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Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category

  • BEV Design Collective – Colourful Characters

    • 1320 Views • 1960s, ArtComments Off on BEV Design Collective – Colourful Characters

    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

    • 1353 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on From the Motor City to London Town

    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...

  • Going to a Go-Go -1965 Tamla Motown Revue UK Tour Programme

    • 3935 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on Going to a Go-Go -1965 Tamla Motown Revue UK Tour Programme

    In the box marked ‘Gigs We Wish We Had Seen’ and fairly near the top of that particular pile comes the 1965 Motown Revue. Featuring, on the same bill, the varied talents of Earl Van Dyke, Martha and the Vandellas, Georgie Fame, Smokey Robinson, The...

  • Liberta’ E Paura – Ten Italian Easy Rider Lobby Cards

    • 4093 Views • 1960s, FilmComments Off on Liberta’ E Paura – Ten Italian Easy Rider Lobby Cards

    As far as counter-culture films go, not many have been as influential or as controversial as Easy Rider. Notable for the use of the actual article in the drugs scenes, as one of the movies that kicked off the whole ‘New Hollywood’ (or American New Wave...

  • Off The Cuff – Botany 500 Suit Adverts

    • 4975 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Off The Cuff – Botany 500 Suit Adverts

    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

    • 6724 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Messin’ Around – Keep Britain Tidy

    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...

  • Old Habitats Die Hard

    • 13532 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 Custom Cars – We’ve Got Two Babe

    • 14066 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

    • 8699 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...