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  • Boogaloo with The Bugaloos

    • 8297 Views • 1970s, Music, Popular, TelevisionComments Off on Boogaloo with The Bugaloos

    An American kids’ TV show featuring four actors with British accents who when auditioned were told it was for a British version of The Monkees (who in turn were an American version of The Beatles) and that’s before we even got to the storyline about...

  • Postcards From The Past

    • 12031 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, PopularComments Off on Postcards From The Past

    We’ve sifted through  It’s Better Than Bad’s vintage postcard collection and picked out some of our favourites. Who needs Instagram when we’ve got the genuine article?  Take a trip back in time and across the world courtesy of your...

  • London Mods – Steppin Out in Seventy Nine

    • 20632 Views • 1970s, Everyday People, Photographers, Popular, Youth Culture332 Comments

    Back to 1979 and the filming of ‘Steppin Out’ a short documentary by female antipodean director Lyndall Hobbs studying the youth trends at the time. The film took a look at punks, Blitz Kids (early New Romantics) and the newly emerged ‘79 Mods.  ...

  • Raquel Welch 1970 Television Special

    • 14703 Views • 1970s, Music, Popular, Television1 Comment

    It had more costumes than Lady Gaga’s tour wardrobe, cost over 350,000 dollars to make and featured Raquel Welch singing The Beatles Rocky Raccoon with Bob Hope – Welcome to the 1970 CBS television special Raquel! Raquel’s other special...

  • 1970s Lee Jeans Lion Head Adverts

    • 12264 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Popular, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on 1970s Lee Jeans Lion Head Adverts

    “Lee can change your image” they certainly can, especially if you’re wearing a huge scary lion mask. These six adverts come from an advertising campaign from the Jeans company in 1971. We’re not sure where the idea for the adverts...

  • Colleen Corby – Face of a Generation

    • 15687 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Popular1 Comment

    If Twiggy represented the face of UK fashion in the 1960s then it can be argued that her opposite number across the pond was a certain Colleen Corby who was an early candidate as an American supermodel as far back as the early 1960s. Corby started her...

  • Muhammad Ali Fans at Madison Square Garden 1970

    • 8171 Views • 1970s, Everyday People, PopularComments Off on Muhammad Ali Fans at Madison Square Garden 1970

    Going out under dressed was never going to be an option for these boldly dressed Muhammad Ali fans at Madison square garden, New York. In December 1970 Life Magazine photographer Bill Ray captured these funky fans on film, as well as famous faces in the...

  • 1970s Music Billboards on Sunset Boulevard

    • 6997 Views • 1970s, Art, Music, Popular, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on 1970s Music Billboards on Sunset Boulevard

    Recently we came across an amazing advertising billboard for Stevie Wonder’s classic 70s album Songs in the key of life, which we posted as a one-off on our Tumblr page. Then we thought, are there anymore blog worthy billboards from the 1970s –...

  • Eleganza Extravaganza – Superfly 70s Fashion

    • 22480 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Popular, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Eleganza Extravaganza – Superfly 70s Fashion

    Things happen when you wear Eleganza – a strap-line defined by its understatement. Things certainly would happen if you wore Eleganza in 2012 – we dare not think what and it probably wouldn’t be good for your health but back in the day this was the...

  • More From The HMV Oxford Street Record Store in London

    • 5936 Views • 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, HMV, Popular, VinylComments Off on More From The HMV Oxford Street Record Store in London

    After the runaway success of our Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties post, we thought we’d have another look around the world wide web for pictures of the shop in other decades. We expected to find a few photos of the London store,...