0 Have your say Sandra McKenzie, lead singer of 90s band Goldbug and Prince’s one-time lover says she is now homeless and penniless. She once had it all - millions in the bank, apartments all over the world and a yacht.She was the voice of the Bodyform TV ad, and had reached number three in the charts with cover of the Led Zeppelin hit Whole Lotta Love.She’d also attended the same Swiss finishing school as Princess Diana.But Sandra, 56, niece of the late Associates lead singer Billy McKenzie, says she’s now back in Dundee, her hometown, living in a grotty hostel.“I had everything,” she said. “I led an amazing life, a proper rock ’n’ roll life, but I have nothing left. I’m desperate. I sometimes don’t think I can go on much longer.“I feel so ill, hate where I’m having to stay and I’m desperate to turn my life around again, but I just don’t know how.“I’m rubbish with money. I led the … [Read more...] about 90s star Sandra McKenzie says she is homeless and penniless
90s tv theme songs
FUN House was the must-watch TV game show for any 90’s kid, hosted by Pat Sharp, his legendary mullet and the twin cheerleaders.Known for being a ‘real crazy show where anything goes’, it is still very much at the forefront of fans’ minds, but is it coming back and will there be a Fun House theme park?Fun House was a British children’s game show that aired on CITV from 24 Febuary 1989 to 29 December 1999.The hit show – which usually aired on a Friday – was hosted by Pat Sharp and twin cheerleaders – Melanie and Martina Grant, who cheered on the opposing teams.Each episode featured 2 teams each consisting of a boy and girl representing schools from around the UK. There were 3 rounds in each episode.Round 1 of the show was the messy games section – which usually featured gunge.Round 2 was The Fun Kart Grand Prix, which saws the contestant doing laps and picking up tokens to add to their scores.Round 3 was The Fun House … [Read more...] about What was Fun House, who were the twins, what has Pat Sharp said about bringing it back and will there be a theme park?
WHETHER you like it or not, Christmas is just around the corner - which means kids are already making their wish lists.John Lewis has released its top ten toys list for 2017, with the Luvabella doll tipped to be a must-have.The hyper-lifelike doll will remind parents of a certain age of Tiny Tears, just one of many toys which were big news during the 1980s.From Lego sets to Transformers, here are some of the other big sellers during the 80s and 90s according to Christmas Connections, which looked at data from around the world. So how many do you remember?The Rubik's Cube is the best-selling puzzle game of all time, selling 350 million cubes worldwide by January 2009.Although it reached its ultimate mainstream popularity in 1980 (when it cost £1), the confusing handheld puzzle still keeps fans occupied today.As of 2003, The World Cube Association was set up to organise worldwide competitions and beat official world records.By the end of 1980 Rubik's Cube won a German … [Read more...] about These are the best-selling Christmas toys from the 80s and 90s… so how many do YOU remember?
OCTOBER is upon us and Amazon Prime is getting us ready with a series of new TV shows and films to watch after a long hard days work.We take a look at what viewers have to look forward to this month. Get binge-watching…The Exorcist Series 2– out October 1The series based on the book and film of the same name is back just in time for Halloween.Marcus and Tomas set out to help a young girl, and soon an exorcism is underway that could change the course of everything.Lucifer Series 3 – out October 3Tom Ellis stars as Lucifer – a servant from Hell who heads to Los Angeles after wanting to understand life on Earth more.As the second series came to a close, we saw Lucifer take care of a little problem called Mom, aka Charlotte.But now he’s facing an even greater challenge – finding out who kidnapped him, and why his angel wings are back.Mr. Robot Series 3 – out October 12Mr Robot follows Elliot, a young programmer who suffers from … [Read more...] about New Amazon Prime releases in October – from The Exorcist to Gremlins, the best movies and TV series coming up
THE Crystal Maze returned to our TV screens once again after 21 years in 2016 - making us all very nostalgic for the original series.Hosted by Richard O'Brien, the show was a 90s classic and to mark the new series, we take a walk down memory lane. Here's everything you need to know about the first series...The Crystal Maze is a British game show which features a team of contestants take on a range of challenges, designed to test both physicality and intelligence.During each challenge, which took place in four different time zones, they had to win a 'time crystal' before being able to progress.To win the show contestants had to scoop up at least 100 gold tokens which would shower down on them in the Crystal Dome, but nothing was as simple as it sounded in the Crystal Maze... and each silver token they collected would cancel out a gold one.It first aired on Channel 4 in 1990 and continued on air until 1995.It was first revived for a celebrity special in 2016 and in 2017 returned to … [Read more...] about The Crystal Maze returns: From Richard O’Brien to the golden tickets, we take a look at the best bits from the 1990s TV series
