Thursday, 29 December 2011 15:11

John Lennon – Remembers The Great Man

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All You Need Is love maybe the greatest lyric ever, No one you can save that can't be saved.
© Words Alan McGee
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Forty years ago this month, the world awoke to news of one of the most bizarre series of murders ever committed. In Los Angeles on August 9th 1969, actress Sharon Tate and four of her house guests were found butchered with such ferocity their bodies were barely recognisable. Written in Tate's blood on the door of her Hollywood residence was the inscription, "Pig".
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Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:21

The "F" word - In Pop Songs (1966 -1978)

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Theatre and film critic Kenneth Tynan was a well respected if not rather cynical reviewer who was invited to participate in a debate on the BBC's late-night satirical show BBC-3 on 13 November 1965. The panel were asked whether they would allow a play to be staged in which sexual intercourse was represented on the stage. Tynan replied , “Well, I think so, certainly.  I doubt if there are any rational people to whom the word 'fuck' would be particularly diabolical, revolting or totally forbidden. I think that anything which can be printed or said can also be seen." This was the first time the word "fuck" had been spoken on British television and for a time it made him the most notorious man in the country.
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Sunday, 18 December 2011 12:46

Peter Tork Shares A Moment

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At ZANI’s office, we often have a flippant discussion on which fictional address we would like to reside at. Our favourite fantasy abode is the famous Rock and Roll address of 1134 North Beechwood Drive, Los Angles California USA. The residence of sixties pop legends The Monkees.

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Some People, made in 1962 and released in April 1963 directed by Clive Donner (What's New Pussycat, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, The Caretaker) is an early British film on Rock ‘n’ Roll.  Originally made as a film to get young adults to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, as all profits went to the scheme, it is far from a propaganda film as it can act as a visual case study of the early days of British pop culture.
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Monday, 15 October 2012 20:26

Slade in Flame.



At the height of their popularity in 1974, their then manager, Chas Chandler (former bass player of The Animals and former manager of Jimi Hendrix), suggested Slade do a film. Perhaps trying to emulate the success of The Beatles with A Hard Day's Night and Help at the height of Beatlemania, it seemed a logical step that The Black Country's answer to Merseyside's Fab Four should follow suit.
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During the current clamour to re-appraise everything from the British sex comedy to the career of Sid James. There is one area of home-grown cinema which has remained neglected by the Sight And Sound, Ross Brothers and the Reynolds & Hearn axis. Namely the school of savage sub-Bunuelian satire which ran from about 1968-73. Lindsay Andersons vigo-influenced If, advocated teenage rebellion in a post-Paris riots culture, Peter Medaks’ The Ruling Class depicted the House Of Lords as a place literally filled with skeletons, rotting corpses and zombies, and Kevin Billingtons’ The Rise And Rise Of Michael Rimmer gave us Tony Blair 25 years before the event.
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Thursday, 29 December 2011 12:36

Brigitte Bardot and The Beatles

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When the Beatles filled in their biographical 'lifelines' for the New Musical Express in 1963, under 'Favourite Actresses', Paul wrote: Brigitte Bardot, George wrote: Brigitte Bardot, Ringo wrote: Brigitte Bardot. John wrote: Juliette Greco, which is surprising, because of the four it was John who was most fanatical about Brigitte Bardot.
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Sunday, 18 December 2011 13:17

Caroline Munro The Fantasy Icon

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“Being in the right place, at the right time,” is how Brian Jones, then of The Rolling Stones,   described the discovery of the band. Certainly there is more depth to Brian Jones’s statement. Nevertheless what is true with his train of thought is the essence and spirit of the 60’s. An era where new ideas and new acts, seemed to be an everyday occurrence.

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