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Roger "Twiggy" Day; Pirate of the Airwaves

By Roger "Twiggy" Day.

Pirate of the Airwaves, by Roger Twiggy Day

"Quite simply this is the best book about radio that I have ever read."

The true story of The Boat That Rocked.

Well, part of it.

This is the story of a boy from humble beginnings who became the face of 60s Pirate Radio and independent radio.

As a child, Roger Day loved music and always dreamed of being a radio DJ. It all started in the front room of his parents' guest house in Margate, playing records to his school friends.

Throughout his career, his voice could be heard on disco floors across the UK, Swinging Radio England, Radio Caroline (where he defied the government pirate radio legislation and risked jail), Radio Luxembourg, Radio Northsea International, and various independent radios. He has also worked for the BBC and is now featured on the new national station, Boom Radio.

He has toured with The Beach Boys and interviewed countless stars, among them Elton John, Brian May, Stevie Nicks, Alice Cooper, Suzanna Vega, Adele, Florence and the Machine, Nirvana, Bonnie Tyler, Meatloaf, Nickelback, Dire Straights, and many, many more.

Roger Day has the unique record of hosting a daily radio programme since May 1966.

This fascinating memoir, packed with colour photos and newspaper clippings, is well worth a space on your bookshelf.

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