London Fete For Publication Of One-Time Radio Luxembourg DJ Tony Prince/Jan Sestak's Autobiography
February 9, 2017 at 2:57 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS EUROPE was on hand in LONDON last night, where PATRICK ENGELBERG, AMBASSADOR OF LUXEMBOURG for the UK, staged a lavish reception and buffet at THE EMBASSY OF LUXEMBOURG in LONDON. It was held exclusively for all former RADIO LUXEMBOURG DJs in support of the launch of TONY PRINCE and JAN SESTAK’s new book “THE ROYAL RULER & THE RAILWAY DJ,” a double autobiography from both sides of the IRON CURTAIN.
Later on, a host of 200 VIPs, including friends, well-known celebrities from the world of music, entertainment, sport, and popular culture as well as radio managers and DJs from across the spectrum joined in the party until the wee small hours at THE HARD ROCK CAFÉ on LONDON’S PICCADILLY to celebrate RADIO LUXEMBOURG and the book launch.
The book tells the story of the effect of COMMUNISM on the teenagers and musicians in CZECHOSLOVAKIA, set against the remarkable career of TONY PRINCE, a DJ who rocked the boat (from RADIO CAROLINE NORTH), met ELVIS PRESLEY, sang with PAUL McCARTNEY and RINGO STARR, toured with the OSMONDS and partied with LED ZEPPELIN.
PRINCE became the only DJ to perform inside the IRON CURTAIN not long after the RUSSIAN invasion of CZECHOSLOVAKIA which is where the authors first met.
This is the story of RADIO LUXEMBOURG and the DJs who entertained an estimated 100 million TRANS-EUROPEAN listeners every night on 208 METRES // 1440khz AM from 1933 and for over 60 years until the station’s AM closure at the end of 1991.
TONY PRINCE told our own ENDA W. CALDWELL: “While RADIO LUXEMBOURG may still be a mystery to many of your readers in the STATES, this book, I hope, goes some of the way to explaining just how massive a radio station RADIO LUXEMBOURG really was”
For more information on getting the book, go here.