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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 (pictured above) in 1966 and enjoyed modest local success, before recording a single - the excellent Kim Fowley-produced Young Rascals cover, You Better...

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 make-up, 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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Hair (1979)

The 1960s stage musical Hair was rigorously anti-Vietnam, vigorously anti-authority and glorified free love, bisexuality, long hair, draft-card burning, LSD and body odour. It still played very...

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire was founded in 1970 by Maurice White - who had previously been drummer with modern jazz pioneer John Coltrane, and...

Star Wars (1977)

When 33-year-old director George Lucas gave the world Star Wars he could not have envisioned how many nerdy and geeky boys he would inspire for generations...

Andy Gibb

Following the international success of his three older brothers in The Bee Gees, Andy Gibb (born 5 March 1958) appeared as a star in his...

Darling (1965)

John Schlesinger's quite brilliant, if savage, slashing attack on the new rich, is a story of a young girl whose desire for the good...

Full Monty, The (1997)

The Full Monty is a touching and often hilarious comedy based in the once thriving Yorkshire steel town of Sheffield - The “City of Steel” which...

Killing of Angel Street, The (1981)

  Residents of a row of terrace houses in Sydney, Australia, form an Action Group to fight a development company who want to buy the...

Johnny O’Keefe

Johnny O'Keefe produced more Top 40 hits than any other Australian recording artist. He had a total of 29 hits spanning 1958 - 1974,...