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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...

Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro was born Susan Quatrocchio in Detroit on 3 June 1950 - the daughter of Detroit jazz bandleader Art Quatro. Suzi's professional career started...

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...

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...

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M Squad

1 9 5 7 – 1 9 6 0 (USA) 117 x 30 minute episodes The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of...

Greenham Common

Site of a peace demonstration on public land near Newbury, Berkshire, UK, outside a US airbase.  The women-only camp was established in September 1981...

Under the Doctor (1976)

A British sex comedy about a doctor, a bevy of beautiful women and their sexual problems. Can the overworked and over-titillated doctor help his...

Lew Grade

Ukrainian-born Louis Winogradsky moved to England with his family as a child, settling in the East End of London. Here he took up the...

Absolutely Fabulous

1 9 9 2 - 2 0 1 2 (UK) Developed from a sketch on French and Saunders, this tale of rich bitches Edina 'Eddy' Monsoon (Jennifer...

Staircase (1969)

Prissy, brow-beaten, turban-wearing hairdresser Richard Burton has run a Brixton salon with preening, mincing, bitching partner Rex Harrison for 30 years. Despite having the odd...

Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

The most memorable musical event of 1967 was the Monterey International Pop Festival, held in the Californian sunshine over three days between June 16th...

Martin Luther King Speech (28 August 1963)

"There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the coloured citizen is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue...