Vale Ronan O’Rahilly

Tributes have been flowing in the UK for Radio Caroline founder, Ronan O’Rahilly who has passed away at the age of 79.
O’Rahilly  is credited with revolutionising the world of British broadcasting forever when he launched the world’s most famous offshore pirate radio station in the 60’s.
The founder and visionary of Radio Caroline, remained a figurehead of the station that broadcast from a ship anchored in the North Sea following its launch in Easter 1964.
The station challenged the BBC which had refused to take the rock music revolution seriously and the story became the inspiration for the 2009 Richard Curtis movie, The Boat That Rocked.

O’Rahilly’s station launched the careers of Tony Blackburn and Tony Prince, and he also managed musicians Georgie Fame and Alez Korner as well as Australian actor, George Lazenby, Graham Webb, Ian MacRae and Mike Ahern, amongst many others.






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