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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, Mud bumbled along for a bit before being taken under the wing of RAK and the Midas-like Chinn and Chapman...

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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Family Jewels, The (1965)

Nine-year-old Donna Peyton (Donna Butterworth) is orphaned when her father dies and leaves her with a $30 million fortune. Her late father's attorney explains that...

Devo

Devo was formed in Akron, Ohio (the rubber town 40 miles away from Cleveland) in 1972 by Kent State art students Jerry Casale and...

Run For Your Wife (1966)

Typical of the wild, sexy comedy spoofs of the mid-60s, Run For Your Wife starred Juliet Prowse and Rhonda Fleming. Released in some markets as Wife-Shopping Italian Style. Ugo Tognazzi Rhonda Fleming Juliet...

Betty White Show, The

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 14 x 30 minute episodes Another CBS spin-off from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, although here the lead...

Leisure Suit/Safari Suit

A loose-tailored two-piece suit with flat jacket pockets which experienced a brief popularity as an after-work outfit for men. Often made from textured polyester...

Your Life In Their Hands

1958 - 1964 (UK) 1980 - 1986 (UK) Before 1958, British television had confined its view of hospital to the romantic tales of Emergency - Ward 10 where the only...

Shelley/The Return of Shelley

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 9 2 (UK) 71 x 30 minute episodes Among the longest running of all ITV sitcoms, Shelley centred unmistakably on a single actor,...