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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • Old Habitats Die Hard

    • 15504 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

    • 14236 Views • 1970s, Film, Music, UncategorizedComments Off on Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

    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

    • 8319 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...

  • 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

    • 6512 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....

  • Pop Stars on The Wheel of Steel

    • 9432 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...

  • I’m Just a Seventies Fashion Fair Cosmetics Advert

    • 6055 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on I’m Just a Seventies Fashion Fair Cosmetics Advert

    During the seventies Ebony magazine published a series of adverts for the company Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The advertising campaign featured famous female stars of the time with the humble tagline “I’m Just…” Celebrities promoting the...

  • Street Life in Seventies Toronto

    • 8254 Views • 1970sComments Off on Street Life in Seventies Toronto

    Gordon Lightfoot wrote a song about it (On Yonge Street) It’s fifty seven miles long and was once thought to be the longest street in the world  – we won’t bore you with the details. Also, from the 1930s through to 2007 it was home to...

  • Super Seventies Japanese Film Posters

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    Here we have the long awaited sequel to our Swinging sixties Japanese film posters feature. This time we head back to the seventies and focus on Western movie posters recreated for the general public in Japan. Now take a seat, grab your overpriced...

  • Australian Women’s Weekly Adverts

    • 6669 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...