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Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category

  • Off The Cuff – Botany 500 Suit Adverts

    • 13752 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

    • 14612 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

    • 17500 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

    • 19082 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

    • 11941 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 Underground Antics

    • 10999 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....

  • Tread Lightly – Clark’s Shoes Adverts

    • 11752 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...

  • Back to the Future – 50 Years Back

    • 6962 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 – The Queen of Percussion Drumming

    • 12034 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...

  • Peter Zinovieff and The Computer Orchestra

    • 6435 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...