Ellen Kraal

15 Jan 1955 - 1 Oct 1992


Ellen Kraal

15 Jan 1955 - 1 Oct 1992
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samantha Dubois (real name Ellen Kraal, born in the Netherlands) was a radio presenter on Radio Caroline during the 1970s and again in 1984.[1] She was born in the Netherlands but learned to speak English from time spent growing up in New Zealand in the 1960s,[2
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Ellen Kraal


North Shore Memorial Park (Schnapper Rock)

235 Schnapper Rock Road
Auckland, , Auckland
New Zealand


May 20, 2013


May 11, 2013

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samantha Dubois (real name Ellen Kraal, born in the Netherlands) was a radio presenter on Radio Caroline during the 1970s and again in 1984.[1] She was born in the Netherlands but learned to speak English from time spent growing up in New Zealand in the 1960s,[2] this gave her a unique and instantly recognisable accent. She joined Radio Caroline originally as the girlfriend of Peter Chicago, and at first she helped out with the cooking on the radio ship Mi Amigo She was first heard on the air on 3 March 1973, calling herself 'Ellen the cook',[3] the only time that she used her real name. In 1974, she began working as a regular broadcaster in the 3am-6am slot, (although later in her career she also presented late night and some daytime shows), using the name 'Samantha Dubois', (although later she just called herself 'Samantha'). Her countless intervals on board dated from 6 March to 10 May 1974, a brief period during August 1974, from 16 December 1975 to September 1976, a short period during the month of March 1977, and finally from 21 September to 17 October 1978. According to tabulations from the late Buster Pearson of Monitor magazine, she was on the air for a total of 792 hours. On 12 January 1977, she was fined by a Dutch court for her involvement with the station. Despite this, she returned to Radio Caroline in March of that year.[4] She made her final broadcast on 17 October 1978. After she left the station, she later got married and moved to New Zealand. She did, however, return to the station in 1984, from 14 September to 10 November, during which she added another 147 hours 'live on the air' from the radio ship Ross Revenge After leaving Radio Caroline for the last time, she returned to New Zealand to have a child named Luke on 18 September 1991 she then later died on 1 October 1992.[1] Samantha Dubois began broadcasting on Radio Caroline at a time when there were still very few female broadcasters, and there is no doubt that she laid the groundwork for others to follow, such as Caroline Martin, who presented on Radio Caroline in the 1980s. She remains much admired and missed by her former colleagues and more importantly her listeners.[6] Due to the late night/early morning timing of many of her programmes, the number of recordings of her broadcasts are limited. However, recordings have begun to emerge in the last few years.

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Ellen Kraal was born on 15 Jan 1955
Ellen Kraal was 9 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
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Ellen Kraal was 24 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
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Ellen Kraal was 28 years old when Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling album of all time, was released. Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
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Ellen Kraal died on 1 Oct 1992 at the age of 37
Grave record for Ellen Kraal (15 Jan 1955 - 1 Oct 1992), BillionGraves Record 3939878 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand