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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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Kathy Kirby

Hailing from Ilford, Essex, Kathy Kirby sang her way into the charts with discs like Dance On and Secret Love, then went on to lucrative cabaret and...

Shout at the Devil (1976)

The period is 1913 - just a few months before the First World War is about to erupt in an explosion of slaughter and...

China Crisis

Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon formed China Crisis in Liverpool after leaving school in 1979. Their first releases, African and White and Scream Down At Me, were on...

As Time Goes By

1 9 9 2 - 1 9 9 7 (UK) 65 x 30 minute episodes Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench starred as the romantic leads in this...

Poldark

 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 7 (UK) 29 x 60 minute episodes Poldark is one of the most successful British television dramas of all time. As a...

Danger Man

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 1 (UK) 39 x 30 minute episodes 1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 7 (UK) 45 x 60 minute...

Ant Farm

In the mid-1950's, Milton Levine was enjoying Fourth of July festivities in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, when the ant minions that he was...

B-52’s, The

The B-52's formed in 1977 in Athens, Georgia. Kate Pierson had been playing in a folk protest band called The Sun Donuts while raising...