1967: August Snapshot

Although our birthday month has passed, we’re continuing our look back from the year we were first established. This month we’re looking at August 1967 and what was happening in the world around us.


Another big month for music, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was put in place to ban pirate radio. This gave the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 jurisdiction over the territorial water of the UK, not just on land. It was a big blow to music lovers around the world as it came a time when music had very limited play time on radio and TV. It was also the month Fleetwood Mac debuted in Windsor, much to the delight of their fans.

Across the pond, the US was making headlines as Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the first African American Supreme Court Justice – just one step in a world-changing movement in America.