The Ship That Rocked the World: How Radio Caroline Defied the Establishment, Launched the British Invasion and Made the Planet Safe for Rock and Roll
by Tom Lodge
Did you ever wonder why so much fantastic music started coming out of Britain in the 60s? Pirates did it. That's right, Pirates. The story of how they did it seems unbelievable, but it really happened, and it completely altered the course of rock and roll. Talent alone was not enough to break through the rigid broadcasting system that filtered anything it deemed 'unsafe'....more
Hardcover, 242 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Bartleby Press
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I was SO disappointed. Pirate Radio was such a good movie I expected the book to be equally entertaining. Not so much. The writing was dry and stilted, and I stopped reading it after the Beatles interview because it just made NO sense to me at all. The book captured none of the emotion, none of the sense of adventure that you would have thought existed. A dreary read.
A very informative read. I had no idea that the British government was so overbearing. This is a very interesting piece of Brisith rock n' roll history. A must read for Who and Beatles fans, especially. There is a chapter-long interview with the Beatles.