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Crooks, The

Hailing from Stoke Newington in London, The Crooks had a lengthy residency at The Pegasus in Green Lanes - and wore mainly rugby shirts...

Makin’ Time

Makin' Time hailed from the West Midlands and for a period were considered the great white hopes for the mod revival scene. Their debut single...

Squire

Though they never received the recognition they deserved, Squire was one of the earliest and finest mod revival bands of the late 70's. Squire were able to...

Secret Affair

Secret Affair formed in East London in 1978 and were one of the stars of the late 70's Mod Revival movement,  receiving early exposure by supporting The...

Purple Hearts, The

Dropping their shady punk past as The Sockets (not 'Jack Plug & The Sockets', contrary to popular belief), this Romford four-piece were figureheads for...

Little Murders

English ex-pat Rob Griffiths embraced 1960s English pop culture (The Who, The Kinks, Union Jack flags draped over amplifiers) so it was perhaps unsurprising that...

Long Tall Shorty

A London band originally known as The Indicators, Long Tall Shorty were immensely popular on the mod revival club circuit. Fronted by Keith Mono, they recorded By Your...

Lambrettas, The

In the spring of 1979, the Mod revival was gathering momentum. In Brighton, Quadrophenia was being filmed, and in the East End of London, the Bridge House had been...

Jam, The

Paul Weller (born John William Weller) and Rick Buckler met at school in Woking, Surrey, in 1975 and played music together during their lunch hours. The...

Fixations, The

This mod revival band formed in North London in 1978. Paul Cathcart Vocals, guitar Paul Cattini Vocals, guitar Richard Sharp Bass Ken Gamby Drums

Circles, The

Fronted by singer and guitarist Mick Walker, this Wolverhampton based mod revival four-piece quickly built up a strong local following. The band signed to Graduate Records...

Chords, The

Based in Deptford, The Chords were probably the most energetic and powerful Mod Revival band in London. The band featured Billy Hassett (vocals/guitar) and his cousin Martin...

Teenbeats, The

A quintet from Hastings, England, The Teenbeats were one of the better bands on Britain's late '70s mod revival scene, with Huggy Leaver (vocals), Ken Copsey...

Gents, The

These Doncaster mod revivalists first came to prominence when they won the EMI Supergroup competition in Leeds. The first prize was a recording session at...

Mod Revival

Summer 1978 - England: Two years on, punk has exploded from its roots in grubby Sex Pistols gigs to shock exposés, hit singles, high street fashion and cartoon...

Merton Parkas

If the Merton Parkas had called their debut LP Just Another Face in the Neo-Mod Crowd, no further explanation would have been needed. This unmemorable group...

Key, The

Greg Hearnden   Vocals, guitar James Robinson   Bass, vocals Scott Egginton   Drums Graham Hill Bass

Nine Below Zero

Formed in the late '70s (originally as Stan's Blues Band) London R&B quartet Nine Below Zero took its name from a Sonny Boy Williamson song. The band was led...

Sets, The

Australian band The Sets, led by brothers Gary and Don Hosie, were the leaders of the Sydney mod revival scene in the early 80s. Formed originally...

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Bloodbrothers (1978)

After the breakdown of his younger brother, "Stony" DeCoco (Richard Gere) accepts a job working with children in hospital but his Italian-American father Tommy...

Cabaret Voltaire

This experimental band formed in Sheffield in 1974 and played their debut gig at a student disco in May 1975. Named after a Dadaist group,...

Pruitts of Southampton, The (The Phyllis Diller Show)

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) 30 x 30 minute episodes The Pruitts of Southampton were just like the Rockefellers or the Vanderbilts,...

Tender Trap, The (1955)

Charlie Reader (Frank Sinatra) is a successful theatre agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his oldest friend...

Space Race, The

In the 1950's and 1960's, the USA and the Soviet Union raced each other to be first into space. The Soviet Union won. On 4...

Hope and Glory (1987)

Hope and Glory is director John Boorman's autobiographical look at growing up as a young boy in London during the brutal bombing that the...

Swinger, The (1966)

Completing director George Sidney's "trilogy" of cinematic love-letters to Ann-Margret - the other two being Viva Las Vegas  (1964) and Bye Bye Birdie (1963) - the storyline in The Swinger revolves...

Ocean Colour Scene

This four-piece combo formed in suburban Solihull in the West Midlands in 1989 around singer and ex-journalist Simon Fowler, laconic guitarist Stephen Craddock, agreeable bassist Damon...