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Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

Can't Stop the Music was made by Allan Carr, who was also responsible for the mega-musical Grease (1978), as a vehicle for the promotion of the Village...

Car Wash (1976)

A close-knit group of black employees at a Los Angeles car wash have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt one day,...

Chic

Chic formed in New York in 1977, primarily as a working unit for guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards who had started out...

Disco

In 1976, there were an estimated 10,000 discos open in the US, as opposed to only 1,500 in 1974. Before Saturday Night Fever (1977), disco was...

Disco Music

The major new movement which began in the USA in 1975 and would spread its influence worldwide, was disco music. Originally regarded by many...

Donna Summer

Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on 31 December 1948 in the Dorchester community of Boston. One of seven children raised by devout Christian parents, Donna...

Heatwave

This British-based multiracial disco band were a breeding ground for future top writing and producing talent. Keyboard player Rod Temperton (who wrote their 1977...

Studio 54

The late 1970s saw a huge Disco boom across the world, fuelled by the success of the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever. As the...

Trammps, The

Disco's most soulful vocal group began in the 60s as The Volcanoes and were also called The Moods. A snappy revival of Judy Garland's 1940s tune Zing...

Village People

Part clever concept, part exaggerated camp act, the Village People were worldwide sensations during disco's heyday and seemed to keep reviving like the phoenix. French disco...

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Bridge On The River Kwai, The (1957)

This superb war drama is distinguished by magnificent acting and direction and an out-of-the-ordinary approach to its subject. Alec Guinness stands out as Colonel Nicholson,...

Gardening Club

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) In 1955, the doyen of the dahlia, Percy Thrower, set off down the garden path for...

Last Night (1998)

Last Night is perhaps the quietest of all films about the end of the world, offering a naturalistic study of behaviour and relationships in...

Aerobics Oz Style

1 9 8 2 - 2 0 0 5 (Australia) The continued allegiance of Australian TV aerobicists to hi-energy disco music is a wonderful thing. Long...

Secret Sam Spy Toys

With all due respect to astronauts and other childhood idols, the 1960's belonged to the secret agent. The adventures of James Bond, Matt Helm...

Admags

A now forgotten alternative to the commercial break in the early days of British commercial television was the Advertising Magazine (or 'Admag') in which...

Johnny Rebb

Johnny Rebb was the first Australian artist to be signed by Lee Gordon's Leedon label in 1958.  The local media dubbed Rebb the 'Gentleman Of...

Baggy Pants And The Nitwits

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Baggy Pants was a cartoon cat based on Charlie Chaplin. Like The...