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  • Know the score – Sheet Music Covers

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     We’re not sure if sheet music of current popular music hits sell particularly well these days so we’ll take a look back to simpler times when folk would presumably sit around the family piano and enjoy pop classics as a family sing-a-long. Conjures up...

  • Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book 1975

    • 8962 Views • 1970s, Furniture, UncategorizedComments Off on Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book 1975

    Back to 1975 and we cast our beady eyes over the ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ decorating book which was, as they say, very much of its time. It all looks pretty dated now but this was the era of Glam Rock and all the excess that came with it and you can...

  • Marvin Gaye – The Acting Years

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    Much has been written about Marvin Gaye’s songwriting and singing as well as his undeniable influence on modern music in numerous ways. What is less well-known is his desire to break into acting and the two movies he starred in before his acting ambitions...

  • Life through a lens – Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi

    • 7031 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Everyday People, Photographers, UncategorizedComments Off on Life through a lens – Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi

    As one of Britain’s first black photographers Bandele ‘Tex’ Ajetunmobi was blazing a trail for others to follow but this really is only part of the story. As a disabled 26 year old in Nigeria, Tex’s childhood polio saw him regarded as an outcast. As a...

  • Groovy Seventies German Magazine Adverts.

    • 7147 Views • 1970s, Retro Advertising, UncategorizedComments Off on Groovy Seventies German Magazine Adverts.

    We’ve unearthed a veritable stash of pretty groovy German magazine ads from the early 1970s. Whether the styling is much different to UK magazine ads of the same period is open to discussion but they certainly have a different feel although that may just be...

  • Gil Scott Heron – You’ve Been Tango’d

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    During the 1990s a series of TV adverts took the nation by storm, virtually started the whole concept of viral and guerrilla advertising and best of all for us; featured Gil Scott-Heron uttering the immortal words – you know when you’ve been...

  • Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

    • 16661 Views • 1970s, Film, Music, UncategorizedComments Off on Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

    There are films where the music doesn’t quite match up to the plot and acting then there are films where the music is really the only reason you’re likely to watch the film. To be honest Bikinis y rock falls into the latter category but the music really...

  • The Cult – Autonomy Day 1967

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    If you’ve stumbled upon this page expecting to see an early line-up of goth-rock band The Cult – we’re sorry to disappoint you. Although we guess that “real Cult fans” will know that singer Ian Astbury would have only been five...