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Peter & Gordon

Doctor's sons Peter Asher (brother of English actress Jane Asher) and Gordon Waller met in 1959 when they were pupils at London's famous Westminster...

Dave Clark Five, The

Originally a backing group for north London singer Stan Saxon, the Five originally comprised Dave Clark on drums and vocals, backed by various musicians,...

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann (born Manfred Lubowitz in South Africa in 1940) formed a group in Britain in 1963 called The Manne-Hugg Blues Brothers. Shortening their name...

Animals, The

Alan Price started out as a northern British bluesman, playing with a combo of Hilton Valentine, Bryan 'Chas' Chandler and John Steel on the...

Beatles, The

So it goes like this . . . 15-year-old Paul McCartney hears a Skiffle group called The Quarrymen play on Saturday 6 July 1957. Along with a police dog...

Herman’s Hermits

Herman's Hermits were one of the most interesting of the original wave of British Invasion groups. Unlike The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Hermits didn't threaten authority figures...

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Drexell’s Class

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 2 (USA) 18 x 30 minute episodes Otis Drexell (Dabney Coleman) is a fifth-grade teacher at the Grantwood Avenue...

All Clued Up

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 9 3 (UK) All Clued Up was a Sunday tea-time classic, hosted by ''Diddy'' David Hamilton. It was a real...

Misadventures of Merlin Jones, The (1964)

A college genius (Tommy Kirk) accidentally develops a means of reading minds. Turning this new ability to good use - in contrast to the...

Cilla

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 68 x 50 minute episodes Cilla Black got a surprise when she set out to film street interviews...

Guys ‘n’ Dolls

Guys 'n' Dolls were formed in 1974, after Ammo Productions held auditions for three girls and three boys to start the band. They secured a...

Never a Cross Word

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 0 (UK) 6 x 45 minute episodes 7 x 30 minute episodes This charming Saturday night comedy from LWT was...

Soap

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 8 1 (USA) Soap was undoubtedly the most controversial new series of the 1977 - 1978' "season of sex" as...

Love For Lydia

1 9 7 7 (UK) 13 x episodes The ITV drama department made expensive mistakes in 1977 with Love For Lydia, a 13-part serial about a jazz-age flapper...
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