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Dusty Springfield Show, The/Dusty

1 9 6 6  - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 27 x shows During 1966, Dusty Springfield provided a six show BBC TV series. Dudley Moore guested on the...

Elvis’s Movie Occupations

Shrimp Fisherman - Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) Commercial Photographer - Live A Little, Love A Little (1968) Water Skiing Instructor - Clambake (1967) Frogman - Easy...

Eurovision Song Contest

1 9 5 6 - Current (Europe) It has been called “a monument to drivel” but the annual show has topped television ratings since the first...

Expresso Bongo (1960)

Small-time talent agent Johnny Jackson (Laurence Harvey) tries to hit the big time with a bongo player called Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard) who he...

Factory, The

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (Australia) 88 x 30 minute episodes The Factory was an Australian music programme that aired on ABC TV on...

Ferry Cross The Mersey (1965)

This British film about a music contest in Liverpool was created strictly as a showcase for Gerry and The Pacemakers who had a hit with...

Five O’ Clock Club, The

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 120 x 25 minute episodes Every Tuesday and Friday tea time from 1963 to 1966, children throughout...

Flame (1975)

British glam rock superstars Slade made their collective acting debut in this drama about a pop group's struggles with success. In the late 1960s, Barry...

Flashez

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 7 (Australia) 425 x 30 minute episodes This pop music-centric magazine show from the Australian ABC was hosted by...

Gadzooks! It’s All Happening/Gadzooks! It’s The In Crowd

1 9 6 5 (UK) Gadzooks! It's All Happening changed name mid-season (May 1965) to Gadzooks! It's The In Crowd, and ultimately (from 12 July) simply to Gadzooks!. A sequel to The...

Get It Together

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) Get It Together was a TV pop show featuring groups miming to their hits in front of...

Get Yourself A College Girl (1964)

Student Mary Ann Mobley gets into trouble when she's exposed as the songwriter of some disreputable - but supposedly groovy - tunes. Fortunately, an ambitious...

Ghost Goes Gear, The (1966)

This 24-carat piece of 60s pop trivia was made as a showcase for the popular British blues-soul band The Spencer Davis Group. The band are...

Gimme Shelter (1970)

Gimme Shelter follows The Rolling Stones on their 1969 US tour, catching them at their absolute apex. Interspersed with the live concert footage we see the negotiations between...

Girl Can’t Help It, The (1957)

This rock 'n' roll comedy starring Tom Ewell and the pneumatic Jayne Mansfield is witty, stylish, clever and (by today's standards) extraordinarily sexist. Tom Miller...

Go, Johnny, Go (1959)

Jimmy Clanton stars as Johnny Melody, a poor orphan boy who makes it big through a talent search held by Alan Freed. The hardships, ironies and...

Go!!

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 6 (Australia) In 1964, the new Australian ATV0 Network (now Channel Ten) decided it would enter the Rock...

Godspell (1973)

A rock gospel according to Saint Matthew, David Greene's Godspell derived from a successful stage show. Play and screenplay author John Tebelak failed to realise that updating...

Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

When Dennis Quaid, duded out and blonded up as Jerry Lee Lewis, swaggers to the stage to pump a piano and sing Whole Lotta Shakin Going...

Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, The (1980)

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle was Malcolm McLaren's self-aggrandizing rewrite of recent history. His beloved Sex Pistols figured only as puppets, with McLaren tugging...

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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...