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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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Adventures Of The Gummi Bears

1 9 8 5 - 1 9 9 1 (USA) For the first time in its 60-plus-year history, Disney Studios, long the king of animation in...

I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)

A parallel film to Vilgot Sjöman’s controversial I Am Curious (Yellow), I Am Curious (Blue) also follows young Lena on her journey of self-discovery. In...

Paradise Alley (1978)

Paradise Alley was written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also played the starring role in this entertaining account of three Italian-American brothers whose sole...

Ian Dury (& The Blockheads)

With or without his backing band The Blockheads, Ian Dury was a formidable performer in the early days of punk's metamorphosis into New Wave. A pub rock veteran...

Girl-Getters, The (1966)

During the summer season at the seaside resort of Roxham a gang of young men led by womanising photographer Tinker (Oliver Reed) have perfected a...

Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons

Aussie band Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons could almost have been Graham Parker and the Rumour under another name. They also sounded like...

Isley Brothers, The

The Isley Brothers were born in Cincinnati, Ohio - O'Kelly on 25 December 1937,  Rudolph on 1 April 1939 and Ronald on 21 May...

1964

January 01 - In Britain, the first edition of Top of the Pops screens on the BBC. Host Jimmy Savile introduces The Rolling Stones, Dusty...