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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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Radiohead

It is a well-known fact that the weight of just one hit single can destroy a band - should you duplicate your sound and be...

David Cassidy

Born the son of actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward, in New York on 12 April 1950, David Cassidy turned actor straight out of...

Sledge Hammer!

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 8 8 (USA) This ABC comedy ran from September 1986 to June 1988 and was ostensibly a satire of...

Splash (1984)

"Can a mermaid from Cape Cod find happiness in dry dock with a wholesale grocery distributor from Manhattan?" Tom Hanks is an industrious but unfulfilled...

Salvage 1

1 9 7 9 (USA) 19 x 60 minute episodes The Vulture is a homemade rocket ship, ten-feet wide by 30-feet high, which was built by Harold...

Send Foster

1 9 6 7 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes 18-year-old Johnny Foster (Hayward Morse, son of actor Barry Morse) is the junior reporter for the Redstone...

Ellen

1 9 9 4 - 1 9 9 8 (USA) When this vehicle for Ellen DeGeneres debuted on ABC in March 1994 it was originally called These...

Ocean’s Eleven (1960)

You wouldn't call it a gang. Just Danny Ocean and his 11 pals - the night they blew all the lights in Las Vegas! Sands...