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Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:27

Cruyff - Fascism & Argentina 78

Written by Dean Cavanagh
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Dean Cavanagh on the story of how Johan Cruyff boycotted the world cup finals of 78 and highlighted the plight of thousands of young men and women who were tortured and murdered under a fascist dictatorship.

Friday, 11 November 2011 15:10

Azzurri What Went Wrong

Written by Shahan Petrossian

Shahan Petrossian asks What went wrong with the Azzuri (Before, after and even during the 1982 World Cup?) The 1982 Italy squad is forever immortalized in history as World Cup Champions, Italy’s first in the post-war era. The names Paolo Rossi, Dino Zoff, Bruno Conti, Antonio Cabrini and manager Enzo Bearzot are forever part of Italian soccer folklore. Their victory over the purists’ favorite Brazil (containing Zico, Socrates, Falcao, etc.) regularly ranks as one of the greatest World Cup victories ever.

Saturday, 15 November 2014 13:02

The Troggs – Pure Punk Inspiration

Written by Cameron K

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The Trogglodytes formed in 1964 in Andover, Southern England. They shortened their name to Troggs when they signed for Larry Page in 1965. The original line up was Reg Ball (now Presley) on lead vocals, Chris Britton (Lead Guitar), Pete Staples (bass), Ronnie Bond (drums). Despite being signed to Page One Records their manager leased them to CBS for debut single "Lost Girl." The single failed to impact.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:21

CBGB ZANI – A Beginners Guide

Written by Reed Terry
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CBGB (actually the full name is ‘CBGB and OMFUG’ that stands for Country, Blue Grass and Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers – where Gormandizers according to Hilly Kristal means ‘a voracious eater of music’) was a music club situated at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street of Manhattan, New York. The club was founded in 1973 by Hilly Kristal.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:21

John Lennon's Lost Weekend A Bender To End All Benders

Written by Reed Terry

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John Lennon, an English rock musician was a singer, song writer as well as an actor who became famous as one of the founding members of The Beatles. Some of his most famous solo hits were songs such as Imagine and Give Peace a Chance. This article is about Lennon’s relationship with May Pang, his one time assistant. John later termed this relationship with Pang as his Lost Weekend.

Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:19

Gone But Not Forgotten – Bay City Rollers

Written by Cameron K
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In 1967 Alan Longmuir (bass) and brother Derek (drums), Gordon Nobby Clarke (singer) and John Devine (guitar) were in a Scottish group called Saxon. They thought the moniker was too English sounding and according to legend found the name by throwing darts at a map of the United States. Why it was not a map of Scotland (being fiercely Scottish) is not clear

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