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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...

Catch Us If You Can (1965)

Hoping to cash in on the success of A Hard Day's Night (1964), producer David Deutsch hired first-timer John Boorman - who later directed Deliverance (1972) - to bang...

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...

Cheggers Plays Pop

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Cilla

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) Cilla Black got a surprise when she set out to film street interviews for her 1968 BBC...

Cliff Richard Show, The

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Colour Me Pop

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) The first BBC2 pop series, Colour Me Pop aired between 1968 and 1970 and was followed up by Disco...

Cool For Cats

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) 31 December 1956 heralded the arrival of British television's first pop music programme, Cool For Cats. Billed variously...

Countdown

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 8 7 (Australia) When Countdown first went to air in November 1974 it began a path that would take Australian music...

Dance Craze (1981)

Concert footage of the multi-racial 2-Tone bands, including The Beat, Madness, The Bodysnatchers, Bad Manners, The Selecter and The Specials. Director Joe Massot

Dateline Diamonds (1965)

A British film about a pirate radio ship featuring performances by Kenneth Cope, Patsy Rowlands and the late great Kenny Everett. Police foil a racket...

Dee Time

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 152 x 45 minute episodes Simon Dee (born Cyril Henty-Dodd) hosted this 45-minute music programme from the...

Disco 2

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 1 (UK) Disco 2 was the follow-up to Colour Me Pop, the first BBC2 pop series. The show was promoted as...

Discs-A-GoGo

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) This weekly pop music programme from TWW, hosted by Kent Walton, was also seen in other...

Don’t Knock The Rock (1956)

Quickie follow-up to the enormously successful Rock Around The Clock (1956), also featuring the granddaddy of rock'n'roll - Bill Haley and his Comets. There's great period value in...

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...

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,...

Doors, The (1991)

Although the title would have you believe that this is a biopic of the entire band, we learn next to nothing about Ray Manzarek,...

Drumbeat

1 9 5 9 (UK) Drumbeat was intended as the BBC's answer to Oh Boy!. Although it was to be as dismal and short-lived as its predecessor (Dig This),...

Duke Wore Jeans, The (1958)

When an aristocratic family hits hard times, they encourage their son to marry a princess to get them out of trouble. Unfortunately, he has already...

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“5” Royales, The

The "5" Royales began life in the 1940s as a gospel group called The Royal Sons Quintet but rechristened themselves The Royals after going...

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs (named after the low-budget horror movie Two Thousand Maniacs) was formed in Jamestown, NY, in 1981 by singer Natalie Merchant and guitarist John Lombardo. The...

101’ers, The

Primarily known as the band Joe Strummer was in before he joined The Clash, The 101'ers were part of the last wave of British...

10cc

Vocalist/guitarist Graham Gouldman was a songwriter of pop hits during the 1960s. Amongst his many compositions are some pure classics: For Your Love (The Yardbirds), No Milk Today (Herman's...

13th Floor Elevators

Featuring the yelping vocals and visionary - occasionally demented - lyrics of Roky Erickson, The 13th Floor Elevators were one of the original acid-rock...

1910 Fruitgum Company

The 1910 Fruitgum Company began life as Jeckell and The Hydes in New Jersey in 1965. They signed to Buddah Records in 1967 and released...

1927

1927 formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987. Guitarist and keyboardist Garry Frost had left Moving Pictures after their second album, Matinée (Frost had co-written Moving Pictures'...

2 Tone

The independent 2 Tone Records label was founded by Jerry Dammers of The Specials in 1979. Dedicated to dance-floor music performed by racially mixed...