Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:05

The Shambolics at P.J. Molloys

P.J. Molloys in Dunfermline, Fife could become as iconic for The Shambolics as The Cavern was to The Beatles at the start of their respective careers.

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
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 13:10

Yesterday

What do you get when you mix science fiction with the Beatles, answer is a fab wee feel film and for fans of both genres not to be missed at a cinema near you As if from the Twilight Zone,

Published in Film

High Inspired is the brainchild of Ian Child, sorry no pun intended. Child, by his own admission, is a suburban kid, now resident in Barcelona, who fell in love with soundtracks, theme tunes, the Top Twenty and The Beatles.

Published in Music

1:30 am on an early May Friday morning, in a deserted M6 service station stifling a deserved yawn, I stir a dispensed cup of coffee and deliberate over which calorific chocolate snack should help keep me awake for the last leg of a journey that has taken me from Norwich to Preston, via London.

Published in Music
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 15:11

The Music of the Vietnam War

By the time of the Vietnam/American War (1955 – 1975), music was used to help soldiers deal with the complexities of war whilst keeping them in touch with each other and the life they left, back home.

Published in Music
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
Behind-the-scenes footage to document the production of one of John Lennon's most enduring works. A fluid context of conflict, community, and craftsmanship.
Published in Video of the Week
In 1963, Mods, the then newest British youth culture, and their predecessors the Rockers, were making the news. The first British youth culture Teddy Boys, from the fifties, had faded away, until their revival in the seventies. The media not only notified the British public of the Mods and Rockers’ different taste in terms of fashion, music and transport, the press started to generate panic,
Published in Culture
Monday, 12 March 2018 18:12

Ken Dodd Remembered on ZANI

Kenneth Arthur Dodd was born in 1927 in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Lancashire He was the son of a coal merchant, Arthur Dodd, and his wife Sarah (née Gray), and the family lived in an old Farm House. Kenneth was the middle child with an older brother, William (1925–2011) and a younger sister, June. He was a lively daredevil even by the age of seven, at Knotty Ash School, he accepted a dared by his friends to ride his bike with his eyes shut.
Published in Culture
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