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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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Last Resort, The

The Last Resort formed in 1980 after Roi Pearce had seen a band called The Rivals rehearsing. He met up with a guitarist called...

Carry On At your Convenience (1971)

The Carry On team throw caution to the wind and present an hour and a half of good, clean lavatorial humour.  This was the first sign...

Electronic

Electronic were a perennially-resurgent joint project between Bernard Sumner of New Order and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Their first single, Getting Away With It (1989), featured the Pet...

Grunge

Plaid shirts were the livery of grunge, and had every band from Seattle to Sheffield looking like a bunch of depressed lumberjacks. Designer Marc Jacobs...

Canned Heat

Canned Heat started out as a Los Angeles blues band in 1965 and were one of the first white American blues bands to get...

Colors (1988)

With Dragnet-style gravity, this movie informs us of the 600 gangs, the 70,000 gang members and the 400 gang-related murders in Los Angeles County...

Lobo

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 1 (USA) 37 x 60 minute episodes Claude Akins starred as Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo, the corrupt sheriff from Orly County...

Fame

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 7 (USA) 60 x 60 minute episodes The summer of 1982 was the summer of Fame. The NBC series spun...