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  • Take Five – Candid Photos of Jazz Musicians

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  • Baby Huey – Listen to Me

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    Modern music is littered with tales of bands who never quite realised the success they were due and arguably most of the records played on the Rare Soul scene are the sound of broken dreams; recording artists who started off with high hopes but were denied...

  • Know the score – Sheet Music Covers

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     We’re not sure if sheet music of current popular music hits sell particularly well these days so we’ll take a look back to simpler times when folk would presumably sit around the family piano and enjoy pop classics as a family sing-a-long. Conjures up...

  • Unexpected Gem: Gloria Hunniford – Are You Ready For Love

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    We do like an obscure pop nugget here at VoEA Towers and this is a cracker featuring as it does, contributions from Gloria Hunniford, Michael McIntyre’s dad and 25% of ABBA. Back in 1969, Lulu recorded a number of tracks for the Song for Europe competition...

  • Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book 1975

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    Back to 1975 and we cast our beady eyes over the ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ decorating book which was, as they say, very much of its time. It all looks pretty dated now but this was the era of Glam Rock and all the excess that came with it and you can...

  • Marvin Gaye – The Acting Years

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    Much has been written about Marvin Gaye’s songwriting and singing as well as his undeniable influence on modern music in numerous ways. What is less well-known is his desire to break into acting and the two movies he starred in before his acting ambitions...

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Life through a lens – Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi

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As one of Britain’s first black photographers Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi was blazing a trail for others to follow but this really is only part of the story. As a...

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Take Five – Candid Photos of Jazz Musicians

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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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  • Groovy Seventies German Magazine Adverts.

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    We’ve unearthed a veritable stash of pretty groovy German magazine ads from the early 1970s. Whether the styling is much different to UK magazine ads of the same period is open to discussion but they certainly have a different feel although that may just be...

  • 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...

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