Gerd Klawitter: RNI in July 1970

 

On Thursday 23rd July 1970, RNI closed down its transmissions off Clacton-on-Sea. The Mebo II upped anchor and headed back to the Netherlands. The station resumed broadcasts on Friday 24th July - without the jamming of the British authorities which had caused so much trouble. In Scheveningen harbour, the Mebo I waited to take several deejays to the Mebo II.

The 18-year-old German student Gerd Klawitter visited the crew on board, conducted several interviews and took unique pictures. He joined the guys on their trip to the Mebo II which had just arrived back from the UK.

You can download some interviews with Andy Archer, John Denny, Michael Lindsay and Alan West (10 MB, mp3-files)

 

(c) all pictures: Gerd Klawitter

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Mebo I in the harbour of Scheveningen

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Alan West

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Andy Archer

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John Denny

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The Mebo II

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Axel

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Axel

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Studio A

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Transmitter room

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Engine room

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Spangles Muldoon in Studio B

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Dave Gregory

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Mark Wesley

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Mebo I in the harbour of Scheveningen

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Carl Mitchell, Michael Lindsay

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Carl Mitchell, Michael Lindsay

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Edwin Bollier

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Erwin Meister

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Alan West

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Andy Archer

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John Denny

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Studio A

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Mark Wesley

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Spangles Muldoon

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Spangles Muldoon

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Mebo II

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On tour to the Mebo II

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On tour to the Mebo II

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On tour to the Mebo II

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On tour to the Mebo II

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On tour to the Mebo II

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On tour to the Mebo II

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On tour to the Mebo II

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On tour to the Mebo II

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Gerd Klawitter