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Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

  • James Brown -The Godfather of Adverts

    • 10335 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

    • 10801 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

    • 26197 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...