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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 10:19

Beat This: A Hip Hop History (1984)

Beat This: A Hip-Hop History is a 1984 BBC documentary film about hip-hop culture, directed by Dick Fontaine. The cast includes Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Kool Herc — the film includes footage from Herc's original dance parties — The Cold Crush Brothers, Jazzy Jay, Brim Fuentes, and The Dynamic Rockers.

Published in Video of the Week
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 18:26

NY77 The Coolest Year In Hell

Out of chaos came creation. From the South Bronx came hip hop. From the Lower East Side, the thrashing guitars of punk.

Published in Video of the Week
Tuesday, 07 July 2020 16:38

A Mini History of Disco

After the success of Rock’n’Roll, many African American artists started to explore their musical heritage and look beyond blues and R&B for inspiration. The terms ‘funk’ and ‘rock’n’roll were euphemisms for sex, with the former referring to the smells of intimacy and the latter the act.

Published in Music
Saturday, 05 October 2019 14:33

Studio 54 | Behind The Scenes

Studio 54 was Sodom and Gomorrah with a disco theme, a place where celebrities and civilians alike reveled in unrestrained debauchery. Nothing was off limits when the club was in full swing, drugs, sex and rock and roll

Published in Video of the Week
Monday, 29 July 2019 16:18

Nile Rodgers & Chic – Live Review

Before we begin, some complaints.

Published in Music
Thursday, 11 July 2019 10:04

Spider-Man: Far From Home Reviewed

**** and a half (can't find half an asterisk) It's very good, ok?

(Spoiler-free but contains Avengers: Endgame spoilers. Do we still have to say that? When do these things time out? You know the boat sinks in Titanic, right?)

Published in Film
Thursday, 11 July 2019 08:56

The Birth and Growth of The Slot Machine

‘One armed bandits wink an eye at Piccadilly to greet the Saturday Night results’ – Ian Page – Secret Affair September 1978

Published in Culture
Thursday, 04 April 2019 15:10

A Short Biog of The Walker Brothers

Scott Engel (1943 - 2019) came from Ohio and was a teen idol in the making in the late 50s, making several appearances on Eddie Fisher's TV series (Carrie Fisher’s father).

Published in Music

The rise and fall of The New York Cosmos. The soccer team that brought Pele, Giorgio Chinaglia, Franz Beckenbauer and many more to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the '70s.

Published in Video of the Week
Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:27

In Search Of History - Five Points Gang

The Five Points is to Organized Crime as Plymouth Rock is to America.

Published in Video of the Week
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