The cult of TFI Friday
The zany Chris Evans chatshow perfectly defined the Britpop era
It was the mid-90s and for a generation of people who now find ourselves on the wrong side of 40, things had never been better.
Britpop had arrived with a bang and a swagger and while Blur and Oasis stole the lion's share of the headlines, each week seemed to see a new band emerge - Suede, Gene, Echobelly, Ash and the Divine Comedy had all brought their own dark and quirky slices of pop to the masses while Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, fresh from rushing the stage and mooning Michael Jackson at the Brits, was fast becoming the Poet Laureate for the jilted generation.
Loaded foisted the first lads' mag onto an unsuspecting world in 94 and a publishing phenomenon was born - one that is still with us, but utterly unrecognisable from the fresh and vibrant and furiously iconoclastic scene ushered in by Loaded and, to a lesser extent, Maxim and FHM.