Radio 1 was conceived as a direct response to the popularity of offshore pirate radio stations such as Radio Caroline and Radio London, which had been outlawed by Act of Parliament.
Radio 1 was launched at am on Saturday 30 September 1967.
After the broadcast, viewers who apparently thought it was a hoax posted messages such as "OMG", "LOL", and "hahahah".
Hours later, after being alerted by viewers who had noticed that Biggs had stopped breathing, law enforcement and paramedics arrived, discovered his body, and covered the camera.
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If a customer was in on the joke, Abuhamdeh would banter with them a bit.
For today's generation it might seem, 'What's the point of doing it if everyone isn't going to see it?
Tayser Abuhamdeh doesn’t have what most people would call an exciting job. “Eventually I started opening up, saying random things, telling jokes and laughing at my own jokes.
But others posted insults and even encouraged him to kill himself.
Eventually as many as 1,500 signed on to see the desperate act - with some urging him to hurry up, apparently believing it a hoax.