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Car Wash (1976)

A close-knit group of black employees at a Los Angeles car wash have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt one day,...

Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

Can't Stop the Music was produced by Allan Carr - who was also responsible for the mega-musical Grease (1978) - as a vehicle for the...

Village People

Part clever concept, part exaggerated camp act, the Village People were worldwide sensations during disco's heyday and seemed to keep reviving like the phoenix. French disco...

Heatwave

This British-based multiracial disco band were a breeding ground for future top writing and producing talent. Keyboard player Rod Temperton (who wrote their 1977...

Donna Summer

Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on 31 December 1948 in the Dorchester community of Boston. One of seven children raised by devout Christian parents, Donna...

Trammps, The

Disco's most soulful vocal group began in the 60s as The Volcanoes and were also called The Moods. A snappy revival of Judy Garland's 1940s tune Zing...

Chic

Chic formed in New York in 1977, primarily as a working unit for guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards who had started out...

Studio 54

The late 1970s saw a huge Disco boom across the world, fuelled by the success of the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever. As the...

Disco

In 1976, there were an estimated 10,000 discos open in the US, as opposed to only 1,500 in 1974. Before Saturday Night Fever (1977), disco was...

Disco Music

The major new movement which began in the USA in 1975 and would spread its influence worldwide, was disco music. Originally regarded by many...

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South Riding

1 9 7 4 (UK) 13 x 50 minute episodes Based on Winifred Holtby's 1936 novel, this Yorkshire Television production of South Riding was voted the Society of Film...

Night Moves (1975)

Night Moves is one of the great thrillers of the 1970s. Gene Hackman stars as former pro-football star Harry Moseby, now a small-time LA private...

Centennial

1 9 7 8 (USA) 2 x 140 minute episodes 10 x 90 minute episodes This 26-hour, $32 million period drama miniseries from NBC/Universal tracked the evolution of...

Edison Lighthouse

Edison Lighthouse was a group which only existed in the recording studio and on television. However, the group (fronted by seasoned session vocalist Tony Burrows...

1950s Television – Introduction

Television mesmerised us from the moment it entered our households, and - in less than a decade - became a staple of our way...

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Paul Newman. Fifty eggs. One take. Very Cool Hand Luke. Newman takes the title role of Luke Jackson - a loner, sentenced to two years on...

Gay Cavalier

1 9 5 7 (UK) 13 x 30 minute episodes Captain Claude Duval (Christian Marquand) was based on a real-life English highwayman whose exploits in the 17th...

Lloyd Price

By the time this raucous rocker from New Orleans was 19 he had become part of rock 'n' roll history when the first song he...