This update, the one I promised yesterday, is taking longer than I thought and rather than upload something that has major errors, I am giving myself another 24 hours to complete it. So please check back tomorrow, you won't be disappointed.
This phase of the story is all about the National Enquirer. But in 1964-1965 what was the National Enquirer that Robin Leach made his money from, but did not wanted be reminded of when he also became one of the "rich and famous"? Here is how the Guardian described this weekly tabloid:
TOMORROW! - I will reveal why the meeting between Robin Leach and Iain Caldwell marked the end of 'Plan A' of the Radio Caroline venture on October 15, 1964 after the UK General Election. I will also explain how 'Plan A' linked back to CNBC; Voice of Slough; GBOK and Radio Atlanta. You will also read how the insane confrontation with Harold Wilson that was instigated by Ronan O'Rahilly, crippled the development of the Radio Caroline 'Plan B' that began at the close of 1964, after the meeting between Leach and Caldwell.
Take another look at yesterday's blog. I have both edited it and expanded it with text and illustrations.
James McGregor has asked me to take a second look at Ian Cowper Ross' book 'Rocking the Boat', that was originally published in 1990, because he alludes to some of the dark truths lurking beneath his own fabled accounts. However, Ian Cowper Ross is a subject all by himself and in due course I will reveal all about who he really is and how he became the scriptwriter of rubbish for Ronan O'Rahilly to prevent everyone from knowing the really dark and sinister story of Radio Caroline.
Within the next 72 hours I will be linking yet another new page to this site and this one will begin to place the entire story called 'Radio-Noir' in context - after it has appeared here in blog format. So, all of the angry trolls with their hate speech who are afraid of the doom and gloom that will follow the unmasking of their little religious cult will get the real story, in installments - free of charge and Online!
This has always been a work of public service in the public interest and you may like to know how and when it really began. The year was 1966 and Mervyn Hagger wrote his first half page feature story for the 'Express and Star' called 'Birth or Death of a Broadcasting Era?'. Shortly after this he wrote a letter to Don Pierson in Eastland, Texas asking him about 'Swinging Radio England' and 'Britain Radio'. He did not get a reply.
But in 1985 when Don Pierson personally gave Mervyn Hagger all of his financial and legal documents relating to all of his offshore radio station projects, there was the letter he had written back in 1967, minus its UK postage stamp which someone had torn off to save!
Forget all that peace and loving awareness nonsense, which was accompanied by that so-called spiritual embracing of John F. Kennedy that Ronan O'Rahilly harped on about!
George Saunders has repeatedly asked 'The Trio' about a possible I.R.A. connection to Radio Caroline (1964-1967), well, there isn't one. That pleased George who is a peaceful man and a very loyal British subject.
But what has emerged from editing this blog and putting the real story together for 'Radio-Noir', is something very sinister indeed.
The reason for moving the commercial side of Radio Caroline to New York at the end of 1964, was to compete with the arrival of 'Radio London' as a clone of KLIF in Dallas, Texas, by forming another American link using WMCA in New York.
Robin Leach had his own agenda for getting a good story into the 'National Enquirer' by setting up Robert F. Kennedy into delivering an "in your face Harold WIlson" speech on St Patrick's Day in 1965. The British were the oppressors and they should let the Irish go free: they should be liberated from British occupation. It would make a sensational story. Leach was stirring the pot to generate tabloid sales.
But Bobby Kennedy was walking into a very sinister trap rigged by Ronan O'Rahilly.
I became curious as to what the situation was in 1965, and I discovered the following article which implies that the bombing and the shooting was all over, but of course by 'The Troubles' had not even begun.
So who stirred that pot?
The finger points to one person: Ronan O'Rahilly.
The entire 'Caroline Kennedy Hoax' really served one purpose, and one purpose alone - to get Bobby Kennedy to make that speech which was then played to Harold Wilson as a St Patrick's Day guest, on March 17, 1965.
Among the other guests was Ronan O'Rahilly!
None of this had anything to do with Radio Caroline as a commercial broadcasting station, but for Robin Leach he hoped that it would result in a sensational scoop of international proportions by dropping Bobby Kennedy into the mire of British-Irish politics. Not only that, but it was rigged to humiliate Prime Minister to his face among assembled guests who included, Ronan O'Rahilly.
