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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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Sunday Break, The

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 2 (UK) The brainchild of Howard Thomas, then Managing Director of ABC, The Sunday Break was the first 'pop' religious...

Ten Years After

Nottingham-born Alvin Lee teamed up with Leo Lyons and a drummer in 1964 and the trio took themselves off to Hamburg, Germany, to perform...

Soupy Sales Show, The

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) Although The Soupy Sales Show ran for only two years, from 1959-61, Sales had been performing his antics...

Extremities (1986)

Is Extremities controversial or exploitative? There's a large helping of both as Farrah Fawcett escapes a would-be rapist (James Russo) only for him to...

Colours

One of scores of LA bands who briefly flourished then slipped back through the cracks in the late 1960s, Colours took the ornate, harmonic...

Misfit, The

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 1 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes Ronald Fraser starred as Basil Allenby-Johnson ("Badger" for short) who has been...

Faron’s Flamingos

Faron's Flamingos emerged from a band formed at the Liverpool Mercury Cycling Club (apparently in the winter months they preferred skiffle to cycling!). The...

Family Solicitor

1 9 6 1 (UK) 24 x 60 minute episodes This 24 part black and white drama series from Granada attracted praise from the Law Society who said:...