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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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Big Land, The (1957)

Alan Ladd stars as Kansas soldier-turned-cattle driver Chad Morgan, battling the elements and corrupt cattle buyers to build a railroad spur to the Rio...

Are you positive?

1 9 5 2 (USA) An NBC summer series that ran from 6 July 1952 to 24 August 1952. Celebrity sports panellists attempted to identify well-known athletes from their...

Please Sir! (1971)

This comedy film, based on the popular television series, featured Mr Hedges (John Alderton) and other teachers taking 5C from Fenn Street school on...

Shakespears Sister

Ex-Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey formed Shakespears Sisters (taking the name from a song by The Smiths) when she became disillusioned with the girl-group. American...

Perec (Peter) Rachman

Perec ("Peter") Rachman moved to Britain after his discharge from the Polish army. He borrowed money and bought a number of slums in the Paddington...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Those kickboxing, pizza-munching, kung fu fighting, sewer-dwelling super-reptiles made their feature debut in this uneven comic-strip fantasy, directed by pop-video whizzkid Steve Barron. The foursome...

Educating Archie

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) 27 x 30 minute episodes The ventriloquist Peter Brough introduced a new, walking Archie Andrews dummy when Educating...

Venetian Bird (1952)

Debonair private detective Edward Mercer (Richard Todd) goes to Venice at the request of a millionaire to locate Renzo Uccello (John Gregson) - a...