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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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Special Squad

1 9 8 4 - 1 9 8 5 (Australia) 43 x 60 minute episodes This Crawford cop show screened on Australia's Channel Ten and featured the...

Faust

In the early seventies, Germany's progressive music scene became known in Europe and the US as 'Krautrock', a faintly pejorative tag coined by the...

Subbuteo

What 70s child (well boy anyway) hasn’t heard of Subbuteo? "Table football" goes the cry, "Just flick to kick", is another catchphrase. How many...

Abductors, The (1972)

Ginger Cheri Caffaro Ken Stanton Richard Smedley Carter Winston Jennifer Brooks Jason Varone William Grannell Jablon Patrick Wright Abductors Anthony Barone Rudy Hornish Mary Lou Gerie Bronson Mr. Aronson Stan Franklin Mr. Stuart Eli Levine Jane Jeramie Rain Director Don Schain

Inigo Pipkin/Pipkins

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 8 1 (UK) 313 x 30 minute episodes Inigo Pipkin was a puppet maker. Hartley Hare, Pig, Tortoise, Octavia the...

Day The Earth Stood Still, The (1951)

One of the most influential science fiction films of all time, 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still was a parable for the nuclear age, a...

Thank God It’s Friday (1978)

This low-budget disco craze exploitation film was planned entirely as a promotional vehicle for artists under contract to Motown and Casablanca Records and featured music...

Swamp Thing

1 9 9 1 (USA/Canada) 5 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived animated series was based on the 1982 feature film of the same name. Dr Alec Holland is a...