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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 with...

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Toyah

Birmingham's Toyah Ann Wilcox was born on 18 May 1958. As a professional actress, her film appearances included Jubilee  (1978) and Quadrophenia (1979), and she suddenly found parallel success as...

Throwing Muses

Boston’s Throwing Muses introduced a feminine sensibility that made a mockery of banal notions of 'Women In Rock'. Over abruptly shifting guitar chord patterns, Kristin...

Paratroop Command (1959)

Second World War adventure, starring Richard Bakalyan, Ken Lynch and Jack Hogan. A soldier accidentally kills one of his own regiment and struggles to live...

1957

January 01 - Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler) born. 04 - A London man upset with the shape of his nose is jailed for ten years for...

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...

Ketchips

"Crispy, spiky tubes of delicious mashed potato with a real tomato ketchup centre" Take Britain's favourite food - chips - and inject them with Britain's...

Mission: Impossible (1996)

De Palma’s mastery of cinematic space bears itself out in the rush of a pre-credits set-up, which employs such CV-echoing tics as false sets,...