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    The Avengers Stage Play

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    OK you lot. Who out there knew The Avengers once had their own stage play? Well, neither did we until we stumbled across some rather interesting photos and decided to dig a bit deeper. It was 1971; the stage play was technically tricky and massively ambitious...

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    Spacelander – Space Age Cycle

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    Sometimes a new concept comes along that is radical, works well, makes sense and looks good but for one reason or another doesn’t sell and is consigned to the annals of history marked Unfortunate Failure. When it first hit the streets in 1960 the...

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    Six Million Dollar Safari Suit

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    Sometime back we looked at the original books behind successful films in our Script Bare (geddit?) post and the first book cover in that particular post was Martin Caidin’s 1972 best-selling novel Cyborg. The following year this was snaffled up, loosely...

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    Unexpected Gems – David Cassidy Get it up for love

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    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...

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    Andy Warhol – Cover Artist

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    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...

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    All Dolled Up

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    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...

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    Voxmobile – Bizarre Guitar Car

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    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...

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    The Shadows of Knight – Doin’ The Potato Chip

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    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...

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    Brigitte Montfort – Brazilian Provocateur Extraordinaire

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    Brigitte Montfort – noted beauty, fierce intellectual, martial arts expert, Pulitzer Prize wiiner, and CIA agent. Never heard of her? Well, unless you are a big fan of Brazilian pulp fiction it’s unlikely you will have but hey, we’re about to change all...

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    Diana Rigg – Soap Appeal

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    Some time back we took a look at Diana Rigg in a replica of her kitchen with Twiggy at the 1967 Ideal Home Exhibition and now it’s time to revisit the girl once known as Emma Peel only this time in her bathroom. Mind you we’re fast running out of rooms in...

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    Athena ’68 – Ohio University Yearbook

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    This isn’t the first and it definitely won’t be the last time we take a look at an American college yearbook although if we’re honest it’s really the ones from the mid-to-late 60s we tend to focus on mainly for the blend of classic Ivy League clothes,...

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    Illustrious Sixties Illustrations

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    Whilst on our travels around the big old World Wide Web we’ve stumbled across these rather groovy illustrations from back in the day which have been taken from assorted British women’s magazines from throughout the 1960s.   There are a few artists’...

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    Magnificent Macedonian Monument – The Makedonium

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    This is our first post relating to a monument, however in fairness, this is no ordinary monument. Sited within 16 hectares at over 4400 feet above sea-level and overlooking Macedonia’s highest town, – Krusevo, it pays tribute to those who sacrificed their...

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    Doug Goodwin – From The Pink Panther to Northern Soul

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    Songwriter, composer, pianist, author and carpenter – Doug Goodwin is a man of many talents, a man who has written a number of songs you definitely will have heard of and also the man behind a record that is up there with the very best Northern Soul...

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    Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

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    Here we have an assortment of adverts that have more Tie-dye than an audience at a Grateful Dead concert – well perhaps not that much. Although Tie-die is a fairly modern phrase created in the mid-sixties, the earliest examples of the technique...

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    That’s a Wrap – 1967 Point Blank Party

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    When English director John Boorman had completed filming the classic 1967 thriller Point Blank, he decided to celebrate the occasion by bringing a slice of swinging sixties London to sunny Los Angeles in America for the wrap party. Mingling amongst the...

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    Bust’n Out All Over – Frederick’s of Hollywood

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    Frederick’s of Hollywood is best known for selling ladies lingerie in it’s various stores scattered across the United States of America. The underwear based business was started way back in 1947 by the inventor of the Push-up bra Frederick...

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    Düsseldorf Design und Werbung

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    For the non-German speakers out there (and that includes us if we’re honest) ‘design und werbung’ translates directly as ‘design and advertising’ and as you may have guessed this comes from Germany’s seventh largest city. A veritable powerhouse of...

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    Madonna Inn – It’s Borderline

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    Before you ask, no it’s not named after ageing, taboo-breaking, Kabbalah practicing, ex-Mrs Guy Ritchie, warbling-chanteuse Madonna. Oh not it’s not. In fact the Madonna Inn first sprung up in 1958 and was named after the original creator and owner Alex...

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    Haus-Rucker-Co: Art, Architecture & Strange Helmets

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    We seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment when it comes to featuring slightly bonkers architects and it would be rude of us not to share our latest slightly bonkers architects discovery with you; it’s time to take a look at Austrian avant-garde,...

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Our Favourite Shop – HMV Stores In The Eighties

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We’ll start off by warning you – These pictures are nowhere near as exciting as the previous HMV 1960s Oxford street store photos we’ve posted....

