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(Very many thanks to Glenn Adams, Glenn Knight, Svenn Martinsen and Doug Foland.
Also to Pinky Siedenburg, who used to run Caroline's Amsterdam office, for providing this picture of Glenn speaking at a free radio rally in London.) was born in Liverpool on 30th. His first job was in a clothes shop but he also worked as a barman and clerk before opening a club with a friend.
Sadly Mike died from cancer on Monday 5th October 2009.
Our tribute to him is here and there is an interview here.
I've been avoiding computers for years and still don't have one but last week saw your website and the 40th reunion Caroline photos etc. That experience on Caroline, my first radio gig, is still crystal clear in my mind - the tender trips from Amsterdam, the storms, reading the news on Robbie Dale's show, that six to nine pm slot of mine, especially The Two Ton Yellow Mustard Seed, those crazy shows of Johnnie Walker hanging off the side of the ship making contact with the ‘Frinton Flashers’, Spangles Muldoon's mop of peroxide hair and that bunkroom with the ship's spiral transmission mast at the foot of the bed radiating God knows what, and his unbelievably smelly socks, which, by their total potency probably negated the radiation worries.
Those dates you mentioned of my arrival and departure are spot on.
When station boss Ted Allbeury took over the ship-based Radio 355, the following year, David went with him but life on a boat was not to his taste and he did not stay long.
(The feature's name was taken from a radio show he had heard in San Francisco called The Ever Changing Transcendental Multilingual Two-Ton Mustard Seed.) Glenn saw in the New Year with Caroline but left early in 1968.
The offshore radio stations of the sixties were keen to promote their star disc-jockeys.
They were booked to make personal appearances while ashore, interviews were arranged with the press and photographs were sent out to the listeners.
We had no details at all of his later career until September 2005 when we heard from the man himself: “Greetings from New Zealand.
A friend's relations from England were visiting nearby and after explaining my involvement with Radio Caroline and Glastonbury Festival, they sent some info they had found on website.