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Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category

  • Pop and Shop – 1966 Underground Antics

    • 8068 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

    • 3870 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

    • 2118 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

    • 6430 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

    • 4010 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 – Psychedelic Pop-Art Pioneer

    • 2377 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...

  • Just One More! – Creative Cartoon Covers

    • 2855 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Art, MagazineComments Off on Just One More! – Creative Cartoon Covers

    The good people at the snappily titled Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (henceforth known as the PPAGLA and formerly known as the Los Angeles Press Photographers Association) have been around since 1936 and by the looks of things are...

  • Jean-Jacques Perrey – French Electronic Pioneer on US TV Game Show

    • 3368 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on Jean-Jacques Perrey – French Electronic Pioneer on US TV Game Show

    For those of you who haven’t stumbled across the unique electronic music of Jean-Jacques Perrey then this could be the start of a beautiful musical journey, for those of you who have, here is an opportunity to see the great man himself appearing on an...

  • Panini Goes Pop – 1968 Cards from the Vaults

    • 11549 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, MusicComments Off on Panini Goes Pop – 1968 Cards from the Vaults

    Having been stuck away somewhere in the dusty recesses of the Internet these Panini cards have come out wide-eyed and blinking to reveal a little piece of history from 1968. In 1960 the Panini brothers from Modena, Italy found a collection of stickers that a...

  • Buck White – Muhammad Ali Treading the Boards

    • 5815 Views • 1960s, Popular, SportComments Off on Buck White – Muhammad Ali Treading the Boards

    Back in the heady days of late 1969 a new Broadway musical was conceived based around the book Big Time Buck White by Joseph Dolan Tuotti. Starring Muhammad Ali (or Cassius Clay as he was billed in big block capitals) it was the story of a radical Black Power...