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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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Top Gun (1986)

If you survive the noise, the moronic script, the ego-trip smirking of the actors, and the nauseating sound track, you might just live long...

Great Space Coaster, The

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) A kid's fantasy/variety show about three friends - Francine, Danny, and Roy - who leave Earth...

Cutter to Houston

1 9 8 3 (USA) 9 x 60 minute episodes Surgeon Beth Gilbert (Shelley Hack) hates it. General Practitioner Dr Andy Fenton (Jim Metzler) likes it just...

Brooklyn Bridge

1 9 9 1 - 1 9 9 3 (USA) 33 x 30 minute episodes Nostalgic, funny, sad, and entertaining, Brooklyn Bridge - from the creators of...

Settlers, The

Midlands group The Settlers began in 1964 as a trio comprising Mike Jones and John Fyffe - who had teamed up as students at...

Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) 52 x episodes Unlike his literary namesake, this great white whale was a gentle friend. While he...

City Of Angels (1998)

This Hollywood semi-remake of Wim Wenders's classic Wings of Desire stars Nicolas Cage as Seth, an angel inhabiting Los Angeles who falls for heart...

Lords of the New Church

Formed in 1982, Lords Of The New Church comprised punk pioneers Stiv Bators (The Dead Boys), Brian James (The Damned), Dave Tregunna (Sham 69)...