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Dance Craze (1981)

Concert footage of the multi-racial 2-Tone bands, including The Beat, Madness, The Bodysnatchers, Bad Manners, The Selecter and The Specials. Director Joe Massot

Selecter, The

The Selecter are often considered 2 Tone's 'also ran's' behind The Specials. They were a top live draw in their own right, though, and their 1980...

Bad Manners

Bad Manners - a nine-piece ska band from north London - were one of the many bands to take their inspiration from The Specials and the Ska...

Allniters, The

During the late 70s/early 80s a small pub in downtown Sydney, called the Sussex Hotel, was the birthplace of the Australian mod revival. When...

2 Tone

The independent 2 Tone Records label was founded by Jerry Dammers of The Specials in 1979. Dedicated to dance-floor music performed by racially mixed...

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Weather Report

Weather Report was among the earliest and most influential of all jazz-rock bands. The original unit was co-founded by Wayne Shorter (saxophone) and Josef...

Changes, The

1 9 7 5 (UK) 10 x 25 minute episodes One of the most ambitious series produced by the BBC Children's Drama Department, The Changes was adapted from...

Four Palms, The

This vocal group met while in the Marine Corps and stationed at Camp Pendleton, Twentynine Palms, California (in the heart of the Mojave Desert). After...

Search for Tomorrow

1 9 5 1 - 1 9 8 6 (USA) 1004 x 30 minute episodes This long-running daytime soap opera first aired on CBS on 3 September...

Zorro and Son

1 9 8 3 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived series from Walt Disney Productions aired on CBS on Wednesdays at 8 pm and starred...

Bit Of Fry and Laurie, A

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 5 (UK) Amidst the 'alternative' comedy chaos of the 1980's, A Bit Of Fry & Laurie arrived almost unnoticed on...

Ike & Tina Turner

Born in 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Ike Turner played as a session guitarist and pianist with many renowned musicians including BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. In...

Andy Williams

Howard Andrew Williams was born in Iowa and started singing professionally with his three older brothers - Bob, Don and Dick - as the...