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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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Whicker’s World

1 9 5 9 (UK) 1 9 6 5 - 1 9 8 5 (UK) 1 9 9 0 - 1 9 9 4 (UK) A former...

Lonnie Mack

Lonnie Mack's music is amongst the most direct and unadorned of the 1960s. His ballads are especially moving, and the instrumentals and his guitar...

Boston Strangler

Albert DeSalvo was a former military policeman and middleweight boxing champion. He was arrested in 1964 and voluntarily confessed to having killed 13 people.

Mike Hammer

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 5 9 (USA) 79 x 30 minute episodes The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer,...

Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970)

Clint Eastwood plays Hogan, a quizzical, slightly bemused cowboy in this immensely enjoyable Don Siegel caper, saving nun Sister Sara (Shirley MacLaine) from a...

Top Beat 

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 5 (UK) Top Beat was a monthly BBC show which crammed eight or nine acts (Wayne Fontana,...

Solomon Burke

Born in Philadelphia, Solomon Burke started preaching at the age of seven, sang on the radio at 12, was signed to the Apollo label...

The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” returns to #1

4 October 2019 The Beatles' Abbey Road has returned to #1 on the charts in the UK, 50 years after it first topped the album...