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Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine — joined forces in 1949 at a Westminster pub, Grafton’s, run by scriptwriter Jimmy Grafton...

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Claim to Fame: With a career that spanned more than five decades, mastering music, film and TV, Sinatra was larger than life. The skinny...

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Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Hampshire. In 1814, his family moved to London and then to Chatham, where Charles...

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Sir John Betjeman’s public image is that of a lifelong devotee of the English upper classes. In a 40-year career as a poet, he...

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Mixing hillbilly and blues, Elvis Presley’s musical contribution was immense. But his truly liberating contribution was in busting the shackles that restrained movement. He...

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