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Beatniks

"Don't fret cat, it's all bells. We got no bread baby, but that's not our bag anyway. So dig the crazy scene and don't...

Bigfoot

'Bigfoot' was a major "thing" in the 1970s, explored in numerous documentaries, and imagined on such series as The Six Million Dollar Man and The...

Bill Clinton

In 1997 the consequences of two alleged sexual misdemeanours coincided in a nightmare scenario for President Clinton. During a sexual harassment case relating to alleged...

Bill Cosby

William Henry Cosby Jr was born in 1937 in the Mount Airy section of Germantown in Philadelphia. He attended Germantown High School but dropped...

Bill Hayden

Australian Labor politician and leader of the Australian Labor Party between 1977 and 1983, minister of foreign affairs from 1983 to 1988, and Australian...

Bill Martin and Phil Coulter

When the moody Forever and Ever topped the UK charts for Slik on Valentine's Day 1976 it completed a remarkable ten years at the top for...

Black Panthers

The Black Panthers wanted to be the vanguard of a revolution that would create economic, social and political equality across gender and colour lines. Since...

Bob Hawke

Born in 1929, Bob Hawke built up a position of great influence in the Australian trade union movement during 20 years with the Australian...

Bobby Kennedy

1 9 2 5 - 1 9 6 8 Younger brother and close associate of John F Kennedy, Robert Kennedy trained as a lawyer, and entered...

Bobby Sands

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 8 1 Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sands came of age at the height of ''the Troubles'' in...

Bobbysoxers

The white anklets known as bobby sox (socks) rocked the conservative world when teenagers began wearing the socks with saddle shoes as a form...

Boris Yeltsin

In 1985 Boris Yeltsin was appointed head of the Moscow City Party Committee. He alienated party conservatives via his attempts to eradicate corruption, and...

Boston Strangler

Albert DeSalvo was a former military policeman and middleweight boxing champion. He was arrested in 1964 and voluntarily confessed to having killed 13 people.

Brat Pack

When young actors like Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Matthew Broderick and Rob Lowe moved out of obscurity and into films like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's...

Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein was born on 19 September 1934, in Rodney Street, Liverpool - an exclusive area well known for its concentration of doctors. The...

Carlos the Jackal

"Carlos the Jackal" was, in fact, Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez. He was nicknamed 'The Jackal' after the character in Frederick Forsyth's novel Day of The...

Charles de Gaulle

1 8 9 0 - 1 9 7 0 Born in Lille, Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle graduated from Saint-Cyr in 1911 and was...

Charles Manson

Charles Milles Manson was born in November 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Kathleen Maddox, an unmarried 16-year-old girl, and an unnamed father. He...

Che Guevara

1 9 2 8 - 1 9 6 7 Che Ernesto Guevara was born in Resario, Argentina, and trained there as a doctor, but left...

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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...