Great stuff for a tabloid.
But I wonder if he realized that Ronan O'Rahilly was having a great laugh at Wilson's expense with this anti-British rhetoric?
I wonder whether it ever crossed Ronan O'Rahilly's mind while he still had one, before he died, whether he was in part responsible for all of bombing and killing and maiming and misery that would soon follow not just in Ireland, but on the mainland of Great Britain?
Do you wonder why Harold Wilson hated Radio Caroline?
The other day I was handed a series of emails.
They originated with Colin Nichol in Australia.
Colin has been very helpful to this ongoing investigation conducted by 'The Trio', because he has followed-up by asking new questions for them concerning people who he worked with at 47 Dean Street during 1964. One of them was a fellow Australian, like Colin and Allan Crawford. That person knew of the plans for Radio Atlanta at the beginning of its second phase in 1963, but few seem to understand that there was an earlier phase. That phase involves a lot of details that have been obfuscated and confused, but which are also at last being unraveled.
Colin is primarily knowledgeable about the second phase and he personally remembers when Allan Crawford told them about the addition of Radio Caroline.
The early broadcasting side of that second phase took place at 47 Dean Street. Colin, and his fellow Australians who had prior training and experience at commercial radio stations in Australia, personally trained the early novice Caroline DJs in a studio on the top floor of Craword's Dean Street office/studio building.
But what they did not know, because Allan Crawford did not tell them, was that the addition of the ship that was to be used by Radio Caroline, was a clause in his own ability to lease the mv Mi Amigo for Radio Atlanta.
In June 1963 Allan Crawford, after first meeting Ronan O'Rahilly during the early part of that same year, sent him off to Houston, Texas to perform an errand. O'Rahilly flew from Heathrow to Idlewild Airport in New York. Later, after the murder of President Kennedy in November that year, it would be renamed 'JFK'. From New York he flew down to Houston where he stayed its Continental Hotel.
O'Rahilly's job was to meet Charles W. (Bill) Weaver. At that time the company called Project Atlanta Limited had not been formed, and would not be registered until O'Rahilly returned with positive news. Even then, the impressive line-up of directors were not to be seen, other forces had to get involved to make both Atlanta and Caroline possible. Those forces had nothing to do with Ronan O'Rahilly who was the mere "dog's body" in all of this. He was paid, he had a good time, but he was not a major player.
During the previous year of 1962, Crawford had unsuccessfully negotiated for the lease of the mv Magda Maria (as the Mi Amigo was then), which was anchored off Brightlingsea, Essex. Bill Weaver was staying at a hotel in London. But the sticking point was a legal issue, and it was only after Crawford had received a favorable legal Opinion from a QC, that he had something new to show to Bill Weaver in order to try to get him to change his mind. But by then it was too late, because Bill Weaver had taken the ship to Galveston Island, Texas under the new name of Mi Amigo.
Bill Weaver was both the national head of sales for Gordon McLendon's radio stations, and manager of McLendon's KILT in Houston, Texas. Another assignment given to Bill Weaver was to go to Stockholm, Sweden and shut down Radio Nord. He was then to dispose of both its land-based and ship board broadcasting equipment, and then to either sell or scrap the ship itself.
Accompanying Bill to Stockholm was his wife, and both she and their daughter have been working in cooperation with 'The Trio', in order for the true story to be told - at last. That true story involves CIA involvement and it is something that Rusling did not understand at all, and which many have dismissed as nonsense. But having not only seen documents courtesy of Weaver's daughter, and being able to subsequently identify a key person involved with the Mi Amigo as a probable CIA 'asset', 'The Trio' are continuing to investigate everything to do with both Radio Nord and its sister station Radio Mercur.
When Ronan O'Rahilly died the other day, Colin sent 'The Trio' an Australian news report with typically misleading information about the Radio Caroline project (1964-1967). He then sent a link to the British paper where all the nonsense had come from. I am of course referring to the 'Caroline Kennedy Hoax', (although these newspaper reports are also full of a lot of additional errors). But that is what happens when reporters dig into their newspaper archives to see what somebody else has previously written, but they don't perform due diligence to discover if the original reports have been revealed to be untrue.
