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Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).
Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, MBE (6 July 1927 – 27 November 2006) was an Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality in the United Kingdom for 40 years, best known for presenting Pick of the Pops from 1961 to 2000.
All About Eve is the self-titled first album of All About Eve.
All About Eve were an English rock band.
Alright Now is a British rock music television series made by Tyne Tees Television for ITV in 1979–1980.The show was named after the song "All Right Now" by the band Free.
Ambient house (also called New Age house) is a subgenre of house music that first emerged in the late 1980s, combining elements of acid house and ambient music.
American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer.
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.
Anastacia Lyn Newkirk (born September 17, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer.
Andi Peters (born 29 July 1970) is a British television presenter, producer, journalist, voice-over artist, and voice actor currently employed by ITV and is best known for roles on Breakfast TV shows Live & Kicking, GMTV, Good Morning Britain and Lorraine and for hosting Dancing on Ice: Extra and The Big Reunion.
Andrew Murray Burnham (born 7 January 1970) is a British Labour politician who has been serving as the Mayor of Greater Manchester since May 2017.
Angelic was a British trance band featuring Darren Tate, Judge Jules and Jules's wife, Amanda O'Riordan.
Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard (born 20 May 1955) is a Dutch photographer, music video director and film director.
Apollo 12 was the sixth manned flight in the United States Apollo program and the second to land on the Moon.
Arabic pop music or Arab pop is a subgenre of Pop music and Arabic music.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.
Average White Band (also AWB) are a Scottish funk and R&B band that had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980.
"Baby Love" is a song recorded by the American music group the Supremes in 1964 for their second studio album titled, Where Did Our Love Go.
A backing track is an audio recording on audiotape, CD or a digital recording medium or a MIDI recording of synthesized instruments, sometimes of purely rhythmic accompaniment, often of a rhythm section or other accompaniment parts that live musicians play along with or sing along to.
"Barrel of a Gun" is Depeche Mode's 31st UK single, released on 3 February 1997 (28 January in the US), and the first single from the band's ninth studio album Ultra.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC America is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is jointly owned by BBC Studios and AMC Networks.
BBC Choice was a BBC TV station which launched on 23 September 1998 and closed on 8 February 2003.
BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.
BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming, catchup, television and radio service from the BBC.
BBC Music is an umbrella title used by the BBC to collect together its music output.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
BBC News at Ten formerly known as the BBC Ten O'Clock News or the Ten O'Clock News is the flagship evening news programme, broadcast six nights a week (Sunday to Friday) for British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel.
BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
BBC Prime was the BBC's general entertainment TV channel in Europe and the Middle East from 30 January 1995 until 11 November 2009, when it was replaced by BBC Entertainment.
BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern and current popular music and chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7pm, including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, indie or interviews. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 1529 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.
BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
The BBC World Service, the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasts radio and television news, speech and discussions in over 30 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, DAB, FM and MW relays.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.
Sir William Frederick "Bill" Cotton, CBE (23 April 1928 – 11 August 2008) was a British television producer and executive, and the son of big-band leader Billy Cotton.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
Billie Joe Armstrong (born February 17, 1972) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.
William Howard Ashton, better known by the stage name Billy J. Kramer (born 19 August 1943 in Bootle, Lancashire) is an English pop singer.
Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.
Blazin' Squad are an English hip hop group. The group had seven top ten hits, including "Crossroads", a cover version of the Bone Thugs-n-Harmony original. Jon O'Brien of AllMusic called them the "Self-proclaimed pioneers of 'chav' culture.".
"Blue Room" is a single by The Orb.
Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988.
BNN or Bart's Neverending Network (formerly Barts News Network, as a pun on CNN) is a Dutch public broadcasting association supported by the Netherlands Public Broadcasting.
Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor.
The bodhrán (or,; plural bodhráin or bodhráns) is an Irish frame drum ranging from in diameter, with most drums measuring.
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey.
Borehamwood (—formerly spelt Boreham Wood), is a town in southern Hertfordshire.
Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day.
Brett Lewis Anderson (born 29 September 1967) is an English singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Suede.
The Broadcasters' Audience Research Board (BARB) is the organisation that compiles audience measurement and television ratings in the United Kingdom.
Brotherhood of Man are a British pop group who achieved success in the 1970s.
Bruno Brookes (born Trevor Neil Brookes in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 24 April 1959) is an English radio presenter who became prominent on British radio in the 1980s.
Busted are an English pop rock band from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, consisting of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson.
C4 was a New Zealand television channel owned and operated by MediaWorks New Zealand.
"Can't Help Falling in Love" is a song recorded by American singer Elvis Presley for the album Blue Hawaii (1961).
CBBC (short for Children's BBC) is a British children's television strand owned by the BBC and aimed for children aged from 6 to 12.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
CD:UK (CountDown:United Kingdom), stylised as cd:uk, is a British music television programme.
Céline Marie Claudette Dion, (born 30 March 1968) is a Canadian singer.
The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a string instrument.
"Charmless Man" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur and is the fourth track on their fourth studio album, The Great Escape.
"Chasing Cars" is a song by Northern Irish alternative rock band Snow Patrol.
Choreography is the art or practice of designing sequences of movements of physical bodies (or their depictions) in which motion, form, or both are specified.
