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Alan Freed

The Disc Jockey widely believed to have first coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll" began life as a jazz trombonist with a band called...

Disc Jockeys

In Britain, Radio 1 and Top of the Pops began in the Sixties, but by 1970 the Disc Jockeys (or DJ's) had been elevated to stardom,...

John Peel

John Peel (born John Ravenscroft in 1939) cut his teeth as a DJ in the USA, working on stations in Dallas, Oklahoma and San...

Pete Myers – ‘The Mad Daddy’

Pete Myers (aka "The Mad Daddy") was the wildest Disc Jockey from America's golden age of Rock & Roll radio - a cat who...

Rodney Bingenheimer

Many fans of Rock & Roll will have come across the name Rodney Bingenheimer: KROQ DJ, proprietor of Rodney's English Disco, friend of the stars and...

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Spectrum, The

The Melody Maker had this to say about the band in 1967; "This fast rising group with their chart-chasing success Samantha is mine is now available...

Wild One, The (1954)

This is the original motorcycle gang film, and far and away the best. After being thrown out of a motorcycle event, the Black Rebels biker...

My Mother The Car

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 6 (USA) 30 x 30 minute episodes This strange NBC sitcom told the tale of Dave Crabtree - a...

I’m All Right Jack (1959)

Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael) is an enthusiastic young man who has just graduated from Oxford and now seeks a career in industry, much to...

Uncommon Valor (1983)

Like most movies about Vietnam, Uncommon Valor is more about guns and explosions than it is about people, but it's never dull and the massive battle...

Smokey & The Bandit (1977)

By the mid-1970s it seemed like Burt Reynolds could do no wrong at the box office. With films like White Lightning and The Longest Yard (1974), he had...

Black Diamonds, The/Tymepiece

The Black Diamonds hailed from Lithgow (NSW, Australia), evolving out of rockabilly band Johnny Kett's Black Diamonds in 1965. Managed by local radio DJ Bob...

Newhart

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) 182 x 30 minute episodes In this series, Newhart played Dick Loudon, a writer of "how-to" books...