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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Unexpected Gem – Mungo Jerry Covers Jacques Dutronc

    • 1786 Views • 1970s, Music, Unexpected GemsComments Off on Unexpected Gem – Mungo Jerry Covers Jacques Dutronc

    It’s probably one of those records you’ve heard before but can’t quite remember who it’s by and where you heard it. A bit of an earworm if you know what we mean. There’s somewhat of a backstory to this too so settle down, make a cuppa and read on....

  • The Small Faces and Roy Orbison 1967 Tour Program

    • 6531 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on The Small Faces and Roy Orbison 1967 Tour Program

    Melody Maker writer Chris Welch described the opening night of The Small Faces and Roy Orbison tour at Finsbury Park’s Astoria as “A RIGHT phantasmagorical experience” Here we have the program for that tour of the UK which started in London...

  • Hit The Road – Ray Charles Souvenir Brochure

    • 5648 Views • 1960s, Literature, MusicComments Off on Hit The Road – Ray Charles Souvenir Brochure

    The life and times of pioneering American musician Ray Charles has been well documented over the years, so we won’t go into great detail with a lengthy biography of the man that was sometimes known as “The Genius”. Another reason to keep...

  • Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg – African-American Icon

    • 3939 Views • 1950s, 1960s, MusicComments Off on Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg – African-American Icon

    As one of the first female DJs and also one of the first African-American DJs in the States Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg was hugely influential, progressive, inspirational and not one to shy away from a challenge. Born Martha Jean Jones in Memphis,...

  • Palm Beach Pop – 1969 Style

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    Now this must have been one hell of a weekend even if it was held at the end of November and the weather was, well let’s just say it was typical festival conditions. It was the only US festival the Rolling Stones played in 1969, almost all the original...

  • The Shadows of Knight – Doin’ The Potato Chip

    • 5665 Views • 1960s, Music, VinylComments Off on The Shadows of Knight – Doin’ The Potato Chip

    Recently on our Facebook page we posted a picture of a packet of crisps featuring seventies rockers Slade. After making this discovery we thought we would have a good rummage around the web for more of the same, alas we found nothing. However our time...

  • Doug Goodwin – From The Pink Panther to Northern Soul

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    Songwriter, composer, pianist, author and carpenter – Doug Goodwin is a man of many talents, a man who has written a number of songs you definitely will have heard of and also the man behind a record that is up there with the very best Northern Soul...

  • Singers and Swingers In The Kitchen

    • 15514 Views • 1960s, Book Covers, Food, Literature, MusicComments Off on Singers and Swingers In The Kitchen

    Feeling hungry? Thought so. How do you fancy a little something from the ‘scene-makers cookbook’? Or as the cover notes say: ‘Dozens of nutty, turned-on, easy-to-prepare recipes from the grooviest gourmets happening.’ Now before you start sniggering,...

  • Behind Closed Doors – Sixties stars at Home

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    When they were not entertaining the masses, drinking expensive champagne, smoking Cuban cigars and taking illicit substances by the bucket load our Sixties musical heroes liked nothing better than to relax at home playing a few records with a photographer...

  • On The Reels of Steel

    • 7749 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on On The Reels of Steel

    While reel-to-reel tapes have now been consigned to the sizeable bin in the vaults of recording history marked ‘Obsolete’, there was a time when they were king and prior to the introduction of the Philips Compact Cassette in 1963 stood astride the world...