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  • Gil Scott Heron – You’ve Been Tango’d

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    During the 1990s a series of TV adverts took the nation by storm, virtually started the whole concept of viral and guerrilla advertising and best of all for us; featured Gil Scott-Heron uttering the immortal words – you know when you’ve been...

  • BEV Design Collective – Colourful Characters

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    Following on from our Art on Wheels post which briefly looked at the pop-art customisation of cars in Sixties London, it seemed remiss of us not to dig further into the history of the artists involved. Particularly as they played a pivotal role in the...

  • Art on Wheels – Custom Painting Sixties Style

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    In the States customising cars has been a hobby for petrolheads since the 1930s, but it wasn’t really until the 1960s that this extended to exotic paint jobs as more wild and varied colours became available. This resulted in spectacular metal flake and...

  • From the Motor City to London Town

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    We’ve mentioned before Berry Gordy’s uncanny eye for an opportunity and his almost unrivalled marketing nous when it came to promoting his labels and here we see assorted Motown acts making the most of various photo opportunities around the picturesque...

  • Saturday Night Live 1975 – Gil Scott-Heron and Richard Pryor

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    Here we have a really lovely video clip of Gil Scott-Heron with Brian Jackson and his band on Saturday Night Live from December 1975 promoting his album ‘From South Africa to South Carolina’. Following an introduction by Richard Pryor we see Gil, Brian...

  • Unexpected Gem: Marti Caine – Love the Way You Love Me

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    Another in our occasional series of charity shop classics comes Marti Caine with a sultry slab of deep and dirty bass-driven funk taken from her 1981 album Point of View which, should you happen to spot it at a car boot sale, is now going for somewhere in the...

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Detroit and Beyond

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Now we go back to a time when Budweiser six pack vans cruised the streets of Michigan, Darth Vader walked amongst the surfers of Whitmore Lake and a 1972 film titled...

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That’s a Wrap – 1967 Point Blank Party

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When English director John Boorman had completed filming the classic 1967 thriller Point Blank, he decided to celebrate the occasion by bringing a slice of swinging...

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Our Favourite Shop – HMV Stores In The Eighties

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We’ll start off by warning you – These pictures are nowhere near as exciting as the previous HMV 1960s Oxford street store photos we’ve posted....

More From The HMV Oxford Street Record Store in London

After the runaway success of our Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties post, we thought we’d have another look around...

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HMV Nipper Car – Wymondham Wheels of Steel

A couple of bootiful photos of a Car used by “Smiths of Wymondham” in Norfolk. The car has the legendary HMV dog Nipper hanging...

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Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties

We’ve previously seen the outside of the HMV record store in our feature on the Streets of London 1976-1978, Now we go further back...

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Back to the Future – 50 Years Back

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We understand the kind of people who like to predict what life will be like in 20, 30 or 50 years time are called Futurologists and it seems their role in life is to...

The Honeywell Kitchen Computer

We tend to forget how far we’ve progressed in the last half-century or so when it comes to labour saving devices in...

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Walter Pichler – Austrian Avant-Garde Architectural Artist

Sometimes people are defined by a single event or moment in their lives despite there often being a multitude of other...

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Up, Up & Away – Hey Kids it’s the Skycar

Who of us hasn’t, when sat in a never-ending traffic jam, imagined the delight to be had in rising above the cars,...

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  • Off The Cuff – Botany 500 Suit Adverts

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    As the preferred brand of many an American 1960s-game show host, New York based Botany 500 were the go-to suit makers of choice for the well to-do natty dressers of the time; as well as the good people who dressed Ryan O’Neal in Love Story, Dick Van Dyke in...

  • Messin’ Around – Keep Britain Tidy

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    We like a tidy office here at VoEA and we also hate litter bugs. Ooh yes we do. So now we’ll cast our eyes back to somewhere around 1973 and the then campaign by the good people at Keep Britain Tidy. An organisation that was first established back in...

  • Tread Lightly – Clark’s Shoes Adverts

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    By way of a tribute to Walter White’s Wallabees (and if you don’t know who Walter White is by now then we urge you to check out Breaking Bad ) we’ve put together a post to honour the good people at Clark’s in sunny Somerset and also...

  • I’m Just a Seventies Fashion Fair Cosmetics Advert

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    During the seventies Ebony magazine published a series of adverts for the company Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The advertising campaign featured famous female stars of the time with the humble tagline “I’m Just…” Celebrities promoting the...

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