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Marc Bolan TV documentary.Dandy in the Underworld. 1997.

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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 18:17

Smokey Dives

Documentary showing how drab post-war Britain was enlivened by the trad-jazz scene, which ballooned into our first mass youth culture, with thousands of young people dancing the night away in dimly light underground clubs, from Soho's infamous Cy Laurie Club to The Cavern Club in Liverpool.

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Thursday, 16 April 2020 09:41

A Tailored History of Madras – Check It Out...

Many of us who are into the Mod scene appreciate what is termed as Madras. From, shirts to jackets, to shorts and trousers, any discerning Mod, Modernist, Ivy League fan, or stylish geezer should own something that is a summer staple among the stylish. Here is a short history of how Madras became popular in the Western world.

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Tubby Hayes – The Life Behind The Tenor, is a brilliant, and insightful limited edition book, that takes a closer look at the life of the British Jazz icon, Tubby Hayes. It has recently been published by Mono Media Books and is limited to one hundred copies.

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A rare Lenny Mclean documentary from 1978

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Thin Ice is a novel by British character actor Alan Ford (23rd February 1938, London). Known to many as Brick Top from Guy Ritchie’s iconic crime caper film Snatch (2000),

Published in Culture
Friday, 18 October 2019 15:21

Thames Television – World's End Estate 1982

A documentary from Thames Television filmed in the summer of 1982, about the lives of the young adults inhabiting the estate.  

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Friday, 18 October 2019 11:21

A Short History of The Animals

They started as the Kansas City Five with Alan Price (pianist), John Steel (drummer), and Eric Burden (vocalist). In 1962, Eric left to try his luck in London and Alan Price formed The Kontours which became the Alan Price R&B Combo with big Bryan “Chas” Chandler (bassist) and John Steel on drums.

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Type ‘martingale’ into any search engine and you’ll find a rich labyrinth of roulette systems, gambling strategies and a deep vein of ways in which it is possible to spend money on games of chance all supported by mathematical proof. But who was the man behind this pariah of all betting systems and how has roulette remained so popular?

Published in Culture
Friday, 06 September 2019 15:14

The Strange Story of Joe Meek

The Strange Story of Joe Meek. ... A documentary about the influential pop composer and record producer Joe Meek, who died in dramatic circumstances in 1967 after a bizarre childhood and a career, often controversial, which spanned the period from the mid-50s to the rise of the Beatles in the 60s.

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