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  • Art of Frank McCarthy

    Frank McCarthy’s Movie Poster Magic

    1960s, 1970s, Art, Film, Poster • 2327 Views

    In another of our occasional posts on little-known artists who created very well-known film posters we take a brief look at the life and art of Frank McCarthy a man you quite possibly have never heard of but, if you have even a passing interest in movies (and you are of a certain age), you will have almost certainly seen his work adorning the walls of your local fleapit. Continue Reading

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  • Carl Douglas

    Unexpected Gem: Carl Douglas & the Big Stampede – Crazy Feeling

    1960s, Unexpected Gems • 1178 Views

    To most of us Carl Douglas is mainly considered a one-hit wonder with his homage to 1970s martial arts movies ‘Kung-Fu Fighting”. It was not only the biggest-selling record of 1974 but it also sold a quite staggering 11 million copies worldwide and is the 20th best-selling single of all time. Sterling work there Carl. However, rather than focus on the big sellers here what we like to do is dig out the rarer nuggets or the unexpected gems as our title suggests. Continue Reading

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  • Palm Beach

    Palm Beach Pop – 1969 Style

    1960s, Music • 1674 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 • 1906 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 • 3867 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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