Today the news media in general has restricted its expenditure in the area of original research and 'Wikipedia' actually forbids inclusion of original research, so their own lies and distortions remain uncorrected. The 'Wikipedia' entry for Radio Caroline is a classic example of their untrue reporting.
Consequently there is a need for 'The Trio' to both self-fund and blow the lid off the lies and hypocrisy being passed off as genuine news, especially when 'gems' like this one reproduced from the London Daily Mail, April 23, 2020, are reprinted as 'fact'; over and over again:
So without going into a lot more details at this stage (they will appear in due course within the timeline of this blog), I have also included a reference to the 2017 newspaper feature written by Mervyn Hagger, who back in 1966 wrote a feature for this same newspaper about offshore radio during it hey-day. In 2017 he blew the lid off the 'Caroline Kennedy Hoax':
Unfortunately the newspaper editor switched the picture of the Fredericia for the Ross Revenge because one was black and white and the other was color. The editor also switched headlines by replacing 'Harold Wilson' for 'Radio Caroline', but the main text was left unchanged and as submitted.
A copy of the recording which is referred to in the Express and Star article, is in the possession of 'The Trio'! That recording is composed of two parts:
The first part contains the introduction by Robin Leach who pretends to be watching from his New York City office window, the St Patrick's Day parade marching past on the street below him. The quality is reasonably good.
The second part is of very poor quality, because it was made over a telephone handset held by Bobby Kennedy on one end with Robin Leach holding his handset next to a wire tape recorder.
The hoax itself is quite complicated because Robin Leach never admitted to working as a stringer for the U.S. tabloid National Enquirer when an ex-TV station writer-manager named George Bernard who became Leach's partner decided to write a book in 1977 called 'Inside the National Enquirer ... Confessions of an Undercover Reporter', he obscured Robin Leach's true identity by naming him "Reggie Crawford".
So who was Robin Leach?
Robin Douglas Leach was born on August 29, 1941 and attended Harrow County School for Boys where he edited a school magazine called 'The Gayton Times'. He was 14 years of age. When he turned 15 he became a general news reporter for the 'Harrow Observer' and he started a glossy town magazine at 17 years of age. The following year age 18, Robin Leach then got hired by the 'Daily Mail' as their youngest 'Page One' reporter. In 1963 he emigrated to the USA and took on a number freelancing jobs which included the 'National Enquirer', but although it became a major part of his professional road to success, he never mentioned it, and this is why George Bernard called him 'Reggie Crawford' in his book.
But it was Leach who convinced George Bernard who had been working for a US TV station, to go into business with him in New York. Together they secured a small office space above what was at the time, the Ed Sullivan Theater. It was on that stage of that theater where the Beatles performed to the screaming delight of both its 'live' audience, and to the millions of teenage television viewers in living rooms across the USA, who were watching Ed Sullivan's weekly showcase of vaudeville performers.
Leach is identified as being one of the National Enquirer's best freelance reporters, but Leach had a problem getting material because the tabloid had a terrible journalistic reputation, yet staggeringly high weekly sales. Few people ever wanted to be associated with the paper in print because of the lurid, fanciful and sensational stories that it carried, and it was known that the Italian-American owner had originally converted his paper to a national publication with help from funding by a member of the New York Mafia.
The events that follow are founded upon accounts in more than one book and several contemporary newspaper and magazine articles, but there is no single source, but all of the sources are credible and all of them confirm the events that followed. This is where the fate of Radio Caroline after the defeat of the Tory government on October 15, 1964, meets the rise of the New York control over Radio Caroline in London.
There are several threads at work.
One involves a change in the UK gambling laws which allowed the U.S. Mafia to move in with help from the British underworld, to become heavily involved with primarily London casinos. Another thread involves the Leach-Bernard partnership in New York with its links to both the Italian Mafia, and the non-Italian 'members' of this fraternity who were dubbed the 'Jewish Mafia'.
Just after the October 1964 UK General Election, Robin Leach arrived in London "to visit his parents in Perivale". At that moment in time, Allan Crawford's Radio Caroline in the South of England was about to face the challenge of Texas money which had been poured into Radio London, and it was about to go on the air.