Chris Cowey (born c. 1961 in Sunderland) is a television producer specialising in music shows, who most notably produced Top of the Pops from 1997 until 2003.
Christopher Livingstone Eubank (born 8 August 1966), is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 1998.
Christopher James Evans (born 1 April 1966) is an English presenter, businessman, and producer for radio and television.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
CITY-DT, virtual channel 57 (UHF digital channel 44), is the flagship station of the City television network located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Clara Amfo (born 28 May 1984) is a radio presenter in the United Kingdom.
Claudia Anne Winkleman (born 15 January 1972) is an English television presenter, model, film critic, radio personality, and journalist, known for her work with the BBC.
Sir Cliff Richard, (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist.
Club MTV is a half hour television show modeled after American Bandstand that aired on MTV from August 31, 1987 to June 26, 1992.
Collective Consciousness Society, more commonly known as CCS, were a British musical group, led by blues guitarist Alexis Korner.
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
Comic Relief is an operating British charity, and an independent sister organization of the United States-based Comic Relief Inc. It was founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia.
Coronation Street (also informally referred to as Corrie) is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960.
In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.
The Cuban Boys are an English electronic group and production team, currently composed of Skreen B and Ricardo Autobahn; the band formerly also included B.L. Underwood ("Blu") and Jenny McLaren (Autobahn's sister).
The culture of the United Kingdom is influenced by the UK's history as a developed state, a liberal democracy and a great power; its predominantly Christian religious life; and its composition of four countries—England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism.
The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903.
Terence Dale "Buffin" Griffin (24 October 1948 – 17 January 2016) was an English drummer and founding member of 1970s rock band Mott the Hoople.
Damon Albarn (born 23 March 1968) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.
A dance troupe or dance company is a group of dancers and associated personnel who work together to perform dances as a spectacle or entertainment.
Dave is a British television channel owned by UKTV, which is available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
David Patrick Griffin (born 25 May 1945), known professionally as Dave Lee Travis, is an English disc jockey, radio presenter and television presenter.
David James "Dave" Mattacks (born 13 March 1948, Edgware, Middlesex, England) is an English rock and folk drummer.
David Alexander De Horne Rowntree (born 8 May 1964) is an English musician, politician, solicitor and animator.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
David Essex, OBE (born David Albert Cook; 23 July 1947) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor.
David Hepworth (born 27 July 1950) is a music journalist, writer and publishing industry analyst who has launched several successful British magazines.
David Lewis Jacobs, CBE (19 May 1926 – 2 September 2013) was a British broadcaster perhaps best known as presenter of the BBC Television 1960s peak-time show Juke Box Jury, and as chairman of the long-running BBC Radio 4 topical forum Any Questions? Earlier radio work included small acting parts: over the years he played himself or presenter characters in film, television and radio productions.
David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor and voice actor.
Davina Lucy Pascale McCall (born 16 October 1967) is an English television presenter and model.
Dawn Roma French (born 11 October 1957) is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter from Holyhead, Wales.
Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980.
Sean Dermot Fintan O'Leary Jr. (born 24 May 1973), better known as Dermot O'Leary, is a British-Irish television presenter for ITV and a radio presenter for BBC Radio 2.
Desmond Michael Lynam, (born 17 September 1942) is an Irish-born British television and radio presenter based in the UK.
Dexys Midnight Runners (currently officially Dexys, their former nickname, styled without an apostrophe) are an English pop band with soul influences, who achieved their major success in the early to mid-1980s.
"Do or Die" is the eleventh single by Super Furry Animals.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.
Julie Dorne Brown (born 27 August 1963), better known as Downtown Julie Brown, is a London–born actress, television personality, SiriusXM DJ and former MTV VJ.
Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien (16 April 1939 – 2 March 1999), professionally known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.
Eddie and the Hot Rods are a pub rock band from Essex founded in 1975.
Edith Eleanor Bowman (born 15 January 1974) is a Scottish radio DJ.
Eels (often typeset as eels or EELS) is an American rock band, formed in California in 1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, known by the stage name E. Band members have changed across the years, both in the studio and on stage, making Everett the only official member for most of the band's work.
Electric Circus (also known as EC) was a Canadian live dance music television program that aired on MuchMusic and Citytv from September 16, 1988 to December 12, 2003.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan.
Elstree Studios is a generic term which can refer to several current and defunct British film studios and television studios based in or around the towns of Borehamwood and Elstree in Hertfordshire.
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
EMF are a British alternative rock band from Cinderford, Gloucestershire, who came to prominence at the beginning of the 1990s.
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
Emma Louise Boughton (born 27 November 1970 in Oxford, Oxfordshire), better known as Emma B, is a radio presenter in the UK.
Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and radio and television presenter.
Michael Joseph "Mike" Pasternak (born 26 December 1942), known by his stage name Emperor Rosko, is an American presenter of pop music programmes, most widely known for his shows on Radio Caroline and BBC Radio 1 in the UK in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Engelbert Humperdinck (born Arnold George Dorsey; 2 May 1936) is an English pop singer.
Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke.
Faces were an English rock band formed in 1969 by members of Small Faces after lead singer/guitarist Steve Marriott left that group to form Humble Pie.
Fairport Convention are a British folk rock band.
"Fairytale of New York" is a song written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan and recorded by their band the Pogues, featuring singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl on vocals.
