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    Pop Stars on The Wheel of Steel

    1960s, 1970s, Vinyl • 369 Views

    After a funky start with Stax records’ man Rufus Thomas doing his Disc Jockey routine, it’s time to go on the soul side. Representing Motown are Marvin Gaye listening to a tune on his record player, Smokey Robinson at the office and Stevie Wonder taking a break on his Japanese Tour.

    Poppin out the platters that matter to them are singers Francoise Hardy and Bobbie Gentry (main picture) and Easy Listening favourites The Carpenters. While Jimi Hendrix, half The Who, Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett and a curly haired Eric Clapton rock out to their latest purchases. Continue Reading

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    Carnaby Street in Caracas

    1960s, Fashion • 886 Views

    It’s been very well documented over the years that the city of London was the hip and happening place to be during the swinging sixties. However in this short newsreel from 1969 we move away from England to see how the influence of Carnaby street fashion travelled overseas to make Caracas swing at the end of the decade. Continue Reading

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    I’m Just a Seventies Fashion Fair Cosmetics Advert

    1970s, Fashion, Retro Advertising • 611 Views

    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 beauty products included the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Actress and singer Diahann Carroll, Peyton place’s Judy Pace, Singers Nancy Wilson and Natalie Cole, musical theatre star Vivian Reed and the quintessential Diva – Opera legend Leontyne Price. Continue Reading

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    Round and Round – The Ball Chair

    1960s, Furniture • 844 Views

    In the Swinging sixties Nancy Sinatra may have sung about her boots being made for walking. However, along with other singers and popsters such as Doris Day, Francoise Hardy and The Small Faces – she enjoyed a bit of loungin’ and a good ole sit down in a groovy Bubble Chair.

    The Ball chair which is sometimes known as a Globe chair was the idea of furniture designer Eero Aarnio from Finland (pictured below). In 1962 Eero started his freelance career and had moved into his first home, this was the time that his idea of a round chair became reality. Continue Reading

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    The Small Faces and Roy Orbison 1967 Tour Program

    1960s, Music • 1353 Views

    Melody Maker writer Chris Welch described the opening night of The Small Faces and Roy Orbison tour at Finsbury Park’s Astoria as “A RIGHT phantasmagorical experience”

    Here we have the program for that tour of the UK which started in London on March 3rd 1967 and finished at the ABC in Romford on April 9th. Also on the tour bus with the Mod icons and The Big O were by a young Jeff Beck, Decca records double act Paul and Barry Ryan, The Settlers, Sonny Childe and TNT and the Robb Storme Group. Continue Reading

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