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  • Buck White – Muhammad Ali Treading the Boards

    • 5304 Views • 1960s, Popular, SportComments Off on Buck White – Muhammad Ali Treading the Boards

    Back in the heady days of late 1969 a new Broadway musical was conceived based around the book Big Time Buck White by Joseph Dolan Tuotti. Starring Muhammad Ali (or Cassius Clay as he was billed in big block capitals) it was the story of a radical Black Power...

  • Gloria Steinem – Pop Art Protests

    • 11852 Views • 1960s, Magazine, PopularComments Off on Gloria Steinem – Pop Art Protests

    As one of the leading American feminists since the early 1960s Gloria Steinem has had a long, varied and controversial career as a writer and political activist that has seen her employed as an ‘undercover’ Playboy bunny, lobby as a pro-abortion...

  • Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    • 23955 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Popular, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    We’re big fans of the Vespa scooter here at VoEA and for the sake of fairness and impartiality we also admire the svelte lines of Lambrettas too. However, here the focus is firmly on Piaggio’s finest with some rare ads we’ve not seen before and bear in...

  • Hanging Out in Record Shops in the Swinging Sixties

    • 1487 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Hanging Out, Popular, VinylComments Off on Hanging Out in Record Shops in the Swinging Sixties

    Recently a picture of Jimi Hendrix in a record shop featured on the official poster to promote the annual Record store day. So we thought we’d have a dig around for some more photos of stars from the swinging sixties hanging around in various vinyl...

  • Reel Time – Vintage Cassette Adverts

    • 11224 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Popular, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Reel Time – Vintage Cassette Adverts

    Shops that still sell tape cassettes are very few and far between these days, which means the tape is now more or less an obsolete format. The first mass produced Cassettes were made and sold in Germany in 1964 and companies like Memorex, TDK and BASF...

  • Queen of The Galaxy – Ten Barbarella Posters

    • 12817 Views • 1960s, Film, Popular, Poster, Retro Advertising1 Comment

    If you’ve never heard of the 1968 French-Italian sci-fi film Barbarella and you’re feeling a little inquisitive then we suggest you check it out – it’s fairly easy to get hold of these days. As with a lot of cult films it bombed on its initial...

  • Hugh’s Big Bunny – The Playboy Jet

    • 13144 Views • 1960s, Popular, TransportComments Off on Hugh’s Big Bunny – The Playboy Jet

    Ladies and gentlemen welcome aboard for a look at what must be the ultimate statement in one-upmanship from none other than the man himself Mr Hugh Hefner. It’s 1970, the jet age is just around the corner and Playboy magazine is selling by the boat load....

  • Swinging Hatchetts – London Night Club 1968-1978

    • 15810 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, PopularComments Off on Swinging Hatchetts – London Night Club 1968-1978

    As the go-to place for all the glamorous folk in London (and further afield) the West End has always had a certain appeal when it comes to a big night out. We’re going to look back a few years now and head up West to Hatchetts Playground & Restaurant...

  • Sly Stone’s wedding at Madison Square Garden

    • 20804 Views • 1970s, Music, PopularComments Off on Sly Stone’s wedding at Madison Square Garden

    Sly Stone and his Fiancé may have had his number one song playing while they were walking down the aisle, however their wedding guest list was anything but a family affair. Instead of having an intimate gathering of friends and family, the eccentric funk...

  • The Black Woodstock – Harlem Cultural Festival 1969

    • 11330 Views • 1960s, Music, PopularComments Off on The Black Woodstock – Harlem Cultural Festival 1969

    The Harlem Cultural Festival or as it is more commonly known Black Woodstock featured a number of concerts that were held in Harlem over the summer months of 1969 starting on June 29th and culminating on August 24th. Ironically, despite the name, Black...