Faith No More (sometimes abbreviated as FNM) is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979.
"Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)" is the debut single by the British new wave band Haircut One Hundred, released in October 1981 by Arista Records.
Fearne Wood (born 3 September 1981), known professionally by her maiden name Cotton, is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.
Femi Oke (born 30 June 1966) is a British television presenter and journalist.
Fiji (Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about northeast of New Zealand's North Island.
Flick Colby (born Felicity Isabelle Colby; March 23, 1946 – May 26, 2011) was an American dancer and choreographer best known for being a founding member and the choreographer of the United Kingdom dance troupe Pan's People, which was a fixture on the BBC 1 chart show Top of the Pops from 1968 to 1976.
"Flip Reverse" is a song by ten-piece hip-hop group Blazin' Squad, released as the second single from their second studio album, Now or Never.
Tramar Lacel Dillard (born September 17, 1979), known professionally as Flo Rida, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and composer from Carol City, Florida.
The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan, USA, who helped to define the city's Motown sound of the 1960s.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood (FGTH) were a British band formed in Liverpool, England, in 1980.
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow.
Gail Porter (born 23 March 1971, in Edinburgh) is a Scottish television presenter, television personality, former model and actress.
Paul Francis Gadd (born 8 May 1944), known by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer who achieved popular success in the 1970s and 80s.
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (initially credited as The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett) was an American pop rock group active in the late 1960s.
Gateshead is a town in Tyne and Wear, England, on the southern bank of the River Tyne opposite Newcastle upon Tyne.
Gavin & Stacey is a British sitcom, written by James Corden and Ruth Jones, that follows the long-distance relationship of an Englishman and a Welsh woman.
Geraldine Estelle Horner (born 6 August 1972) is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author, and actress.
Girls Aloud are an English-Irish pop girl group, which was created through the ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.
"Glad All Over" is a song written by Dave Clark and Mike Smith and recorded by The Dave Clark Five.
Gnarls Barkley is an American soul duo, composed of singer-songwriter CeeLo Green and producer Danger Mouse.
The Go-Jos were a British TV dance troupe, created for the BBC1 TV music chart show Top of the Pops in late 1964, appearing regularly on the show until mid-1968.
Graham Leslie Coxon (born 12 March 1969) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and painter who came to prominence as a founding member of the rock band Blur.
Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the musical of the same name.
Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1986 by lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt.
Haircut One Hundred were a British new wave group formed in 1980 in Beckenham, London by Nick Heyward.
Harry Goodwin (21 July 1924 – 23 September 2013) was a British photographer, known for his images of pop musicians and sports personalities.
Harry Hill (born Matthew Keith Hall; 1 October 1964) is an English comedian, author and television presenter.
The Heavy Metal Kids were a seventies British glam rock band.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
"Here Comes the Summer" is a punk rock song originally written and recorded by Northern Irish band the Undertones.
"Hippy Hippy Shake" is a song written and recorded by Chan Romero in 1959.
"Hips Don't Lie" is a song by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, featuring Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean for the reissue of Shakira's seventh studio album, Oral Fixation, Vol. 2.
Hylda Baker (4 February 1905 – 1 May 1986) was an English comedienne, actress and music hall performer.
"I Only Want to Be with You" is a rock and roll song written by Mike Hawker and Ivor Raymonde.
"I Wanna Be Your Man" is a Lennon–McCartney-penned song recorded and released as a single by the Rolling Stones, and then recorded by the Beatles.
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles.
"If You Gotta Go, Go Now" (sometimes subtitled "(Or Else You Got to Stay All Night)") is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1964.
Investigation Discovery (Investigação Discovery in Brazil) is a television channel in Latin America dedicated to crime- and investigation-themed programming, owned by Discovery Inc.
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris.
"Islands in the Stream" is a song written by the Bee Gees and sung by American country music artists Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
Italia 1 is an Italian commercial television channel on the Mediaset network.
ITV is a British commercial TV network.
James Andrew Innes "Jack" Dee (born 29 September 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer known for his sarcasm and deadpan humour.
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer and performer.
"Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)" is a song written and performed by Van Morrison and featured as the opening track on his sixth studio album, Saint Dominic's Preview.
John "Jake" Burns (born 21 February 1958, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a singer and guitarist, and is best known as the frontman of Stiff Little Fingers.
Jamelia Niela Davis (born 11 January 1981) is a British recording artist, television presenter and actress.
James Daniel May (born 16 January 1963) is an English television presenter and journalist.
James Morrison (born James Morrison Catchpole; 13 August 1984) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Rugby, Warwickshire.
Jamie Theakston (born 21 December 1971) is an English television presenter, producer, and actor.
Janice Long (née Chegwin; born 5 April 1955) is an English radio broadcaster best known for her work with BBC Radio.
Jarvis Branson Cocker (born 19 September 1963) is an English musician, actor and presenter.
Jayne Middlemiss (born 3 February 1971) is an English television and radio presenter.
Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedian, screenwriter, and actress.
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring.
"Jesus of Suburbia" is a song by American punk rock band Green Day.
James G. Reilly (born 1957) is the second drummer for the Northern Ireland based punk band Stiff Little Fingers, with whom he played from 1979 to 1981.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Michael "Jimmy" James (born 13 September 1940) is a Jamaican soul music singer, known for songs like "Come To Me Softly", "Now Is the Time" and "I'll Go Where the Music Takes Me".
Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile (31 October 1926 – 29 October 2011) was an English DJ, television and radio personality, dance hall manager, and charity fundraiser.
Jimmy Savile (1926–2011) was an English media personality who was well known in the United Kingdom for his eccentricities and, at the time of his death, was generally respected for his charitable work.
Johanne Whiley (born 4 July 1965) is an English radio DJ and television presenter.
John Thomas "Jocky" Wilson (22 March 1950 – 24 March 2012) was a professional darts player from Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.
John Otway (born 2 October 1952 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England) is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring.
John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist.
John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, dancer and singer.
Johnnie Stewart (7 November 1917 – 29 April 2005) was a British television producer who worked for the BBC, noted mostly for his role in creating the long-running music programme Top of the Pops.
Johnnie Walker, MBE (born Peter Waters Dingley 30 March 1945 in Birmingham) is a popular English veteran radio disc jockey and broadcaster.
John Valmore Pearson (18 June 1925 – 20 March 2011),Spencer Leigh, The Independent, 23 March 2011 known as Johnny Pearson, was a British composer, orchestra leader and pianist.
Jonathan King (born Kenneth George King, 6 December 1944) is an English singer-songwriter, record producer, music entrepreneur, and former television and radio presenter.
Jonathan Stephen Ross (born 17 November 1960) is an English television and radio presenter, film critic, actor and comedian best known for presenting the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross during the 2000s.
Julie-Ann (Julianne) Regan (born 30 June 1962) is an English/Irish singer, songwriter and musician.
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" is a song by English rock band the Rolling Stones, released as a single in 1968.
Kate Thornton is an English journalist and television presenter, best known as the first presenter of The X Factor (2004–2006) and for presenting daytime shows including Loose Women (2009–2011) and This Morning (2009–2012).
Maurice James Christopher Cole (25 December 1944 – 4 April 1995), known professionally as Kenny Everett, was a British comedian, radio DJ, and television entertainer.
Kevin Rowland (born 17 August 1953) is an English singer-songwriter of Irish descent and frontman for the pop band Dexys Midnight Runners (currently called Dexys), which had several hits in the early 1980s, the most notable being "Geno" and "Come On Eileen", both of which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.
Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.
Legs & Co. were a dance troupe created in 1976 for the BBC's weekly Top Of The Pops programme, performing over three hundred times on this show by the time of their last performance in 1981.
Thomas Leslie "Les" Gray (9 April 1946 – 21 February 2004) was an English musician best known for his work with glam rock pop band Mud.
William John Paul Gallagher (born 21 September 1972), better known as Liam Gallagher, is an English singer and songwriter.
Lime Grove Studios was originally a film studio complex built by the Gaumont Film Company in 1915, but it was later purchased by the BBC who used it for television broadcasts from 1949 to 1991.
Lip sync (short for lip synchronization) is a technical term for matching a speaking or singing person's lip movements with prerecorded sung or spoken vocals that listeners hear, either through the sound reinforcement system in a live performance or via television, computer, cinema speakers, or generally anything with audio output in other cases.
Lisa I'Anson (born 31 May 1965) is a British TV broadcaster and VJ.
Top of the Pops (also known by its abbreviation TOTP) is a British music chart television programme.
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, commonly abbreviated to Lola Versus Powerman, or just Lola, is the eighth studio album by British rock band the Kinks, recorded and released in 1970.
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is a London borough partly in West London (Hammersmith, West Kensington) and partly in South West London (Fulham), and forms part of Inner London.
"Lonely This Christmas" is a popular Christmas song by the English glam rock band Mud, that topped the UK Singles Chart in 1974, selling over 750,000 copies and reaching Christmas number one.
"Long Live Love" is a Chris Andrews composition which, in 1965, gained Sandie Shaw the second of her three UK number one hit singles.
Louis Jay "Lou" Pearlman (June 19, 1954 – August 19, 2016) was an American record producer and fraudster.
Love Island (originally Celebrity Love Island) is a British reality television programme that was aired on ITV.
"Love Machine" is a song recorded by British girl group Girls Aloud from their second studio album, What Will the Neighbours Say? (2004).
The LP (from "long playing" or "long play") is an analog sound storage medium, a vinyl record format characterized by a speed of rpm, a 12- or 10-inch (30 or 25 cm) diameter, and use of the "microgroove" groove specification.
Lulu Kennedy-Cairns OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie; 3 November 1948) is a Scottish singer-songwriter.
"Lyla" is a song by the English rock band Oasis.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
"Maggie May" is a song co-written with Martin Quittenton and performed by singer Rod Stewart from his album Every Picture Tells a Story, released in 1971.
Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010) was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
A mandolin (mandolino; literally "small mandola") is a stringed musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick".
Mark Goodier (born 9 June 1961) is a British radio disc jockey who appeared on BBC Radio 1 between 1987 and 2002.
Mark William James O'Toole (born 6 January 1964, Liverpool) is an English musician.
Mark Radcliffe (born 29 June 1958) is an English broadcaster, musician and writer.
MBC 2 is the first 24-hour free-to-air movie channel in the Arab World.
Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27, 1947), better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.
Melanie Janine Brown (born 29 May 1975), also known as Mel B or Melanie B, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television personality.
Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974), better known as Mel C or Melanie C, is an English singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actress and television personality.
Michael Hurll (7 October 1936 – 18 September 2012) was a British television producer who specialized in the comedy and light entertainment genres.
Michael Allan Patton (born January 27, 1968) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and film composer, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.
Michael David Kenneth Read (born 1 March 1947) is an English radio DJ, writer, journalist and television presenter.
Michael George "Mike" Smith (23 April 1955 – 1 August 2014), also known by the "on air" nickname Smithy, was an English television and radio presenter, racing driver, pilot and businessman.
Miles Leonard is a British music industry executive and is Chairman of Parlophone & Warner Bros. Records UK.
Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known mononymously as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author.
Mott the Hoople are an English rock band with strong R&B roots, popular in the glam rock era of the early to mid-1970s.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
MTV UK is a general entertainment and (former) music channel operated by Viacom International Media Networks Europe, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Much (formerly and commonly known as MuchMusic) is a Canadian English language Category A specialty channel currently owned by Bell Media.
Mud (now Mud II) are an English glam rock band, formed in February 1966.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes.
Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry.
The Musicians' Union (MU) is an organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the British music business.
Neil Francis Tennant (born 10 July 1954) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, music journalist and co-founder of the synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, which he formed with Chris Lowe in 1981.
Nelly Kim Furtado ComIH (born December 2, 1978) is a Portuguese-Canadian singer and songwriter.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Virenia Gwendolyn "Nia" Peeples (born December 10, 1961) is an American R&B and dance music singer and actress.
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York.
Nicholas Andrew Argyll Campbell, OBE (born Nicholas Lackey, 10 April 1961) is a Scottish radio and television presenter and journalist.
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
Noel Fielding (born 21 May 1973) is an English comedian, writer, actor, artist, musician and television presenter.
Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist.
"Novocaine for the Soul" is a song by American rock band Eels.
Now That's What I Call Music! (1983–present) (often shortened to Now!) is a series of various artists compilation albums released in the United Kingdom and Ireland by Sony Music and Universal Music (Universal/Sony Music).
Number One was a British magazine dealing with pop music.
Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991.
Olivia Newton-John, (born 26 September 1948) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and activist.
Operation Yewtree is a police investigation into sexual abuse allegations, predominantly the abuse of children, against the British media personality Jimmy Savile and others.
Orbital are an English electronic dance music duo from Sevenoaks, Kent, England consisting of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll.
Pan's People was a British all-female dance troupe most commonly associated with the BBC TV music chart show Top of the Pops from the late-1960s to the mid-1970s.
Patrick Sharp (born 25 October 1961) is an English radio and television presenter and DJ.
Paul Benjamin "Bonehead" Arthurs (born 23 June 1965) is an English musician and one of the founder members of the English rock band Oasis, best known as their rhythm guitar and occasional keyboard player from 1991–1999.
Paul Matthew Gambaccini (born April 2, 1949) is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom.
Paul Louis Hardcastle is a British composer, musician, producer, songwriter, radio presenter, and multi-instrumentalist.
The people of Northern Ireland, or Northern Irish people, are all people born in Northern Ireland and having, at the time of their birth, at least one parent who is a British citizen, an Irish citizen or is otherwise entitled to reside in Northern Ireland without any restriction on their period of residence,The Good Friday Agreement guarantees the "recognition of the birthright of all the people of Northern Ireland to identify themselves and be accepted as Irish or British, or both, as they may so choose." under the Belfast Agreement.
The Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals).
Peter Murray, OBE (born 19 September 1925) is a British radio and television presenter and a stage and screen actor.
Peter Gill (born 8 March 1964, Liverpool) is an English musician.
Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986) was an Irish musician and songwriter.
"Play That Funky Music" is a song written by Rob Parissi and recorded by the band Wild Cherry.
Play UK was a television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom as part of the UKTV network of channels.
PolyGram Entertainment is a film and TV production company owned by Universal Music Group.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
Q is a popular music magazine published monthly in the United Kingdom.
Radio Luxembourg was a multilingual commercial broadcaster in Luxembourg.
Rai 2 is one of the three main television channels broadcast by Italian public television company RAI alongside Rai 1 and Rai 3.
"Rat Trap" is a single by The Boomtown Rats, which reached No.
Razorlight are an English indie rock band formed in 2002 by lead singer and guitarist Johnny Borrell.
Ready Steady Go! (or RSG!) was a British rock/pop music television programme broadcast every Friday evening from 9 August 1963 until 23 December 1966.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983.
Reggie Yates is a British actor, television presenter and radio DJ, best known from his roles as Rastamouse, Leo Jones in Doctor Who, and for his work at the BBC in radio and television – presenting various shows for BBC Radio 1 with Fearne Cotton – as well as hosting the ITV2 reality show Release the Hounds from 2013 until 2017.
Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.
"Respect" is a song written and originally released by American recording artist Otis Redding in 1965.
Revolver is a British music TV series on ITV that ran for one series only, of eight episodes, in 1978.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Richard Eric Blaxill (born 19 July 1962) is a British radio and TV music producer and music programming director.
Richard Paul Bacon (born 30 November 1975) is an English television and radio presenter.
