Posts From Ian Westhead

EyeSpy: Remembering Davy Jones of The Monkees

Manchester born singer and actor Davy Jones has died aged 66. Jones will be best remembered as part of pop group The Monkees. The band were put together for a 1960s American television comedy drama series which followed the failing fortunes of a pop four-piece. Songs performed within the show were also released as singles, such as Daydream Believer and Last Train to Clarksville. Prior to his Monkees fame Jones

Video: Joan Collins and Stephanie Beacham in new Snickers advert

Dynasty actresses Joan Collins and Stephanie Beacham have reunited for a new advertising campaign for Snickers. The two actresses famously played scheming rivals Alexis Colby and Sable Colby (they were cousins) in the memorable 1980s super-soaps. Fans of Dynasty are hopeful the revival of Dallas will lead to its rival being revived as well – something Collins has previously stated she would wish to be a part of. Anyway Beacham

EyeSpy: Remembering Kerry McGregor

Singer and actress Kerry McGregor has died aged 37 after a battle with cancer. The star had appeared in shows such as Grange Hill and The X Factor. Here she performs Silent Night, which was uploaded just before Christmas. More information can be found at on the performer.

EyeSpy: Remembering Dobie Gray

The ‘In Crowd’ and ‘Drift Away’ singer Dobie Gray has died aged 71. Gray was born into a family of sharecroppers in Simonton, Texas. It was his grandfather who proved to be his greatest influence. He was a Baptist Minister which saw Dobie’s life centre upon his family, the church and music. Dobie moved in the 1960s to California where the rest as they say is history. It was a

EyeSpy: Freddie Mercury 20 Years On

Today marks two decades since Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died, last week EastEnders paid tribute to the band and Freddie as part of Children In Need, so what better way than to celebrate his legacy and a good cause than to rewind to last Friday night as Albert Square went Radio Gaga.     You can rock out with the real Freddie at the official Queen YouTube page here

EyeSpy: Remembering Andrew Gold

Andrew Gold, best known for ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’, the theme from hit US sitcom The Golden Girls, has died aged 59. The singer and songwriter died from a heart attack, newspaper reports suggest. His first major hit was ‘Lonely Boy’, released in 1977, and was followed up with ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’ a year later. The latter became best remembered as the theme tune to