Displaying items by tag: 70s

Sunday, 28 March 2021 13:55

Earth, Wind & Fire - Documentary

This is the fascinating story of  Earth, Wind, and Fire, one of the most popular funk bands of the 70s.

Published in Video of the Week
Saturday, 06 March 2021 14:23

Humour In -Thriller

Whilst compiling the material for ‘A THRILLER in Every Corner’, a major appeal of the project involved studying the multifaceted elements so judiciously placed in the storylines to make up each complete programme. In many episodes, a highlight was the blend of knowing homage, sly reference, wit, and outright black humour.

Published in Film
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 19:57

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.

Published in Film
Thursday, 03 December 2020 15:55

MC5 Live in Europe '72

Live footage of MC from Friars Club, Aylesbury, Nov 1972, French TV Feb 1972, Beat Club, Bremen, Germany March 1972. 

Published in Video of the Week

This is the true story of the Ramones featuring founder member Tommy Ramone, long-suffering tour manager Monte A. Melnick, art director Arturo Vega and Hilly Kristal, founder, and owner of CBGBs

Published in Video of the Week
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:42

A Brief Biog of The Four Tops

The Four Tops came from Detroit and started as a high school band called The Four Aims (1954). The lineup was lead singer and Jackie Wilson‘s cousin, Levi Stubbs (1936 -2008) , Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson (1936 – 2005), and Lawrence Payton (1938 – 1997) and signed to Chess Records in 1956.

Published in Music
Monday, 13 January 2020 16:56

A Brief History of the Platform Shoe

Platform shoes make an appearance from time to time on the catwalk. Of late these have become higher as ‘the flamingo look’ prevails.

Published in Culture
Monday, 06 January 2020 14:40

Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip (1974–86)

Arlene Phillips was a modern jazz dancer and as a teenager, had moved to London, where she quickly established herself as a successful teacher and choreographer. In 1970, while teaching dance,

Published in Culture
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 16:34

A Short History of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965, when keyboard player Arthur 'Art' Neville (1937-2019) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals) . Art was born in New Orleans in 1937 and grew up in a musical family.

Published in Music

Paul ‘Koss’ Kossoff was born in London in 1950 and the son of famous British character, actor, David Kossoff (Kid for Two Farthings). He learned to play classical music but was always interested in blues and soon mastered the guitar.

Published in Music
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