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  • 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...

  • Black Rodeo – Nobody Ever Told You There Were Black Cowboys

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    It may seem hard to believe now, but back in 1971 there was a Black Rodeo in New York’s Harlem district and the whole event was not only captured on film but released as a documentary the following year. The film was directed by Jeff Kanew, music was...

  • 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...

  • Johnson C. Smith University – 1970 Yearbook

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    2016 has been a funny old year in many ways and recent events in the USA have only served to emphasise the strange times we’re currently living through. So, by way of a change, and as a breath of vintage fresh air we are heading over the pond to the Johnson...

  • Voices of East Harlem – 1970 Tanglewood Concert

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    The sharp eyed amongst you may have gathered that we are big fans of the Voices of East Harlem here at VoEA so much so that we named our blog with more than a nod to the band. We will do a longer post on the band sometime soon but in the meantime check out...

  • Old Habitats Die Hard

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    Having been through a number of ups and downs in recent years Habitat are still gamely struggling on but are nowhere near the furnishing behemoth they were at their peak in the 1970s and 80s when they seemingly dominated the UK market for scatter cushions,...

  • Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

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    There are films where the music doesn’t quite match up to the plot and acting then there are films where the music is really the only reason you’re likely to watch the film. To be honest Bikinis y rock falls into the latter category but the music really...

  • 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...

  • Bobbye Hall – The Queen of Percussion Drumming

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    She’s a successful musician in what is very much a man’s world, she was the youngest session musician in Motown’s history, has been the percussionist on some of the finest records ever and played with the likes of Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Bill...

  • Unexpected Gem – Mungo Jerry Covers Jacques Dutronc

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    It’s probably one of those records you’ve heard before but can’t quite remember who it’s by and where you heard it. A bit of an earworm if you know what we mean. There’s somewhat of a backstory to this too so settle down, make a cuppa and read on....

  • Pop Stars on The Wheel of Steel

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    Continuing our obsession with vinyl related picture collections, we bring you a selection of pop stars playing their favourite discs. We start off funky with Stax records’ man Rufus Thomas doing his Disc Jockey routine. Then we go on the soul...

  • 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...

  • Street Life in Seventies Toronto

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    Gordon Lightfoot wrote a song about it (On Yonge Street) It’s fifty seven miles long and was once thought to be the longest street in the world  – we won’t bore you with the details. Also, from the 1930s through to 2007 it was home to...

  • Super Seventies Japanese Film Posters

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    Here we have the long awaited sequel to our Swinging sixties Japanese film posters feature. This time we head back to the seventies and focus on Western movie posters recreated for the general public in Japan. Now take a seat, grab your overpriced...

  • Australian Women’s Weekly Adverts

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    G’day mate. A few words on Australia Women’s Weekly or simply The Weekly as it is more commonly known. For ages it was the biggest selling magazine down under but has recently been usurped by Better Homes & Gardens. The Weekly has been going over 80...

  • Twenty Alan Aldridge Book Covers

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    Avid readers of Voices of East Anglia may remember that we’ve previously covered the work of psychedelic artist and designer Alan Aldridge in our post titled The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes Here we take a look at Aldridge’s book cover designs and...

  • The Best Photos from Jet Magazine

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    Do you want to see Jazz singing legend Billie Holiday (sort of) skiing in Switzerland? Have you ever wanted to see a pipe smoking model strut down a catwalk? Have you ever pondered what Soul man Chuck Jackson would like as a Beatle?  Well, you’ve...

  • The Vest of Everything

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    Ah yes, the humble vest or as it is also known the waistcoat or weskit. An item beloved of snooker players, wearers of dodgy suits, those crazy steampunk types, Germans and apparently Take That too. We’ve covered a broad spectrum there for sure. It seems...

  • The Barnacle Influenced Brenton House

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    Here we feature another in our occasional series looking at slightly oddball houses that have featured in movies and take a timely look at the Brenton House in Boulder, Colorado. If it appears familiar and you are a fan of the work of Woody Allen you may well...

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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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