Richard Mark Hammond (born 19 December 1969) is an English presenter, writer, and journalist, best known for co-hosting the BBC Two car programme Top Gear from 2002 until 2015 with Jeremy Clarkson and James May.
Robert Brydon Jones, (born 3 May 1965), known professionally as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer, and impressionist.
Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and actor.
Robin Hugh Gibb (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, who gained worldwide fame as a member of the pop group the Bee Gees.
Robert Henry Douglas Drane (10 March 1927 – 18 June 2011), known professionally as Robin Nash, was a British television producer and executive, who was probably best known as producer of Top of the Pops from 1973 to 1981.
Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.
"Roll Away the Stone" is a single released by English rock band Mott the Hoople, recorded before Mick Ralphs left the band.
"Roll with It" is a song by English rock band Oasis, written by lead guitarist Noel Gallagher.
Ronald William George Barker, (25 September 1929 – 3 October 2005) was an English actor, comedian and writer.
Ronald Balfour Corbett, CBE (4 December 1930 – 31 March 2016) was a Scottish stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and broadcaster, best known for his long association with Ronnie Barker in the BBC television comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies.
RTÉ2 is a free-to-air general entertainment channel operated by Irish national broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
RTL Television (formerly RTL plus), or simply RTL, is a German commercial television network distributed via cable and satellite, as well as via digital terrestrial (DVB-T2) in more highly populated areas.
Ruby Flipper were a multiracial, mixed-sex dance troupe who performed dance routines to songs in the UK Singles Chart on the BBC television series Top of the Pops in 1976.
Rufus Hound (born Robert James Blair Simpson on 6 March 1979) is an English comedian, actor and presenter.
Rusholme is an inner-city area of Manchester, England, about two miles south of the city centre.
Ruth Alexandra Elisabeth Jones MBE (born 22 September 1966) is a Welsh television actress novelist and screen writer.
Samantha Juste (born Sandra Slater; 31 May 1944 – 5 February 2014) became known on British television in the mid-1960s as the "disc girl" on the BBC’s Top of the Pops.
Sandie Shaw, MBE (born Sandra Ann Goodrich; 26 February 1947) is an English singer.
Sarah Louise Cawood (born 7 September 1972 in St Pancras, London) is an English broadcaster.
Scott Robert Mills (born 28 March 1974) is a British radio DJ, television presenter and occasional actor, best known for presenting his show on BBC Radio 1.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, or informally Culture Secretary, is a United Kingdom cabinet position with responsibility for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Shabba Ranks (born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon; 17 January 1966) is a Jamaican dancehall musician.
Michael Barratt (born 4 March 1948), known as Shakin' Stevens, is a platinum-selling Welsh rock and roll singer and songwriter who was the UK's biggest-selling singles artist of the 1980s.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Sham 69 are an English punk rock band that formed in Hersham in 1975.
Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan (born 25 December 1957) is an English born musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Celtic punk band the Pogues.
"Silver Star" is the lead song on the Four Seasons album Who Loves You.
Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English reality television judge and producer.
Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd (28 July 1935 – 29 August 2009), better known by his stage name Simon Dee, was a British television interviewer and radio disc jockey who hosted a twice-weekly BBC TV chat show, Dee Time, in the late 1960s.
Simon Andrew Hicks Mayo (born 21 September 1958) is an English radio presenter who has worked for BBC Radio since 1981. Mayo was the presenter of Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2 between 2010 and 2018 and with Mark Kermode, presenter of Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live. Mayo currently presents a revamped drive time show on Radio 2 with Jo Whiley which began on 14 May 2018. In 2008, Mayo was recognised as the "Radio Broadcaster of the Year" at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the "Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, receiving the latter for his "ability to paint colourful pictures of location and event and his ability to bring the very best out of his guests, encouraging conversation and interaction between them while skilfully nudging and controlling them" and for being "a master of light and shade, handling serious and lighter issues with aplomb." Mayo is the author of several books, including the acclaimed Itch trilogy of thrillers for younger readers. He is one of the highest paid BBC radio presenters.
"Simon Says" is a song by Iranian-Swedish singer-songwriter Laleh from her third studio album, Me and Simon which was released as the lead single of the album on January 12, 2009.
"Sing" is the lead single from indie rock band Travis' third studio album, The Invisible Band.
Smash Hits was a pop music magazine, aimed at teenagers and young adults and originally published in the United Kingdom by EMAP.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" is a song by American rock band Nirvana.
Snow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1994, consisting of Gary Lightbody (vocals, guitar), Nathan Connolly (guitar, backing vocals), Paul Wilson (bass guitar, backing vocals), Jonny Quinn (drums), and Johnny McDaid (piano, guitar, backing vocals).
Solid Gold is an American syndicated music television series which debuted on September 13, 1980.