Panic set in behind the scenes of both Radio Caroline stations. To the north that station had a mission which was also linked to developments on the Isle of Man, but to the south, Crawford's station was about to be destroyed by a version of McLendon's highly successful KLIF in Dallas, Texas.
The investors behind Radio Caroline had several agendas, and one involved Pye and its eye on a lucrative need for broadcasting equipment, if the Tory government had licensed the nearly 200 sponsored commercial radio stations waiting to go on the air. That dream was over with the win by the socialist Labour Party. However, their aims and ambitions in the Isle of Man were still alive.
This is where the fate and fortune of Iain Calder from Slamannan, which is a village just outside of Falkirk in Scotland, met with the fate and fortune of Robin Leach and the murky and rocky road of chance followed by Radio Caroline. Unlike most of the other offshore radio stations whose origins, once revealed, were relatively simple and straightforward, because Radio Caroline was more of a brand name without a corporate identity because its investors had differing interests but shared a common goal, by the end of 1964 half of the original game plan had been destroyed. So Iain Calder on page 139 of his autobiography, lets us in on an event that changed the course of Radio Caroline in the south as it was about to enter the New Year of 1965:
Remember, George Bernard claimed that "Reggie Crawford" (Robin Leach), had gone to visit his parents in Perivale, but Iain Calder describes another event:
"Robin had emigrated from England to New York before he was twenty-one and impressed the 'Enquirer' news executives with his drive and ability as a freelance reporter. Still in his twenties and now an 'Enquirer' veteran, Robin returned to London on vacation just as I was beginning my career with the paper. That is when I first met him."
I should mention here that Iain Calder later fired Robin Leach, but that was some time after Iain Calder began his management climb that eventually took him to the top post of the 'National Enquirer' at its offices in Miami, Florida. Back to Iain's account of his first meeting with Robin Leach:
"As London Bureau Chief, I arranged a dinner for Robin. There were seven of us: my wife Jane, my deputy, Bill Dick, and his wife, Margaret, plus my sister Sandra, who was visiting us from Scotland. The seventh was Robin's date - a Miss Something-or-Other and for years both Bill's wife and mine complained about how their husbands couldn't stop staring at this dazzling woman."
So, what happened at this dinner?
Iain Calder immediately switches topics and discusses something else. He does not say. Therefore it is necessary to find other bits of this puzzle and start putting them together. We know that Leach met Calder in London just after the UK General Election. We also know what happened almost immediately on December 19, 1964 when 'Billboard' announced a new Radio Caroline business plan. A few months later on March 1, 1965, 'Broadcasting' magazine revealed that this plan was going ahead with recruitment of staff in the USA.
This was essentially a rescue plan for Radio Caroline South, although it also applied to Radio Caroline North as well, and it centered upon two New York companies: One company was called Trans Atlantic Features, and that would be used by Leach as a 'front' when conducting interviews for the 'National Enquirer'. When explanations were called for, Leach and his partner could claim that they represented the news division of Radio Caroline in New York. (Few in America understood that Radio Caroline was deemed to be a 'pirate' radio station by authorities in Europe.)
The other company was Trans Atlantic Entertainment Corporation, and it was a genuine operation, but with Mafia ties. It was via TEAC that WMCA became involved with Radio Caroline using its 'Good Guys' format, and TEAC also had ties to Morris Levy who hired Jack Spector of WMCA to present his sponsored Roulette Records Show. From all of this came many other promotional ties including one of getting Ronan O'Rahilly on to the ABC-TV network show 'To Tell The Truth'. Because the 'Caroline Kennedy Hoax' had not yet been created, no mention was made on that TV show about this fable, but its invention was to allow Robin Leach to gain access to Bobby Kennedy by claiming to represent a British commercial radio station that was named after his niece. Bobby Kennedy 'fell' for the ruse that Radio Caroline had an international new bureau!
The original plan by Robin Leach was to create a sensational news story in which Bobby Kennedy endorsed Irish independence and slagged-off the British occupiers, and he would do so on St Patrick's Day! Just a few years later this theme erupted into a full scale war led by the Irish Republican Army who gained a lot of their funding and weapons from Irish-American sources.
