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  • Planet of The Apes – Behind The Scenes

    • 7054 Views • 1960s, Film, PopularComments Off on Planet of The Apes – Behind The Scenes

    It’s time to go ape for these behind the scenes photos from the original Planet of The Apes film and actor Roddy McDowall’s home video footage. Among the snaps from the 1968 movie are actress Kim Hunter puffing away on a cigarette...

  • Ten Famous People with Vinyl

    • 18415 Views • Film, Music, Popular, VinylComments Off on Ten Famous People with Vinyl

    Earlier in the year Dangerous Minds website ran a series of pictures called Famous people hanging out with their vinyl.So we thought we’d have a dig around the world wide web to see if there are anymore – and there are. On our cyber travels we...

  • Pauline Boty – A Life Lived

    • 11513 Views • 1960s, Art, Popular3 Comments

    Discounting the likes of the Beatles and Rolling Stones who are obvious contenders; if we could select one person who epitomised that whole Swinging Sixties, art school, groovy London scene it would most likely be Pauline Boty. Yes we know. Not a name we’d...

  • How records are made

    • 10345 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Popular, Vinyl1 Comment

    Here we have two great sets of photos showing records being manufactured. The first set are from 1954 starting with an engineer splicing up a tape. The second set is called “How records are made” from a 1962 Warner Brothers album sleeve...

  • I’m a record cover – Sleeve Faces

    • 6849 Views • Art, Popular, VinylComments Off on I’m a record cover – Sleeve Faces

    Many people love vinyl records for their history, others for the soft analogue sound and some for the tactile nature of being able to put a needle on a record. Then there’s those who like to get an album cover and create what they call a Sleeveface. The...

  • The Rise and Fall of Brutalist Architecture

    • 20841 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Architecture, PopularComments Off on The Rise and Fall of Brutalist Architecture

    Looking back to the 1950s and 60s many of the new public buildings that were commissioned in the UK were designed in the Brutalist style. The authorities had to rebuild a war-ravaged Britain quickly and to a restricted budget. They wanted a solution that...

  • Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties

    • 6107 Views • 1950s, 1960s, HMV, Popular, VinylComments Off on Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties

    We’ve previously seen the outside of the HMV record store in our feature on the Streets of London 1976-1978, Now we go further back in time and visit the vinyl packed shop in the 1960’s as we go inside the record shop and check out some...