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Archive for the ‘Everyday People’ Category

  • Everyday People – Sixties and Seventies America

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    If you want to get a taste and a feel of an era or a decade, then a good place to start is to take a look at photos of normal everyday folk of the time. In this post we’re going across the pond and back to the late sixties and seventies. A...

  • Street Parades From The Past

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    Since the Middle Ages there have been parades and carnivals, from lavish processions like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade to a few Leyland lorries bound for the local town fete. Here we have a few Fab floats from the past. At the front of the...

  • Fuel For Thought – 1970s Energy Crisis

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    When the UK had a fuel scare that led to motorists queuing for hours to fill their cars, jerry cans and (in one case) jam jars with petrol made us ponder how the world coped during the bona fide energy crisis in the mid 1970’s. A glimpse came via our...

  • Scooter Squabble in California

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    Despite its reputation as Hog heaven, the birthplace of Easy Rider and the whole Hells Angels bike club thing America has always had quite a healthy scooter scene. Believe it or not Harley Davidson even produced their own range of scooters in the 1960s. Here...

  • The Hippie Peddlers

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    We’re not sure what the criteria was to be labelled a Hippy in Life magazine, perhaps it was having a hairstyle that was over two inches long, as some of these street vendors from a photo set titled Hippie Peddlers don’t look like hippies....

  • The Young in Rebellion – Japanese Teens in 1964

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    Back in September 1964 Life magazine published a special issue dedicated to Japan. One article called ‘The Young in Rebellion’ explored the youth culture of the country. Amongst the words were these wonderful black and white photos that...

  • Walking Down The Kings Road

    • 9536 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Everyday People, Fashion1 Comment

    Few streets have such mythical status as King’s Road, Chelsea. From being the place where all the 1960s cool cats hung out to the centre of the UK ‘76 punk explosion it was for many years the place to hangout and be seen. More recently its gentrification...

  • Muhammad Ali Fans at Madison Square Garden 1970

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    Going out under dressed was never going to be an option for these boldly dressed Muhammad Ali fans at Madison square garden, New York. In December 1970 Life Magazine photographer Bill Ray captured these funky fans on film, as well as famous faces in the...

  • Sidewalk Surfers of Seventy Seven

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    Back in ’77 when shorts were short, socks were long and hair was big, professional photographer Nick De Wolf took these excellent shots of young skateboarders or as they were called in the early days Sidewalk Surfers showing off their skillz...

  • Play Misty For Me at The Monterey Jazz Festival 1970

    • 12057 Views • 1970s, Everyday People, Film, MusicComments Off on Play Misty For Me at The Monterey Jazz Festival 1970

    Every year thousands of people flock to the Monterey Jazz festival to witness some great live performances. The annual event began way-back in 1958 and over the years all the Jazz greats have graced the stage of the festival, from Louis Armstrong to Herbie...