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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • From the Motor City to London Town

    • 2758 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on From the Motor City to London Town

    We’ve mentioned before Berry Gordy’s uncanny eye for an opportunity and his almost unrivalled marketing nous when it came to promoting his labels and here we see assorted Motown acts making the most of various photo opportunities around the picturesque...

  • Saturday Night Live 1975 – Gil Scott-Heron and Richard Pryor

    • 3767 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Saturday Night Live 1975 – Gil Scott-Heron and Richard Pryor

    Here we have a really lovely video clip of Gil Scott-Heron with Brian Jackson and his band on Saturday Night Live from December 1975 promoting his album ‘From South Africa to South Carolina’. Following an introduction by Richard Pryor we see Gil, Brian...

  • Going to a Go-Go -1965 Tamla Motown Revue UK Tour Programme

    • 5237 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on Going to a Go-Go -1965 Tamla Motown Revue UK Tour Programme

    In the box marked ‘Gigs We Wish We Had Seen’ and fairly near the top of that particular pile comes the 1965 Motown Revue. Featuring, on the same bill, the varied talents of Earl Van Dyke, Martha and the Vandellas, Georgie Fame, Smokey Robinson, The...

  • Voices of East Harlem – 1970 Tanglewood Concert

    • 10498 Views • 1970s, MusicComments Off on Voices of East Harlem – 1970 Tanglewood Concert

    The sharp eyed amongst you may have gathered that we are big fans of the Voices of East Harlem here at VoEA so much so that we named our blog with more than a nod to the band. We will do a longer post on the band sometime soon but in the meantime check out...

  • Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

    • 12270 Views • 1970s, Film, Music, UncategorizedComments Off on Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

    There are films where the music doesn’t quite match up to the plot and acting then there are films where the music is really the only reason you’re likely to watch the film. To be honest Bikinis y rock falls into the latter category but the music really...

  • Sonny and Cher Custom Cars – We’ve Got Two Babe

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    As one of the most successful duets of the 1960s selling some 40 million records Sonny & Cher rarely turned down an opportunity to maximise the marketing opportunities that came their way and this has to be one of the most obscure. Created by noted US...

  • Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    • 9334 Views • 1960s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    May we present to you the rather excellent Fifth Dimension combining with Mr Frank Sinatra on the 1968 TV special  ‘Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing’. It has to be said Mr Sinatra is looking a little awkward at times but be consoled by...

  • Pop and Shop – 1966 Underground Antics

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    It’s 1966, it’s Oxford Street in the heart of swinging London, it’s a bit nippy outside by the looks of it and a new concept has hit the streets – or more accurately hit the basements beneath the streets but you know what we mean....

  • Bobbye Hall – The Queen of Percussion Drumming

    • 7687 Views • 1960s, 1970s, MusicComments Off on Bobbye Hall – The Queen of Percussion Drumming

    She’s a successful musician in what is very much a man’s world, she was the youngest session musician in Motown’s history, has been the percussionist on some of the finest records ever and played with the likes of Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Bill...

  • Peter Zinovieff and The Computer Orchestra

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    It may seem quite antiquated and almost comical now but have a look at the video below and witness what was the basis for one of the first ever synthesizers, conceived and built by Peter Zinovieff who went on to supply his wares to such luminaries as Pink...