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Sleeping Dogs (1977)

This Kiwi film features a reclusive pacifist named Smith (Sam Neill) who is ripped from his hermit's life on an idyllic Maori island and drawn into a revolutionary struggle between leftist guerillas and a fascist...

Pleazers, The

The Pleazers were a wild long-haired Australian R&B act, who evolved out of Brisbane's Johnny & The G Men, then picked up a Kiwi vocal duo - The London Brothers - as frontmen and based...

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Holidays in the 60s and 70s

Park the car, get out that picnic table and eat those spam sandwiches you made earlier. Sit back in that fold up chair and drink flask-stewed tea... Holidays as a child in England invariably meant the...

Steve Priest, Sweet bassist, dead at 72

4 June 2020 Steve Priest, bassist and co-founder of 1970s glam rock band Sweet, has died at the age of 72. Priest was born in Hayes, West London, in 1948, and became a musician after building his...

‘It’s My Party’ singer Lesley Gore dies of cancer aged 68

16 February 2015 Singer-songwriter and actress Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in the 1960s with It's My Party, has died of cancer. She was 68. Gore passed away at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, Lois...

Jon English dies after surgery complications

10 March 2016 Australian singer and actor Jon English has died after suffering an aortic aneurysm following a small operation, just days after a friend described him as itching to get back on stage. He was...

Golden Boy Jan Berry, 62, Overcame a Strange Twist Of Fate

26 March 2004 If Brian Wilson was the king of the California dream regime, Jan & Dean were the crown princes - and the jesters. Composer/producer/lead singer Jan Berry and partner Dean Torrence manufactured enticing, comically exaggerated myths of the...

40 Things That Only Happen in Movies

01. It is always possible to find a parking spot directly outside or opposite the building you are visiting. 02. When paying for a taxi, you don't need to look at your wallet as you take...

Why we all turned to nostalgia to get through 2020

31 December 2020 In a year of such jarring change, it is perhaps no surprise that many of us have longed to turn the clocks back – but is there more to nostalgia than just a...