Drumbeat

1 9 5 9 (UK) Drumbeat was intended as the BBC's answer to Oh Boy!. The original host was Gus Goodwin - a young DJ who had made...

Duke Wore Jeans, The (1958)

When an aristocratic family hits hard times, they encourage their son to marry a princess to get them out of trouble. Unfortunately, he has already...

Dusty Springfield Show, The/Dusty

1 9 6 6  - 1 9 6 9 (UK) 27 x 25 minute shows During 1966, Dusty Springfield provided a six-show BBC TV series. Dudley Moore...

Elvis’s Movie Occupations

Shrimp Fisherman - Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) Commercial Photographer - Live A Little, Love A Little (1968) Water Skiing Instructor - Clambake (1967) Frogman - Easy...

Eurovision Song Contest

1 9 5 6 - Current (Europe) It has been called “a monument to drivel” but the annual show has topped television ratings since the first...

Expresso Bongo (1960)

Small-time talent agent Johnny Jackson (Laurence Harvey) tries to hit the big time with a bongo player called Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard) who he...

Factory, The

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (Australia) The Factory was an Australian music programme that aired on ABC TV on Saturday mornings, from...

Ferry Cross The Mersey (1965)

This British film about a music contest in Liverpool was created strictly as a showcase for Gerry and The Pacemakers who had a hit with...

Five O’ Clock Club, The

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 120 x 25 minute episodes Every Tuesday and Friday tea time from 1963 to 1966, children throughout...

Flame (1975)

British glam rock superstars Slade made their collective acting debut in this drama about a pop group's struggles with success. In the late 1960s, Barry...

Flashez

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 7 (Australia) 425 x 30 minute episodes This pop music-centric magazine show from the Australian ABC was hosted by...

Gadzooks! It’s All Happening/Gadzooks! It’s The In Crowd

1 9 6 5 (UK) A sequel to The Beat Room, the Monday evening show Gadzooks! It's All Happening offered the same kind of fare. Screening on BBC2, the...

Geordie Scene, The

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) This rock and soul music show from Tyne Tees TV featured the talents of established groups...

Get It Together

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) Get It Together was a weekly TV pop show -  filmed in Manchester for Granada TV...

Get Yourself A College Girl (1964)

Student Mary Ann Mobley gets into trouble when she's exposed as the songwriter of some disreputable - but supposedly groovy - tunes. Fortunately, an ambitious...

Ghost Goes Gear, The (1966)

This 24-carat piece of 60s pop trivia was made as a showcase for the popular British blues-soul band The Spencer Davis Group. The band are...

Gimme Shelter (1970)

Gimme Shelter follows The Rolling Stones on their 1969 US tour, catching them at their absolute apex. Interspersed with the live concert footage we see the negotiations between...

Girl Can’t Help It, The (1957)

This rock 'n' roll comedy starring Tom Ewell and the pneumatic Jayne Mansfield is witty, stylish, clever and (by today's standards) extraordinarily sexist. Tom Miller...

Go, Johnny, Go (1959)

Jimmy Clanton stars as Johnny Melody, a poor orphan boy who makes it big through a talent search held by Alan Freed. The hardships, ironies and...

Go!!

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 6 (Australia) 222 x episodes In 1964, the new Australian ATV0 Network (now Channel Ten) decided it would enter...

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!!!! Beat, The

1 9 6 6 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes Hosted by the Nashville-based WLAC disc jockey Bill 'Hoss' Allen, The !!!! Beat featured a house band...

“5” Royales, The

The "5" Royales began life in the 1940s as a gospel group called The Royal Sons Quintet but rechristened themselves The Royals after going...

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs (named after the low-budget horror movie Two Thousand Maniacs) was formed in Jamestown, NY, in 1981 by singer Natalie Merchant and guitarist John Lombardo. The...

101’ers, The

Primarily known as the band Joe Strummer was in before he joined The Clash, The 101'ers were part of the last wave of British...

10cc

Vocalist/guitarist Graham Gouldman was a songwriter of pop hits during the 1960s. Amongst his many compositions are some pure classics: For Your Love (The Yardbirds), No Milk Today (Herman's...