Pirate Radio: An Illustrated History by Keith Skues and David Kindred
PUBLISHED: 10:40 19 January 2015 | UPDATED: 10:40 19 January 2015
This month Essex Life reviews Pirate Radio: An Illustrated History. Keith Skues is a British radio personality who has worked on BBC Radio and BBC Three Counties Radio, as well as being a pirate radio DJ. David Kindred has been a professional photographer for more than 50 years.
The history of pirate radio is inextricably linked with Essex and its coastline. This book is a fascinating insight into a time long gone, when music lovers took it upon themselves to break free of the constraints of licenced radio, and branch out on their own to bring pop and rock to the masses. The photos are beautiful, evoking an era of rebellion and revolution, all the while remembering that the music was the most important thing. The book is wonderfully written, clearly by a man with a lot of expertise and memories of his own.
Publisher: Amberley Press
Release Date: September 2014
Price: £20 (Hardback) ISBN: 9781445637631