LATEST NEWS

The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists

14 July 2019 Artwork by illustrators from the classic Ladybird Books is to be explored in an exhibition. The books, which started life in Loughborough about...

Dr John, legend of New Orleans sound, dies aged 77

6 June 2019 Mac Rebennack, the pianist, singer, songwriter and producer better known as Dr John, who embodied the New Orleans sound for generations of...

Windsor Davies dies aged 88

17 January 2019 Actor and star of It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies, has died. Davies, 88, who was best known as Battery Sergeant Major...

Jim Rockford’s 1978 Pontiac Firebird For Sale

18 January 2019 The Barrett-Jackson auction company in Scottsdale, Arizona, is currently auctioning one of three Firebird Formulas provided by Pontiac Motor Division to the...

Honey Lantree obituary

23 December 2018 Anne Margot "Honey" Lantree, who has died aged 75, achieved the unique feat of being the first woman drummer in a pop...

John Wicks of The Records dead at 65

John Wicks, frontman of the UK power pop band The Records, has died in Burbank, California, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was...

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LATEST MUSIC POSTS

Los Mockers

Los Mockers formed as a college band in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1963. They were originally called Los Encadenados ("The Chained Ones") and played instrumentals in...

Shane Fenton (& The Fentones)

Originally known as Johnny Theakston & the Tremeloes, the original line-up included Theakston on vocals, ex-miners Jerry Wilcock and Mick Eyre on guitars, Bill Bonney on bass and Tony...

Westworld

Westworld (named after the 1973 film in which androids go on a rampage at a futuristic theme park) was founded in 1986 by former Generation X...

Dantalians Chariot

Formed by arch extrovert Zoot Money out of the ashes of The Big Roll Band, Dantalian's Chariot (obscurely named after the god of music and movement...

Madder Lake

Melbourne (Australia) band Madder Lake are best remembered for their infectious single 12lb Toothbrush. Formed in 1970, their brand of prog rock/psychedelic blues quickly became extremely...

Helloween

During the 1980s, Helloween were the most successful heavy metal band that Germany has ever produced (who aren't called The Scorpions). Formed in Hamburg in...

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LATEST TELEVISION POSTS

Password (Password All-Stars)

1 9 6 1 - 1 9 7 5 (USA) 411 x 30 minute episodes Hosted for 14 years by Allen Ludden - in both daytime and...

Joe Garagiola’s Memory Game

1 9 7 1 (USA) Broadcast from Studio 8G at NBC Studios in Rockefeller Plaza, New York, the daytime gameshow Memory Game starred former baseball star Joe Garagiola...

Undermind

1 9 6 5 (UK) 11 x 60 minute episodes A strange, cerebral science fantasy series which featured the efforts of Jeremy Wilkin and Rosemary Nicols in...

Dear Phoebe

1 9 5 4 - 1 9 5 5 (USA) 32 x 30 minute episodes Former UCLA professor Bill Hastings (Peter Lawford, a member of the famous Rat...

Salvage 1

1 9 7 9 (USA) 19 x 60 minute episodes The Vulture is a homemade rocket ship, ten-feet wide by 30-feet high, which was built by Harold...

Starlost, The

1 9 7 3 (Canada) 16 x 60 minute episodes This low-budget Canadian obscurity was seemingly produced with the money left over from Doctor Who. Nevertheless, the...

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LATEST POP CULTURE POSTS

Galaxian

Back in 1978, arcade games had one undisputed king. Its name was Space Invaders, and at the time, it seemed like it would own...

Bonanza Action Figures

Life was good at the Ponderosa Ranch in the mid-60's. Bonanza was the most-watched program in the USA, the Nevada mountains were still pristine...

Cycling Proficiency Test

Learning to ride a bicycle was always a significant childhood milestone. So was acquiring a bike suitable for road use. This often came as a...

Innocenti Spider

In 1959, Innocenti – famous for the Lambretta scooter – entered into a licensing agreement with BMC for the manufacture of the English company’s...

Men of the Cloth – The low-down on four of London’s...

John Simons Little did he know it, but in 1965 the clothes stylist John Simons was about to start the skinhead movement in Britain. Simons, a pure Mod at...

