NOTE: On 3/28/2021, some editorial copy corrections were made to dates cited in this text.
Because of the many false claims made about Radio Caroline after August 14, 1967, we will be uploading information relating to those claims on a new page called 'Radio Caroline' which you can find under the DATA index on the menu bar above. This Blog will concentrate on the theme already established which is tracing the logistics of oil; geopolitical and music interests that led to the creation of offshore broadcasting stations off the United Kingdom in 1964, and which were terminated by law on August 14, 1967.
Our research has followed questions that arose over the differences in laws enacted to control the regulation of broadcasting in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. These questions about law then spun-off into other questions relating to geopolitics during the period known as the Cold War.
One theme that became apparent to us, is that there has been, and there continues to be, a constant intermixing of various interpretations of the Christian religion, as applied differently in both the UK and USA, and then its promotion over the airwaves of both countries. In the UK it was by a State dominated broadcasting system known by the initials BBC, and in the USA it was by many seemingly independent broadcasting companies. Some of those American voices were heard on the airwaves in the UK, via Radio Luxembourg; the American Armed Forces Network of stations, and transmissions by the Voice of America.
When offshore broadcasting stations began transmissions to the UK in 1964, there were no hints of geopolitics or religion. But with the arrival of Radio London in the latter part of that year, that changed when 'The World Tomorrow' program eased into a seven days-a-week strip, with emphasis on a coming 'United States of Europe'. Other offshore stations soon joined a 'fleet' of these broadcasters, and all of the main stations carried this same program which was announced by Art Gilmore, followed by a monologue delivered by either Garner Ted Armstrong, or his father, Herbert W. Armstrong.
In continuing our investigation into these broadcasts and stations it became clear that the part played by Herbert W. Armstrong on the world stage, was far more than being a radio evangelist. Something else was going on that drew in geopolitical interests originating in the USA. But this is not to imply that one man or his organization had control of a geopolitical message which then translated into control of the Cold War political stage: it did not!
No such world conspiracy of any type is implied or being followed by this research!
However, this is not to say that a number of different people representing different entities did not have over-arching agendas that saw the world as their stage. They did! But since there were competing individuals and competing agendas, things never seemed to be manifest in successful united outcomes. 'Things' got in the way, and unplanned and unforeseen 'things' caused their many and varied best laid plans to go awry.
Therefore, trying to understand and then relate to others what happened during the Cold War years, is no simple matter! But there are some common threads which can be followed, and there are some individuals such as Herbert W. Armstrong, who appear to have become players according to the scripted presentations of geopolitical planners. How much these individuals knew about the overall plans is another matter, because to some extent the evidence shows that while they were aware of being 'used', they were happy to go along with it.
However, there is good reason to believe that they were not part of any 'Master Plan', or even aware that such plans (for there were many competing plans), even existed. It is as if they were humming along with Elvis Presley singing 'Are you lonesome tonight? when he voiced a borrowed speech about the world being a stage and each of us playing a part.
As for a dominant theme throughout the years beginning in the mid-1800s, there is one which has continued and is still continuing through today. It is the one surrounded by a hue and cry over 'Climate Change', and there is one issue that has been constant in its dominating presence and it comes from underground. Without petroleum and its sister of natural gas, today's world could not exist.
We will not be presenting any form of overarching conspiracy on these pages, but we will continue to reveal how the subject of petroleum and natural gas became represented by many loud voices and noisy actions. Those are the individuals and the causes they championed, that lead the population of the world into a serious series of conflicts which began with the Great War at the dawn of the Twentieth Century.
This is the BioFrag Index in alphabetical order. (Only names shown in GREEN are already linked):
AKERS, Wallace A. – born September 9, 1888 at Walthamstow, England.
ARMSTRONG, Garner Ted – born 1930, February 9, 1930 at - Portland, Oregon.
ARMSTRONG, Herbert W. – born July 31, 1892 at Des Moines, Iowa.
BARTON, Bruce Fairchild – born August 5, 1886 - at Robbins, Tennessee.
BELL, Alexander Graham – born March 3, 1847 at Edinburgh, Scotland.
BROWN, George R. – born May 12, 1898 at Belton, Texas.
BUZZARD (2d), Rear-Admiral Sir Anthony Wass – born April 28, 1902 at Lea Green, Derbyshire.
BUZZARD (3d), Sir Anthony Farquhar (3d) – born June 28, 1935 at Surrey, England.
DETERDING, Henri W. A. – born April 19, 1866 at Amsterdam, Netherlands.
EDISON, Thomas A. – born February 11, 1847 at Milan, Ohio.
FORD, Henry – born July 30, 1863 at Springwells Township, Michigan.
GILMORE, Arthur (Art) Wells – born March 18, 1912 at Tacoma, Washington.
GRAHAM, William (Billy) Franklin Graham Jr. – born November 7, 1918 at Charlotte, North Carolina.
HEEREMA, Pieter Schelte – born April 27 1908 at Amsterdam, Netherlands.
HOUSE, Edward M. – born July 26, 1858 at Houston, Texas.
HUBBARD, Elbert Green – born June 19, 1856 at Bloomington, Illinois.
JOHNSON, Lyndon B. – born August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Gillespie County, Texas.
LING, James J. – born December 31, 1922 at Hugo, Oklahoma.
MARCONI, Guglielmo G. M. – born April 25, 1874 at Bologna, Italy.
MCLENDON, Gordon B. – born June 8, 1921 at Paris, Texas.
MORGAN SR., John Pierpont – born 1837 at Hartford, Connecticut.
MOHRENSCHILT, George Sergius de – born April 17, 1911 at Mozyr, Russian Empire (Belarus).
MURCHISON, Jr., Clinton (Clint) W. – born September 27, 1923 at Dallas, Texas.
MURCHISON, Sr., Clinton (Clint) W. – born at Tyler, Texas.
O’REAR, Boliver B. – born 1897 at Jasper, Alabama.
OSWALD, Lee Harvey – born October 18, 1939 at New Orleans, Louisiana.
PARR, George B. – born March 1, 1901 at San Diego, Duval County, Texas.
PLUGGE, Leonard Frank – born September 21, 1889 at ?
PHILLIPS, David Atlee – born October 31, 1922 at Fort Worth, Texas.
PIERSON, Donald Grey – born October 11, 1925 at Abilene, Texas.
RADER, Stanley R. – born August 13, 1930 at White Plains, New York.
REITH, John C. W. – born July 20, 1889 at Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland.
ROCKEFELLER Sr., John D. – born July 8, 1839 at Richford, New York.
RICHARDSON, Sid W. – born April 25, 1891 at Athens, Texas.
RUBY, Jack Leon – born April 25, 1911 at Chicago, Illinois.
SARNOFF, David – born February 27, 1891 - at Uzlyany near Minsk, (Russia), Belarus.
STANLEY, Charles Orr – born April 15, 1899 at Cappoquin, (near Cork), Ireland
STEFFENS, Lincoln A. – born April 6, 1866 at San Fra6, ncisco, California.
TARBELL, Ida – born November 5, 1857 at Erie County, Pennsylvania.
TESLA, Nikola – born July 10, 1856 at Smiljan, Croatia.
THOMSEN, Alex Brask – born September 17, 1919 at Copenhagen, Denmark.
WESTINGHOUSE, Jr., George – born October 6, 1846 at Central Bridge, New York.
WIRTZ, Alvin – born May 22, 1888 at Columbus, Texas.
YOUNG, Owen D. – born October 27, 1874 at Stark, New York.
This Index will be continuously updated and expanded.