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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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Catholic Girls

Originally called Double Cross, the Catholic Girls hailed from New Jersey and became the first all-female new wave group to be signed to a major label,...

Clannad

Clannad (the name means 'Clan from Dore') came together because they were family - literally. Ciarán Ó Braonáin (the group's leader, bassist and guitarist), Pól, and Máire...

His Honor, Homer Bell

1 9 5 5 (USA) 38 x 30 minute episodes Canadian Gene Lockhart made the transition from the big screen to the small screen in this sitcom...

Quicksilver Messenger Service

One of the first West Coast groups, Quicksilver Messenger Service formed in San Francisco in 1965 and built up a big reputation in that area...

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Obsessive Irish opera enthusiast Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski) plans to build an opera house in the Peruvian jungle. First, he has to make his fortune...

Man In A Suitcase

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 8 (UK) 30 x 55 minute episodes One of the best examples of ITC's stable of 60s spy/action series. Man...

Georges Pompidou

1 9 1 1 - 1 9 7 4 Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou trained as a teacher at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (he was himself...

Bob Monkhouse Show, The

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 6 (UK) 31 x 55 minute episodes The Bob Monkhouse Show - a variety cum chat show devoted to...