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More From The HMV Oxford Street Store in London

After the runaway success of our Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties post, we thought we’d have another look around...

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HMV Nipper Car – Wymondham Wheels of Steel

A couple of bootiful photos of a Car used by “Smiths of Wymondham” in Norfolk. The car has the legendary HMV dog Nipper hanging...

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HMV Oxford Street

Inside the Oxford Street HMV Store in the Sixties

We’ve previously seen the outside of the HMV record store in our feature on the Streets of London 1976-1978, Now we go further back...

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Lifeguard Station, Binz, Island

Space Age German Lifeguard Station

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In another one of our occasional posts on crazy continental architecture here we look at a groovy German coastguard station on the island Rugen in northern Germany. It...

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Welcome to The Pleasure Dome – The Spies House

Way back in 1967 a Danish travel business and an airline company teamed up and arranged an architectural competition to...

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Chemosphere house

The Chemosphere House

It’s been featured in the Encyclopedia Britannica, it appeared in Brian de Palma’s 1984 film Body Double, it’s...

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Bolwoningen Houses

Bolwoningen – Globe Housing

Here at VoEA we like a bit of groovy architecture as we’ve demonstrated previously with our features on the Futuro...

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Groovy Art Groovy Art

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Andy Warhol – Cover Artist

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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...

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Illustrious Sixties Illustrations

Whilst on our travels around the big old World Wide Web we’ve stumbled across these rather groovy illustrations from back in the day...

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The Ant Farm Gang

Ant Farm – Underground Architecture

Here’s a question for you. What do you get when you mix-up a bunch of young, enthusiastic, newly qualified architects, a load of...

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Our Man Flint

Swinging Sixties Japanese Film Posters

When it comes to reinterpreting ideas and still coming up with something seemingly new and original the Japanese take a lot of beating and...

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Food Food

Swingers

Singers and Swingers In The Kitchen

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Feeling hungry? Thought so. How do you fancy a little something from the ‘scene-makers cookbook’? Or as the cover notes say: ‘Dozens of nutty, turned-on,...

1970s Kitchen Adverts

Kitsch Kitchen Ads

Back now to a time when fondue parties were all the rage, when you couldn’t cross the road without a neighbour...

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Manwich Go Ape

Go Ape Over A Manwich

As the strap-line says ‘a sandwich is a sandwich, but a Manwich is a meal’. Yes, welcome to the world of slightly...

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Loafing Around with The Supremes

Berry Gordy was not only a very clever chap when it came to spotting talent and developing a record label that went on...

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Swinging Sixties Japanese Film Posters

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When it comes to reinterpreting ideas and still coming up with something seemingly new and original the Japanese take a lot of beating and here for your perusal is a...

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George Akimoto – Film Poster Guru

George Akimoto made his name as a film poster and aviation artist but not without first experiencing a period of internment at the hands of...

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Taken To The Cleaners

Like the contents of the average laundry basket, this post is a real assortment as we have rummaged to find pictures from the past and...

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Montreux Jazz Festival Posters 1967-1977

Previously we’ve visited the Montreal Jazz festival, now we nod our heads, stroke our chins and head to Switzerland to check out ten...

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Diana Rigg – Soap Appeal

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Some time back we took a look at Diana Rigg in a replica of her kitchen with Twiggy at the 1967 Ideal Home Exhibition and now it’s time to revisit the girl once known...

rit

Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

Here we have an assortment of adverts that have more Tie-dye than an audience at a Grateful Dead concert – well...

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German Advert 1965

Düsseldorf Design und Werbung

For the non-German speakers out there (and that includes us if we’re honest) ‘design und werbung’ translates...

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Canapes

Cruisin’ – Life of Luxury

With the news that the Costa Concordia has been successfully righted and is now heading off to a big old scrapyard...

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Everyday People Everyday People

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Athena ’68 – Ohio University Yearbook

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This isn’t the first and it definitely won’t be the last time we take a look at an American college yearbook although if we’re honest it’s really the ones from...

Protests

Power To The People – Protests From The Past

More often than not when we see protests featured in the media they are about the big issues that tend to attract big numbers and almost...

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Protesting Students in Seventy Two

We have to admit, this isn’t the best example of a student protest that we’ve ever seen. There are no placards being waved with...

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Streetlife in Sixty Eight

It’s been a while since we’ve rummaged through Nick Dewolf’s huge photo archive, so for this post we’ve had a good...

