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B-52’s, The

The B-52's formed in 1977 in Athens, Georgia. Kate Pierson had been playing in a folk protest band called The Sun Donuts while raising...

Barney Bubbles

Barney Bubbles is a cult figure among other designers but is barely known outside the field. Unlike contemporaries and followers like Peter Saville, Neville...

Blondie

It was in 1973, at New York's Boburn Tavern, that former Playboy bunny waitress Deborah Harry met Chris Stein. She was performing as one-third of The Stilettos,...

CBGBs

The New York club that propelled American rock into the 1970s by launching unsigned and untried bands such as Television, Talking Heads and The Ramones, was started by...

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...

New Wave

New Wave is often remembered more for skinny ties and silly haircuts than for musical merits. The Police, Elvis Costello, The Cars and Blondie all lent some respect to the...

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe has probably the greatest ear for melody in the modern world - but this is not just a pop melody composing genius...

Specials, The/Special AKA

Though short-lived, The Specials Mk I were punk's multi-racial idealism made flesh. The group came together almost by osmosis, gathering together the remnants of...

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Paperplay

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) 97 x 10 minute episodes Luscious Magpie presenter Susan Stranks showed us how to create useful things out...

Hello

The front room of a suburban North London house is hardly the best setting for any group, but Hello's performance in their drummer Jeff...

Elkie Brooks

Back in 1960, this lady was still named Elaine Bookbinder, a fifteen-year-old from Manchester who after leaving school replied to an ad in a...

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...

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Blues Project, The

Formed in 1965, The Blues Project were in the vanguard of the Sixties blues revival. Playing a rootsy amalgam of blues, jazz, folk and...

New Lad, The

Somewhere between 1993 and 1994, British masculinity was perceived as having spawned a new type, the 'New Lad'. His media sighting could arguably be traced...

Dusty’s Trail

1 9 7 3 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes Dusty's Trail was a Western sitcom starring Bob 'Gilligan' Denver. The series' premise was not complicated: creator Sherwood...