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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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Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band placed five albums in the UK Top 20 in three years and were considered capable of much more. Growing up...

Sunrays, The

Californian surf band The Sunrays began life as The Renegades - and had also recorded as The Snowmen and The Rangers - before being...

Happy Familes

1 9 8 5 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes This Ben Elton-scripted comedy had an about-to-expire mad dowager sending her doltish grandson, Guy Fuddle (Adrian Edmondson), to...

Cimarron City

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) George Montgomery was both star and narrator of this saga of a boomtown on the western...

Disco

In 1976, there were an estimated 10,000 discos open in the US, as opposed to only 1,500 in 1974. Before Saturday Night Fever (1977), disco was...

Tek War

1 9 9 6 (USA) 18 x 60 minute episodes In 2045 an ex-cop called Jake Cardigan (Greg Evigan from My Two Dads and BJ and The...

Big Three, The

In 1962 the most popular group on Merseyside with other musicians was possibly not The Beatles but The Big Three, and yet they couldn't transform their...

Out of Towners, The (1970)

Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis are brilliant as the Kellermans, the "out of towners" of the title, who fly from Twin Oaks, Ohio, to...