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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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Jimmy Justice

James Anthony Bernard Little was born on 15 December 1939, in Carshalton, Surrey. Under the name Jimmy Justice, he scored three Top 40 hits in the...

Pigbag

This mainly instrumental soul/funk sextet formed in Gloucestershire from the remnants of political funkers The Pop Group. James Johnstone Guitar, keyboards Ollie Moore Saxophone Chris Leigh Trumpet Simon Underwood Bass Chip Carpenter Drums Roger Freeman Percussion

Joh Bjelke-Petersen

1 9 1 1 - 2 0 0 5 Johannes ("Joh") Bjelke-Petersen was an Australian right-wing politician, leader of the Queensland National Party (QNP) and...

Oh No, It’s Selwyn Froggitt

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) 29 x 30 minute episodes "Magic!" - Bill Maynard starred in this Yorkshire TV sitcom as Selwyn...

Rush

Rush began playing hard rock/heavy metal in Toronto bars. After financing a debut LP themselves, Neil Peart (an ingenious lyricist) replaced the band's original...

Bazaar

One of the most frustrating things about almost every pinball game is the gap between the two flippers. No matter how good players are,...

Dr. Syn Alias the Scarecrow (1963)

Dr Syn, the vicar of Dymchurch (Patrick McGoohan), is also a notorious smuggler known as The Scarecrow. Dressed in tattered clothes and straw, he prowls...

Cars, The

The Cars were the most successful American New Wave band in the late 70s/early 80s. With their sleek, mechanical pop-rock, the band racked up a string...