The plan was quite insidious and it does raise some questions about what other interests were being served since Robin Leach does acknowledge a connection to Ronan O'Rahilly as being the source of 'inspiration' for this idea. At the time, IRA bombings on the UK mainland were a distant event, but this is when the O'Rahilly connection to the Dublin uprising was embellished and brought into play. More than this, several sources indicate a sinister overtone behind the faked St Patrick's Day broadcast over Radio Caroline.
A St Patrick's Day dinner was held in London and attended by the new Prime Minister Harold Wilson with Ronan O'Rahilly in attendance. The Robin Leach and Bobby Kennedy tape was played over the loudspeaker system of that event and Bobby Kennedy began by addressing Harold Wilson, and acknowledging Ronan O'Rahilly! Having listened to the speech by Bobby Kennedy, it is obvious that it parallels the speech given in Ireland by his by then murdered brother John at a time when Ronan O'Rahilly was off on his mission to Houston on behalf of Allan Crawford in June 1963.
Robin Leach hoped to ambush everyone with a major story that would create international embarrassment when splashed across the front page of the weekly 'National Enquirer'. But before he could do this he was 'scooped' by a major U.S. daily newspaper which explained to the staff of Bobby Kennedy that he had been 'set-up' by the 'National Enquirer', the daily paper also reported that Radio Caroline was a 'pirate' station operating in defiance of the new Labour government of Harold Wilson. All of this had the possibility of creating international tensions involving the USA, the UK and Ireland, and had this taken place during 'The Troubles', there is no doubt that everyone would understand why the Labour government had to shut down Radio Caroline!
There is a lot more to all of this and it will be revealed in due course.
However, as a footer, before Robin Leach hit the big time as host of the TV show 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous', he began a syndicated pop newspaper called GO. He did this in conjunction with WMCA, and Leach quickly added many other stations such as WFUN in Miami, until its masthead proclaimed that it had become "the largest circulation of any pop weekly".
Back in New York, with TFA-TAEC in full swing and out of the glare of the British news media, Morris Levy and has contacts with both the 'Jewish Mafia' and the Italian Cosa Nostra, opened the doors to WMCA, and then to placing Ronan O'Rahilly on an edition of the ABC-TV network show 'To Tell the Truth'.
It was only after the curtain began to fall on all of the offshore stations due to the coming of the Marine Offences Act, that Phillip Solomon stepped-in to pick-up the pieces. He did that shortly before the two Caroline ships were towed away in ignominy during March 1968.
Well, that's enough of that out of time sequence, so tomorrow we will turn the clock back even further to see how a lot of different people, all with different agendas, came together behind the scenes to eventually create Radio Caroline. However, Ronan O'Rahilly was not a part of any of these groups, he was someone merely picked-up along the way and paid to mislead both fans, politicians and the press.
He did that job very well.
In addition to the amendments to this site which I announced in my last blog, several more have been made, and this includes the addition of our own Timeline. You can find this addition at the conclusion of the page 'Who We Are' which has been revised to place items in a proper time flow sequence.
I will return later with Timeline items as part of our new format to explain who and why Radio Caroline was created in 1964, and because it is totally different from anything you have ever read before, it will be revealed by linked fragments, and not as a single addition to this blog. Although some would prefer to see a one-glance overview, because this new information challenges everything you ever thought you knew about Radio Caroline, it is necessary to use a court room approach by laying foundations to new evidence, otherwise shrill cries will arise from the choir of trolls who have been brainwashed in the manner of all cults to only believe and accept what their leader tells them.
Although this site began in response to a particular book, it has now evolved into a place where the true story about Radio Caroline will be published and you will learn who created it in 1964, and why they created it.
Because the scope of this site includes the essence of what will become a book called 'Radio-Noir' that includes a knowledge of geographical locations and the interaction of many people who have remained outside the existing storyline of Radio Caroline, new features have been added.
GEOPOLITICS - Which covers the inter-connectivity of mass media management and international cross-border broadcasting from offshore. Maps will show readers locations mentioned in the text, and their connectivity.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS - This will place activities within the context of time and therefore in relation to other events that may or may not be directly related, but never-the-less they are events which do have an impact on the story, and therefore they must be taken into consideration.
BIOFRAG - This is a proprietary library of biographical fragments from inter-connecting lives. In other words it is not intended to be an an exhaustive biography of any one person, but it is intended to show the background of individuals named in the storyline.
