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Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category

  • jr walker

    Junior Walker and The All stars at The Ram Jam Club

    • 1911 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on Junior Walker and The All stars at The Ram Jam Club

    It’s not very often we just post-up a You Tube clip as they tend to be taken down as quickly as they go up and if you want to look at You Tube then we guess you know what you’re looking for and don’t need our assistance. However, this clip of Junior...

  • Habitat History

    Old Habitats Die Hard

    • 5144 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, FurnitureComments Off on Old Habitats Die Hard

    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,...

  • sonny and cher mustangs

    Sonny and Cher Custom Cars – We’ve Got Two Babe

    • 7009 Views • 1960s, Music, TransportComments Off on Sonny and Cher Custom Cars – We’ve Got Two Babe

    As one of the most successful duets of the 1960s selling some 40 million records Sonny & Cher rarely turned down an opportunity to maximise the marketing opportunities that came their way and this has to be one of the most obscure. Created by noted US...

  • Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    • 4162 Views • 1960s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    May we present to you the rather excellent Fifth Dimension combining with Mr Frank Sinatra on the 1968 TV special  ‘Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing’. It has to be said Mr Sinatra is looking a little awkward at times but be consoled by...

  • pop and shop 1966

    Pop and Shop – 1966 Underground Antics

    • 4070 Views • 1960s, Documentary, Fashion, MusicComments Off on Pop and Shop – 1966 Underground Antics

    It’s 1966, it’s Oxford Street in the heart of swinging London, it’s a bit nippy outside by the looks of it and a new concept has hit the streets – or more accurately hit the basements beneath the streets but you know what we mean....

  • Clarks shoes

    Tread Lightly – Clark’s Shoes Adverts

    • 4656 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Tread Lightly – Clark’s Shoes Adverts

    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...

  • 1999

    Back to the Future – 50 Years Back

    • 3465 Views • 1960s, FuturisticComments Off on Back to the Future – 50 Years Back

    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 predict possible, probable and preferable futures. Well, if they are as accurate as the...

  • Bobbye Hall drummer

    Bobbye Hall – The Queen of Percussion Drumming

    • 4241 Views • 1960s, 1970s, MusicComments Off on Bobbye Hall – The Queen of Percussion Drumming

    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...

  • Computer Orchestra

    Peter Zinovieff and The Computer Orchestra

    • 2563 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on Peter Zinovieff and The Computer Orchestra

    It may seem quite antiquated and almost comical now but have a look at the video below and witness what was the basis for one of the first ever synthesizers, conceived and built by Peter Zinovieff who went on to supply his wares to such luminaries as Pink...

  • Peter Max

    Peter Max – Psychedelic Pop-Art Pioneer

    • 2989 Views • 1960s, ArtComments Off on Peter Max – Psychedelic Pop-Art Pioneer

    Many artists influenced the whole late-sixties psychedelic movement and up there amongst them is a certain Peter Max. A man whose interest in astronomy led to what he termed his ‘Cosmic ‘60s’ period featuring early psychedelic and counter-culture...