The BBC will never make a documentary about The Action. To be honest, with two members sadly no longer with us, they’ve missed their chance anyway. But back in 2000, someone did – it was called In The Lap Of The Mods.
Jazz meets Shakespeare in a pre-swinging London – that’s All Night Long in a nutshell.
One thing is for sure, Paris Blues is a supremely-cool movie. It’s also available for not a lot of cash on DVD.
Like many, I was disappointed with it at the time. But I have gone back to the Absolute Beginners movie for a second opinion.
The Wigan Casino meant nothing to me at the time. I was too young, Lego and Subbuteo were my kicks, but I was still aware of it, with two older sisters who used to make the short journey from Bolton to Wigan every weekend.
Gonks Go Beat has achieved near-mythical status – despite (or perhaps because of) the fact that no-one has seen it. Well, now we have the chance to see the movie in all its remastered glory, thanks to a reissue as part of Optimum’s Beat Classics collection.
The final instalment (for now) of Optimum’s 60s Beat Classics series is a film in name only – essentially Pop Gear is just one long music show.
In Help!, Ringo is bizarrely the human sacrifice target of a cult and the band must try to protect him from it.