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Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category

  • Pop Stars on The Wheel of Steel

    • 6916 Views • 1960s, 1970s, VinylComments Off on Pop Stars on The Wheel of Steel

    Continuing our obsession with vinyl related picture collections, we bring you a selection of pop stars playing their favourite discs. We start off funky with Stax records’ man Rufus Thomas doing his Disc Jockey routine. Then we go on the soul...

  • Carnaby Street in Caracas

    • 4285 Views • 1960s, FashionComments Off on Carnaby Street in Caracas

    It’s been very well documented over the years that the city of London was the hip and happening place to be during the swinging sixties. However in this short newsreel from 1969 we move away from England to see how the influence of Carnaby street...

  • Round and Round – The Eero Aarnio Chair

    • 10905 Views • 1960s, FurnitureComments Off on Round and Round – The Eero Aarnio Chair

    In the Swinging sixties Nancy Sinatra may have sung about her boots being made for walking. However, along with other singers and popsters such as Doris Day, Francoise Hardy and The Small Faces – she enjoyed a bit of loungin’ and a good ole sit...

  • The Small Faces and Roy Orbison 1967 Tour Program

    • 7516 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on The Small Faces and Roy Orbison 1967 Tour Program

    Melody Maker writer Chris Welch described the opening night of The Small Faces and Roy Orbison tour at Finsbury Park’s Astoria as “A RIGHT phantasmagorical experience” Here we have the program for that tour of the UK which started in London...

  • Ten Swinging Sixties Fashion Shows on Film

    • 6501 Views • 1960s, FashionComments Off on Ten Swinging Sixties Fashion Shows on Film

    With over 85,000 clips in their video vault on you tube, we thought it was time to have a dig around the Pathe films archives for some more pop culture gems from the past. After wading through hours and hours of fashion film footage from Pathe, It’s...

  • On The Cards – Greetings From The Sixties

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    The greeting card ritual can be traced way back to the ancient Chinese who exchanged good will messages for the New Year. By the 15th century the custom of sending cards continued throughout Europe. One of the first examples of a Valentine’s Day card...

  • Australian Women’s Weekly Adverts

    • 3694 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Australian Women’s Weekly Adverts

    G’day mate. A few words on Australia Women’s Weekly or simply The Weekly as it is more commonly known. For ages it was the biggest selling magazine down under but has recently been usurped by Better Homes & Gardens. The Weekly has been going over 80...

  • Flower Powered – The Mod Top Car

    • 7389 Views • 1960s, TransportComments Off on Flower Powered – The Mod Top Car

    When the sixties had finally stopped swinging and The Who’s singer Roger Daltrey started wearing tassels, the word “Mod” became a word that advertisers casually used to brand anything. There was Barbie’s partner Ken with his Mod...

  • Hit The Road – Ray Charles Souvenir Brochure

    • 6478 Views • 1960s, Literature, MusicComments Off on Hit The Road – Ray Charles Souvenir Brochure

    The life and times of pioneering American musician Ray Charles has been well documented over the years, so we won’t go into great detail with a lengthy biography of the man that was sometimes known as “The Genius”. Another reason to keep...

  • 1967 Ban The Bomb London Protest

    • 7971 Views • 1960sComments Off on 1967 Ban The Bomb London Protest

    We’re partial to a good photo collection that features a protest from the past. Whether it’s angry Trekkies protesting about the cancellation of Star Trek in 1968 or snaps that have captured more serious issues like the March against Racism...