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Crack, The

In 1982, Cheltenham Oi! outfit The Crack won a televised Battle of the Bands competition (voted for by none other than Slade frontman Noddy...

Attila The Stockbroker

After graduating from the University of Kent with a degree in French, this performance poet (born John Baine on 21 October 1957) really was...

Skrewdriver

Skrewdriver were formed in Blackpool in 1976 by Ian Stuart Donaldson after he saw The Sex Pistols in Manchester. The band later changed into a skinhead band and...

Last Resort, The

The Last Resort formed in 1980 after Roi Pearce had seen a band called The Rivals rehearsing. He met up with a guitarist called...

Cock Sparrer

Cock Sparrer began life in an East Ham school in the late 70s as a knockabout band for mates Colin McFaull, Micky Beaufoy, Steve...

GBH

In 1980, four Brummie drinking buddies got together and formed a band inspired by the mid-70's punk acts. Initially called Charged GBH, somehow this rowdy mob...

Oppressed, The

The Oppressed was an Oi! band formed in March 1981 in Cardiff by Russell Payne (guitar), his brother Ronnie (bass), Gary Tier (drums) and Martin Brennan...

Oi! Music

By the end of the 1970s, punk in Britain was splintering into several distinct strains, most of them quite "arty". Oi! music was an attempt to...

Business, The

The Business hailed from Lewisham in South London and along with Sham 69, Cockney Rejects, and Angelic Upstarts became one of the prime movers in the post-Pistols...

Exploited, The

You would be excused for thinking that a band who sing about kicking a Mod in the head to the tune of Jingle Bells, fronted...

4 Skins, The

The undisputed heroes of the early 80s skinhead scene, The 4 Skins were one of the mainstays of the second-wave of British punk commonly known as Oi! They endured...

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John Paul Young

Born in Scotland, John Paul Young's family migrated to Australia when he was in his teens. After recording a single with an obscure band...

Porterhouse Blue

1 9 8 7 (UK) 4 x 50 minute episodes David Jason starred as priggish Head Porter Skullion in the four-part Channel 4 serial Porterhouse Blue, Tom Sharpe's super...

Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957)

This was the classic that single-handedly revived traditional British Gothic and firmly placed the Hammer House of Horror on the global gore map. Peter Cushing...

Paper Dresses

The throw-away paper dress was introduced and dubbed "The Wastebasket Dress" by Life magazine, due to Its disposable nature. Originally conceived by the Scott Paper Company in...

The 1980s

What were the 80s? . . . Bueller? . . . Anyone? New Wave, Big hair, Pac-Man, the Sinclair ZX computer, Dallas, Dynasty, Thatcherism, the...

Savage Innocents, The (1961)

Visually stunning - colour and Cinemascope allow director Nicholas Ray to dwell to his heart's content on endless expanses of snow, looming white icebergs...

Lady and The Tramp (1955)

Walt Disney's first full-length cartoon in Cinemascope is a triumph for all ages. The story of a romance between a dainty, well-bred cocker spaniel named...

New Adventures Of Huck Finn, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) The New Adventures of Huck Finn had very little to do with Mark Twain's literary masterpiece. This version...