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Haçienda, The

Erecting a Manhattan-style nightclub in Manchester was a daft idea, but it worked. In 1980, New Order were undertaking their first US tour. During their stay in...

Happy Mondays

Manchester (UK) band Happy Mondays took their name from a New Order song but came last in a 'Battle of the Bands' contest at New Order's Haçienda...

Inspiral Carpets

Formed initially as The Furs in Manchester, England, by schoolboy Graham Lambert. He was joined in the mid-80s by Stephen Holt, Tony Welsh and...

Smiths, The

A bedroom-trained recluse with limited experience in local punk bands, Steven Patrick Morrissey (who was also the ex-president of the UK New York Dolls fan club...

Stone Roses, The

It is hard to believe in retrospect, but The Stone Roses' eponymous debut album - now often cited as "the greatest British debut of...

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A Star is Born (1954)

Judy Garland starred in this musical remake of the 1937 drama of the same name, starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March. The tried and trusted...

Martha Raye Show, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) Although she was one of four stars who alternated every four weeks on NBC's...

Wombling Free (1977)

Based on the popular TV series, this charming family movie sees the Wombles facing two struggles. While they wage their ongoing war against litter after...

Griff

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 4 (USA) 12 x 60 minute episodes Wade Griffin (Lorne Greene) was a veteran of thirty years on the...

1978

January 01 - An Air India Jumbo explodes killing 213. 03 - Indira Gandhi expelled from India's Congress Party. 05 - The Sex Pistols make their US...

Ariel

Australian band Ariel was the brainchild of Mike Rudd and Bill Putt, following on from the break-up of their previous band Spectrum in April 1973. Ariel played...

Whizzkid’s Guide

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 3 (UK) 6 x episodes This Anglia TV adaptation of the children's books by Peter Eldin starred Kenneth...

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

Despite the return of Gene Hackman as the evil Lex Luthor, this creaky, tired third sequel sounded the final death knell for the Superman...