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Peter & Gordon

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

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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Rock Around The World

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 4 (Australia) This offering from Australia's SBS television introduced Australian music viewers to sounds from continents other than...

Baby, The (1973)

Ann Gentry, a social worker who recently lost her husband, investigates the strange Wadsworth family - mother, two grown daughters (Germaine and Alba) and...

Kraftwerk

The word "unique" is over-used in music, but Kraftwerk have a stronger claim than most to the tag. Organist Ralf Hütter and woodwind student Florian...

John Leyton

Born in Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, England, on 17 February 1939, John Dudley Leyton started his professional career in the television series Biggles His recording career began when...

Law and Order

1 9 9 0 - 2 0 1 0 (USA) 456 x 60 minute episodes Set in New York City, this police/legal drama series featured two different...

Black Gestapo, The (1975)

This absurd, nasty movie has almost the same plot as Bucktown (from the same year): "The Black People's Party of Watts" is organised to...

Park Ranger

1 9 7 9 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Former Freewheelers creator Chris McMaster developed this series about the Park Ranger of Bearsdale, a fictional Borders National Park. David...

This Is Your Life (USA)

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 6 1 (USA) 1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 2 (USA) 1 9 8 3 (USA) This Is Your Life originally...