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  • Back To School

    Back To The Old School – Groovy Stationery Adverts

    1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising • 3835 Views

    Let’s take it back to the old school as we go back and look at some groovy stationery adverts from the sixties and beyond.

    In our pencil case packed post from the past we have some swinging 1960s stationery like the Twiggy pen. Then from the 1970s we have some hippy themed Something else writing paper. Then finishing off in the eighties we’ve got a Doctor Who Tardis pencil case, which we assume is bigger on the inside. Continue Reading

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    Expo 74, Spokane, USA – Souvenirs

    1970s, Ephemera, Retro Advertising • 2852 Views

    In the past VoEA has travelled back to Montreal, Canada for Expo 67 – which at the time was known as the most successful world fair. We’ve also featured some cool futuristic postcards from Expo 70 which was hosted in Osaka, Japan.

    This time we take a look at some pictures from The Pie Shops collection. The set features merchandise, maps, travel books, tickets, pamphlets and various brochures from the 1974 fair which was held in Spokane, America. Continue Reading

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    When We Was Fab – A Sixties Music Scrapbook

    1960s, Ephemera, Music • 4011 Views

    We are deeply indebted to Richard from the excellent Kernow Beat Blog for supplying us with this fantastic treasure trove of 60’s music memorabilia. Although it includes big names such as The Move, The Equals and The Zombies, it’s photos of less successful groups such as Nite People, She Trinity and The Quik that really got us excited.Should any of you be unaware of some of these acts, we’ve also included clips of our favourite songs by them to indicate what they sounded as well as looked like.

    Hopefully you’ll enjoy this glimpse into the sights and sounds of the 60’s as much as we did. Continue Reading

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    Unexpected Gems – Shirley Bassey Jezahel

    1970s, Music, Unexpected Gems • 3419 Views

    The latest in our occasional series of Unexpected Gems sees us visiting a rarely heard Dame Shirley Bassey track that rocks the house in true lung-busting style and certainly deserves more attention than it currently gets.

    Tucked away on Bassey’s 1972 album ‘And I Love You So’ and receiving its own single release the following year in Germany this was originally done by an Italian band called Delirium, became an underground hit in Europe and was then covered by UK band The Continue Reading

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    The 1970s Club Scene – Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    1970s, Music • 1336 Views

    Let’s take a trip to the Emerald Coast in Florida and specifically to Fort Walton Beach noted for its temperate climate, year-round fishing and the fact that an elderly American couple documented the 1970s club scene for us all to view and appreciate some 40 years later.

    In the early 1970s Mr and Mrs Garner, and ageing retired couple, used to augment their pension by travelling around the clubs, strip-joints and gambling dens of Fort Walton Beach taking photos of those who wanted their photo taken. The deal was, for five dollars Mrs Garner would take your photo, make a note of your name and address and then post the photo to you a few days later once it had been processed. Mr Garner, presumably a man of infinite patience, used to drive his good lady wife from one venue to another and wait outside in his Mercedes.  Continue Reading

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