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Rockers (1978)

At its best, Rockers, a picaresque reggae romp, is an enjoyable wallow in Kingston (Jamaica) slum culture. The star, Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace, has an engaging, deadpan...

Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

Can't Stop the Music was made by Allan Carr, who was also responsible for the mega-musical Grease (1978), as a vehicle for the promotion of the Village...

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)

Rock 'n' Roll High School is a musical comedy - a genre that all but died out in the 1960s. However, a soundtrack featuring The...

Marc

1 9 7 7 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Following his mammoth success throughout the 70s with T. Rex, Marc Bolan's very own television pop show...

Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)

Released almost concurrently with Rock Around The Clock (1956), this teen vehicle was considered a much more respectable and sympathetic portrayal of teen life than the...

Don’t Look Back (1965)

In April 1965, when Bob Dylan arrived for a two-week tour of Britain, director D.A. Pennebaker followed his entourage around, filming him in concert,...

Born To Boogie (1973)

Born To Boogie was, first and last, a celebration of the phenomenon of Marc Bolan. There was no plot, no message, no subliminal undertone;...

Monterey Pop (1971)

Monterey Pop was an excellent example of the definitive rock documentary movie in that it was able to stand back and film a concert and...

Rock All Night (1957)

When a pair of killers take refuge in a bar it takes the little man with the big chip on his shoulder to disarm...

Pop Gear (1965)

There was no plot or story here, just a collection of lip-synched videos in colour from some of the bands that were part of...

Song Remains The Same, The (1976)

The only official concert video document to be released by Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains The Same is rather self-indulgent, bloated in concept and not quite...

Let It Be (1970)

Originally arranged as rehearsals for a one-off live show, the TV documentary/concert McCartney envisioned devolved instead into a depressing fly-on-the-wall ogle at The Beatles'...

Charlie Is My Darling (1966)

Charlie Is My Darling follows two days in the life of The Rolling Stones during their tour of Ireland in 1965 Three months before shooting the tour, director Peter...

Loving You (1957)

Elvis Presley's second movie gives us a precious look at the King in his rock 'n' roll prime. He appeared in colour for the first...

Alright Now

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 0 (UK) Running for two seasons between 1979 and 1980, Alright Now was an ITV music series featuring the very...

Teen Scene

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (Australia) This ABC TV teenage music programme was hosted by singer Johnny Chester (pictured with Olivia Newton...

Don’t Knock the Twist (1962)

An effort by Columbia Pictures to capitalise on the Twist dance craze, produced by notorious cost-cutter Sam Katzman as a virtual remake of Don't Knock The Rock (1956). The...

Just for You (1966)

Known in the USA as Disk-O-Tek Holiday.

It’s Trad Dad (1962)

Richard Lester had already worked with the anarchic Goons on TV (A Show Called Fred) and on film (the 1959 short The Running Jumping...

Tommy Steele Story, The (1957)

Having learnt to play the guitar while in hospital, Tommy Steele discovers his ability as a performer while working as a ship's steward. Returning to...

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Ronnie Burns

Ronnie Burns' initial claim to fame was as a member of Melbourne band The Flies (usually billed as 'Victoria's top Beatles group'). They were Australia's longest-haired band and...

Strangeloves, The

While The Strangeloves managed to produce one garage band classic, their story is probably more interesting than their actual music . . . Bob Feldman,...

Tigers, The

The Tigers were a British ska band comprising singer/guitarist Tony Jacks, guitarist Ross McGeeney (Jacks' one-time partner in Starry-Eyed & Laughing), bassist Nic Potter (ex-Van Der...

La De Da’s, The

From their beginnings as a tough garage R&B band, to their final years as an exciting hard rock/boogie outfit, New Zealand's La De Da's...

Mississippi

John Mower Vocals Graham Goble Guitar, vocals Russ Johnson Guitar, vocals Beeb Birtles Guitar, vocals Colin DeLuca Bass Derek Pellici Drums Harvey James Guitar Andre Santos Bass, vocals Charlie Tumahai Bass, vocals

Colleen Hewett

In 1978 Colleen was the female lead in the Australian drama series The Truckies. She released a top-selling #1 single, Dreaming My Dreams With You, in 1980.  

Dorris Henderson

Dorris Henderson arrived in Britain in 1965 from Los Angeles, though she was originally from Florida. She arrived with credentials, not seriously folkie, yet...

Blondie

It was in 1973, at New York's Boburn Tavern, that former Playboy bunny waitress Deborah Harry met Chris Stein. She was performing as one-third of The Stilettos,...