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In the mid-fifties television had a profound effect on the fortunes of Hollywood and at the same time, rock’n’roll was still in the province of radio and live performances.

Published in Film

The Big ‘O’ was christened Roy Kelton Orbison, born in Vernon, Texas 1936, and sadly died, aged 52 in 1988.

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Freddie Heath (1935 - 1966 ) joined his first group which was a skiffle outfit called "The Frantic Four" then later "The Five Nutters. "

Published in Music
Sunday, 25 April 2021 12:56

The Heat Inc, self-titled Debut EP

The Heat Inc has released a dynamic and boisterous EP, that is bound to get your blood racing and your feet pounding.

Published in Music
Tuesday, 06 October 2020 17:14

A Short Biog of Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jean Jackson was born in 1937 in Maud, Oklahoma. Her father taught her to play the piano and guitar. After winning a talent contest the teenager was given her own radio program in Oklahoma City (a 15-minute daily show on KLPR).

Published in Culture
Monday, 06 January 2020 15:31

A Voice to be Heard -The Blues Shouters

Blues shouters were blues singers, usually men, capable of singing unamplified with a band. Their voice projected fervour and energy and got audiences to their feet, driven by the power of the music.

Published in Music
Friday, 06 September 2019 14:27

A Short Biog of Adam Faith

Terry Nelhams was born in 1940 in Acton, London. He was the third of five children and even as a child had an entrepreneurial spirit. He kept up a series of paper rounds and sold papers from a pitch which enabled him to afford a few luxuries as a twelve-year-old.

Published in Music
Sunday, 07 July 2019 10:32

A Short History of Joe Meek (1929 - 1967)

Robert George Meek was born in 1929 in Newent, England. Joe’s mother wanted a girl and dressed him as a girl. Whilst his three brothers were outward going young Joe was introverted and enjoyed staging magic shows for other children and dressing up for his own elaborate theatre productions.

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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.

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The Dirt is a biographical and at times comedy-drama of the American glam heavy metal band, The Mötley Crüe.  Based on The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, by writer Neil Strauss, the Mötley Crüe themselves, drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Mick Mars, vocalist Vince Neil and bass player Nikki Sixx.   

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