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Archive for the ‘1980s’ Category

  • time for Tee

    Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    • 9321 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Time For Tee – T-Shirt Adverts From The Past

    If a James Brown T Shirt is good enough for James Brown, then it’s good enough for us. However we’re not sure that wearing a Jethro Tull T shirt did drive girls wild with desire in the seventies. Here we have a draw full of T shirts from the past....

  • Black and white

    Detroit and Beyond

    • 6033 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Everyday People, PhotographersComments Off on Detroit and Beyond

    Now we go back to a time when Budweiser six pack vans cruised the streets of Michigan, Darth Vader walked amongst the surfers of Whitmore Lake and a 1972 film titled “The Man” starring a young James Earl Jones had a ridiculous tagline. Here we...

  • monkees dolls

    All Dolled Up

    • 7129 Views • 1960s, 1980sComments Off on All Dolled Up

    While we all like to think that modern pop music is crass, commercialised and lacking substance (and in fairness it generally is) – we also tend to have this romantic idea that music from a bygone age was all about the groove and was not just about...

  • View-master

    View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

    • 10007 Views • 1970s, 1980s, FilmComments Off on View-Master – Keeping it Unreel

    If you were a proud owner of a View-Master stereoscope as a child of the seventies or eighties, you may be pondering how you missed out on such reels as Star Wars, Death Race 2000, Blood Beach and Adult cartoon favourite Fritz the Cat. Don’t worry,...

  • Public Enemy

    Public Enemy Deconstructed

    • 5429 Views • 1980s, DJ mix, MusicComments Off on Public Enemy Deconstructed

    The good people at Solid Steel Radio have been at it again and as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations have managed to come up with another hour’s worth of highly recommended listening, this time courtesy of the undoubted, undisputed King of the...

  • Lou Rawls

    Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    • 3200 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    One of our long-time favourites and a singer with an unmistakable voice lending his authority to an advert encouraging kids from minority backgrounds to find their talent in engineering. What’s not to like...

  • Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth, Wind and Fire – Panasonic Television Advert

    • 4562 Views • 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Earth, Wind and Fire – Panasonic Television Advert

    We’ve had a look at Earth, Wind & Fire collaborators Dorothy Ashby and the legendary Charles Stepney before but we’ve yet to do a post about the boys themselves and yes, you’ve guessed right, that’s all about to change...

  • Zenith Television Brochure 1972

    Chromacolor – Zenith Television Brochures

    • 5418 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Ephemera, TelevisionComments Off on Chromacolor – Zenith Television Brochures

    Here in the UK the word “Zenith” is usually associated with a well-known window company or for older readers a defunct British motorcycle manufacturer. Across the pond Zenith is a electronics corporation that manufacture televisions and radios....

  • Macca

    Paul McCartney’s Left by Bill Brewster

    • 3385 Views • 1970s, 1980s, DJ mix, Music2 Comments

    Author, DJ, music historian, record collector, Grimsby fan and all-round good egg Bill Brewster has taken the road less travelled and been digging deep to take a look at the often overlooked funkier side of Paul McCartney.  Featuring a mix of McCartney solo...

  • Groovy Latvia Magazine

    Jauna Gaita – Cool Covers From Latvia

    • 4865 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Art, MagazineComments Off on Jauna Gaita – Cool Covers From Latvia

    Sometimes minimal and simplistic graphic designs are the most effective way to sell your products, and here at VoEA we think this applies to these cool covers of Canadian-Latvian culture magazine Jauna Gaita (New Course) When the second world war finished...