A documentary from Thames Television filmed in the summer of 1982, about the lives of the young adults inhabiting the estate.  

Published in Video of the Week
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

Type ‘martingale’ into any search engine and you’ll find a rich labyrinth of roulette systems, gambling strategies and a deep vein of ways in which it is possible to spend money on games of chance all supported by mathematical proof. But who was the man behind this pariah of all betting systems and how has roulette remained so popular?

Published in Culture
Friday, 06 September 2019 15:14

The Strange Story of Joe Meek

The Strange Story of Joe Meek. ... A documentary about the influential pop composer and record producer Joe Meek, who died in dramatic circumstances in 1967 after a bizarre childhood and a career, often controversial, which spanned the period from the mid-50s to the rise of the Beatles in the 60s.

Published in Video of the Week
Friday, 06 September 2019 14:27

A Short Biog of Adam Faith

Terry Nelhams was born in 1940 in Acton, London. He was the third of five children and even as a child had an entrepreneurial spirit. He kept up a series of paper rounds and sold papers from a pitch which enabled him to afford a few luxuries as a twelve-year-old.

Published in Music

Dear Bertie In Prison is a one-hour crime drama play. The performed reading will feature Mark Savage (an actor known to millions as Gripper in Grange Hill) and it’s happening on Saturday the 7th September at 3 pm the Hope Theatre, upstairs at the Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper Street, N1 1RL. A venue with a special place in rock'n'roll history.

Published in Culture

Robert George Meek was born in 1929 in Newent, England. Joe’s mother wanted a girl and dressed him as a girl. Whilst his three brothers were outward going young Joe was introverted and enjoyed staging magic shows for other children and dressing up for his own elaborate theatre productions.

Published in Music
Saturday, 22 June 2019 14:58

A Brief History of Skiffle

During the Depression, Jug music became a fashionable way to play traditional US folk and blues standards. Makeshift instruments including guitars made from a gallon can with a neck attached and strings or alternatively homemade banjos with a tanned hide stretched across a hoop and a fretted neck added with four strings were played.

Published in Music

1:30 am on an early May Friday morning, in a deserted M6 service station stifling a deserved yawn, I stir a dispensed cup of coffee and deliberate over which calorific chocolate snack should help keep me awake for the last leg of a journey that has taken me from Norwich to Preston, via London.

Published in Music

The Dirt is a biographical and at times comedy-drama of the American glam heavy metal band, The Mötley Crüe.  Based on The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, by writer Neil Strauss, the Mötley Crüe themselves, drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Mick Mars, vocalist Vince Neil and bass player Nikki Sixx.   

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