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Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

  • Lee Ferrell – His son is kind of a big deal

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     Cannonball!! Comedy actor Will Ferrell may have played a mean Jazz flute as Ron Burgundy in the film Anchorman, but back in 1967 his father Lee Ferrell was blowing saxophone and tinkling the ivories for The Righteous Brothers Band...

  • Here Comes Mongo

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    Latin Jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaria made his mark on the music scene with his composition of the jazz classic “Afro Blue” and club friendly tunes like “Cloud Nine” and “We got Latin Soul”.  He was also an...

  • Ode to Vinyl

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    More vinyl delights with this short film titled Ode to Vinyl. The video is a tribute to Vinyl lovers in movies. The video contains clips of 16 films. Can you spot which ones...

  • The Church in The Graduate

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    We’re going to do a bit of Pop-culture tourism and take you on a trip to the church featured in the iconic ending of The 1967 film – The Graduate. in one of the most famous scenes in film history, a young Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) pounds the...

  • Still Bill – The Bill Withers Film

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    Having been born the 13th child in a poor black family in the small mining village of Slab Fork, West Virginia and having suffered from childhood asthma and a bad stammer until he was 28, Bill Withers didn’t have the best start in life. But after serving...

  • Flowered Up – Weekender

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    The short film Weekender by Flowered up was the condensed Quadrophenia for the Spike Island generation. The band were London’s answer to the Happy Mondays, they even had their own Bez styled dancer – the wonderfully named Barry Mooncult....

  • Spike Milligan – Goon but not forgotten

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    It took over two years for his family to come to some kind of agreement but eventually after much bickering and inter-family dispute Spike Milligan’s final wish was granted. ...

  • The Funkiest Hammer film – Dracula AD 1972

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    Dracula 1972 AD may not have been the best Hammer film ever made. However, when you’ve got actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, singer Marsha Hunt with a full on afro, American funk rockers Stoneground and ex Manfred Mann guitarist Mike Vickers on...

  • The House Under The Roller Coaster

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    When you ask anyone who lives near somewhere noisy like a busy road or next to a nightclub – Does the noise bother you? the usual reply is “You get use to it after a while”. Well I’m sure this same principle applies if you lived under...

  • Check your Head – The Monkees Film

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    It was written by Jack Nicholson whilst tripping on acid.  It recouped just $16,000 of its $790,000 budget.It featured guest appearances from Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Sonny Liston, Frank Zappa and Dennis Hopper.It’s been sampled by DJ Shadow and St...