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  • Haircut 100

    Haircut 100, the iconic 80s band led by Nick Heyward, was only together for a year, but in that time it shot to meteoric fame in the UK. The group produced two albums (the first of which, Pelican West, went platinum) and released four top 10 singles: Favourite Shirts (Boy...
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  • Louis Smith

    Multiple medal-winning British gymnast Louis Smith has confirmed the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will be his last. The 29-year-old has won three Olympic medals, with his bronze on the pommel horse at the 2008 Beijing Olympics marking the first win for a British gymnast in the championship since 1928. ...
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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - the famous novel written by Roald Dahl about children who win a trip to a top-secret chocolate factory – was inspired by the real-life industrial espionage in the chocolate industry in the 1920s. Dahl, born in 1916 in Cardiff, Wales, first went to...
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  • How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

    Pop and country music singer Patti Page achieved the feat of having her first million-selling single, With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming, released in 1950 - but she will forever be remembered for her more famous novelty hit, How Much is that Doggie in the Window? When she...
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  • Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut

    American rockabilly band the Stray Cats has been back on the road for the first time in ten years - with fans rocking in the aisles like they did in the 1980s, when the trio were at the peak of their success. The band was formed in 1979 in...
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  • The Commodores: Sail On

    American funk and soul band the Commodores are celebrating an amazing 50 years in the music industry this year. The band also launched one-time vocalist Lionel Richie's solo career and won a Grammy Award in 1986. They've had eight number one hit singles all over the world to date...
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  • The Italian Job

    “My name is Michael Caine!” But seriously, the Italian Job is the most famous British heist movie of the 1960s - a fast-paced, flashy romp that focuses on a gang of career criminals who mastermind the biggest international gold robbery in history. They are led by smooth-talking, resourceful...
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  • Eddy Grant: Electric Avenue

    Reggae and pop singer Eddy Grant's most famous hit, Electric Avenue, was written in response to the 1981 Brixton riot. Although musically it sounded like a pop song, the lyrics related to the outrage he felt when tensions over poverty, racism and unemployment erupted into violence between protesters and the...
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  • John Wayne: Get off your Horse and Drink your Milk

    American actor John Wayne was a top box office draw for more than four decades, thanks to his roles in some of the top Western films of Hollywood's golden era. The Academy Award-winner starred in an amazing 142 films between 1930 and 1976, including 83 Westerns. With his 6ft...
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  • The History of the Wellington Boot

    Keeping your feet warm and dry, Wellington boots are ideal for the typically British winter weather. In a country where there's an average 33.7 inches of rain every year, with 133 days out of 365 experiencing rain or snow, Wellingtons are pretty much essential. They've been around for more...
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