Paul Alexander Rusling was not the first person to trade on dimentia as a means of covering his tracks in order to sell books about people who could not be cross-examined, either because of illness; death or the fact that in sound health they never, ever told the truth. You can make-up anything you like about a person who is dead and who lied consistently while still alive.
Now on to this same Ruslingesque platform has stepped Mike Plumley to write about the recently departed Christopher Moore, who sounds as if he, like Ronan O'Rahilly departed without being fully aware of who he was or where he had been. That is what various forms of dementia do to the human mind. I knew a person who died in a nursing home not so long ago with similar symptoms, and her death was tranquil and without pain, but she only had a frail grasp of reality.
The storyline about the original station called Radio Caroline is enmeshed in a trio of deceit and diseased minds, by people who were brought in by the real promoters to mislead and deceive both the press and public. As the years went by this trio went in separate physical directions but continued to engage in deceit about their prior activities.
Paul Rusling was but one of the latest hack writers to engage in the game of 'tell all for cash', when in reality he had nothing to tell, but he did have a need for cash. Some engage in this game for vanity having a semi-association with one or more of the original Caroline conning trio. Rusling did have connections to O'Rahilly, but not in the formation period when the original Radio Caroline came on the air. Mike Plumley is not asking for money, he is just dispensing misinformation, or at best, confused and garbled information based upon hearsay,
There have been two recent accounts of Mike Plumley doing this, and in both instances his vehicle of dissemination was Offshore Echos magazine. A prior instance was referenced by this Blog a few months ago with regards to Mike Plumley's comment about Ian Cowper Ross. See: https://www.yesternoir.org/caroline-brooks-blog/oem-202-review
Now, with the death of Christopher Moore, an obituary by Mike Plumley has appeared Online in the website belonging to Offshore Echos magazine. You can read this for yourself at: https://www.offshoreechos.com/Main%20page.html
Offshore Echos did not publish Plumley's obituary to deceive, but the magazine does appear to have been deceived by Mike Plumley, and here's why:
We, as an investigative team of journalists, are trying to uncover the true story behind the 1964 creation of Radio Caroline, but it is a story that has been previous drowned in lies and deception quite deliberately. To prove the real facts in evidence requires documentation and that is what we have provided regarding Ian Cowper Ross and his father Charles Edward Ross.
Now, with the death of Christopher Moore another enigma has arisen from the grave. Chris Moore was around with both Ross and O'Rahilly in 1964, but he appears to have been the victim of a con job himself. So back then Chris Moore sued Ronan O'Rahilly only to discover that Ronan O'Rahilly did not know the true story about Radio Caroline. So in 1990 Chris Moore seems to have patched-up his rift with O'Rahilly and appeared with Ian Cowper Ross in a BBC-TV documentary about the start of Radio Caroline, which was primarily a work of fiction, and not a work of journalistic documentation.
Chris Moore then disappeared and the episodic recital provided by Mike Plumley about the last days of Christopher Moore do not appear to have been happy, contented days looking back on a pleasant life. It is on this note that Mike Plumley has decided to step forward and tell readers of Offshore Echos magazine all about the life of Chris Moore.
This is part of Mike Plumley's recital:
The problems with this paragraph are many!
Ian Cowper Ross in his own work of biographical fiction does recount how and where he first met Chris Moore who then introduced him to Ronan O'Rahilly. But Ian Cowper Ross' book has taken basic facts and run them through a mangle to which has been added all manner of make-believe nonsense. Ian Cowper Ross' book has no documentary value at all. It merely confirms a developing storyline retold on BBC-TV that is a work of fiction that is intended to deceive. Chris Moore was in that TV show and he appeared on camera with Ian Cowper Ross.
So the question is this: Before he died, or in a letter he left behind, did Chris Moore do a 'tell all' with documentary proof for the benefit of Mike Plumley, or has Mike Plumley merely repeated hearsay from some other unnamed source?
Mike Plumley claims that before his involvement with Radio Caroline in 1964, Christopher Moore worked as DJ at the Crazy Elephant Club at 28 Curzon Street, and Ian Cowper Ross has claimed by inference, that he first met Christopher Moore when he was a club DJ. But did Christopher Moore ever work at the Crazy Elephant Club, because if he did, it was not on Curzon Street!
There was a restaurant at 28 Curzon Street called the White Elephant, but Mike Plumley claims that the establishment called the Crazy Elephant Club was owned by "Benny Fisz". and that he was tied into the 'James Bond' film franchise. In this way Plumley drops the name of George Lazenby. Now he is getting into a murky pool of criminality involving Lazenby's conman and associate thief who claimed to be the heir of 'Drummond Bank'. More lies, and more deceit.
So what about Benny Fisz? Well, he is in reality Szlomo Benjamin Fisz who was a Polish film producer and writer. He died on November 17, 1989. No association in his movie-making with 'James Bond'.
Then what about the White Elephant, did Szlomo Benjamin Fisz own part of it? Not that we can discover. It was opened by a husband and wife team in the early 1950s, and when the husband died of illness, his wife maintained management for a while. But her interest was in producing plays at the same time and for the same ITA franchised television companies that Dorothy (Kitty) Black was working for, and both were performing similar work. The probability is that these two women knew each other.
Then what about the Crazy Elephant Club, did it exist? Yes it did at 57 Jermyn Street, and here is a picture of its basement doorway taken not so long ago:
We are not claiming that Mike Plumley did not come into contact with either (or both) Ian Cowper Ross and Christopher Moore, but what we are stating is that if he did, it was long after the events of 1959 to 1964 that led up to the creation of Radio Caroline.
In other words, without documentation, Mike Plumley appears to be engaging in more hearsay mythology to promote the same sort of storyline that appears in Rusling's contrived nonsense that he calls a 'bible'.
We will keep you informed as part of our research.