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    Unexpected Gem – Mungo Jerry Covers Jacques Dutronc

    1970s, Music, Unexpected Gems • 860 Views

    It’s probably one of those records you’ve heard before but can’t quite remember who it’s by and where you heard it. A bit of an earworm if you know what we mean.

    There’s somewhat of a backstory to this too so settle down, make a cuppa and read on.

    Originally penned by French 1960s pin-up poster Jacques Dutronc under the title of ‘Et moi, et moi, et moi’, it reached number two in the French pop charts in 1966 and although never troubled the UK charts it apparently became a firm favourite with the original mods as a mickey take of the then burgeoning UK folk revival scene. Plus as we’ve already alluded to it’s a pretty catchy tune. Continue Reading

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    Buck White – Muhammad Ali Treading the Boards

    1960s, Popular, Sport • 1506 Views

    Back in the heady days of late 1969 a new Broadway musical was conceived based around the book Big Time Buck White by Joseph Dolan Tuotti. Starring Muhammad Ali (or Cassius Clay as he was billed in big block capitals) it was the story of a radical Black Power preacher who inspires a group of militant black followers. Continue Reading

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    Pop Stars on The Wheel of Steel

    1960s, 1970s, Vinyl • 1164 Views

    Continuing our obsession with vinyl related picture collections, we bring you a selection of popsters 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 side with Motown’s Marvin Gaye listening to a tune on his record player, Smokey Robinson at the office and Stevie Wonder taking a break on his Japanese Tour.

    Poppin out the platters that matter to them are singers Francoise Hardy and Bobbie Gentry (main picture) and Easy Listening favourites The Carpenters. While Jimi Hendrix, half The Who, Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett and a curly haired Eric Clapton rock out to their latest purchases. Continue Reading

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    Carnaby Street in Caracas

    1960s, Fashion • 1200 Views

    It’s been very well documented over the years that the city of London was the hip and happening place to be during the swinging sixties. However in this short newsreel from 1969 we move away from England to see how the influence of Carnaby street fashion travelled overseas to make Caracas swing at the end of the decade. Continue Reading

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    I’m Just a Seventies Fashion Fair Cosmetics Advert

    1970s, Fashion, Retro Advertising • 968 Views

    During the seventies Ebony magazine published a series of adverts for the company Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The advertising campaign featured famous female stars of the time with the humble tagline “I’m Just…”

    Celebrities promoting the beauty products included the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Actress and singer Diahann Carroll, Peyton place’s Judy Pace, Singers Nancy Wilson and Natalie Cole, musical theatre star Vivian Reed and the quintessential Diva – Opera legend Leontyne Price. Continue Reading

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