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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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Dickie Valentine Show, The

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) Dickie Valentine was joined by pianist Sid Boatman, bandleader Jack Parnell, vocal backing group The Breakaways, and dance troupe...

Lidsville

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 3 (USA) 17 x 30 minute episodes In the middle of the summer in the middle of a park,...

Match Game, The

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) 1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 2 (USA) 1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8...

Primitives, The

Formed in 1985, these melodic guitar rockers from Coventry were fronted by photogenic peroxide-blonde Australian-born vocalist Tracy Cattell and driven by guitarist-songwriter Paul Court. Early...

Jimmy Carter

James Earl Carter, Jr. was born in the small farming town of Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery. His father,...

Marty Wilde

Marty Wilde (real name Reg Smith) was the first of the Larry Parnes stable to make it as Britain searched for its own mini-Presley. After compering the...

Lenny Bruce

One of Lenny Bruce's shortest performances came in Sydney (Australia) in 1962, when he walked on to the stage, declared "What a fucking wonderful...

Inspector Gadget

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 5 (USA) Inspector Gadget was once just a normal rookie cop who injured himself seriously in the course...