Wild Horses couldn't drag them away….from 'Downton Abbey', that is

On the virtually impossible outside chance that The Rolling Stones sound a bit off during their current “50 and Counting” tour which began this past week at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, they have a good reason. According to Downton Abbey star, Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), guitarist Ronnie Wood confessed the Stones’ love of […]

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The Rutles: A Look Back at Dirk, Nasty, Stig and Barry

The early 60’s were not especially kind to The Rutles. Languishing in the Rutland Cavern for years, it wasn’t until 1975 when this relatively unknown British pop group fronted by Neil Innes appeared on Rutland Weekend Television singing “I Must Be In Love” from their 1965 album, A Hard Days Rut, that The Rutles began […]

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Happy 70th, Ringo

Hard to grasp the concept that one of The Beatles turned 70 on Wednesday. Right up with there with the realization that in 2010, both Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club are 25 years old, Seinfeld has been off the air for 12 years, The Simpsons are entering their 22nd year on television […]

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Dateline NYC (1964) – Britain invades U.S.

When I think of British television, I immediately think of classic comedy, drama, mystery and nature programming. But, you have to think of music also. Without question, the Brits have also had a history of creating some of the most influential music television for over 40 years with series like The Old Grey Whistle Test […]

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