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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • Belgian Popcorn Documentary

    • 4101 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

    • 6434 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

    • 20636 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

    • 22392 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

    • 5669 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...

  • It’s the quiz of the week – Anglia TV Musical Director Peter Fenn

    • 4416 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on It’s the quiz of the week – Anglia TV Musical Director Peter Fenn

    Keeping retro and regional we pay tribute to  the Norwich based musician Peter Fenn, who was best known for composing the quirky organ theme to the Quiz of the week – Sale of Century. The Anglia television programme was hosted by Nicholas Parsons, the...

  • Shop Around – 1976 Argos Catalogue

    • 15469 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Shop Around – 1976 Argos Catalogue

    Argos established itself as a British catalogue retailer in 1973, after Green Shield stamps founder Richard Tompkins thought of the idea while on a Greek holiday in the city of (Yep, you guessed it) Argos. Here we go back to the super seventies and take a...