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Stone Roses, The

It is hard to believe in retrospect, but The Stone Roses' eponymous debut album - now often cited as "the greatest British debut of...

Smiths, The

A bedroom-trained recluse with limited experience in local punk bands, Steven Patrick Morrissey (who was also the ex-president of the UK New York Dolls fan club...

Happy Mondays

Manchester (UK) band Happy Mondays took their name from a New Order song but came last in a 'Battle of the Bands' contest at New Order's Haçienda...

Inspiral Carpets

Formed initially as The Furs in Manchester, England, by schoolboy Graham Lambert. He was joined in the mid-80s by Stephen Holt, Tony Welsh and...

Haçienda, The

Erecting a Manhattan-style nightclub in Manchester was a daft idea, but it worked. In 1980, New Order were undertaking their first US tour. During their stay in...

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Swingers (1996)

This is an honest exploration of male friendship based on lead actor Jon Favreau's autobiographical script about his first years in Hollywood. He, and three...

ABC To Run Classic Countdown In Original Timeslot

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) will play classic Countdown episodes in the show’s original timeslot from 17 September. Classic Countdown will air on Sunday nights...

Arthur Godfrey And His Friends

1 9 4 9  - 1 9 5 9 (USA) One of the most popular stars on US radio throughout the 1940s, Arthur Godfrey's arrival on...

Salute Of The Jugger, The (1988)

A brutally violent sport (combining rugby, basketball and gratuitous violence) becomes popular in a post-apocalyptic America, both in the luxurious underground cities and the...

Pound Puppies

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 8 (USA) 29 x 30 minute episodes A Saturday morning cartoon series from Hanna-Barbera whose main characters, the wrinkled...

Tales from the Crypt (1972)

While touring some catacombs five people lose the rest of their party and are ushered into a cavernous vault by a cowled figure (Ralph...

Hotel de Paree

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) 32 x 30 minute episodes Sundance (Earl Holliman) is a reformed gunslinger just released from prison who...

REO Speedwagon

When their 1980 single Keep On Loving You became REO Speedwagon's first hit, the band had already spent close to ten years trying unsuccessfully to record...