Thursday, 19 January 2017 14:11

The Ram Jam Club

It wasn't just the record business that thrived in the sixties, the live music scene was lively, to say the least, and not just in Central London.
Published in Culture
Sunday, 08 January 2017 14:26

Marvin Gaye Remembered (1939 – 1984)

Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. was born in 1939, in Washington, D.C., to church minister Marvin Gay Sr., and domestic worker Alberta Gay (née Cooper).
Published in Music
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 11:22

Queen of Crime Martina Cole Talks to ZANI

She puffs on a cigarette before bed. The taste of nicotine helps the blonde bombshell to be reflective, knowing that something has got to give, something has got to change.
Published in Culture


First transmitted in 1968, singer and actress Georgia Brown revisits her old childhood home in Whitechapel, East London and notes the fading presence of the Jewish immigrant community. Brown discusses the recent change in the area's increasingly diverse population and ponders the question, "Who are the cockneys now?"
Published in Video of the Week
Monday, 24 October 2016 16:27

The Heavy, Heavy Soul of Paul Orwell


I love the sixties. The culture, the music clothes, the cinema, the girls… I mean Francoise Hardy… Then again ditto the seventies.
Published in Music
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:14

Otis Ray Redding, Jr (1941 - 1967)

Otis Redding Jr was born in 1941 in Dawson, Georgia. When he was three the family moved to Macon where his father was a minister.
Published in Music
Monday, 12 September 2016 16:12

Timothy Leary - Documentary



Timothy Leary was early advocate of LSD experimentation. Leary taught psychology at Harvard and by 1960 was doing experiments with LSD and other...

Published in Video of the Week
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:37

Small Faces Documentary



Documentary retrospective on the very influential British Invasion band, the Small Faces. Includes archival interviews with Ronnie Lane and Steve Marriott
Published in Video of the Week
Fame released three singles and an EP that year, kicking off with his second number 1 single 'Getaway', and once again produced by Denny Cordell.
Published in Music
After an aborted attempt to release a single, it was decided to record a live album at The Flamingo. Ian Samwell would produce the record and Glyn Johns would engineer the session.
Published in Music

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