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1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 5 (Australia) Today, music shows on television are as common as bread and butter. But in 1969, the...

Happening ’68

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) Imitating his earlier show, Where the Action Is, Dick Clark again employed Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere,...

Head (1968)

America’s most successful pop-group The Monkees fractured their cheeky TV-image (and anticipated much of MTV’s self-deprecatory style) with this insane collage of surreal sketches...

Help! (1965)

Fresh from the success of A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles had the world at their feet and pitched to follow in the globetrotting wake...

Here Come The Girls

1 9 6 3 (UK) DJ Alan Freeman hosted this short-lived music show which was produced by Associated-Rediffusion and featured female artists from the pop scene. Amongst...

Hullabaloo

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 6 (USA) Hullabaloo premiered on 12 January 1965 and aired until 29 August the same year. The NBC show...

Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum

Ian Meldrum was born on a ship outside the port of Aden, South Yemen. During 1966 and 1967, Meldrum worked as a mimer on the...

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...

Jack Good

An Oxford graduate, Jack Good was one of the first people in Britain to realise that Rock & Roll was more than a passing...

Jackson 5, The

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 2 (USA) 23 x 20 minute episodes Cartoon adventures of the singing, dancing Jackson family, including a blue snake...

Juke Box Jury

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) Probably the most enduring of all pop panel shows and hosted by David Jacobs with...

Just for You (1966)

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

Kommotion 

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 7 (Australia) In December 1965, the fledgling Australian Channel 0-10 (now Channel Ten) launched a teen music...

Later With Jools Holland

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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'...

Let The Good Times Roll (1973)

Let The Good Times Roll is a 99-minute nostalgia wallow recorded at two of Richard Nader's Rock & Roll Revival Concerts held in 1972...

Lift Off (With Ayshea)

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 7 4 (UK) 144 x episodes Ayshea was born Ayshea Hague on 12 November 1948 in Highgate, London, and made her film...

Live Aid

On 25 November 1984, 36 British recording artists gathered at a studio in Notting Hill, London to donate their time and talent to a...

London Bridge

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 33 x 30 minute episodes This Saturday morning show was produced by London Weekend Television and hosted...

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...

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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...