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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • Black Rodeo – Nobody Ever Told You There Were Black Cowboys

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    It may seem hard to believe now, but back in 1971 there was a Black Rodeo in New York’s Harlem district and the whole event was not only captured on film but released as a documentary the following year. The film was directed by Jeff Kanew, music was...

  • Off The Cuff – Botany 500 Suit Adverts

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    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

    • 3593 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...

  • Johnson C. Smith University – 1970 Yearbook

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    2016 has been a funny old year in many ways and recent events in the USA have only served to emphasise the strange times we’re currently living through. So, by way of a change, and as a breath of vintage fresh air we are heading over the pond to the Johnson...

  • Voices of East Harlem – 1970 Tanglewood Concert

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    The sharp eyed amongst you may have gathered that we are big fans of the Voices of East Harlem here at VoEA so much so that we named our blog with more than a nod to the band. We will do a longer post on the band sometime soon but in the meantime check out...

  • Old Habitats Die Hard

    • 11545 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,...

  • Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

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    There are films where the music doesn’t quite match up to the plot and acting then there are films where the music is really the only reason you’re likely to watch the film. To be honest Bikinis y rock falls into the latter category but the music really...

  • Tread Lightly – Clark’s Shoes Adverts

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    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...

  • Bobbye Hall – The Queen of Percussion Drumming

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    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...

  • Unexpected Gem – Mungo Jerry Covers Jacques Dutronc

    • 1752 Views • 1970s, Music, Unexpected GemsComments Off on Unexpected Gem – Mungo Jerry Covers Jacques Dutronc

    It’s probably one of those records you’ve heard before but can’t quite remember who it’s by and where you heard it. A bit of an earworm if you know what we mean. There’s somewhat of a backstory to this too so settle down, make a cuppa and read on....