Sonny & Cher were an American pop music duo, actors, singers and entertainers made up of husband-and-wife Sonny and Cher Bono in the 1960s and 1970s.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME) is a Japanese-owned global music conglomerate owned by Sony and incorporated as a general partnership of Sony Music Holdings Inc. through Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. (in Japanese), Sony Corporation The company was first founded in 1929 as American Record Corporation and renamed Columbia Recording Corporation in 1938, following its acquisition by the Columbia Broadcasting System. In 1966, the company was reorganized to become CBS Records, and Sony Corporation bought the company in 1988, renaming it under its current name in 1991. In 2004, Sony and Bertelsmann established a 50-50 joint venture called Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which transferred the businesses of Sony Music and Bertelsmann Music Group into one entity. However, in 2008, Sony acquired Bertelsmann's stake, and the company reverted to the SME name shortly after; the buyout allowed Sony to acquire all of BMG's labels, including former Columbia Pictures subsidiary Arista Records as well as RCA Records, and led to the dissolution of BMG, which instead relaunched as BMG Rights Management. Sony Music Entertainment is the second largest of the "Big Three" record companies in the world, behind Universal Music Group (UMG) and ahead of Warner Music Group (WMG). Sony's music publishing division is the world's largest music publisher after the acquisition of EMI. It also owns SYCO Entertainment, which operates some of the world's most successful reality TV format including Got Talent and The X Factor.
Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971 to March 27, 2006.
The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group formed in 1994.
Stanley Appel (born 9 June 1933 in London) is a former British television producer and director of light entertainment at BBC television, most synonymous with his overhaul of Top of the Pops in the early 1990s, which saw the brief end to BBC Radio 1 DJs hosting the show.
Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock.
"Stay" is a doo-wop song written by Maurice Williams and first recorded in 1960 by Williams with his group the Zodiacs.
Stephen Paul Lamacq (born 16 October 1964), sometimes known by his nickname Lammo (given to him by John Peel), is an English disc jockey, currently working with the BBC radio station BBC Radio 6 Music.
Stephen Richard "Steve" Wright (born 26 August 1954 in Greenwich, London) is an English broadcaster, widely credited for creating the zoo format, with its zany, multi-personality approach.
Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Stuart Henry (24 February 1942, Edinburgh - 24 November 1995, Luxembourg) was a disc jockey on pirate radio station Radio Scotland, then BBC Radio 1 from its start in 1967.
"Summer Nights" is a popular song from the musical Grease.
Super Furry Animals are a Welsh psychedelic rock band.
"Superstar" is a special episode of the award-winning British comedy television series The Goodies.
Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties.
Take That are an English pop group formed in Manchester in 1990.
Television Centre is a building complex in White City, West London that was the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013.
Television New Zealand (Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa), more commonly referred to as TVNZ, is a state-owned television network that is broadcast throughout New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region.
The Beat Room was a British television series presenting beat, rhythm and blues and other pop music, shown on BBC2 in 1964-65.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Bluebells were a Scottish indie rock band, active between 1981 and 1986 (later briefly reforming in 1993, 2008–2009 and 2011).
The Boomtown Rats are an Irish rock band that had a series of Irish and UK hits between 1977 and 1985.
The CBS Late Movie is a CBS television series (later known as CBS Late Night) during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Chase is the eighth serial of the second season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from 22 May to 26 June 1965.
The Clash were an English rock band formed in London in 1976 as a key player in the original wave of British punk rock.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976.
The Dave Clark Five were an English pop rock band formed in Tottenham in 1957.
The Four Seasons is an American rock and pop band that became internationally successful in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Goodies are a trio of British comedians: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hollies are a British pop/rock group best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, currently known as the Jacksons, are an American family music group.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an American-English rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966.
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
The KLF (also known as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, furthermore known as The JAMs and The Timelords and by other names) were a British electronic band of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The Ladybirds were a British female vocal harmony trio, most famous for their appearances on The Benny Hill Show.
The Nolans are an Irish girl group who formed in 1974 as The Nolan Sisters, before changing their name in 1980.
The O-Zone was a weekly music magazine show broadcast on BBC from 1989–2000.
The Old Grey Whistle Test (usually abbreviated to Whistle Test or OGWT) was a British television music show.
The Orb are an English electronic music group known for being the pioneers of ambient house.
The Piranhas were a British ska-influenced punk band from Brighton.
The Pogues were an Irish-British Celtic punk band formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane MacGowan.
The Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in central London.
The Rezillos are a punk/new wave band formed in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1976.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Saints are a rock band, originating in Brisbane, Australia founded by Chris Bailey (singer-songwriter, later guitarist), Ivor Hay (drummer), and Ed Kuepper (guitarist-songwriter) in 1974.
The Seekers are an Australian folk-influenced pop quartet, originally formed in Melbourne in 1962.
The Sky at Night is a monthly documentary television programme on astronomy produced by the BBC.
The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982.
The Stylistics are a Philadelphia soul group that achieved its greatest chart success in the 1970s.
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s.
The Swinging Blue Jeans are a four-piece 1960s British Merseybeat band, best known for their hit singles with the HMV label; "Hippy Hippy Shake", "Good Golly Miss Molly", and "You're No Good", issued in 1964.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Ting Tings are an English rock pop duo from Salford, Greater Manchester.
The Tremeloes are an English beat group founded in 1958 in Dagenham, Essex, and still active today.
The Tube was a United Kingdom music television programme, which ran for five series, from 5 November 1982 to 26 April 1987.
The Two Ronnies is a BBC television comedy sketch show created by Bill Cotton for the BBC, which aired on BBC One from April 1971 to December 1987.
The Undertones are a punk rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1974.
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.
"Think Twice" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion.
"This Charming Man" is a song by the English rock band the Smiths, written by guitarist Johnny Marr and singer Morrissey.
