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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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Hanged Man, The

1 9 7 5 (UK) 8 x 60 minute episodes The boss of an international construction company, Lew Burnett (Colin Blakely), becomes the target of an unknown...

Exciters, The

Brenda Reid, Carolyn (Carol) Johnson, Lillian Walker, and Sylvia Wilbur formed the group - originally called The Masterettes - while at high school together in...

Happy Go Lucky

1 9 6 5 (UK) This 30-minute weekly Tyne Tees production starred Jack Haig as Wacky Jacky (pictured at right). Haig had previously played the role on...

Russ Meyer

The Wizard of Bras hasn't made a new film since the 1979 pec-tacular Beneath The Valley Of The Ultra-Vixens. But the Master of Melondrama has a...

Charles de Gaulle

1 8 9 0 - 1 9 7 0 Born in Lille, Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle graduated from Saint-Cyr in 1911 and was...

Travelling Man

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) 13 x 60 minute episodes Travelling Man was a midweek drama series from ITV. Leigh Lawson was Lomax,...

Moby Dick (1956)

In 1840, a young sailor joins the whaling ship Pequod, whose captain, Ahab, is obsessively searching for the monstrous white whale that took off...

Last House On The Left (1972)

Based on Ingmar Bergman's Swedish film The Virgin Spring  (1959) starring Max von Sydow, Last House On The Left was promoted with the tagline "To avoid fainting,...