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Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category

  • College of the Mainland Yearbook

    • 10084 Views • 1960s, 1970sComments Off on College of the Mainland Yearbook

    We are particularly chuffed we’ve stumbled across this yearbook of cracking Ivy League wearing 1960s students but the icing on the cake is the fact that the College of the Mainland is on the mainland portion of Galveston County – some of our favourite...

  • Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    • 11435 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    If a James Brown T Shirt is good enough for James Brown, then it’s good enough for us. However we’re not sure that wearing a Jethro Tull T shirt did drive girls wild with desire in the seventies. Here we have a draw full of T shirts from the past....

  • Flashback To The Future – Tinker The Robot

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    Tinker the remote-controlled robot was the work of inventor David Weston from Yorkshire. His metal friend could wash the car, take the baby for a stroll down the road, go on a shopping expedition and weed the garden. However, all of of these tasks had to be...

  • Dressed To Kill with Twiggy and The Avengers

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    Here at Voices of East Anglia we’re no strangers to the world of sixties Spy-fi duo John Steed and Emma Peel. In the past we’ve covered the very short lived 1971 London stage play of The Avengers and cleaned up with some 1960s lux soap ads...

  • Flight of your Life – Pan Am Posters

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    Pan American World Airlines or Pan Am as they were known throughout the World was from 1927 through to 1991 the largest airline in the States and also the unofficial flag carrier for the US. During their existence they were pioneers within the industry...

  • Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg – African-American Icon

    • 8396 Views • 1950s, 1960s, MusicComments Off on Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg – African-American Icon

    As one of the first female DJs and also one of the first African-American DJs in the States Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg was hugely influential, progressive, inspirational and not one to shy away from a challenge. Born Martha Jean Jones in Memphis,...

  • Common Scents – Fragrance Adverts From The Past

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    Back in the day, when it came to advertising men’s fragrances, (or after-shave as it was universally known back then) the more macho the message the better.  Square-jawed actors and models rubbed shoulders with sultry beauties to promote such legendary...

  • Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    • 11422 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Film, PosterComments Off on Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    In another of our occasional posts on little-known artists who created very well-known film posters we take a brief look at the life and art of Frank McCarthy a man you quite possibly have never heard of but, if you have even a passing interest in movies (and...

  • Unexpected Gem: Carl Douglas & the Big Stampede – Crazy Feeling

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    To most of us Carl Douglas is mainly considered a one-hit wonder with his homage to 1970s martial arts movies ‘Kung-Fu Fighting”. It was not only the biggest-selling record of 1974 but it also sold a quite staggering 11 million copies worldwide and is the...

  • Palm Beach Pop – 1969 Style

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    Now this must have been one hell of a weekend even if it was held at the end of November and the weather was, well let’s just say it was typical festival conditions. It was the only US festival the Rolling Stones played in 1969, almost all the original...