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Saxon

Saxon vocalist Peter "Biff" Byford is a Yorkshireman with strictly old-school values. Once photographed enjoying a cup of tea while his wife washed his car...

Samson

Focusing on the talents of guitarist and occasional vocalist Paul Samson (who sadly passed away from cancer on 9 August 2002) Samson were at...

Money

On paper, Money should have been incredibly successful. Not only were they charismatic youngsters capable of writing ambitious yet never boring hard rock at a...

Judas Priest

Named after the Bob Dylan song The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest and led by Tim Brooke-Taylor look-alike and openly gay biker dress-alike...

Diamond Head

July 1981, and Diamond Head - the perennially underachieving kings of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) - have just played a routine gig...

Def Leppard

Def Leppard formed in Sheffield, England in 1977 as Atomic Mass with original members Rick Savage, Pete Willis and Tony Kenning. Frontman Joe Elliot came...

Tygers of Pan Tang

Tygers of Pan Tang formed in 1978 in Whitley Bay on Tyneside and became a significant player in the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British...

Girlschool

Formed in London in the late 70s, Girlschool were one of the first all-girl rock acts to make a mark in the mostly male-dominated NWOBHM (New...

New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM)

In the early 1980s, UK rock magazine Sounds ardently promoted (and christened) the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal -  the acronym of which is spelt...

Heavy Metal

Fine in principal, but not quite in practice; The Heavy Metal crowd consistently ruled much of the 80's, which is why there was 'alternative...

Quartz

Birmingham-based New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band who hopped to a different label with almost every release. Vocalist Mike 'Taffy' Taylor co-founded a group called...

Iron Maiden

In the East End of London, Steve "Arry" Harris and Dave Murray joined forces in 1976 with Paul Di'Anno (real name, Paul Andrews) and...

Witchfynde

Witchfynde were formed in Derbyshire, England in 1974, by bass guitarist and vocalist Neil Harvey. They discovered Montalo (real name Trevor Taylor) in a...

Angelwitch

Angelwitch formed in London, England in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Kevin Heybourne Guitar, vocals Rob Downing Guitar Kevin Riddles Bass Dave Hogg Drums Roger Marsden Vocals Ricky...

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Send Me No Flowers (1964)

Rock Hudson is quite funny as George, a hypochondriac, who, believing he has only a few weeks to live, asks his best pal to...

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack was born in Black Mountain, North Carolina, started school at age four, moved into Arlington the next year and lived in a...

Kukla, Fran & Ollie

1 9 4 7 - 1 9 6 2 (USA) Kukla, Fran and Ollie began as a local show on WBKB in Chicago on 13 October...

Nik Kershaw

Nicolas David Kershaw was born in Bristol, England, in 1958. Son of a flautist father and opera singing mother, Kershaw's first foray into the...

People Next Door, The

1 9 8 9 (USA) 10 x 30 minute episodes Jeffrey Jones (Beetlejuice) played Walter Kellogg, a widower with two children who lived in a town called...

Reach for the Sky (1956)

While many of Hollywood's tales about heroism during the Second World War were tainted by smug patriotism and unwelcome sentiment, postwar British cinema tended...

Deep Red (1975)

A psychic (Macha Meril) who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. English pianist...

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