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John Peel

John Peel (born John Ravenscroft in 1939) cut his teeth as a DJ in the USA, working on stations in Dallas, Oklahoma and San...

Disc Jockeys

In Britain, Radio 1 and Top of the Pops began in the Sixties, but by 1970 the Disc Jockeys (or DJ's) had been elevated to stardom,...

Pete Myers – ‘The Mad Daddy’

Pete Myers (aka "The Mad Daddy") was the wildest Disc Jockey from America's golden age of Rock & Roll radio - a cat who...

Rodney Bingenheimer

Many fans of Rock & Roll will have come across the name Rodney Bingenheimer: KROQ DJ, proprietor of Rodney's English Disco, friend of the stars and...

Alan Freed

The Disc Jockey widely believed to have first coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll" began life as a jazz trombonist with a band called...

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Con Air (1997)

This was the film that cemented Nicolas Cage's reputation as one of Hollywood's most unlikely action heroes. Cage is Cameron Poe, an ex-Army Ranger jailed...

Selecter, The

The Selecter are often considered 2 Tone's 'also ran's' behind The Specials. They were a top live draw in their own right, though, and their 1980...

Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

The smashing Kate Beckinsale stars as Flora Poste, the sophisticated orphan who leaves a cushy berth with her rich London friend (Joanna Lumley) to...

Comic Relief

1 9 8 8 - Current (UK) Exploiting the talents of comedians and comic actors from various generations and backgrounds, Comic Relief has been described as a Children...

Electra Glide In Blue (1973)

Robert Blake (later to star in TV cop series Baretta) is John Wintergreen - a diminutive Vietnam vet motorcycle cop in a desert state whose...

Lonnie Lee

In February 1957 Lonnie Lee entered an Elvis Presley impersonation contest at the Trocadero nightclub in Sydney, Australia. He won and greatly impressed the compere, Johnny O'Keefe who provided...

Mr Mom (1983)

Comedy about a married couple who decide to switch roles when the husband becomes unemployed. With the wife now going out to work, the husband...

Savage Bees, The (1976)

This made-for-television film is another of the nature-gone-wild thrillers that seemed so much in vogue in the 1970s. A swarm of African killer bees descend...