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Local Hero (1983)

A bunch of hard-nosed Houston oil developers invade a remote fishing village in Scotland with one self-serving purpose in mind - to rip off...

Trainspotting (1996)

"Choose Life. Choose A Job. Choose A Starter Home. Choose Dental Insurance, Leisure Wear and Matching Luggage. Choose Your Future. But Why Would Anyone...

Marmalade (The)

The Marmalade began as Dean Ford and the Gaylords, who were very popular on the Scottish club circuit between 1961 and 1966. Junior Campbell and...

Nazareth

Formed in Dunfermline in 1968 - and still going 40+ years later - Nazareth peaked in 1975 with their sixth album, Hair Of The Dog,...

Fiction Factory

Starting life in a different guise as ska outfit The Rude Boys, reconfigured Scottish sextet Fiction Factory tasted overnight success when their debut single, (Feels...

Exploited, The

You would be excused for thinking that a band who sing about kicking a Mod in the head to the tune of Jingle Bells, fronted...

Lockerbie (1988)

Pan Am flight 103 - a Boeing 747-121 named Clipper Maid of the Seas - left London Heathrow Airport at 6:25 pm on 21 December 1988...

Lulu

Lulu was born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, the first child of a Glasgow butcher, on 3 November 1948. In 1964, at the tender age of...

Dead End Kids, The

Hailing from Kilmarnock in Scotland, the Dead End Kids formed in 1974 as a covers band (originally known as Vehicle) playing Status Quo, Creedence...

Waterboys, The

Scottish singer/songwriter Mike Scott started his own punk fanzine, called Jungleland, in Edinburgh in 1977. Two years later he formed a group called Another Pretty...

Bay City Rollers, The

Love them or loathe them, The Bay City Rollers were the teenage phenomenon of the 1970s. To all those of you who wanted to...

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Nanny, The

1 9 9 3 - 1 9 9 9  (USA) Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) was a Nanny who worked for wealthy New York widower and successful...

Heartbreak High

1 9 9 4 - 1 9 9 9 (Australia) 210 x episodes This teenage drama set in Hartley High School - a (fictional) rough multi-racial inner-city high...

Where’s Jack? (1969)

In his first straight acting performance, old rocker Tommy Steele stars as Jack Sheppard, the notorious highwayman and jail-breaker who became a folk hero...

Roky Erickson & The Aliens

Busted for marijuana possession in his home state of Texas in 1969, Roky Erickson of The 13th Floor Elevators (pictured below right) copped an insanity plea...

Ran (1985)

Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) is an ageing Japanese warlord who intends to divide his kingdom among his three sons. The oldest son, Taro (Akira...

Red Wedge (1986)

In a desperate attempt to prevent a third consecutive Tory victory at the looming General Election, Red Wedge - a coalition of Socialist-minded musicians...

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

Texan quintet Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs had a regional hit in 1965 with a track called Haunted House. It caught the ear of Stan...

Girlschool

Formed in London in the late 70s, Girlschool were one of the first all-girl rock acts to make a mark in the mostly male-dominated NWOBHM (New...