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Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category

  • Soul on Bikes – The East Bay Dragons

    • 13357 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Transport, Youth CultureComments Off on Soul on Bikes – The East Bay Dragons

    While East Anglia’s biker gang The Outcasts cruised the promenade of Great Yarmouth, The East Bay Dragons were riding on the mean streets of Oakland, California.  The All Harley Davidson Black American biker gang started  as a car club in the 1950s...

  • Downbeat Magazine covers

    • 9844 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Literature, MagazineComments Off on Downbeat Magazine covers

    Still going today, Downbeat magazine features Jazz, Blues and Rock. Here are some nice scans of various covers from the sixties and seventies. Cover stars include Stevie Wonder, Roland Kirk, Miles Davis, Dr John, John Coltrane and more. Nice!...

  • Rock Urban Myths

    • 7289 Views • 1960s, 1970s, MusicComments Off on Rock Urban Myths

    Did you know that David Bowie invented the game Connect Four? Not really!! that was another false story made up by Journalist Stuart Maconie for his NME Column, But it would be good if it was true- wouldn’t it? Who knows, in years to come it might...

  • Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties

    • 32601 Views • 1950s, 1960s, HMV, Popular, VinylComments Off on Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties

    We’ve previously seen the outside of the HMV record store in our feature on the Streets of London 1976-1978, Now we go further back in time and visit the vinyl packed shop in the 1960’s as we go inside the record shop and check out some...

  • Inflight Entertainment

    • 11719 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Inflight Entertainment

    Fasten your seat belts and get set to fly through some Airline related adverts from the golden age of advertising from the sixties and seventies...

  • Cold as ice – Lolly and Ice Cream Adverts

    • 20427 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Food, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Cold as ice – Lolly and Ice Cream Adverts

    If you’re somewhere in the world where it’s hot and the sun is shining and you need to cool down, then take a look at these groovy ice cream and lolly related adverts that are straight from the retro fridge. Included in our icey picks are...

  • A little trip – Black Psychedelia Mixtape by Florian Keller

    • 7201 Views • 1960s, 1970s, DJ mix, MusicComments Off on A little trip – Black Psychedelia Mixtape by Florian Keller

    It’s got music so high, you can’t get over it, So low you can’t get under it. Tune in and drop out to Florian Keller’s Black Psychedelia mixtape. Enjoy the funky far out sounds of Earth, Wind and Fire, The Temptations (Pictured) ,...

  • Spike Milligan – Goon but not forgotten

    • 8306 Views • 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, Film, TelevisionComments Off on Spike Milligan – Goon but not forgotten

    It took over two years for his family to come to some kind of agreement but eventually after much bickering and inter-family dispute Spike Milligan’s final wish was granted. ...

  • Check your Head – The Monkees Film

    • 5396 Views • 1960s, Film, MusicComments Off on Check your Head – The Monkees Film

    It was written by Jack Nicholson whilst tripping on acid.  It recouped just $16,000 of its $790,000 budget.It featured guest appearances from Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Sonny Liston, Frank Zappa and Dennis Hopper.It’s been sampled by DJ Shadow and St...

  • Belgian Popcorn Documentary

    • 7146 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Documentary, Music, Vinyl, Youth CultureComments Off on Belgian Popcorn Documentary

    Here we have a short documentary covering the Belgian Popcorn scene in the seventies. The scene was the equivalent of the Northern Soul movement that swept Britain during the 1970s...