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Almost Better Than The Real Thing

From 1968 to 1979, studio-based musicians in the employ of Pickwick Records in Britain mimicked everyone from The Sex Pistols to Roxy Music. Eight albums were issued every...

Factory Records

Factory was founded in 1978 with an esoteric roster of artists which included A Certain Ratio, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, X-O-Dus, The Distractions,...

Chess Records

Brothers Leonard and Phil Chess immigrated to America in 1928 from Poland. In 1947 they bought out Aristocrat Records in Chicago, which they renamed...

Stiff Records

Memorably described by Pete Waterman as "a crepe soles and roll-ups operation" Stiff Records was set up by industry managers Jake Riviera and Dave...

Stax

Founded in an old movie theatre in Memphis (originally as Satellite Records) by Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton, Stax had been carving out a...

Motown

With an $800 loan from his family and a roster of unknown young Detroit singers, former record shop owner Berry Gordy Jnr (pictured below) started...

Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records has introduced the world to some of the most influential musicians this planet has ever produced; Jazz icons such as John Coltrane,...

Embassy Records

Kids today want designer names, the genuine thing. But in the 1950's and 1960's when money was in short supply, they were happy to...

Stock, Aitken & Waterman

In the late 1980s the pop charts were awash with songs written and produced by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman. They worked...

Rough Trade

A music-obsessed Cambridge graduate, Geoff Travis hitch-hiked across America in his mid-twenties, where he picked up "literally hundreds of records by the time I got...

2 Tone

The independent 2 Tone Records label was founded by Jerry Dammers of The Specials in 1979. Dedicated to dance-floor music performed by racially mixed...

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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 325 x 30 minute episodes This comedy soap opera spoof was developed by Norman Lear (of All...

Buddy Holly (& The Crickets)

Born Charles Hardin Holley on 7 September 1936, Buddy (as he was nicknamed from an early age by his family) first performed and broadcast...

Highway Patrol

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 9 (USA) 156 x 30 minute episodes Academy Award-winning actor Broderick Crawford starred in this syndicated cop series as...

Lieutenant, The

1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 4 (USA) 29 x 60 minute episodes A Marine Corps drama set at Camp Pendleton (near San Diego, California)...

Etta James

LA-native Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins) was born in Los Angeles on 25 January 1938. Her mother, Dorothy Hawkins, a 14-year-old groupie and jazz fan, put...

My Friend Flicka

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) 39 x 30 minute episodes The tales of young Ken McLaughlin and his horse Flicka. Flicka was played...

Paradise Bay

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 6 (USA) 165 x 30 minute episodes This daytime soap from NBC was set in Paradise Bay - a small...

Bunch of Fives, A

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 7 8 (UK) 14 x 30 minute episodes This ATV drama series for teenagers followed the progress and pitfalls of...
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