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2i’s Coffee Bar

The 2i's Coffee Bar was an integral part of British pop music history. Situated at 59 Old Compton Street, Soho (London) it was originally owned by...

Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan rose to international fame as one of the founding fathers of a new wave of music called Skiffle that swept the world during the...

Skiffle

Without skiffle there might have been no Quarrymen and hence no Beatles. Seen in retrospect on television, skiffle can seem entertaining yet quaint, and yet...

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Then Churchill Said To Me

1 9 8 2 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived 30 minute BBC comedy series was Frankie Howerd's last sitcom. Ostensibly a transfer of his Up Pompeii! persona...

Wild Angels, The (1966)

Bruce Dern rides with sulky nihilist Peter Fonda's Nazi-loving degenerate scum who only want to ride their machines without being hassled by The Man,...

VertiBird

In 1971 Mattel released, for the first time, the mighty VertiBird, a favourite of boys who bought toys at the time. VertiBird consisted of a...

Blues Magoos, The

The roots of The Blues Magoos were laid when Ralph Scala and Ronnie Gilbert met as members of the golf team at DeWitt Clinton...

Up! (1976)

Adolph Schwartz (Edward Schaaf), who bears a striking resemblance to another Adolf, expires in an untimely attack in his bath by a piranha fish. Enter...

Sixpenny Corner

1 9 5 5 (UK) The first daily serial on ITV, following the life of young couple, Bill and Sally Norton, and their garage on a...

Toughskins

The toughest of Sears tough jeans - lab tests prove it! Made out of a fabric so rugged, we made a trampoline out of...

Deaf School

Deaf School, formed at Liverpool Art College in 1974, were a chaotic bunch of art-school weirdos - their initial ad hoc line-up numbered up...