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Deep Purple

In 1967, former drummer of The Searchers, Chris Curtis, asked the boss of Alice Edwards Gowns (a rag trade company) to manage a new...

Black Sabbath

The definitive heavy metal band, Black Sabbath, emerged from Birmingham in the British Midlands in 1967. Their debut album, Black Sabbath (1970), stormed to #8 in the UK...

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Beryl Marsden

Merseybeat was a male-dominated sound. Cilla Black and Beryl Marsden were the best-known female performers, but rather than form backing bands of their own,...

Spare The Rod (1961)

John Saunders (Max Bygraves) is fresh out of teacher training college when he inherits a class of badly behaved children in their final year...

Beverly Hills, 90210

1 9 9 0 - 2 0 0 0 (USA) The surprise hit series of the 1990 television series was Beverly Hills, 90210, which was produced by...

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

1 9 9 0 - 2 0 0 0 (USA/Canada) 91 x 30 minute episodes This horror anthology TV series aired on Nickelodeon from 1992–1996 (after premiering...

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson avoided following her brothers into music, preferring to concentrate on an acting career. By 1982, however, family tradition proved too great, and...

Johnny Rebb

Johnny Rebb was the first Australian artist to be signed by Lee Gordon's Leedon label in 1958.  The local media dubbed Rebb the 'Gentleman Of...

Candi Staton

The songs that Alabama's Candi Staton sang rang true because, sadly, she lived them. A gospel prodigy, she ran off with fellow gospel singer...