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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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Looks Familiar

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 8 7 (UK) 184 x 30 minute episodes This nostalgia-based celebrity panel chat show from Thames Television aired in the...

After Shave

The liberated new man of the 70s was not afraid of scents. A whole new arm of the perfume industry opened up especially to...

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...

Circles, The

Fronted by singer and guitarist Mick Walker, this Wolverhampton based mod revival four-piece quickly built up a strong local following. The band signed to Graduate Records...

High School Confidential (1958)

High School Confidential concerns the efforts of a young undercover agent (Russ Tamblyn) to crack a high school dope-ring. He enrols in the school as a...

Studio 54

The late 1970s saw a huge Disco boom across the world, fuelled by the success of the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever. As the...

Guys and Dolls (1955)

Guys & Dolls is pretty much the most foolproof of the great musicals. For one thing, it was adapted from the eternally hilarious stories of...

Red Dwarf

1 9 8 8 - 1 9 9 9 (UK) 2 0 0 9, 2 0 1 2 (UK) 61 x 30 minute episodes "This is an SOS distress call from...