WHO WE ARE - This page explains more about the three people (called 'The Trio'), and the narrator who are all responsible for this site.
BLOG - This is the ongoing story line in diary format.
COMMENTS - This is a separate Forum for a discussion about this work. It is not open to comments that are irrelevant or frivolous.
GET IN TOUCH - This page offers readers a method of person-to-person contact.
Tomorrow I will return to the story of timeline which eventually led to the creation of Radio Caroline in 1964. Right now I am in the process of revising the WHO WE ARE page to make it clear who is editing this blog and how other members of 'The Trio' relate to it.
I see no point is wasting more time on Ronan O'Rahilly, although I could (again) take issue with the script read by the priest yesterday at O'Rahilly's memorial service.
I am referring to the subject of films and George Lazenby, because his crazy story links to both O'Rahilly and a convicted thief named George Drummond. He was part of a robbery in aid of that 1969 fake news story about the so-called 'Caroline TV' project. It fizzled out when Drummond found himself in a London courtroom, and eventually George Drummond ran off to Bermuda and changed his name.
Maybe we will return to that subject a little later on, but there is so much of the real story about Radio Caroline which has not been told to date, that it seems rather pointless spending more time on this now deceased con man named Ronan O'Rahilly.
In the meantime I would like to draw your attention to the fact that I have spent quite a bit of time building new page additions to this site, and all of them are now in various stages of development. Take a look by using the links top right.
I don't know who wrote the script about the life of Ronan O'Rahilly which was then spoken aloud today for the world to hear, but there were at least two major problems with what was uttered in the name of all that is pure and true: Lies were part of the package!
If you have ever had to arrange a funeral, then you know that there are certain parts of the script that are left to someone other than the person who will utter the words out loud.
Since the speaker admitted to having little contact with Ronan O'Rahilly, the speaker was not at fault.
But somebody was!
[LISTEN TO THE LIE BY CLICKING ON THE VIDEO LINK ABOVE!]
If you look at the masthead of this web page you will see a reference to Robin Leach and the 1965 point of origination of this lie. I have not yet got around to explaining in great detail how and why this lie was manufactured, but in due course, I will.
Now before a number of people start jumping up and down to defend the now deceased Ronan O'Rahilly, remember you did not do this for the legless, blinded and abused Allan Crawford who died alone in a nursing home in Wales. Yet it was from Allan Crawford that Ronan O'Rahilly stole the limelight and the glory.
How about the departed Don Pierson? He was mocked by Johnnie Walker, and yet, Don Pierson was the creator of the stations that the BBC ripped off to create its own Radio One and Radio Two. But Don Pierson has gone unremembered by the same people praising Ronan O'Rahilly.
This is such a sick game being played by the trolls who are trumpeting the falsity that "Caroline continues" and wrapping their arms around a 'tribute' written by Malcolm Smith that all but calls Ronan O'Rahilly a con man. I would be most offended by that 'tribute', but it seems that the trolls either can't read or they cannot comprehend what they are reading.
The words "Convince a man against his will, He's of the same opinion still", have been quoted by many people, and what inspired Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) to utter them, is anybody's guess, but they are true never-the-less. So it is with the claims of Ronan O'Rahilly who has taken falsity to his grave via a pulpit shown on a worldwide web cam.
However, there is another saying derived from Shakespear's 'The Merchant of Venice (1596): ".... at the length truth will out."
".... History has turned the page, uh huh .... The beat goes on, the beat goes on .... La de da de de, la de da de da ..." But now that "history has turned the page with the death of Ronan O'Rahilly on April 20, 2020 ...." what does that imply about the pages of history?
The trolls who have come to life on and after March 27, 1964 were too young to know the story of Radio Caroline, and so they are unable to recall events that took place at that time. They rely upon others to tell them what happened.
We call that passing on of events that are supposed to have taken place, a recital of history.
But contemporaneously with those events, for a time, Ronan O'Rahilly was paid as an interpreter for mass media to explain "the real story" with which most reporters could fill their news columns and broadcast versions on the airwaves. Ronan O'Rahilly claimed that he was telling the truth about what had taken place on March 27, 1964, which by the way, was two years before Sonny and Cher recorded 'The Beat Goes on'.
