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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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Gents, The

These Doncaster mod revivalists first came to prominence when they won the EMI Supergroup competition in Leeds. The first prize was a recording session at...

Eastern Dark, The

With sheer energy bursting out of their amplifiers, dynamic, memorable songs, and a leader with rock & roll animal good looks and the longest...

Jo Stafford Show, The

1 9 6 1 (UK) 9 x episodes Jo Stafford was an American singer of traditional pop music and jazz standards whose career ran from the late...

BBC Television Centre

The BBC Television Centre, the world's first purpose-built television production complex - described as the Hollywood of the Television Industry - was officially opened...

Mercury Rev

Mercury Rev's debut album Yerself Is Steam (1991) flopped in the US following Rough Trade’s collapse and didn’t hint at later commercial successes like Deserter’s Songs....

AIDS

The disease that would eventually become known as AIDS began to surface in 1981, killing mostly gay men in large urban areas. For the...

Adventures of Rupert Bear, The

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) 156 x 15 minute episodes Rupert Bear lived amongst the lush greenery of Nutwood Forest with his...

Escape To Victory (1981)

As a propaganda stunt, the Nazis arrange a football match during WWII between the national German team and a squad made up of Allied...