‘The Kinks — Echoes of the World’ showcases the greatness of The Village Green Preservation Society

The Kinks, considered by many as one of the most influential rock bands of the 60s (Tellyspotting included), are headed to a public television station near you beginning tonight and throughout the month of June! Having formed in 1964, the legendary rock group originally split up in 1996 when tensions hit an all-time high between Ray and his […]

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Remembering Geoffrey Hughes, a.k.a Onslow, on what would have been his 76th birthday!

The man who most knew as Onslow, the slovenly bane of Hyacinth’s existence (except for one special moment on the QE2) in Keeping Up Appearances, would have been 76 on Sunday. Geoffrey Hughes, one of the true British comedy greats, was also known to many over the years for his supporting role as Twiggy in The Royle Family, conman Vernon Scripps in Heartbeat and binman, Eddie Yeats, in Coronation Street during the 1970’s and 80’s. Probably very few knew that Hughes was also the voice of Paul McCartney in the Beatles 1968 film, Yellow Submarine.

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Strawberry Field gates re-open to the delight of Beatles fans worldwide

Strawberry Field, the Salvation Army children’s home in Liverpool that inspired John Lennon to write the Beatles classic “Strawberry Fields Forever,” has reopened its doors to tourists for the first time in decades. In addition to it being a worldwide tourist destination, the Salvation Army has turned the location into a hub to help young adults with learning disabilities, the Steps To Work program.

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Benny Hill’s The Strolling Ones – part of the British Invasion that never landed in the U.S.

In the overall British comedy landscape, The Benny Hill Show had more than its share of slapstick, mime and double entendre during its brilliant run from the mid-50s up until the British sketch comedy series was cancelled in the late 80s. A steady decline in ratings and what was, at the time, a very high production cost of approximately £450,000 […]

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21 years later, Sir Richard/Ringo joins Sir Paul in Buckingham Palace ceremony

On January 2nd, 2018 during the Queen’s New Years Honours List reveal, it was confirmed the Richard Starkey, a.k.a. Ringo Starr would be knighted. On Wednesday, Starr was finally able to join fellow Beatle Sir Paul McCartney in knighthood twenty-one years after McCartney was knighted in 1997. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, knighted Starr at a ceremony […]

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