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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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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...

Good Morning, World

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 8 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes David Lewis and Larry Clarke were early morning disc jockeys at a...

I’ve Got A Secret

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 3 (USA) 1 9 7 6 (USA) Guests (including a celebrity contestant...

Young At Heart

1 9 8 0 - 1 9 8 2 (UK) 19 x 30 minute episodes Particularly popular among pensioners, for obvious reasons, Young At Heart depicted the humorous side...

1960

January 01 - French Cameroon becomes the Republic of Cameroon with Ahmadun Ahidjo as its first president. 01 - Johnny Cash performs a New Year Concert...

McVicar (1980)

This is an ill-conceived account of the escape from Durham prison of notorious armed robber John McVicar. The Who's Roger Daltrey was one of...

Seven Up Series

1 9 6 3 - Current (UK) "We've brought these children together because we wanted a glimpse of England in the year 2000" - So began...

Jamie Redfern

Over a three year period during the early 1970s, Australian child star Jamie Redfern scored four Top 40 hit singles and sold more than...