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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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Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

Good Morning Vietnam is a long, rambling and rather pointless vehicle for the multifaceted comic genius Robin Williams, but his performance is a one-man tour...

Curse Of The Pink Panther (1983)

When Inspector Clouseau goes missing, Interpol's computer is secretly programmed by Clouseau's boss (Herbert Lom) to select the world's worst detective to search for...

Name Of The Rose, The (1986)

Sean Connery is William of Baskerville, a Franciscan Sherlock Holmes - with Christian Slater as his young apprentice - who is trying to solve...

Hawkwind

Originally perceived as a "people's band", regularly playing free concerts and festivals, Hawkwind were the first outfit to commit themselves completely and permanently to...

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire was founded in 1970 by Maurice White - who had previously been drummer with modern jazz pioneer John Coltrane, and...

Tank Top

A sleeveless top or pullover, usually with a low round or v neck, worn over a body-hugging shirt with long pointed collar or sometimes...

Who Is Killing The Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)

When food connoisseur Max Vandevere (Robert Morley) publishes his list of the world's greatest chefs he inadvertently sets in motion a stream of jealousy,...

Mod Revival

Summer 1978 - England: Two years on, punk has exploded from its roots in grubby Sex Pistols gigs to shock exposés, hit singles, high street fashion and cartoon...