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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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Jumpsuits

The jumpsuit was first produced in 1913 as the Lee-Union-All, created by the H.D. Lee Mercantile Company. The one-piece suit would become the official...

Whiz Kids

1 9 8 3 (USA) 18 x 60 minute episodes Richie (Matthew Labyorteaux from Little House On The Prairie), Ham (Todd Porter), Jeremy (Jeffrey Jacquet) and Alice...

Peggy Moffitt

The top American model of the 1960s, Peggy Moffitt was a startling innovator who didn't just wear fashions, she inspired them. The daughter of screenwriter Jack...

Ramones, The

The Ramones were nasty, ugly and played music so fast and simple it was borderline inane, but this band of creeps from Forest Hills...

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

In Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, the old Hollywood - in the form of Gloria Swanson's forgotten silent star Norma Desmond - comes into uncomprehending and...

Apartments , The

Like a number of Australian musicians who got their start during the late 1970s New Wave movement, The Apartments' Peter Milton Walsh received more acclaim in...

Big Star

Named after a Memphis supermarket, Big Star were so far ahead of the game that even though co-founder Chris Bell died in 1978, it...

ER

1 9 9 4 - 2 0 0 9 (USA) From the moment it premiered in 1994, ER had 'hit' written all over it. Which had everything...