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Ringo Starr

Richard Starkey was born in the Dingle area of Liverpool on 7 July 1940. While John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best sweated through their musical apprenticeship...

Beatles, The

So it goes like this . . . 15-year-old Paul McCartney hears a Skiffle group called The Quarrymen play on Saturday 6 July 1957. Along with a police dog...

Fourmost, The

The group formed in late 1959 and were originally called The Blue Jays, then The Four Jays and then The Four Mosts. One of the...

Faron’s Flamingos

Faron's Flamingos emerged from a band formed at the Liverpool Mercury Cycling Club (apparently in the winter months they preferred skiffle to cycling!). The...

Escorts, The

A group of schoolboys formed The Escorts in 1961. John Foster (aka 'Johnny Sticks') was Ringo Starr's cousin and the famous relative with the...

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Rupert Bear

Less well-known on American shores than he is at home in England, this hairy denizen of Nutwood Forest has been delighting children since 1920...

So Long at the Fair (1950)

Young Englishman Johnny Barton (David Tomlinson) and his sister Vicky (Jean Simmons) are visiting the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. When Vicky awakes in her hotel...

Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd, OBE, Britain's King of Comedy, was also a major recording artist in the 1960s with hits like Tears (one of the biggest selling UK...

Trollkins

1 9 8 1 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes This animated series from Hanna-Barbera aired for one season on CBS. The Trollkins were a race of green,...

Bobby Limb Show, The (Mobil Limb Show)

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) This Australian national variety show was produced by TCN Channel 9 and originally titled Bobby Limb's...

For The Term of his Natural Life

1 9 8 2 (Australia) This $5 million, six-hour series was a television adaptation of Marcus Clarke's grim novel about the horrors of Australia's convict beginnings....

Last of The Baskets, The

1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 2 (UK) 13 x 30 minute episodes When the 12th Earl of Clogborough decided to abdicate after 93 years...

Clash, The

The Clash formed in London in 1976. After a riotous tour supporting The Sex Pistols, their manager Bernie Rhodes obtained them a deal with major...