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Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler

America was split by controversy in 1966 over a single that entered the US chart by this former member of the US Army Special...

Penguins, The

Curtis Williams was a member of vocal group The Hollywood Flames formed in Watts, Los Angeles in 1949. However, in late 1953 he decided...

Toni Basil

Toni Basil was born Antonia Christina Basilotta but her date of birth is a matter for some speculation - estimates seem to veer between...

Twinkle

Privately educated Lynn Annette Ripley was given the nickname 'Twinkle' by her father before she was even out of nappies. Lynn was the only female singer...

Bonzo Dog (Doo-Dah) Band, The

London art college types influenced by the Commedia Del Arte, 1920s jazz and vaudeville, the Bonzo's were originally called The Bonzo Dog Dada Band. Figuring nobody...

B. Bumble & The Stingers

This short-lived act was one of several US acts formed by pop svengali Kim Fowley as an outlet for his production and songwriting talents at Rendezvous...

Voyager

Voyager formed in Newbury (Berkshire) - originally as The Paul French Connection -  and charted in 1979 with Halfway Hotel. Voyager disbanded in 1981, with the...

Vapors, The

Led by vocalist/guitarist Dave Fenton, The Vapors were a short-lived new wave guitar group that is best remembered for the pop single Turning Japanese. Fenton formed the first...

Waitresses, The

Formed in 1978, The Waitresses existed for the purpose of performing the witty, often female-oriented songs of guitarist Chris Butler, who had previously led...

Ace

If the real secret of success in Rock & Roll lies in choosing the right name, then Ace very nearly came a cropper. When...

Plastic Bertrand

Plastic Bertrand was the alias of new wave prankster Roger Allen François Jouret, a native of Belgium who appropriated the sound and style of the...

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Regents, The

The Regents were an Italian-American doo-wop group from the Bronx in New York who had a US top twenty hit in 1961 with the...

T-Bone Walker

The man who brought the electric guitar to the forefront of the blues, Aaron Thibeaux Walker was born in Texas on 28 May 1910,...

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Special-effects wunderkind and genre master Byron Haskin (The War of the Worlds, The Outer Limits) won a place in the hearts of fantasy film...

Green Card (1990)

New Yorker Brontë Parrish (Andie MacDowell) is reluctantly talked into marrying French musician George Faure (Gérard Depardieu) to enable him to qualify for American...

Lord of the Flies (1963)

As war is about to break out, a party of wealthy English schoolboys is flown to the supposed safety of the South Pacific. But...

Tony Danza Show, The

1 9 9 7 (USA) 14 x 30 minute episodes Tony DiMeo (Tony Danza) is a freelance sportswriter living in New York City. He is recently separated...

Orlando

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 8 (UK) 76 x 30 minute episodes This children's adventure series from Rediffusion was a spin-off from the prime-time...

Red Cap

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 26 x 60 minute episodes A 26-part drama about the Special Investigation Branch of the Royal Military...