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  • 25 Groovy Hippy Book Covers

    1960s, 1970s, Book Covers, Literature • 15058 Views

    Similar to our previous Vintage Beatnik Book covers post, these books about Hippies are a mixture of novels involving the hippy lifestyle and insights into the hippy scene, such as our favourite “We are the people our parents warned us against” – nice snappy title.

    Turn-on to this groovy gallery of covers in honour of the dropped-out generation.
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  • Christmas Done Got Funky

    1970s, Music • 2963 Views

    It’s that time of year again. Noddy Holder is sitting at home watching the royalty cheques come flying through the letter box. Wizzard are still wishing it could be Christmas everyday. And the winner from the singing show is hoping for their first number one.

    Have no fear! Voices of East Anglia are here to save you from the glam and sham tunes of Christmas with our own selection box of soulful and funky sounds. Continue Reading

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  • Soul to Soul Concert in Ghana 1971

    1970s, Film, Music • 6937 Views

    In March 1971 a large contingent of some of the biggest soul, R&B and jazz stars of the day travelled from the States to Ghana to play a one-off 14 hour concert. This was captured on film and subsequently released as Soul to Soul; a 1971 documentary detailing the day’s events. Continue Reading

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  • Splash of Colour – Psychedelic Advertising

    1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising • 7917 Views

    In the past we have dabbled with psychedelic Advertising in our post featuring different 7up vintage billboard posters,However, this time we’ve cast our psychedelic net a bit wider. Continue Reading

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  • Just How Did The Stone Roses Get Their Name?

    Book Covers, Literature, Music • 4710 Views

    We’ve been big fans of The Stone Roses since the release of their eponymous debut album way back when and with their forthcoming reunion coming up this seems particularly apposite. We had always worked on the assumption (as we believe most fans had) that the band’s name came from their love of the Rolling Stones and the Jam, particularly the Weller song English Rose. Continue Reading

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  • On The Waterfront – Architecture

    1960s, Architecture • 4038 Views

    Here at VoEA HQ we like nothing better than a bit of space age architecture. Combine that with a waterside location and it don’t get much better.These buildings are from various parts of the world but tick the right boxes when it comes to that futuristic look that never quite became the norm. Perhaps that’s what makes them so special. Continue Reading

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  • Record Cover Tributes

    Art, Vinyl • 2137 Views

    A great little website we stumbled upon via Egotripland. The Coffee Break for Heroes and Villians is a site dedicated to record cover tributes. There’s The Beatnuts homage to the classic cover of the Hank Mobley album The Turnaround through to covers in honour to AC/DC and Iron Maiden. Check out the site, in the meantime we’ve borrowed a few of our favourites. Continue Reading

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  • Retro Film Posters from Thailand

    1960s, 1970s, Art, Film • 11053 Views

    We believe these Thai film posters range from the late Sixties to the early Eighties. Some have the English translation of the film title on them, such as The Bug Man, Play Boy and The Return of Dr Chang. Continue Reading

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  • Unexpected Gems – Paul Nicholas Run Shaker Life

    1970s, Music, Television, Unexpected Gems • 440 Views

    Paul Nicholas, for those of us old enough to recall his most successful TV role, is best remembered as Vince Pinner, the ‘lovable rough diamond’ in John Sullivan’s pre-Only Fools & Horses sitcom Just Good Friends. He’s enjoyed a long and varied career since with the theatre being his main focus but he started off in showbiz as a singer and curiously enough his second and third single releases were penned by Pete Townshend and David Bowie respectively. Continue Reading

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  • Seventies Classroom Posters

    1970s, Ephemera, Poster • 10783 Views

    Quiet at the back! Voices of East Anglia are going on a moral crusade. Cast your eyes over this great collection of posters made for American classrooms in the 1970s.
    As well as the colourful illustrations each poster comes with a caption to guide you through life. Now. Go ahead and try. Continue Reading

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