Ahoy there!


Here’s MRA with our pals Les and Stu* aboard the Caliope

Stu Les Lou

They’re moored across the harbour prior to leaving for the French waterways mid-week (not MRA) so we visited this morning and then got back to hear from Phil that 52 years ago today Radio Caroline launched – it just gave me an idea …

*(Stu played guitar and dobro in Reet Petite & Gone, Les got lots of gigs and then played with Stu in Hot Tamales)


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

3 thoughts on “Ahoy there!

  1. PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD SIR….. little more trivia for the masses whilst we are on a nautical theme…….
    first record plated by d.j Chris Moore was ‘Fool If You Think Its Over by Chris Rea (tune later to be with me a few times every year as Elkie Brooks sung her version in the show…..Other ‘shipmates at the time would’ve been Simon Dee /Johnnie Walker / D L T / T v on radio Tommy Vance /Tony Blackburn / Tony Prince and the infamous D J Rosko

    ………………………………..MAN OVERBOARD…………………………..

  2. I assume they are coast hugging to Dover not heading out into the channel humming Ferry cross the Mersey

  3. Hah! Eastbourne apparently then it’s, “a life on the ocean waves …”

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