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Supersister

Dutch band Supersister's heady brand of prog owed much to the Canterbury Scene. Their debut LP, Present From Nancy (1970), was freaky, percussive and epic -...

Pendragon

Under their own steam Pendragon released half a dozen albums between 1985 (The Jewel) and 2001 (Not Of This World). Their first two albums offered...

Touch

The 1968 self-titled album by Touch - featuring Don Gallucci (ex-Kingsmen organist and future Stooges producer) - was a wild and glorious explosion of keyboard-led proto-prog that...

Traffic Sound

Formed in 1967, Peruvian band Traffic Sound - an exalted name in psych and prog rock circles - recorded four stunning albums in their short but...

Van Der Graaf Generator

One of the most intense and extreme groups of the 70s Prog Rock era, Van Der Graaf Generator were ever on the verge of collapse. Constant...

Atomic Rooster

Atomic Rooster was a British prog-rock group formed in 1969 with an initial line-up of Vincent Crane (real name Vincent Cheesman) and Carl Palmer...

Andromeda

This English prog rock trio formed in 1966. Led by John Du Cann (who was also still a member of psychedelic pop band The Attack) they recorded...

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Dark Star (1974)

Eighteen parsecs from Earth in Sector EB-90, the spaceship Dark Star continues its apparently unending mission: to destroy unstable planets in order to pave...

Sham 69

Formed in Hersham, Surrey in 1975, Sham 69 were the ultimate "lads" band. All pints of lager, football terrace chants and menacing cocksure attitudes. Jimmy Pursey...

Cilla Black

Cilla Black was born Priscilla Maria Veronica White on 27 May 1943. Dropping out of school at 15 she went to work pounding a...

Four Star Revue/Four Star Playhouse

1 9 5 2 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) 129 x 30 minute episodes This early American dramatic anthology series was produced by the Four Star Television...

Softly Softly : Task Force

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 6 (UK) 131 x 50 minute episodes Following on from the 1966 show Softly Softly (which itself was a spin-off from...

Pee Wee’s Playhouse

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 9 1 (USA) This half-hour CBS-TV Saturday morning live-action 'children's show' was enormously popular with children and adults alike...

Boys From Brazil, The (1978)

Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier star in this weird drama about cloning - In this case, the evil Dr. Josef Mengele, who conducted sadistic...

Sailor

This Anglo-Norwegian band was the brainchild of Georg Kajanus, the son of a Russian prince and a Finnish sculptress who had also been a...