The Remarkable Tale of Radio 1: The History of the Nation's Favourite Station 1967-95

The Remarkable Tale of Radio 1: The History of the Nation's Favourite Station 1967-95

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By Robert Sellers

For most people in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s, Radio 1 provided the soundtrack to their lives. Commanding up to 24 million listeners a week, it was the most popular radio station in the world.

An iconic institution and one of the UK’s most famous brands, its history and socio-cultural impact is explored in full here for the first time. Robert Sellers draws on archive material and first-hand interviews with DJs and key personnel to capture the extraordinary story of Radio 1, from its beginnings in 1967 through to its controversial reorganisation in the early nineties.

‘Sellers does a fantastic job at evoking the atmosphere of Radio 1. While some paragraphs will make you cackle with laughter, others will startle you… if you want a well-balanced mixture of music history, drama, comedy, and arguably even tragedy, look no further than this one’ Eternal Terror

'Very well researched and put together… reliving those days when the DJs were often as famous and sought after as the pop stars themselves and Radio One was indeed ‘Onederful’’ The Afterword

'An enthralling history of the station.... it is the the copious amount of interviews that bring it to life and so vividly capture the station at its most vibrant and relevant. A fantastic celebration.' Classic Pop, 4 stars


Publication Date: 20.05.21
ISBN: 9781913172121
Extent: 352 pages
Format: Hardback

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