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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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Interpol Calling

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 0 (UK) 39 x 25 minute episodes Inspectors Duval and Mornay worked for Interpol's Paris HQ in this police...

J Geils Band, The

Formed in Boston, Mass. in the late 60's from two rival local bands (The J Geils Blues Band and The Hallucinations), The J Geils...

Vampire Circus (1972)

A Serbian village is cut off from the rest of the world by plague. The local doctor tries to procure some medicine from the...

Mott The Hoople

Mott the Hoople took their name from the title of a 1966 novel written by Willard Manus, about a man named Norman Mott who...

Wire

Unashamedly middle-class, and older than most of their contemporaries, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Bruce Gilbert and Robert Gotobed (born Mark Field) – who weren't...

Whirligig

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 6 (UK) Approx. 110 x 60 minute episodes This fortnightly Saturday afternoon variety show - the first such show...

Kitty and the Bagman (1983)

A notorious Australian flop set in Sydney during the Roaring 20s. Kitty O'Rourke (Liddy Clark) becomes a tough gangster after her thug husband ends up...