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Abbie Hoffman

1 9 3 6 - 1 9 8 9 Abbott "Abbie" Hoffman was a US left-wing political activist, and founder of the Yippies (Youth International...

Abigail

Abigail became the undisputed Number One female sex symbol in Australia during the 1970's, primarily as a result of her playing Bev Houghton in...

Abominable Snowman

During the 1950s and 1960s fascination with the Abominable Snowman (or Yeti) reached fever pitch. The Himalayan half man, half ape joined the Loch Ness...

Alan Bond

This English-born Australian entrepreneur was chair of the Bond Corporation from 1969 until 1990 during the years when its aggressive takeover strategy gave the...

Alec Douglas-Home

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home served as Prime Minister for a year from October 1963 to October 1964. He became famous for a series of records. He...

Allen Ginsberg

1 9 2 6 - 1 9 9 7 US poet and political activist. His reputation as a visionary, overtly political poet was established by Howl (1956),...

Allen Klein

Allen Klein was born in Newark on 18 December 1931 and spent several years in an orphanage after his mother's death during his infancy....

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, the high priest of Pop Art, presented everyday images, from soup cans to celebrity photos, as high art, in repetitious silkscreen reproductions. His preoccupation...

Anita Cobby

It was the crime that shocked Australia - pretty 26-year-old nursing sister Anita Lorraine Cobby was found brutally murdered in a field at Prospect,...

Annette Funicello

Born on 22 October 1942, Annette Funicello became an overnight sensation in 1955 when she first appeared on a new afternoon TV show, at...

Anthony Blunt

1 9 0 7 - 1 9 8 3 Anthony Frederick Blunt was born in Bournemouth, England in 1907 and educated at Marlborough School and...

Anthony Eden

Sir Anthony Eden succeeded Winston Churchill as Prime Minister in April 1955. Having been a brilliant Foreign Secretary, he was seen as the natural and promising heir....

Anwar Sadat

1 9 1 8 - 1 9 8 1 Egyptian politician, and president from 1970 to 1981. Succeeding Nasser as president in 1970, Sadat restored...

Arthur Scargill

British trade-union leader. Elected president of the National Union of Miners (NUM) in 1981, he embarked on a collision course with the Conservative government...

Astrid Kirchherr

Astrid Kirchherr is best known for her striking photos of The Beatles taken during their first stay in Hamburg, which were later reproduced around the world. Ironically,...

Avon Ladies

"Ding Dong, Avon Calling" The most successful door-to-door makeup enterprise in history, Avon has been bringing front door service to housewives since 1886. The company...

Ayatollah Khomeini

Trained as a Muslim theologian, Ayatollah Khomeini became the arch-prophet of Islamic fundamentalism in Iran. Bitterly opposed to the Westernised regime of Shah Mohammed...

Baader-Meinhof (Red Army Faction)

"Baader-Meinhof" became the popular name for the West German left-wing guerrilla group the Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction), who were active from 1968 against what...

Barbara Windsor

During the mid-50s, Barabara Windsor was the singer with Ronnie Scott's Band for a while. She joined the band as replacement for Annie Ross...

Barney Bubbles

Barney Bubbles is a cult figure among other designers but is barely known outside the field. Unlike contemporaries and followers like Peter Saville, Neville...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...