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Ace

If the real secret of success in Rock & Roll lies in choosing the right name, then Ace very nearly came a cropper. When...

Be-Bop Deluxe

Formed in Yorkshire in 1972, Be-Bop Deluxe are one of British rock's classic marginal bands. Everyone seems to have heard of them and yet...

Bees Make Honey

Irish émigré Barry Richardson was playing bass in one of the part-time jazz combos which regularly appeared at the Tally Ho pub in Kentish...

Bontemps Roulez

Bontemps Roulez were based in the Pub Rock heartland of the Hope & Anchor, where they gigged and recorded between January and May 1975. They...

Brinsley Schwarz

It's a tad unfair that Brinsley Schwarz became a global laughing stock after their infamous "Fillmore trip" of 1970. The ill-fated jaunt saw them pay...

Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers

In Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers, Pub Rock revealed its hippie roots. Martin Stone, once the guitar lynchpin in much touted London bands The Action and Mighty Baby,...

Count Bishops, The

Cutting their teeth on the Pub Rock circuit, The Count Bishops began life as Chrome before changing their name in 1976. The name was taken from...

Dr Feelgood

Although they never strayed from their gritty R&B based sound, Dr Feelgood was a fixture of England's Pub Rock scene since the early 70s. While they were...

Ducks De Luxe

Ducks Deluxe was formed early in 1972 by former roadies Sean Tyla, Martin Belmont, Nick Garvey and Tim Roper. Taking their name from a slot machine...

Eddie & The Hot Rods

Eddie & The Hot Rods formed in Rochford near Southend, Essex in 1975, originally as a garage band called Buckshee. The group were aptly described...

Eggs Over Easy

Widely regarded as the band that gave birth to the British pub rock scene, this New York threesome - Jack O'Hara, Brien Hopkins and Austin de...

Kilburn and The High Roads

Kilburn and The High Roads formed at Canterbury College of Art in 1970 when lecturer Ian Dury let his inner Gene Vincent fan take...

Kokomo

Like every other self-respecting musical movement in the early 70s, Pub Rock had its own 'supergroup' in the shape of Kokomo. Named after an Aretha Franklin song (First Snow...

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...

Pub Rock

The full story of Pub Rock can be read in Will Birch's excellent book No Sleep Till Canvey Island (Virgin). In it, the former Kursaal Flyers drummer recounts how...

Roogalator

It was 1975, and the British music scene was in thrall to pub rock, the movement that would ultimately make superstars of Graham Parker, Ian Dury, Elvis Costello...

Tyla Gang, The

Following the breakup of Ducks Deluxe, Sean Tyla formed The Tyla Gang with guitarist Bruce Irvine, bassist Brian "Kid" Turrington and drummer Mike Desmarais, Turrington...

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Heathers (1989)

The Heathers are three pompous, pretentious prom queens from an Ohio high school who set the social standards for power and popularity among the...

Jamiroquai

Best known for a video where a room tries to escape from him, Jay Kay is more familiar to the 30 million people who...

Take A Letter Mr Jones

1 9 8 1 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes John Inman starred as Mr. Jones, the secretary to Ms. Joan Warner, a female executive played by Rula Lenska. Miriam Margolyes...

Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

An English general finds himself with a hypochondriac for a wife, a French mistress and a penchant for buxom chambermaids. In one of his most...

Doc Hollywood (1991)

While travelling to a new job in California, ambitious doctor Benjamin Stone (Michael J Fox) crashes his car in a small South Carolina town...

Garry Moore Show, The

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Huey Lewis & The News

It makes sense that San Francisco sextet Huey Lewis & The News were one of the most popular American bands of the 80's. Huey (real name...

Grosse Point Blank (1997)

Martin Q Blank (Cusak) is a hitherto successful hit man who has just hit burnout. After a bungled job, he gets the chance to...