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  • David Cassidy

    Unexpected Gems – David Cassidy Get it up for love

    Unexpected Gems • 1682 Views

    As the Justin Beiber of his day David Cassidy was among the first ever teen idols (even though he was knocking on for 20 when he made it big) and in the early 1970s his face adorned the walls of a million teenage girls’ bedrooms. As one of the first really big ‘bubblegum pop’ solo artists his commercial value was exploited mercilessly although as is often the case he resented his lack of credibility within the pop music fraternity and wanted to be taken seriously as a musician and artist. Continue Reading

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    Andy Warhol – Cover Artist

    1950s, 1960s, Art • 4103 Views

    We’ve cast an eye on the undeniably prolific Andy Warhol in a couple of previous posts – firstly looking at his Early Years and secondly when he started to make the most of his new-found fame featuring as he did in an advert for the now defunct Braniff International Airways. Now it’s time to look at one of the areas Mr Warhol is less well-known for and that’s his record cover art. He always advocated that art was for everyone, not just the wealthy, and what better way to get your art out there than on that mighty fine medium – the record sleeve. Continue Reading

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    All Dolled Up

    1960s, 1980s • 2837 Views

    While we all like to think that modern pop music is crass, commercialised and lacking substance (and in fairness it generally is) – we also tend to have this romantic idea that music from a bygone age was all about the groove and was not just about marketing and maximizing revenues for the records companies and ‘the man’. Continue Reading

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    Voxmobile – Bizarre Guitar Car

    1960s, Transport • 7811 Views

    It’s 1967, the USA is on the cusp of the hippie revolution and legendary amp manufacturers Vox (or rather to be entirely accurate VOX) are looking for a new way to promote their wares. We guess they initially considered an amp shaped car but that would be more like a bread van than a rolling advertisement so it seems the next best thing was a guitar shaped car and who better to commission it than the man behind the Batmobile – George Barris. Continue Reading

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  • The Shadows of Knight

    The Shadows of Knight – Doin’ The Potato Chip

    1960s, Music, Vinyl • 1859 Views

    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 wasn’t wasted, as we stumbled across this crisp related gem Potato Chip by sixties Chicago groovers Shadows of Knight. Continue Reading

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