It’s fifty years since music from Radio Caroline pushed aside the blanket of broadcasting blandness and woke Britain to a brighter musical future. ‘Not Fade Away’ was the first record played and how true that has been.
Castaways on a North Sea ship
Adrift on waves of the sea, sent out
Radical radio waves to rip
Out the older order of things: shout
Louder for change and give a choice;
Installed a bright new culture. Youth
Needs to be heard with a voice
Endless as the songs they sing of truth.