Displaying items by tag: 60s

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 19:08

A Short History of the Band - Marmalade

Glaswegians William "Junior" Campbell met Patrick “Pat” Fairley; both enjoyed playing rock roll. Inspired by the Everly Brothers and Cliff Richard the Shadows,

Published in Music

A documentary about the huge American rock band of the 1970s, Grand Funk Railroad.

Published in Video of the Week

Broadcast by Channel 4 in August 1999 in anticipation of Ken Kesey's trip to the UK for the total eclipse,

Published in Video of the Week
Tuesday, 01 June 2021 18:33

Il Posto


In 1961 Italy was rebuilding her economy after the Second World War, like a lot of Western Europe, and with Milan seen as a beacon of hope due to their upturn in manufacturing, opportunities were being created and companies were crying out for young blood.  

Published in Film
Sunday, 14 February 2021 14:37

The Ram Jam Club

It wasn't just the record business that thrived in the sixties, the live music scene was lively, to say the least, and not just in Central London.

Published in Culture
Tuesday, 09 February 2021 19:57

Slade in Flame

At the height of their popularity in 1974, their then manager, Chas Chandler (former bass player of The Animals and former manager of Jimi Hendrix), suggested Slade do a film.

Published in Film

It seems that if you are influenced by the Beatles, and live in the area of Woolton in Liverpool. Your influences are likely to be worn on your sleeve. Rob Clarke, the main man behind this band does not shy away from his influences and embraces them

Published in Music
Tuesday, 08 December 2020 10:27

Amen Corner (Andy Fairweather Low and Blue Weaver)

Amen Corner was formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1966.

Published in Music
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:42

A Brief Biog of The Four Tops

The Four Tops came from Detroit and started as a high school band called The Four Aims (1954). The lineup was lead singer and Jackie Wilson‘s cousin, Levi Stubbs (1936 -2008) , Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson (1936 – 2005), and Lawrence Payton (1938 – 1997) and signed to Chess Records in 1956.

Published in Music
Friday, 18 October 2019 11:21

A Short History of The Animals

They started as the Kansas City Five with Alan Price (pianist), John Steel (drummer), and Eric Burden (vocalist). In 1962, Eric left to try his luck in London and Alan Price formed The Kontours which became the Alan Price R&B Combo with big Bryan “Chas” Chandler (bassist) and John Steel on drums.

Published in Music
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