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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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Lettermen, The

The Lettermen's first break came when they were spotted by comedian George Burns who took them on tour with him. Jack Benny then "stole"...

Silas

1 9 8 1 (Germany) 12 x 30 minute episodes A serial in 12 parts set in the 19th century and featuring young Silas (Patrick Bach), a...

Yuppies

What rich 1980s white-collar workers were called in the decade when the western world revelled in unapologetic materialism. Yuppies (an acronym for "Young Urban Professionals")...

Bellbird

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 7 7 (Australia) 1508 x 15 minute episodes 53 x 60 minute episodes 134 x 30 minute episodes Bellbird followed the lives of...

Fame (1980)

Fame was essentially an excuse for lots of limbs and leotards, and catchy music such as the title track sung by Irene Cara. A new school...

Bird (1988)

If you only think of Clint Eastwood as two-fisted Dirty Harry, you have a major discovery in store for you . . . Pianist, jazz buff...

Pegasus

1 9 6 9 (UK) 4 x 24 minute episodes This four-part black & white BBC drama series for children was a follow-up to the 1968 series, Triton -...

Give Us A Clue

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 9 7 (UK) Michael Aspel presented this charades game for Thames Television with Lionel Blair and Una Stubbs (and...