Tim Bricheno (born Timothy John Bricheno, 6 July 1963, Huddersfield, Yorkshire) is an English guitarist, songwriter and music teacher.
Tim Kash is a television presenter best known for formerly presenting Top of the Pops in the United Kingdom, and MTV News on MTV UK and Ireland.
"Tom Hark" is an instrumental composition written by Rupert Bopape and originally recorded by Elias and His Zig-Zag Jive Flutes, a band led by Jack Lerole, released in 1958.
Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), also known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer.
Antony Kenneth "Tony" Blackburn (born 29 January 1943) is an English disc jockey.
Tony Dortie is a British TV personality.
Top Gear is a British motoring magazine, factual television series, conceived by Jeremy Clarkson and Andy Wilman, launched on 20 October 2002, and broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two.
Top Gear of the Pops was a one-off special programme that aired for BBC Two on 16 March 2007, as part of Red Nose Day 2007.
Top of the Box is a British television series created by BBC Studios for Channel 5.
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006.
Top of the Pops magazine is a British monthly publication published by Immediate Media Company.
Top of the Pops is the name of a series of records issued by Pickwick Records on their Hallmark label, which contain anonymous cover versions of recent and current hit singles.
Top of the Pops 2 (also known as TOTP2) is a British television music show broadcast on BBC Two, showing archive footage from the long-running Top of the Pops show, some dating back to the 1960s when the programme first aired on British television.
Top of the Pops 40th Anniversary 1964–2004 DVD is a 2004 music DVD released in the United Kingdom.
Top of the Pops: Reloaded was a weekly children's music show broadcast as part of the Saturday morning CBBC schedule on BBC Two.
Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
TOTP@Play is a music television programme, that was broadcast on UKTV-owned digital youth entertainment television channel, Play UK.
Travis are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1990, composed of Fran Healy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Dougie Payne (bass guitar, backing vocals), Andy Dunlop (lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals) and Neil Primrose (drums, percussion).
TVNZ 2 is the second New Zealand television channel owned and operated by the state-owned broadcaster Television New Zealand (TVNZ).
Tweenies is a British live action children's sitcom created by Will Brenton and Iain Lauchlan.
"Twilight" is a song written by Jeff Lynne for English rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), originally released on their 1981 album Time.
"Two Tribes" is an anti-war song by British band Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the UK by ZTT Records on 4 June 1984.
Typically Tropical were a British band, best known for their 1975 number one hit record "Barbados".
"U.S. Male" is a song by Jerry Reed, covered by Elvis Presley.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.
The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.
Newark New Jersey Unique was a short-lived post-disco studio act from New York, best known for their crossover number "What I Got Is What You Need" released in 1983 for a well-established dance label, Prelude Records.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE; دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة), sometimes simply called the Emirates (الإمارات), is a federal absolute monarchy sovereign state in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.
Universal Music Group (also known in the United States as UMG Recordings, Inc. and abbreviated as UMG) is an American global music corporation that is a subsidiary of the French media conglomerate Vivendi.
Universal Music TV (often abbreviated as UMTV) is a London-based record label that was formed in 1998, and is owned by Universal Music Group.
USA Network (commonly referred to as simply USA stylized as usa network since 2005) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group division of NBCUniversal, itself a subsidiary of Comcast.
Michael Valentine Doonican (3 February 1927 – 1 July 2015) was an Irish singer of traditional pop, easy listening, and novelty songs, who was noted for his warm and relaxed style.
VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable and satellite television network based in New York City operated by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom.
Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer.
Vince Clarke (born Vincent John Martin; 3 July 1960) is an English synthpop musician and songwriter.
Virgin Records Ltd. was a British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972.
"Welcome to Paradise" is the second single by the American punk rock band Green Day.
Wet Wet Wet are a Scottish band formed in 1982.
Wham! were an English musical duo formed by members George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in 1981.
"Whatever" is a song and single by the English rock band Oasis, and initially credited as being written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher.
"Whole Lotta Love" is a song by English hard rock band Led Zeppelin.
Wild Cherry was an American funk rock band best known for their song "Play That Funky Music".
William Robert Young (born 20 January 1979) is a British singer-songwriter and actor from Wokingham, England, who came to prominence after winning the 2002 inaugural series of the ITV talent contest Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the worldwide Idol franchise.
Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (born on October 17, 1969) is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor.
"Yellow Pearl" is a song recorded by Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, originally for his 1980 solo album, Solo in Soho.
"Young at Heart" is a pop song first recorded in the 1980s by the British female singing trio Bananarama and appeared on their debut album Deep Sea Skiving in 1983.
"Young Girl" is an RIAA million-selling Gold-certified single, written by Jerry Fuller, performed by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap with instrumental backing by members of The Wrecking Crew, and released in 1968.
Zoë Louise Ball (born 23 November 1970) is an English television and radio personality, best known as the first female host of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show, as well as for presenting the 1990s children's show Live & Kicking.
Zoo were a dance troupe who appeared on the weekly British music series Top of the Pops between 1981 and 1983.
The 1910 Fruitgum Company is an American bubblegum pop band of the 1960s.
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, quadrennial international football world championship tournament, was held in Argentina between 1 and 25 June.
1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?) is the debut studio album by British electronic band The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (The JAMs), later to be known as The KLF.
2 Unlimited is a dance act founded by Belgian producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde in 1991 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.