It's a strange old world in the land of the Anoraks where for decades certain dates or anniversaries hold the same or even more significance than say the 8th May 1945 or even 9th November 1989. Easter Sunday being one that readily springs to mind along with today August 14th. Yes events in 1964 and 1967 resonate highly among faithful Anoraks of a certain age and this year is no exception, no wait a moment, hang on a bit, it would appear that this year is an exception. 2019 what's going on, explain yourself?
A quick search around various free radio forums and the silence is deafening. A certain tpebop has tried to stir up the usual frenzy of nostalgia on a couple of forums and fallen flat on his/her/it's face. Is forgetting or ignoring now the new cool in anorak circles? Have they all morphed into Hipsters and so hey daddio we don't look back, looking back is soooo last year!
Or have we finally run out of angles or energy when it comes to offshore radio and the past. This cat has been skinned so many times your down to the bone and chipping. But Johnny Walker promised us, he ensured us that no man would ever forget August 14th 1967! I wonder if he remembered today whilst going around his local agricultural show with the wife, pinning the odd rosette on here and there and being wined and dined with the local farming finery (source - The Blackmore Vale).
Oh well 1967 is a long time ago now, and as the new party line is "nobody is interested about what happened back then" perhaps Malcolm X oops S is now the keeper of sixties offshore radio history and Johnny should have kept his mouth shut. So anoraks, toe the line, "nobody cares" and that most certainly includes you. That is of course and whilst we are on the subject small furry domestic pets, unless someone comes along at lets the cat out of the bag. I had better dial 999 and see if this is an anorak emegency.
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