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Groupies

Once upon a time, there were girls (and occasionally guys) who took pride in the mere act of bedding rock stars. Some of them...

GTOs, The

The GTOs were a "group of groupies" in the late 1960s, comprising Miss Pamela (Pamela Des Barres), Miss Sparky (Linda Sue Parker), Miss Lucy (Lucy...

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters started in the 1950's. At that time, the NBA were not allowing African American ballplayers in the league. All the players...

Harold Holt

Harold Edward Holt was born in Sydney in 1908 and educated at Melbourne University. He worked as a solicitor and entered the federal parliament...

Harold Macmillan

Maurice Harold Macmillan was half-American by parentage, the son of a publisher who had raised the family from a humble background. Chelsea-born, he was...

Harold Wilson

1 9 1 6 - 1 9 9 5 James Harold Wilson was born near Huddersfield in 1916. His father was a chemist, his mother...

Harry S Truman

1 8 8 4 - 1 9 7 2 Born in Lamar, Missouri, Harry Truman farmed his parents' land near Independence, Missouri, for 12 years....

Heidi Fleiss

"Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was arrested in Los Angeles in 1993 for running a high-priced call-girl ring. Actor Charlie Sheen was known to be...

Henry Kissinger

Born at Furth in Bavaria in 1923, Kissinger emigrated to the USA in 1938. After work in Germany for army counter-intelligence, he won a...

Hippies

Like no other time before, the 60’s exploded into personal freedom and self-expression, seen through bands of teenagers with unique — and remarkably different...

Ho Chi Minh

1 8 9 0 - 1 9 6 9 Ho Chi Minh was the adopted name of Nguyen Tat Thanh - a North Vietnamese communist...

Hot Gossip

Risqué, dance troupe Hot Gossip were formed by dance teacher Arlene Phillips and appeared regularly at Maunkbury's nightclub in London before being spotted by...

Hugh Gaitskell

Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell was born in London in 1906. He was educated at Winchester public school and at Oxford, and later lectured on...

Hunt The Shunt

Britain's coolest Grand Prix driver of the 70's. James Hunt smoked fags while he was racing. He wore too much gold jewellery. He could...

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...

Ian Paisley

Ian Richard Kyle Paisley was born in Armagh (Northern Ireland), the son of a Baptist minister, and was educated at the Model School and...

Ian Smith

Ian Smith was prime minister of Rhodesia for 15 turbulent years. During that period, his government illegally declared independence from British rule and fought...

Idi Amin

Born in 1925, Idi Amin became an Army officer in Uganda, trained and promoted by the British. In 1971 he led a coup against...

Indira Gandhi

1 9 1 7 - 1 9 8 4 Indian politician and prime minister of India between 1966 and 1977 and again from 1980 to...

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...

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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...