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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Behind Closed Doors – Sixties stars at Home

    • 16898 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on Behind Closed Doors – Sixties stars at Home

    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

    • 8795 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...

  • Sanctified Soul – Pastor T.L. Barrett

    • 6978 Views • 1970s, Music, Vinyl1 Comment

    One of our  faves and a record that’s been getting heavy rotation on the VoEA office record player is the stunningly good ‘Like a Ship (Without a Sail)’ by the snappily titled Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir. A slab of rare gospel...

  • Public Enemy Deconstructed

    • 6884 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...

  • Rock in Trade – Musicians in Adverts

    • 15596 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Rock in Trade – Musicians in Adverts

    One of the many perks of stardom is the opportunity to use your fame to increase your fortune through lending products extra gravitas merely using your own personal endorsement. This has been going on since the year dot and continues to this day mainly...

  • Pearl’s Psychedelic Porsche – Janis Joplin’s Car

    • 15030 Views • 1960s, Music, Transport1 Comment

    Janis Joplin’s musical career was brief although without doubt undeniably influential but it was her unfortunate inability to kick the habit that lead to her untimely death at the age of 27 through a heroin overdose a mere sixteen days after another icon of...

  • London Calling – The Sound of Big Ben

    • 10340 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Architecture, Music, VinylComments Off on London Calling – The Sound of Big Ben

    Is there a more potent symbol of London and England than Big Ben? Probably not judging by the number of album covers we’ve managed to dig out using it as a reference for swinging London...

  • Now that’s What I Call Magic Mountain

    • 7408 Views • 1960s, Music2 Comments

    Back in 1967 as hair got steadily longer, The Beatles recorded Sgt Pepper’s and the influence of San Francisco’s Human Be-In event from January of that year spread throughout the western world every man and his dog were clamoring to host the first...

  • Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    • 4490 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...

  • Garage and Ghouls – The Standells on The Munsters

    • 7219 Views • 1960s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Garage and Ghouls – The Standells on The Munsters

    Sixties Garage band The Standells were no strangers to the big screen, they appeared in a couple of low budget films Get Yourself a College Girl and the 1967 cult classic Riot on Sunset Strip (along with fellow Garage rockers The Chocolate Watch Band) They...