BY 1990 U2 needed to completely reinvent themselves – and this is what they were prepared to do when they began recording a new album in Berlin with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.It was a tall order but they pulled it off, with a healthy dose of Stone Roses thrown in, and the resulting record Achtung Baby was a reinvention of the band’s trademark sound.While not alienating their core audience, the record proved more adventurous, and debuted at number one throughout the globe, producing top ten hits with Mysterious Ways and One.Their live show also underwent a massive reinvention as Zoo TV – a mad mix of multimedia featuring a backdrop of massive screens and suspended cars.Weirder still was Bono prowling the stage as McPhisto.In 1992, U2 began work on an EP which turned into 1993’s full length album Zooropa, which ploughed an even heavier techno and dance influence than Achtung Baby. Reviews were positive.Completing the Zooropa tour in late 1993, the band gave … [Read more...] about Glam rock and roll takes U2 to top of the charts after ’90s reinvention as How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb lands string of Grammys before lucrative tours
WHEN it came to after-school TV, the 90s quite possibly was the era to beat them all - with super cool fashion (ish), amazing adventures and first crushes to suit every need.Here are just some of the best TV shows the 90s had to offer - how many can YOU remember...?Sabrina the Teenage WitchRunning from 1996-2003, Sabrina the Teenage Witch told the story of a girl trying to juggle her school life, love life and the added bonus of learning to be a witch.The show became an international favourite, with girls everywhere falling in love with Harvey, wanting a cat called Salem and trying their own magic potions or two as they watched Sabrina's hijinks.Melissa Joan Hart, who played the titular character, also became a teen icon thanks to her role in this, and another classic, Clarissa Explains it All.In October 2017, the entire cast reunited at Stan Lee's LA ComicCon, marking the show's 21-year anniversary.Keenan and KelWho loves orange soda? Well....if you loved this show, you all did … [Read more...] about 10 old school TV shows that every 90s kid was OBSESSED with
An estimated 125 million people worldwide tuned in to see duo Ell and Nikki crowned Eurovision winners at this year's festival with 221 points. Their romantic ballad "Running Scared" was mentioned by fans and critics as a potential winner although it was overshadowed in the run-up to the final by the flashy Jedward and Lenamania. Azerbaijan has only competed in Eurovision since 2008. This was the country's first win. Its highest previous placing came in 2009 when AySel and Arash reached the top three. The show got off to a sizzling start. After welcoming viewers to the programme, hosts Stefan Raab, Anke Engelke and Judith Rakers began a playful, acapella cover of Lena's winning 2010 track "Satellite" which erupted into a big band cover complete with Raab on electric guitar and then drums before being joined on stage by an army of dancing Lena clones. However, the real Lena appeared on stage to thunderous applause to sing lead vocals on the rock version of her track before kicking … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan triumphs at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Sesame Street Sesame Street is one of the top kids' education shows in the world. It's been around for over 40 years and Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Bert and Ernie have always taught kids to care for their environment - whether that's by saving water or recycling. They usually do so with the help of a celebrity or with a jaunty tune. Adults and kids definitely don't want to be litterbugs or #link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTWE18VPj-c:wasteroons#! Captain Planet "Earth! Wind! Fire! Water! Heart! Go Planet! By your powers combined I am Captain Planet!" Many kids of the 90s will remember the opening lines of the theme song to this short-lived animated environmental show. "Captain Planet and the Planeteers" saw Gaia - the spirit of earth - awakened from a long slumber by eco villain Hoggish Greedly. To her horror, Gaia realizes the planet is badly damaged and sends out five magic rings across the continents. Four of the rings control an element of nature and one controls … [Read more...] about Nine kids’ shows that inspired generations to fight for the environment
Death is life. Simple. You know the saying; there are two things no one can avoid: taxes and death. Well this year some of the most legendary, famous people have shown that such insipid clichés are true. And I've been looking at their death data. Now I'm not offering analysis on how diligent the dead were with their taxes. But there is reliable, public data on how and when they died. And when I say "they" I mean prominent people on the world stage. So artists like David Bowie (†69) sit next to politicians like Boutros Boutros-Ghali (†93) and Shimon Peres (†93), Nancy Reagan (†94) sits next to Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur (†69) and architect Zaha Hadid (†65), and writers like Harper Lee (†89) sit next to astronaut John Glenn (†95) and transgender actress, Alexis Arquette (†47). Methodology The death list is a subjective selection of 110 figures in music, film and TV, politics, science and technology, … [Read more...] about Celebrity death stats 2016: the who, the why, and the what the hell?