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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

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

    • 5905 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

    • 3928 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

    • 10128 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

    • 7411 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

    • 9779 Views • 1970s, Music, Unexpected Gems1 Comment

    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

    • 11359 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

    • 8466 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

    • 11864 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

    • 20775 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...

  • The Groovy People – Jazzin’ with The Muppets

    • 6541 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on The Groovy People – Jazzin’ with The Muppets

    While Soul stars like Stevie Wonder and The Four Tops made their way to Sesame Street, some cool Jazz artists dropped by to meet Kermit and company on The Muppet Show. Here we have some clips of a Drum battle between Buddy Rich and Animal, A dancing Dizzy...