Historian Ben Woolley discusses the attitudes to science, experimentation and even death that 18th century painting so perfectly captured in Joseph Wright of Derby's An Experiment on a Bird In The Air Pump. Ben Woolley tells the story of a neglected masterpiece: Joseph Wright of Derby's An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump. Until recently, Wright was dismissed by many art critics as a minor provincial but Wright was in fact a virtuoso painter whose scientific paintings give a unique insight into the Enlightenment in Britain. Ben Woolley's deconstruction of this epic painting takes him from Wright's birthplace in Derby to East Germany, where he witnesses a reconstruction of the famous Magdeburg hemispheres experiment. He visits London's Royal Society and uncovers the strange history of animal experimentation in the 18th century.
June and her friends take over a service station formerly run by her uncle. They perform every trick in the book to attract the customers.
Attitude had 1 solo release, On lead vocals were Cindy Mizelle, the album was produced by the guys of The System (Mic Murphy & David Frank). Most disco funk lovers recognize the single ‘Pump the nation’ from the dancefloors in 1983. The musicians/singers involved on the album were of a high standard and included LaLa, Bernard Fowler, Lisa Fischer. The other 2 members of the group were also highly regarded musicians Paul Pesco and Khris Kellow.
As with many of the other English beat groups of the '60s, Alvin Lee cut his musical teeth in Hamburg, Germany in a band called the Jaybirds. By 1966, back in England, he had changed the name of his band to Ten Years After and was rapidly becoming a major attraction because of the virtuosity of his solo work…