Tammy

Barbie, Barbie, Barbie. If you're a doll and your name doesn't begin with a B, life just isn't a walk in the park, no...

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LATEST MOVIES POSTS

I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

I Wanna Hold Your Hand is not a movie about The Beatles. It's a film about the fans and the frenzy the Fab Four...

Panic in Year Zero (1962)

The Baldwins are a suburban Los Angeles family, headed by the gruff, controlling dad, Harry (Ray Milland, who also directed the film), and his dutiful...

Tilt (1979)

Brenda Davenport - a.k.a "Tilt" (Brooke Shields) - is a precocious 14-year-old pinball wizard and runaway. She hooks up with Neil Gallagher (Ken Marshall), an...

Mini-Skirt Mob, The (1968)

This "revved up and explicit" (Variety) biker bonanza is about bad-to-the-bone chopper chicks hellbent on destruction. When her rodeo star boyfriend Jeff (Ross Hagen) dumps...

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

Director Terence Fisher's swansong (and Hammer's sixth and final Frankenstein film) finds the Baron (Peter Cushing) in Bedlam with young apprentice Dr Helder (Shane...

Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)

Julian 'Ves' Vespucci (Jonathan Haze) finds a briefcase with a beat-up old can in it. He throws away the can and sells the suitcase to pawnbroker Samuel...

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LATEST EVENTS POSTS

Mandela Day Concert (1988)

The Mandela Day Concert staged on 11 June 1988 at London's Wembley Stadium was organised by Special AKA main man Jerry Dammers and Britain's...

Expo 67

The 1967 International and Universal Exposition - or Expo 67, as it was commonly known - was a World's Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from 27...

Hands Across America (1986)

On Sunday 25 May 1986, Americans were asked to simultaneously hold hands across a 4,137-mile route stretching from California's Santa Monica Pier to New...

Moorgate Tube Crash (1975)

On 28 February 1975, a tube train rammed into the end of a dead-end tunnel at Moorgate on the London Underground, killing the driver...

LATEST BLOG POSTS

Well ‘Ard Darlin’ – Glam Cop Shows of the 1970s

The problem with hippies was that they were all a bit soft. All of that putting flowers in rifle barrels wasn't going to stop people getting...

So You Wanna Be a Glam Rocker? – Glam Fashion in...

One of the best things about Glam fashion was that it was always available, and never overpriced. It had the effect of making its...

Tony Flare – The Shaggy-Haired Guy Behind The Spacematic Disco

He has always been keen to skim over what has been called his 'lost year'. And one look at the photographs on this page...

What’s Yours? – The preferred tipple of your favourite TV characters

Many TV shows are lubricated by alcohol, and the big American soaps would dry up and stop without it. The Rovers Return, The Queen Victoria...

Public Information Films (PIFs) in Britain – The Green Cross Man...

Once upon a time in a country where children were served warm milk for free in the middle of the morning, the TV overlords...

Colour TV – The Dawn of Glam Television

It's no coincidence that Britain embraced Glam at precisely the moment that colour TV sets became affordable. It was a visual revolution which would...

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LATEST AUSTRALIA POSTS

Madder Lake

Melbourne (Australia) band Madder Lake are best remembered for their infectious single 12lb Toothbrush. Formed in 1970, their brand of prog rock/psychedelic blues quickly became extremely...

Chain Reaction, The (1980)

Produced in the wake of the worldwide success of Mad Max, this film reunited many of that film's cast and crew (Mel Gibson even...

Lucky Starr

Australian entertainer Lucky Starr was born Leslie William Morrison on 29 December 1940. His father was a motor mechanic and his mother was a housewife,...

Castle, The (1997)

"Tell 'em they're dreamin'" The Castle was the first feature-length offering from the creative team behind the hit Aussie comedy TV series, Frontline. They succeeded in producing...

Ocean Girl

1 9 9 4 - 1 9 9 7 (Australia) 78 x 25 minute episodes This Australian children's TV series told the story of Neri (Marzena Godecki),...

Turkey Shoot (1982)

In the totalitarian near future, objectors to the authoritarian rule are labelled 'social deviants' and sent to prison camps for re-education and behaviour modification. The...

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