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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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Dino Valenti

Valenti was born Chester Powers in 1937 to 'carny' folk (they ran a tent called the 'hootchie cootch' - which was basically a strip...

Dotty Mack Show, The

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) Singer Dotty Mack hosted this weekly show - originally called Girl Alone - from Cincinnati where a cast...

Dickie Pride

Richard Charles Kneller was born in Thornton Heath, Surrey. After leaving school he tried a wide variety of jobs including stonemason's assistant, spraypainter, electric...

Bullseye

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 9 3 (UK) A good throwing arm and a fair level of general knowledge were what was required in...

Everybody Loves Raymond

1 9 9 6 - 2 0 0 5 (USA) 210 x 23 minute episodes Ray Barone (Ray Romano) is a successful sportswriter for New York Newsday and...

Sharky’s Machine (1981)

Burt Reynolds directs and stars as Atlanta vice cop Tom Sharky - a man with a vendetta against underworld kingpin Victor D'Anton (Vittorio Gassman)...

Cassandra Crossing, The (1976)

Not the most well-known or most successful of the disaster movie genre, The Cassandra Crossing contains a plot that takes in bioterrorism, anarchist bomb plots, shady...

She’s Having A Baby (1988)

In this autobiographical prequel to his Mr Mom (1983), John Hughes cast Kevin Bacon as a young man who settles uncomfortably into marriage and finally understands...