THE AMERICAN FORCES RADIO

“The Rota base radio station was a treasure in the air of town” This is how Felipe Benítez Reyes, one of the protagonists of Rota n’Roll, describes this musical phenomenon that took place in Rota and surroundings, since the signal of the American Forces Radio Rota (AFN Rota), which started to broadcast in 1960, was tuning in all the area, radiating unknown tunes back then in Spain (rock, blues, country …)

Another protagonists of the documentary,Pepe Ramos says that was the moment when “rock n ‘roll arrived in Rota and the singer Antonio Machín lost his maracas”.

PHOTO: American Forces Radio Rota