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  • Palm Beach

    Palm Beach Pop – 1969 Style

    1960s, Music • 1374 Views

    Now this must have been one hell of a weekend even if it was held at the end of November and the weather was, well let’s just say it was typical festival conditions. It was the only US festival the Rolling Stones played in 1969, almost all the original Woodstock line-up turned out and the icing on an already pretty impressive cake was that one of our favourite bands played too – the mighty Rotary Connection.

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  • Skycar 1960s

    Up, Up & Away – Hey Kids it’s the Skycar

    1960s, Futuristic, Transport • 1369 Views

    Who of us hasn’t, when sat in a never-ending traffic jam, imagined the delight to be had in rising above the cars, trucks and fumes and gliding off into the sunset without a care in the World. Well, wonder no longer kids because we might just have the very vehicle you’ve all been dreaming about – yes it’s the aptly named Skycar, a vehicle that pokes gravity in the eye and takes you above the treetops and ahem, up, up and away. Continue Reading

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  • 1960s library posters

    Sssshhhhh…..It’s Retro Library Posters

    1960s, Literature • 2837 Views

    Quite what the future holds for our humble local libraries is a difficult one to call what with the old World Wide Web and almost any information we want available at our fingertips via smart phones and the like. We’d like to think that libraries are still the kind of peaceful, quiet, cerebral places people like to frequent just to get away from it all for a couple of hours, so hopefully they won’t completely disappear in the future. Continue Reading

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  • Guido-Crepax-Artist

    Guido Crepax – Pop Art Milanese Style

    1960s, Art • 2256 Views

    Welcome to the world of Guido Crepax – an artist probably best-known for his erotic cartoons and the Valentina character he created in 1965. However, here at VoEA we don’t really do erotic art and all that so instead we are going to take a look at the other side of Signore Crepax – his love of pop art, jazz and the cinema.

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  • Motown

    Motown’s Marvelous Marketing Machine

    1960s, Retro Advertising • 2490 Views

    We’ve mentioned Berry Gordy’s commercial acumen and eye for a promotional opportunity before when we looked at The Supremes Special Formula White Bread although if we’re honest that was probably not his finest marketing moment. Putting that to one side however, when it came to promoting and controlling the Motown brand Gordy was somewhat of a commercial genius and knew exactly what it took to get his message across to the record-buying public at large.

     

    Here we take a look (in no particular order) at how Detroit’s finest promoted their acts through the 1960s and the advertising evolved from the basic beginnings to the pretty sophisticated in a few short years.  Continue Reading

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