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Alvin Stardust

Born Bernard Jewry in the 1940s, Alvin Stardust shot to stardom in the 1970s. He had already had four hit singles in the 1960s...

David Bowie

Born in January 1947, David began his musical career playing drums in a dance band, wearing a bowtie and playing the Hokey Cokey. Initially little more...

Gary Glitter

Paul Gadd was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 8 May 1944. He changed his name to Paul Raven and recorded several singles during the 1960's...

Glam Rock

Glam Rock laughed in the face of the pompous pseudo-intellectualism that was becoming prevalent in the music world in the early seventies. It declared...

Glam Top 20

From the halcyon days of flying-V guitars, pink trousers, silver satin jackets and glitter on the cheekbones, I present here for your listening pleasure the...

Glitter Band, The

The Glitter Band (originally - though briefly - called The Glittermen) were formed by producer Mike Leander in 1972 as backing and session musicians...

Hush

One of the defining moments of Australia's 1970s pop legacy was undoubtedly Hush performing Bony Moronie on Countdown. This updated version of the old Larry Williams rocker was...

Jook

Formed in 1971, Jook were the brainchild of Sparks manager John Hewlett, who introduced guitarist Trevor White to singer-songwriter Ian Kimmett and recruited bassist Ian Hampton...

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...

Mud

Originally formed in 1966 around the Streatham area of South London, Mud bumbled along for a bit playing clubs and ballrooms before being taken...

Roxy Music

At the end of 1971, an embryonic Roxy Music, comprising David O'List (guitar) Brian Eno (synths), Andy Mackay (sax/oboe), Graham Simpson (bass), Paul Thompson...

Rubettes, The

Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington knew they had a hit when they wrote Sugar Baby Love. Without an act to record it they did what many...

Slade

Slade started life as The N'Betweens in 1966 and enjoyed modest local success, before recording a single - the excellent Kim Fowley-produced Young Rascals cover, You Better Run. The...

So You Wanna Be a Glam Rocker? – Glam Fashion in...

One of the best things about Glam fashion was that it was always available, and never overpriced. It had the effect of making its...

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro was born Susan Quatrocchio in Detroit on 3 June 1950 - the daughter of Detroit jazz band leader Art Quatro. Suzi's professional career...

Sweet

Of all the trash Glam bands, the Sweet were the glammest. No question. They had the best makeup, the best idiot clothes, the best...

T.Rex

Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld) was the elfin prince of Glam. He'd tried being a mod, he'd tried being a hippie, he'd tried being...

Wizzard

Wizzard was the epitome of Roy Wood's notion of magic and entertainment, formed in 1972 after Roy split from ELO (which then fell under the leadership...

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Home and Away

1 9 8 8 - Current (Australia) Home and Away originally told the story of Tom and Pippa Fletcher, who moved to a caravan park near the...

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

The versatile HB Halicki not only wrote, directed and starred in this grandaddy of the car-chase movie, he also supplied the vehicles - 93...

This Is Show Business

1 9 4 9 - 1 9 5 4 (USA) Moderated by Clifton Fadiman, This Is Show Business featured guest performers who displayed their talent and talked...

Polo shirts

The alligator, the crocodile, the tiger, the swan, and the fox (and in Australia, the penguin) . . . All these mascots were proud to...

Famous Teddy Z, The

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 0 (USA) 20 x 30 minute episodes How do you get to be a famous Hollywood talent agent at...

Pill, The

In the 1960s, the scientific advances and upheavals in post-industrial society collided to create the sexual revolution. From its roots in Britain and the US...

Brownsville Station

Guitarists Mike Lutz and Cubby Koda formed Brownsville Station in 1969. Drummer Henry Weck came onboard in 1971, and when bassist Tony Driggins departed...

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

Frank and Jack Baker (real-life brothers Beau and Jeff Bridges) are a cocktail lounge piano duo who content themselves playing to empty bars night after night. But...