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Beat Nick the Beatnik

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From 1950 through to ’68 an imprint of DC Comics (National Periodical Publications in case you were wondering) published ‘The Adventures of Bob Hope’. A comic book...

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Falling in Love at Woodstock Festival – The Comics

You’ve heard the album, listened to the song, seen the film, and got the T shirt or perhaps you were there (man)...

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Rock-A-Bye: 1973 Canadian TV Documentary

Back to a time before the Rolling Stones had wrinkles, before Keith Richards started looking like a pirate and a...

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Mods

Mod Trilogy – They Call Us Misfits Documentary

They Call Us Misfits or They Call Us Mods ( Dom kallar oss mods) is a 1968 Swedish documentary that was directed,...

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Fashion Fashion

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Bust’n Out All Over – Frederick’s of Hollywood

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Frederick’s of Hollywood is best known for selling ladies lingerie in it’s various stores scattered across the United States of America. The underwear based...

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Shooting The Hip – Photographer Jeanloup Sieff

The chances are you’ve seen his work before but have never put a name to the photographs. His style is very much his own, very French and...

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Young Woman

Turning Japanese – 1960s Young Woman Magazine

Now we head East, bypass Lowestoft and jet over to the land of the rising sun to check out some great images from this groovy 1969 Japanese...

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Shirt

Bivolino – The Shirt Locker

We’ve not done many posts on bespoke Belgian shirtmakers thus far, in fact to be honest we’ve not done any posts on bespoke Belgian...

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Hanging Out Hanging Out

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That’s a Wrap – 1967 Point Blank Party

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When English director John Boorman had completed filming the classic 1967 thriller Point Blank, he decided to celebrate the occasion by bringing a slice of swinging...

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Woody Allen and Tamara Dobson

It seems to be quite the fashion in media circles these days to wage war on Woody Allen and criticise him at every...

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Birds in The Yard

The Yardbirds Garden Gig

Back to 1964 and an impromptu gig by The Yardbirds in the back garden of writer and political activist Baron Willis. It...

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Hanging Out in Record Shops

Recently a picture of Jimi Hendrix in a record shop featured on the official poster to promote the annual Record store...

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Strictly Vinyl Strictly Vinyl

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The Shadows of Knight – Doin’ The Potato Chip

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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...

Pastor

Sanctified Soul – Pastor T.L. Barrett

One of our summer faves and a record that’s been getting heavy rotation on the VoEA office record player is the stunningly good ‘Like a...

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Fifth Dimension

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...

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Cereal Box Records

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...

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Shooting The Hip – Photographer Jeanloup Sieff

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The chances are you’ve seen his work before but have never put a name to the photographs. His style is very much his own, very French and early on he found his niche...

Billy Monk

Down At The Nightclub – Billy Monk’s Sixties Photos

Although he never really set out to Billy Monk ended up unintentionally cataloguing the seedy underbelly of 1960s life...

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Harry Goodwin

Harry Goodwin – Pop Photographer Extraordinaire

Whether they used to say if you hadn’t been snapped by Harry Goodwin then you hadn’t made it is open to conjecture...

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Malick Sidibe – The Eye of Bamako

To understand the significance of Malick Sidibe’s photographs from the 1950s through to the seventies you need to...

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Behind Closed Doors – Ray Manzarek

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We don’t really do obituaries here at VoEA as many others do it so much better than we ever could. However when we see a side to someone that others seem to have...

Student Radio

Radio Student – Keeping it Reel Since 1969

Radio Student is a Slovenian Radio station, and is one of Europe’s oldest non commercial stations starting broadcasting in 1969. The...

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Mods

Mod Trilogy – They Call Us Misfits Documentary

They Call Us Misfits or They Call Us Mods ( Dom kallar oss mods) is a 1968 Swedish documentary that was directed, produced and written by...

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Stay Sharpie – One Night in Adelaide

Evolutionary biologists have long been fascinated with the development of species on the Australian sub-continent and the way they have...

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Getting Around Getting Around

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Spacelander – Space Age Cycle

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Sometimes a new concept comes along that is radical, works well, makes sense and looks good but for one reason or another doesn’t sell and is consigned to the annals...

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Voxmobile – Bizarre Guitar Car

It’s 1967, the USA is on the cusp of the hippie revolution and legendary amp manufacturers Vox (or rather to be...

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Pearl’s Psychedelic Porsche – Janis Joplin’s Car

Janis Joplin’s musical career was brief although without doubt undeniably influential but it was her unfortunate...

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Around The World – Vespa Advertising

We’re big fans of the Vespa scooter here at VoEA and for the sake of fairness and impartiality we also admire the...

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