Mass media by and large bought into the mythology, not realizing or perhaps not caring that they were hoax stories and inventive lies that Ronan O'Rahilly was telling them. O'Rahilly did so with the help of his paid scriptwriter, Ian Cowper Ross. He was working for the 'Duke and Duchess of Caroline", otherwise known as Jocelyn Stevens who had roped-in his wife to play her part in this charade of make believe.
In a television documentary Stevens claimed that there was no 'Mister Big' behind Radio Caroline, and in one sense that was true: because there were several people who fit that description as backers of Radio Caroline. Each one had an agenda that was slightly different from the others, but all of them were behind a gamble to get Radio Caroline on the air; to stay on the air, and to force the Tory government to issue them with land-based broadcasting licenses for sponsored commercial radio stations. Their ultimate goal was part of the big secret and the reason for hiring Ross and O'Rahilly.
Now Ronan O'Rahilly is dead, and he died after a sad period of time during which he lost his own memory due to disease. Now it is too late for him to ever tell the truth. But the ironic twist to all this is that his modern-day army of trolls who have accepted his fake version of history, are now confronted with the fact that Ronan O'Rahilly who claimed to sneer at the Establishment and its legacy drenched in past events, is going to have a funeral in a church built before the USA became a federal nation and independent of the United Kingdom.
That nation called the United Kingdom was born just a short time before the church in which Ronan O'Rahilly will be mourned, was built, and that was before the United States of America thumbed its nose at London, England, and it was at Hove in England where Ronan's father was born.
Such a lot of history, and the beat (still) goes on ".... La de da de de, la de da de da ..."
So does it matter that Ronan O'Rahilly is being properly and authentically recorded in that church at Louth, as part of a family of persons who included his wife Catherine, and as the ".... much loved brother to Nuala, Roisin and Iseult, an inspiration to his nephews and nieces Lorna, Shane, Mark, Misty, Vanessa, Frank, Maria, Gina, Lucia and to his stepson Caspian."?
Aaah yes! That mysterious sister named Iseult whose first name was for a time, sandwiched in between Fredericia and Caroline, to become the name of a ship which eventually housed 'Radio Caroline North'. But to explain that, I would have to explain a lot more than just her involvement, because the story behind that vessel is tied to the fate of the Texas owned mv Mi Amigo, and that is tied in turn to the demise of radio station GBOK, which is what I was unraveling before Ronan O'Rahilly's death was announced. So the story behind the involvement of Iseult O'Rahilly will have to wait its turn, but its turn, or her involvement, will be explained by me in due course!
Does it matter that in death the O'Rahilly family is surrounding his memorial service with factually authenticated details, whereas in life both Ronan O'Rahilly and his family did their best to hide by obfuscation the truth about the life and times of Ronan O'Rahilly?
Does in matter that the rest of the world will be forever stuck with the lies and deceit that Ronan O'Rahilly foisted upon them? Does it matter that the history of Radio Caroline as told to date is so fake as to be not just downright silly, but deceitfully misleading and fraudulent as well?
What does it matter that Ronan O'Rahilly has died in the knowledge that his greatest achievement has been to screw-up the educational base of millions of minds who thought that Radio Caroline was all about pop music, and not about the machinations of national and international power politics involving everything from nuclear mass extermination by world war; the games people have learned to play by international tax evasion; or how to both carve-up, and then exploit the North Sea for oil and gas? Oh, yes, all of that is part of the real story behind Radio Caroline!
Does it matter that you don't know how the big tax money game is played, or the actual and factual story behind the price of gasoline (petrol) you pay to run your cars and trucks and fuel the buses and planes you pay to ride on? Does it matter that this story involves political assassinations and wars wreaking misery and painful death for millions?
Does it matter?
Does anything matter?
While 'The Trio' have embarked upon an academic research project to peel back the real story, it is apparent that the mass media and its followers with their absorbent minds, have no time for studying such boring topics as "history", which can be, and which has been manipulated. So this blog and its related pages have been created to reach the masses with an 'in-your-face' approach.
"This is a Caroline Flashback: .... History has turned the page, uh huh .... Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain .... And the beat goes on, beat goes on ... La de da de de, la de da de da."