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Posted on 04/07/2013 10:03:06 PM PDT by beaversmom
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Was it punks or PBS?Punk rock started in the USA. Just about every English punk band wanted to do a remake of the Ramones first album, from the Sex Pistols to the Clash to the Buzzcocks on down . . . and if it wasnt that album, it was usually the Stooges albums Fun House or Raw Power, or even the New York Dolls debut album.
Benny Hill is still the greatest show ever.
Benny Hill is right up there on my list. Just posted his pic. :)
I also liked Dave Allen at Large, although I think he was Irish.
LOL! You are just not gonna give the Brits anything, are ya?
Yeah someone else posted about him a long time ago on FR on another Brit thread. Maybe it was you! I had never heard of him, but liked the skit they posted.
Yeah, looks like he was Irish:
David Tynan O’Mahony (6 July 1936 10 March 2005), better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish comedian, very popular with television audiences in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s. He also became known in the United States through showings of his shows on television there. His career had a major resurgence during the late 1980s and early 1990s. At the height of his career he was Britain’s most controversial comedian, regularly provoking conservative indignation at his frequent highlighting of political hypocrisy and his disregard for religious authority.
Sadly, I think that part of British culture is dying....Like the Kinks put it, “There’s No England Now.”
Steam locomotive I’ll give ‘em.
:) Oh did they come up with that one? You are better at knowing the origins of stuff than I.
Have you ever seen the British show Connections?
It’s the old “Grass Is Always Greener” syndrome...people seem to like stuff more when it’s foreign. Brits took the American music they liked, and turned it into music that Americans like. A lot of bands on both sides of the Atlantic were more popular on the other side of the pond than they were at home.
I think that is true in a lot of ways. I'd like to go back and visit the 40's/50's England my mom grew up in.
I have my kids watching Connections on YouTube, best documentary show, ever.
I haven’t really sat down and watched it, but it looks interesting. I should do that. I know they are on You Tube.
Regarding Dave Allen, I have a good memory about some things! But on Saturday night I heard a good song before Jurassic Park 3d and couldn’t remember the lyrics to look up two seconds after it stopped playing:
Oops, on the second link:
Here’s the skit of Dave Allen that mylife had posted on that 2010 thread:
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