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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 made by Allan Carr, who was also responsible for the mega-musical Grease (1978), as a vehicle for the promotion of the Village...

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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Micki and Maude (1984)

After his appalling The Man Who Loved Women (1984), Blake Edwards made an excellent return to form with Micki And Maude, a well-structured farce in which Dudley...

NYPD Blue

1 9 9 3 - 2 0 0 5 (USA) 261 x 60 minute episodes NYPD Blue began in 1993 with a rush of criticism and advertiser boycotts...

Driveway

1 9 6 8 (UK) 16 x 30 minute episodes Soap opera makers had tried hospitals, garages, factories, football teams and many other scenarios. This twice-weekly 30-minute drama...

Carry On Screaming (1966)

The fortune-making Carry On team spoof Hammer Studios with a broad, farcical and sometimes near-the-knuckle look at the conventional spook thriller. When his girl-friend Doris...

Five Willows, The

This group first recorded as The Five Willows (after originally starting out as The Dovers in 1950). Original members were Richie Davies, twin brothers Ralph and...

Jack Kerouac

1 9 2 2 - 1 9 6 9 US novelist Jack Kerouac (born Jean Louis Lebris de Kerouac) named and epitomised the Beat Generation of...

Phyl and Mikhy

1 9 8 0 (USA) 6 x 30 minute episodes This Cold War comedy revolved around young American athlete Phyllis Wilson (Murphy Cross) who falls in love...

Carry On Don’t Lose Your Head (1966)

"Mon blooming dieu!" A send-up of the French Revolution, with attractive costumes and elegant staging - and just as vulgar as ever. Don't Lose Your...