"A live solo version performed by Sting from the 1982 album The Secret Policeman's Other Ball received moderate airplay on album-oriented rock radio and reached number 28 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart."FebruaryCallendar wrote:What was the solo re-recording of "Roxanne" featured here?
I quite enjoyed watching the programme about the pirates although there were a few factual errors. I found it strange that the owner of LWR gave the impression that he took the station off-air in September 1985 until the middle of 1986 in order to try and obtain a legitimate license to broadcast as not only can I remember listening to LWR at the end of 1985 but I have a recording of the station I made on Good Friday in 1986, which would be Friday 28 March 1986.FebruaryCallendar wrote:Some clearly organised fanbase voting for old acts here - you can sort of see why Capital felt the need to relaunch itself in the autumn of 1984 taking some influence from the London pirates covered on BBC Four last Friday (and indeed why those unlicensed stations were doing so well).
As Robbie's post made clear, this was about the soul/reggae/early hip-hop pirates, whose influence seeped through into shows such as Mike Allen's after he moved away from his mainstream daytime show - but there was also Laser 558, a return to offshore radio, picking up the audience for Top 40 music.camdwntownjohn wrote:There was an all-oldies station from Twickenham called Radio Sovereign which was taking a large percentage of Capital's listeners and must have influenced them into starting Capital Gold. There was also Radio Jackie which was operating a very professional all-day service. I must watch that BBC documentary.