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So You Wanna Be a Glam Rocker? – Glam Fashion in...

One of the best things about Glam fashion was that it was always available, and never overpriced. It had the effect of making its...

Glam Top 20

From the halcyon days of flying-V guitars, pink trousers, silver satin jackets and glitter on the cheekbones, I present here for your listening pleasure the...

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro was born Susan Quatrocchio in Detroit on 3 June 1950 - the daughter of Detroit jazz bandleader Art Quatro. She played bongos...

Rubettes, The

Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington knew they had a hit when they wrote Sugar Baby Love. Without an act to record it they did what many...

Mott The Hoople

Mott the Hoople took their name from the title of a 1966 novel written by Willard Manus, about a man named Norman Mott who...

Mud

Originally formed in 1966 around the Streatham area of South London, Mud came together from two local bands; The Mourners, featuring brothers Les (vocals) and...

Jook

Formed in 1971, Jook were the brainchild of Sparks manager John Hewlett, who introduced guitarist Trevor White to singer-songwriter Ian Kimmett and recruited bassist Ian Hampton...

Glitter Band, The

The Glitter Band (originally - though briefly - called The Glittermen) were formed by producer Mike Leander in 1972 as backing and session musicians...

Glam Rock

Glam Rock laughed in the face of the pompous pseudo-intellectualism that was becoming prevalent in the music world in the early seventies. It declared...

Wizzard

Wizzard was the epitome of Roy Wood's notion of magic and entertainment, formed in 1972 after Roy split from ELO (which then fell under the leadership...

Slade

Slade started life as The N'Betweens in 1966 and enjoyed modest local success, before recording a single - the excellent Kim Fowley-produced Young Rascals cover, You Better Run. The...

Gary Glitter

Paul Gadd was born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 8 May 1944. He changed his name to Paul Raven and recorded several singles during the 1960's...

Alvin Stardust

Born Bernard Jewry in the 1940s, Alvin Stardust shot to stardom in the 1970s. He had already had four hit singles in the 1960s...

Sweet

Of all the trash Glam bands, the Sweet were the glammest. No question. They had the best makeup, the best idiot clothes, the best...

T.Rex

Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld) was the elfin prince of Glam. He'd tried being a mod, he'd tried being a hippie, he'd tried being...

Roxy Music

At the end of 1971, an embryonic Roxy Music, comprising David O'List (guitar) Brian Eno (synths), Andy Mackay (sax/oboe), Graham Simpson (bass), Paul Thompson...

David Bowie

Born in January 1947, David began his musical career playing drums in a dance band, wearing a bowtie and playing the Hokey Cokey. Initially little more...

Hush

One of the defining moments of Australia's 1970s pop legacy was undoubtedly Hush performing Bony Moronie on Countdown. This updated version of the old Larry Williams rocker was...

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Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957)

This was the classic that single-handedly revived traditional British Gothic and firmly placed the Hammer House of Horror on the global gore map. Peter Cushing...

Guns of Will Sonnett, The

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) 50 x 30 minute episodes Ex-cavalry scout and gunfighter Will Sonnett (Walter Brennan) and his 20-year-old grandson,...

Mysterious Cities of Gold, The

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (Japan/France/Luxembourg) 39 x 28 minute epiosdes Originally released in Japan as Esteban, Child of the Sun and in...

Ladyhawke (1985)

Seeing this movie in the 1980s as a young man was to fall in love with Michelle Pfeiffer. And just as she is still...

Corgi Toys

As with many great British companies, the origins of Corgi lie overseas. In 1933 Philip Ullman, head of Tippco - a very successful German...

Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

A lacerating dissection of yellow journalism on Broadway, and one of the most acclaimed films of 1957. Burt Lancaster is the evil gossip columnist, J.J....

Ghost and Mr Chicken, The (1965)

Everyone's favourite scaredy-pants comedian Don Knotts returned to the big screen in 1965, starring in the comedy fright-fest The Ghost and Mr Chicken. Fittingly, the...

Noiseworks

During the late 80s, Sydney (Australia) band Noiseworks made a huge impact on commercial radio with the perfect balance of tough pub rock, anthemic...