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Archive for the ‘Vinyl’ Category

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    Pop Stars on The Wheel of Steel

    • 3743 Views • 1960s, 1970s, VinylComments Off on Pop Stars on The Wheel of Steel

    Continuing our obsession with vinyl related picture collections, we bring you a selection of pop stars playing their favourite discs. We start off funky with Stax records’ man Rufus Thomas doing his Disc Jockey routine. Then we go on the soul...

  • The Shadows of Knight

    The Shadows of Knight – Doin’ The Potato Chip

    • 4531 Views • 1960s, Music, VinylComments Off on The Shadows of Knight – Doin’ The Potato Chip

    Recently on our Facebook page we posted a picture of a packet of crisps featuring seventies rockers Slade. After making this discovery we thought we would have a good rummage around the web for more of the same, alas we found nothing. However our time...

  • Soul

    Sanctified Soul – Pastor T.L. Barrett

    • 4930 Views • 1970s, Music, Vinyl1 Comment

    One of our  faves and a record that’s been getting heavy rotation on the VoEA office record player is the stunningly good ‘Like a Ship (Without a Sail)’ by the snappily titled Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir. A slab of rare gospel...

  • Fifth Dimension

    London Calling – The Sound of Big Ben

    • 7032 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Architecture, Music, VinylComments Off on London Calling – The Sound of Big Ben

    Is there a more potent symbol of London and England than Big Ben? Probably not judging by the number of album covers we’ve managed to dig out using it as a reference for swinging London...

  • Cereal Box Records

    Cereal Thrillers – Cardboard Records

    • 11720 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, VinylComments Off on Cereal Thrillers – Cardboard Records

    Previously we’ve looked at the short lived Hip-pocket record, this time we take a look at another long gone and forgotten format the cardboard cereal box record. The freebie plastic-coated paperboard records were embedded into the back of the cereal...

  • Mo Wax

    Headz Up: Mo’ Wax – Urban Archaeology

    • 3783 Views • 1990s, Music, VinylComments Off on Headz Up: Mo’ Wax – Urban Archaeology

    It’s hard to believe and we are struggling to see quite where the time has gone but legendary UK hip-hop label Mo’ Wax Records first started some 21 years ago and although they’ve not been around since 2002 they will be celebrating a big chunk of UK...

  • Island Record Offices

    The Office – Island Records Headquarters in 1974

    • 5397 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Music, VinylComments Off on The Office – Island Records Headquarters in 1974

    The influence that Island Records had in its heyday is considerable by any measure and when you start to look at their roster and the fact that they almost single-handedly introduced the wider world to reggae you begin to wonder whether many other labels have...

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    Hanging Out in Record Shops in the Swinging Sixties

    • 118 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...

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    CRC Music Factory – Columbia Record Club

    • 5157 Views • 1960s, VinylComments Off on CRC Music Factory – Columbia Record Club

    The Columbia Record Club was first started in 1955 by Columbia Records / CBS initially as a trial to look into the viability of marketing music by mail order. This was primarily aimed at more rural customers but also to go direct to the consumer and cut out...

  • George Harrison In Car Entertainment

    More In-car Entertainment

    • 7089 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Music, Vinyl2 Comments

    Putting such minor practicalities as potholes, speed humps, going round corners, record storage, changing them whilst on the move and the fact that they only played 45s aside, we think the concept of a dashboard mounted record player seems a sterling idea and...