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Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

  • James Brown – Future Shock Television Show

    • 8466 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on James Brown – Future Shock Television Show

    In the early nineties singer James Brown became the “godfather of soup” when he got funky in a couple of Japanese noodles adverts to the tune of Sex Machine. However there was a time in the seventies when the godfather of soul was producing and...

  • Andy Williams Show 1969 Auditions

    • 6163 Views • 1960s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Andy Williams Show 1969 Auditions

    2012 saw the passing of silky voiced easy listening singer Andy Williams at the age of 84. He left us with classics such as I can’t get used to losing you, Music to watch girls by and his signature tune Moon River. During his career Andy released a...

  • Sue Lloyd – Sixties Suffolk Siren

    • 8864 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, TelevisionComments Off on Sue Lloyd – Sixties Suffolk Siren

    Sue Lloyd was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk so we’re particularly interested in her here at VoEA! One of our own as they say. Later on her family moved to Birmingham and she attended high school there. She went on to win a scholarship to the Royal Ballet...

  • El Hombre Nuclear Comic Book Covers

    • 8507 Views • 1970s, Art, TelevisionComments Off on El Hombre Nuclear Comic Book Covers

    Argentina’s historical inflation problems are well documented which probably explains why they were reluctant to give their version of the Six Million Dollar Man a monetary value. Instead they chose to call him El Hombre Nuclear which even those of us...

  • Danger Man – Better Than Bond?

    • 6712 Views • 1960s, TelevisionComments Off on Danger Man – Better Than Bond?

    As cult TV series go there are few that can rival The Prisoner for its fantastic scenery, excellent ambience and completely impenetrable storyline that people, to this day, still can’t quite get their heads around. However, we’re not looking at The...

  • 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...

  • Seventies Sonny Rollins TV Commercial for Pioneer

    • 3400 Views • 1970s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Seventies Sonny Rollins TV Commercial for Pioneer

    If you’re a Jazz fan, you’re probably aware of the work of American saxophonist Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins. Maybe you own his soundtrack album to the film Alfie or one of his many recordings for Prestige records.  If you...

  • Feelin’ Alright – Isaac Hayes and The Osmonds

    • 3549 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Feelin’ Alright – Isaac Hayes and The Osmonds

    Since Traffic’s Dave Mason wrote “Feelin Alright” during a holiday in Greece at the age of 19, the song has been covered numerous times. Over the years artists such as The 5th Dimension, Paul Weller, Joe Cocker, Mongo Santamaria and...

  • Valerie Leon – 1969 Hai Karate Commercial

    • 28574 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Valerie Leon – 1969 Hai Karate Commercial

    When Valerie Leon left school her first job was as a trainee fashion buyer for upmarket London store Harrods. Not long after starting, and revealing her true ambitions, she decided to throw a sickie and attend an audition, the success of this led to her...

  • British Television Ephemera

    • 4712 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, TelevisionComments Off on British Television Ephemera

    According to Sir Ian Jacob (Director-General from 1952 to 1960) the BBC handbook was published “To provide a clear and reliable guide to the workings of the BBC, to survey the year’s work in British broadcasting, and to bring together as much...