Displaying items by tag: 70s

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
Monday, 06 January 2020 14:40

Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip (1974–86)

Arlene Phillips was a modern jazz dancer and as a teenager, had moved to London, where she quickly established herself as a successful teacher and choreographer. In 1970, while teaching dance,

Published in Culture
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 16:34

A Short History of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965, when keyboard player Arthur 'Art' Neville (1937-2019) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals) . Art was born in New Orleans in 1937 and grew up in a musical family.

Published in Music

Paul ‘Koss’ Kossoff was born in London in 1950 and the son of famous British character, actor, David Kossoff (Kid for Two Farthings). He learned to play classical music but was always interested in blues and soon mastered the guitar.

Published in Music

You dream of playing in a Wembley final as a young kid and when you get there you don't perform and it can stay with you for a very long time. Unlike at Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in recent years, you don't get the opportunity too many times to go back and show a 100,000 the real you.

Published in Sport
Monday, 21 January 2019 15:04

Marc Bolan (1947 - 1977) (T.Rex)

Mark Feld was born in 1947 in East London. As he grew up he listened to early rock and roll artists and got his first guitar, aged nine.
Published in Music
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