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Lonnie Donegan

Lonnie Donegan rose to international fame as one of the founding fathers of a new wave of music called Skiffle that swept the world during the...

Skiffle

Without skiffle there might have been no Quarrymen and hence no Beatles. Seen in retrospect on television, skiffle can seem entertaining yet quaint, and yet...

2i’s Coffee Bar

The 2i's Coffee Bar was an integral part of British pop music history. Although London's first skiffle bar was the Gyre & Gimble in Charing...

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All Hands on Deck (1961)

In his early days as a saintly college boy, a mythological All-American, too full of his own goodness to be true, Pat Boone presented...

Rolling Stone

The brainchild of a young Berkeley dropout named Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone magazine was founded in 1967 with a mere $7,500 and a few...

Aquila

1 9 9 7 - 1 9 9 8 (UK) 13 x 25 minute episodes Schoolfriends Tom Baxter (Ben Brooks) and Geoff Reynolds (Craig Vye) are...

Sky Larks, The

1 9 5 8 (UK) 16 x 30 minute episodes Set aboard the (fictional) aircraft carrier HMS Aerial, this BBC comedy featured the adventures and misadventures of...

Into The Labyrinth

1 9 8 1 - 1 9 8 2 (UK) 21 x 30 minute episodes Taking shelter in a cave, Terry (Simon Henderson), Helen (Lisa Turner) and...

Terry Dene

South Londoner Terry Dene (born Terence Williams) was one of many early UK rockers to benefit from the opportunity to sing at London's 2i's...

199 Park Lane

1 9 6 5 (UK) 18 x 30 minute episodes This twice-weekly serial from BBC1 was based around the residents of an exclusive block of apartments in...

Laurie London

English singer Laurie London was born in London in 1944. At the age of 13, he recorded a version of the spiritual He's Got the...