Getting someone's name right is not rocket science; it just requires a slight amount of observation. Anyone else who has an unusual spelling will know the frustration caused by the folk who simply can't see what's right in front of their face. If I had a pound for every time someone has called me 'Maggie' I'd have holiday home in Tuscany.
Who remembers biorhythms?  I do.  I was about nine when biorhythm was all the rage, peaking in the mid to late 1970s in North
This week marks a strange milestone. Born 2 March 1950, Karen Carpenter (who died aged 32) has now been dead longer than she'd lived. Strange too, my relationship with the Carpenters' music.
Forty years ago this week, hapless newbie ghost Fred Mumford teleported himself into a dustbin, marking the start of Rentaghost. First broadcast on Tuesday 6 January 1976, it became a staple of '70s/80s UK children's TV.
Yuletide nostalgia from the BBC - Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart returns on Christmas Day with a special edition of Junior Choice. I remember this well - the only programme that would escape my parents' beeline for the off switch in the mid-70s, when shared frequencies meant accidental exposure to Radio 1.
Do you remember the Bay City Rollers, Look-In magazine and the Six Million Dollar Man? Gary Nott's circus adventure The Enemy
Cherri Gilham is a woman that squeezes more into a day than most of us squeeze into a lifetime. A top line look at her Wikipedia
Sure, Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne give good flare game but are we non-model, non-celebrity types actually likely to trade in our skinnies and move into bell-bottom territory? Yes, but all summer?
These two artists couldn't be any more different, yet each had enormously prolific outputs that have influenced culture directly and indirectly. These two careers that cannot be summed up adequately in short order.
Fortunately they do a better job these days: For a while it did look too good to be true. Boing Boing worried about the typeface
Gentlemen! Thinking of having a change of hairstyle? Why, look no further than this marvellous video montage - which demonstrates
1950s These fellas are doing their daily dose of rhythmic exercise, according to the narrator. But don't be fooled, he says
Fanny always encouraged her viewers to think big, and to think glamorous, but she was mindful of limited time and limited budgets. World War II and rationing were not distant memories for them, nor were the days before labour-saving home appliances like washing machines and vacuum cleaners.
It's fair to say that a perm revival in popular culture is unlikely, but many people, especially women, still use the styling technique. Perming is a chemical process, and whilst it can really dry hair out, it shouldn't usually cause hair loss.
The Seventies! It wasn't all bad. In fact, it wasn't that bad at all - especially if you were a kid. Sure, we didn't have
This morning I got up at 6 o'clock with the baby. I then went straight to the kitchen to begin preparing food for my eight
Rather than making me into a Tory, my experience of life in Britain under Thatcher ensured that I would never vote Conservative.
A fourth unknown celebrity has been identified by woman, who said she was abused by him as a child, in light of the ITV documentary
Jimmy Savile may have abused as many as 25 victims over a 40-year period on a "national scale", police have said. Scotland
A rainbow collection of Margaret Thatcher’s 1970s power suits is expected to sell for thousands of pounds at auction on Monday