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    Keep it Clean – Washing Powder Adverts

    1960s, Retro Advertising • 3338 Views

    We may be a clean living bunch here at VoEA Heights but it’s a dirty old job keeping our readers happy. When we’re not getting down and dusty rooting through the darkest corners of the internet we”re digging deep finding Unexpected Gems in dingy old crates hidden in the back rooms of far-out, far-flung charity shops.  Continue Reading

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  • Stax Museum Virtual Tour

    Virtual Tour of The Stax Museum

    1960s, 1970s, Music, Vinyl • 1354 Views

    If you happen to be on holiday in Memphis with the wife and kids and you can convince them to take a tour of the Stax Museum then we heartily congratulate you because we know we’d struggle to do the same with our lot. If however you are not planning on heading to the Deep South this year what with the financial crisis and all that then here at VoEA we have a treat that could save you thousands and still give you a taste of modern musical history. Continue Reading

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    Herb Lubalin – Typographer Extraordinaire

    1960s, Art • 6179 Views

    Despite the fact that he passed away over 30 years ago in May 1981, Herb Lubalin’s shadow still looms large over modern typography and the ITC Avant Garde font he devised has been used widely on many logos throughout the last two decades. His work as a graphic designer focused mainly on typefaces and how they could dramatically impact upon the message while much of his work is considered by many to be years ahead of its time. Continue Reading

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  • soul magazines

    Soulful Press – Soul Magazine Covers

    1970s, 1980s, Literature, Music • 1767 Views

    Here we have a collection of soul magazine covers, mainly culled from Soul Portraits collection on Flickr. There are foreign ones, amateur ones, new-ish ones, cutting edge ones, and 60’s/Northern inspired ones. Whatever your favourite soul period/vibe is, you should find something of interest here.

    The fanzine is represented too, amateur magazines done by fans, hence the name. The fanzine has been the lifeblood of many a music/fashion scene, most notably the mod scene during the 80’s, and there are still a few around now. Hunt them down and check them out if you can, but for now, enjoy the pictures. Continue Reading

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  • Brian Jones and Diana Ross

    Hanging Out with Diana Ross

    1960s, 1970s, Hanging Out, Music, Poster • 3392 Views

    So far the Hanging out with series has been male dominated with appearances from Keith Moon, Muhammad Ali and Jimi Hendrix. In this latest installment we introduce our first lady -The supreme soul singing sensation Diana Ross.

     

    In this post we’ve avoided pictures of Diana hanging out with her label mates at Motown, so there are no photos of Stevie, Smokey, Michael or Marvin here. However we do have Miss Ross out on the dancefloor with legendary comedian Groucho Marx, posing with The Supremes along with four of the Dave Clark Five, Tarzan actor Ron Ely (dressed as nuns) and The Small Faces, solo with Michael Caine and Brian Jones (Above) and grooving the night away with Richard Gere at New York night club Studio 54. Continue Reading

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