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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Sanctified Soul – Pastor T.L. Barrett

    • 6257 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

    • 6412 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

    • 14466 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

    • 13713 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

    • 9103 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

    • 6712 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

    • 4020 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

    • 6223 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...

  • Earth, Wind and Fire – Panasonic Television Advert

    • 5881 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...

  • Montreux Jazz Festival Posters 1967-1977

    • 14085 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Montreux Jazz Festival Posters 1967-1977

    Previously we’ve visited the Montreal Jazz festival, now we nod our heads, stroke our chins and head to Switzerland to check out ten years worth of posters from the second largest Jazz festival in the world – Montreux. The first annual festival...