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Intellivision

It was an Atari world back in the late 70s and early 80s, but Mattel’s Intellivison staged a pretty good coup. The Atari VCS (aka the 2600)...

Video Games

Encouraged by the success of Atari, other companies tried dipping their joysticks into the home video game market in 1976. Coleco introduced Telstar Pong, while the...

Pong

The first successful computer game was a video version of ping-pong, whose "ball" was a blip that bounced back and forth on screen between...

Breakout

Designed by future Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs (though Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reportedly did the bulk of the work), Breakout turned the video...

Atari

Californian Nolan Bushnell created a game called Pong in 1971. The following year -  with $250 of his own money and a matching investment from...

Odyssey

Before there was Atari, before there was even Pong, there was the Odyssey. We take it for granted now, of course, but try to...

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Video Games

Encouraged by the success of Atari, other companies tried dipping their joysticks into the home video game market in 1976. Coleco introduced Telstar Pong, while the...

Dixie Cups, The

The Dixie Cups were three girls from New Orleans - sisters Rosa Lee and Barbara Ann Hawkins, and their cousin, Joan Marie Johnson. The girls...

Filthy, Rich and Catflap

1 9 8 7 (UK) 6 x 35 minute episodes Richie Rich (Rik Mayall) is a failed Oscar Wilde-like actor with no work, Ralph Filthy (Nigel Planer,...

Albert and Victoria

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 1 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes This Yorkshire Television series was set, as the title suggests, in the...

Dion (& The Belmonts)

Born in the Bronx area of New York on 18 July 1939, Dion Dimucci was hailed as one of the the finest singers of...

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Master director Stanley Kubrick turned to the 18th-century novel by William Makepeace Thackeray for this costume drama about an Irish rogue who climbs to...

Angelic Upstarts

The Angelic Upstarts were formed in South Shields (Tyneside) in 1978 after the initial punk explosion had hit London. Their first single The Murder of...

Jem and the Holograms

1 9 8 5 (USA) 65 x 30 minute episodes Jem and the Holograms was the premier cartoon about a fantasy world of girl-glam rock. It was every...