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.
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The Hollywood Bowl, California opened in 1922 and was designed as a modern amphitheatre to be used for public performances. The natural cavity upon which the structure was built is called “the bowl" and was a traditional Cahuenga Indian ceremonial ground. Prior to the present building the site had been a natural amphitheatre formerly known as the Daisy Del.
Published in Culture
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:53

Music Press: The Mersey Beat (1960 - 1964)

The Mersey Beat was a fortnightly newspaper started by Bill Harry and his partner in 1960. The purpose of the broadsheet was to cover the emerging beat scene of the sixties in Liverpool. An early “Gig Guide” the Mersey Beat was full of information about the groups, photographs and who was appearing and where.

Published in Music
Monday, 06 November 2017 16:37

The Conflation of Music and Drugs

Music & narcotics have went hand in hand since the days of blues singers such as Harlem Hamfats with their partiality towards the occasional jazz cigarette.
Published in Culture
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 14:36

Jimmie Nicol The Forgotten Beatle

Regardless of how talented a musician you are, luck plays an important part in climbing the greasy pole to success in the record business.
Published in Music
The Beatles, The Fab Four, The Mop Tops, John, Paul, George and Ringo, the band that doesn’t need any introduction.
Published in Film
Monday, 12 September 2016 16:12

Timothy Leary - Documentary



Timothy Leary was early advocate of LSD experimentation. Leary taught psychology at Harvard and by 1960 was doing experiments with LSD and other...

Published in Video of the Week
The seemingly ravenous Pilcher would score again with a raid on jazz musician Tubby Hayes in the summer of 1968.
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ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..

 

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