The music being played on the wireless in 1958 was becoming an alien sound to Jack. His preference was for 'real' singers and musicians like Les Paul and Mary Ford, and then Lonnie Donegan came along and started the skiffle craze and the musical landscape changed forever. (click the picture for more)
The man himself - the king of skiffle, Lonnie Donegan. He started as a banjo player in the Chris Barber jazz band, but was given a spot in the show to play 'skiffle' music. Soon he had recorded 'Rock Island Line' and left Barber for a much more lucrative solo career, play his own style of music. (click the photo for more)
It's hard to believe that two singing pig puppets could captivate the imagination of a nation, but Pinky and Perky did just that. The anarchic little porkers even had their show on a Saturday evening pulled by the BBC for being too political when they had a program entitled 'You Too Can Be Prime Minister', during the 1966 general election (click the photo to hear them sing) It beats CGI!
And finally, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Jack's beloved Spurs. To escape excesses of the crimes he's called upon to solve, Jack seeks rest and relaxation by the attending home matches whenever he can...which is far less than he would like. (click the photo for a potted history of the club)