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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • Unexpected Gems – The Carpenters All i can do

    • 10735 Views • 1970s, Music, Unexpected GemsComments Off on Unexpected Gems – The Carpenters All i can do

    This unexpected gem comes from the Seventies Answer to The White Stripes – Brother and sister easy listening duo The Carpenters.  All I can do is a Jazz dance style groover from 1969, apparently Gilles Peterson use to drop it into his set on Sunday...

  • My Old New York – Times Square of the Late 1970s

    • 7136 Views • 1970s, ArchitectureComments Off on My Old New York – Times Square of the Late 1970s

    Interesting collage of photo’s of New York in the late ’70’s on you tube, pretty cool&#...

  • East of Underground

    • 4488 Views • 1970s, Documentary, MusicComments Off on East of Underground

    Championed by Wax Poetics, US Army funk/soul outfit East of underground have gained some following since the aforementioned magazine released an LP of their material… Here is a little documentary from Wax Poetics about the band, to give you a fuller...

  • Downbeat Magazine covers

    • 12025 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

    • 8658 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...

  • Unexpected Gems – Gilbert O’Sullivan – Too Much Attention

    • 11292 Views • 1970s, Music, Unexpected GemsComments Off on Unexpected Gems – Gilbert O’Sullivan – Too Much Attention

    Much like finding a tenner you’d forgotten about in a coat pocket we love it when we stumble across great songs by artists we don’t usually listen to. Call it Great Songs by Unlikely Artists or Songs We’re Really Surprised To Be Hearing From...

  • New York Blackout 1977

    • 12619 Views • 1970s, Everyday PeopleComments Off on New York Blackout 1977

    In recent modern history there have been a number of culturally significant events that have acted as genuine catalysts in pushing music and fashion forward. Mods and rockers fighting at Margate in ’64, the Woodstock festival in 1969 ,the Sex Pistols...

  • Barry White Recording Session Outtakes

    • 9901 Views • 1970s, MusicComments Off on Barry White Recording Session Outtakes

    A copywriter in Texas discovered this outtake of a sweary and irritated Barry White trying to do a radio spot for the Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. Want to hear the Walrus of Love and his potty mouth? Then check out the following video...

  • Inflight Entertainment

    • 13355 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

    • 23316 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...