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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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Funny Face

1 9 7 1 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Sandy Stockton (Sandy Duncan) was a sweet and naive young woman from Taylorville in downstate Illinois who...

Pardon The Expression

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 6 6 (UK) 37 x 25 minute episodes This sitcom from Granada was a spin-off of sorts from the king...

Vimto

Was sold in tall stripey cans and tasted like fruity puke.

Pink Fairies, The

Described by John Lydon (Sex Pistols, PiL) as his favourite "old wave rock band", this Ladbroke Grove union of Pretty Things drummer Twink and ex-members of Mick...

Wonder Woman

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) 1 x 120 minute episode 1 x 80 minute episode 13 x 60 minute episodes 45 x 45 minute...

Concorde

The first supersonic airliner Concorde began transatlantic flights from London to New York on 24 May 1976. The new aircraft reduced the flight time to...

Big Mama Thornton

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, on 11 December 1926, Willie Mae Thornton's father was a minister, and as a young girl, she and her six...