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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • Minnie Riperton Attacked by Lion

    • 13836 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Minnie Riperton Attacked by Lion

    Here we have a rare clip from 1975 of high-pitched soul singer Minnie Riperton chatting on the Sammy and Co show with actor and comedian Richard Pryor.  The short clip shows the singer being attacked by a lion while filming an advert for her 1975 album...

  • A little trip – Black Psychedelia Mixtape by Florian Keller

    • 7275 Views • 1960s, 1970s, DJ mix, MusicComments Off on A little trip – Black Psychedelia Mixtape by Florian Keller

    It’s got music so high, you can’t get over it, So low you can’t get under it. Tune in and drop out to Florian Keller’s Black Psychedelia mixtape. Enjoy the funky far out sounds of Earth, Wind and Fire, The Temptations (Pictured) ,...

  • The Funkiest Hammer film – Dracula AD 1972

    • 11791 Views • 1970s, FilmComments Off on The Funkiest Hammer film – Dracula AD 1972

    Dracula 1972 AD may not have been the best Hammer film ever made. However, when you’ve got actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, singer Marsha Hunt with a full on afro, American funk rockers Stoneground and ex Manfred Mann guitarist Mike Vickers on...

  • Dope Records – Pot Smuggled in Albums

    • 4356 Views • 1970s, Documentary, VinylComments Off on Dope Records – Pot Smuggled in Albums

    Check out this short clip man. Here we have a video of  a news item from 1978 when a large quantity of Marijuana was smuggled from Jamaica to Montreal inside record sleeves. ...

  • Getting Shirty with Woody Allen

    • 5130 Views • 1970s, LiteratureComments Off on Getting Shirty with Woody Allen

    And it came to pass that a man who sold shirts was smitten by hard times. Neither did any of his merchandise move nor did he prosper. And he prayed and said, “Lord, why has thou left me to suffer thus? All mine enemies sell their goods except I. And...

  • Belgian Popcorn Documentary

    • 7251 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Documentary, Music, Vinyl, Youth CultureComments Off on Belgian Popcorn Documentary

    Here we have a short documentary covering the Belgian Popcorn scene in the seventies. The scene was the equivalent of the Northern Soul movement that swept Britain during the 1970s...

  • Nile Rodgers – Too Much Too Young

    • 11857 Views • 1970s, MusicComments Off on Nile Rodgers – Too Much Too Young

    As soul and disco fans we love the sound of Chic and the disco magic that Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards created in the halcyon days of the 1970s. As lazy buggers we also admire a high achiever when we see one and Nile Rodgers early days take some beating....

  • Street Life in London 1976-1978

    • 31944 Views • 1970s, Everyday PeopleComments Off on Street Life in London 1976-1978

    Here we take a trip to the capital and look round the streets of London between 1976 and 1978. In this great set of photos we head up West to visit Oxford street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Regent Street, then it’s off to Earls Court, Camden...

  • Super Fly Seventies Fashion From The Flagg Bros

    • 39908 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Super Fly Seventies Fashion From The Flagg Bros

    Retrospace Blog has some superb scans of a 1970s Flagg Bros catalogue. Take a browse through the Flared trousers, Platform shoes and super fly suits in their catalogue. As the Flagg bros say “One good thing leads to another&#...

  • James Brown -The Godfather of Adverts

    • 9032 Views • 1970s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on James Brown -The Godfather of Adverts

    When he wasn’t taking it to the bridge or getting on up like a sex machine, The hardest working man in show business James Brown managed to squeeze in a few ads into his busy schedule. Here’s the Godfather of soul endorsing Coca cola, Falstaff...