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Richard Nixon

1 9 1 3 - 1 9 9 4 Unless you were actually there, it's hard to imagine just how utterly loathed and reviled Richard Nixon was in the America of 1974. "Impeach Nixon" bumper stickers and...

Watergate

At 2.30 am on 17 June 1972, during the lead-up to the 1972 American presidential elections, five intruders broke into the Democratic National Committee's offices in the Watergate apartment complex in Washington. They were caught trying...

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Dapto Leagues Club in the 60s, 70s and 80s

Dapto Leagues Club was formed on 12 July 1955 at a public meeting in Mr Jim Timbs' Billiard Rooms in Bong Bong Road, which later became the first premises occupied by the club. During 1958...

Babes of S.H.A.D.O – Miss Ealand

Miss Ealand (Norma Ronald) was a SHADO operative who masqueraded as Ed Straker's secretary at the Harlington-Straker studios. She was the first line of defence against anyone entering SHADO Headquarters via Straker's office (which turned into...

Chuck Berry, Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies at 90

18 March 2017 Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with hits including Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Rock & Roll Music, Memphis Tennessee and Sweet Little Sixteen, has died at the...

Dame Barbara Windsor has died at the age of 83

10 December 2020 Carry On legend Dame Barbara Windsor has died at the age of 83 following her tragic but brave battle against Alzheimer's disease. She died at 8.35 pm GMT on Thursday at a London care home. Her...

Status Quo bassist Alan Lancaster has died, aged 72

26 September 2021 Alan Lancaster, founding bassist of rock greats Status Quo, has died in Sydney, Australia, aged 72. The musician had been suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for some time. Lancaster and Status Quo vocalist/guitarist Francis Rossi...

Gerry Marsden dead at 78 after short illness

3 January 2021 Gerry and the Pacemakers star Gerry Marsden has died aged 78 after a short illness involving a heart infection. The band had hits with I Like It, How Do You Do It? and Ferry...

Public Information Films (PIFs) in Britain – The Green Cross Man...

Once upon a time in a country where children were served warm milk for free in the middle of the morning, the TV overlords surveyed the multitude of potential disasters that awaited the well-meaning but...