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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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Four Seasons, The

1 9 8 4 (USA) 11 x 30 minute episodes 1 x 60 minute episode This CBS sitcom was created by Alan Alda (and was based on his...

Faith No More

Formed as a post-punk outfit in 1982, Faith No More fired hard-drinking vocalist Chuck Mosley. His replacement was Mike Patton, a handsome 20-year-old from...

Brothers, The

1 9 5 6 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) Inexperienced and desperately in need of money, Harvey Box (Gale Gordon) and his brother Gilmore (Bob Sweeney)...

Six-Five Special

1 9 5 7 - 1 9 5 8 (UK) The BBC were determined to fill the 6 pm to 7 pm timeslot (the so-called "Toddler's...

Accident (1967)

"Like a punch in the chest. Put together breath by breath, look by look, lust by lust, lie by lie. A compelling film". The complex...

Awakenings (1990)

This true story is adapted from a 1973 book by Dr Oliver Sacks, a clinical neurologist who in a New York hospital in 1969...

Event Horizon (1997)

Named after the area of space around a black hole beyond which matter seemingly disappears, the Event Horizon here is an experimental spacecraft that...

Stardust (1974)

This sequel to That'll Be The Day  (1974) has Adam Faith taking over the role of Mike which Ringo Starr played in the original movie. Now set in the sixties, the movie...