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Animals, The

Alan Price started out as a northern British bluesman, playing with a combo of Hilton Valentine, Bryan 'Chas' Chandler and John Steel on the...

Beatles, The

So it goes like this . . . 15-year-old Paul McCartney hears a Skiffle group called The Quarrymen play on Saturday 6 July 1957. Along with a police dog...

Dave Clark Five, The

Originally a backing group for north London singer Stan Saxon, the Five originally comprised Dave Clark on drums and vocals, backed by various musicians,...

Herman’s Hermits

Herman's Hermits were one of the most interesting of the original wave of British Invasion groups. Unlike The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Hermits didn't threaten authority figures with...

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann (born Manfred Lubowitz in South Africa in 1940) formed a group in Britain in 1963 called The Manne-Hugg Blues Brothers. Shortening their name...

Peter & Gordon

Peter Asher (brother of English actress Jane Asher) and Gordon Waller met in 1959 when they were pupils at London's famous Westminster School. As a singing...

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Finian’s Rainbow (1968)

Although it ran for 725 performances on Broadway, it's tempting to suggest that the reason this satirical musical took 21 years to make it...

As The World Turns

1 9 5 6 - Current (USA) 11,000+ x 30/60 minute episodes Set in the town of Oakdale, As The World Turns is one of the longest running daytime...

PJ Proby

Texan vocalist P.J Proby (born James Marcus Smith in November 1938) became an overnight sensation in Britain when Jack Good brought him and his pudding-bowl haircut...

John Major

John Major was born in March 1943, the son of Tom and Gwen Major. After leaving school Major started on a banking career. Whilst...

No Hiding Place

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) 236 x 55 minute episodes ITV's best new series of 1959 was No Hiding Place - son of Crime Sheet and...

Killing Fields, The (1984)

Filmed in Thailand by producer David (Chariots of Fire) Puttnam and director Roland Joffe, The Killing Fields is a vast and sprawling story about the friendship...

Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka was born in Brooklyn, New York, on 13 March 1939 and won a scholarship to the Juilliard Music School (the school depicted...

Renee Geyer

Long recognised as Australia's foremost jazz, blues and soul singer, Renee Geyer (born 1952) has issued 14 albums over the course of a 30+ year...