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1964 THE MUSIC

1964 THE MUSIC It’s the year that Billboard declares that ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ is the fastest ever million seller in the U.S.A. Epic Records of the US ...

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE His father Maurice became famous for his film soundtracks such as Dr. Zhivago and Laurence of Arabia, whilst he succeeded in becoming the ...

STAGGER LEE

STAGGER LEE Lloyd Price was a popular artist of the 1950’s era, however, sometimes a forgotten influence in the music scene. Born in New Orleans he wrote...

VENUS IN JEANS

VENUS IN JEANS In 1955 Alma Coogan had a number 1 hit in the UK with Dreamboat. Photos of Alma show her dressed almost like a ballerina. The Daily Sketch of ...

1965

It was the year that some of rock’s illustrious stars hit the headlines and charts for the first time. In January, DJ and Rock’n’Roll pioneer Alan Freed died ag...

HANK MARVIN

HANK MARVIN Hank Marvin wanted to be like his Am4erican Idols, James Burton. Chet Atkins, Duane Eddy with guitar experiments aimed at their American soun...

SESSION MUSICIANS

SESSION MUSICIANS The late fifties and sixties saw an influx of session musicians converge on Los Angeles. Hollywood the capitol of Americas entertainmen...

TEX MEX

TEX MEX Buddy Holly and Buddy Knox shared a common bond as both were born in Texas and recorded their million dollar chart toppers of 1957 in New Mexico. ...

the Zombies

ZOMBIES Before 1964 the world dominance of pop music belonged to America. The next group part of a new British invasion had no obvious influences except fo...