Displaying items by tag: 70s

Friday, 27 August 2021 13:21

Slade Remembered by Dennis Munday



When I started work at Polydor in the early '70s, it was a dream come true. I'd worked at HMV records in Oxford Street for five years, and was bored with working in a shop, even though it was the biggest in Europe. Laurie Adams, who was Polydor's Tape Marketing Manager, turned up unexpectedly and took me out to lunch.

Published in Music
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
Sunday, 28 March 2021 13:55

Earth, Wind & Fire - Documentary

This is the fascinating story of  Earth, Wind, and Fire, one of the most popular funk bands of the 70s.

Published in Video of the Week
Saturday, 06 March 2021 14:23

Humour In -Thriller

Whilst compiling the material for ‘A THRILLER in Every Corner’, a major appeal of the project involved studying the multifaceted elements so judiciously placed in the storylines to make up each complete programme. In many episodes, a highlight was the blend of knowing homage, sly reference, wit, and outright black humour.

Published in Film
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
Thursday, 03 December 2020 15:55

MC5 Live in Europe '72

Live footage of MC from Friars Club, Aylesbury, Nov 1972, French TV Feb 1972, Beat Club, Bremen, Germany March 1972. 

Published in Video of the Week

This is the true story of the Ramones featuring founder member Tommy Ramone, long-suffering tour manager Monte A. Melnick, art director Arturo Vega and Hilly Kristal, founder, and owner of CBGBs

Published in Video of the Week
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
Monday, 13 January 2020 16:56

A Brief History of the Platform Shoe

Platform shoes make an appearance from time to time on the catwalk. Of late these have become higher as ‘the flamingo look’ prevails.

Published in Culture
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