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  • I'm only dreaming

    I’m Only Dreaming – Retro Bedding Adverts

    1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising • 6146 Views

    We now go back to a time when you could sleep in a giant sandwich, cuddle up to your dream date all night with a portrait pillow or eat a huge lollipop while reading your favourite book.

    Here we’ve gathered together a collection of  bed related adverts that range from pop art pillows in the sixties through to marshmallow sleeping (or slumber for American readers) bags in 1980. We hope you enjoy our sleepy selection before you go up the wooden hills to bedfordshire. Continue Reading

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  • Liverpool March Against Racism 1971

    Liverpool 1971 March Against Racism

    1970s, Everyday People • 2719 Views

    We usually tend to focus on pop culture for want of a better expression but these photos from 1971 really caught our eye and the story behind the protest is quite an interesting one too.

    The Conservative government of 1971 is primarily remembered for one thing and that is the Immigration Act introduced by the then Home Secretary Reginald Maudling. The act, which to this day is still the framework for most British immigration law, was known to be controversial but the government of the time expected the inevitable backlash and carried on regardless. Continue Reading

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  • Michigan state fair 1973

    All The Fun of The Fair – 1973 Michigan State fair

    1970s, Everyday People • 3097 Views

    Roll up! Roll up! For all the fun of the fair! Recently we stumbled upon these great black and white photos from Joey Harrison which feature various punters and fairground workers at the Michigan State Fair.

    The attraction was first held way back in 1849, and it’s believed to be the oldest state fair in America. In 1966 the event finally peaked when 1.2 million people attended, however as you can see from the fashion and hairstyles these pictures are from a few years later in 1973. Now, take your cars, drop your bars and get ready for a fast ride. Continue Reading

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  • Lord Buckley

    Hipster Saint – Lord Buckley

    1960s, Music • 2944 Views

    Richard Myrle Buckley (Lord Richard Buckley) was born in 1906, April 5th. He was an American hipster stage performer, recording artist, beat poet and comedian. He became a large cult figure, and was ahead of his time pre-empting the Beat Generation by several years. His fans included Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Dylan, Ken Kesey, George Harrison and many more. Continue Reading

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  • Norman Jay The Early Years

    Norman Jay – The Early Years

    1970s, Music • 2026 Views

    We’ve been getting down, dirty and dusty digging in the metaphorical digital crates to uncover these little-known gems. Back to 1974 or possibly ’75 and a young, fresh-faced Norman Jay in the days before he got his first proper Raleigh Chopper. 

    Here we see Norman putting in an early performance on the wheels of steel, up to no good in a back-alley with his mates and a Union Flag and posing Easy Rider style in front of the Speedway of Acton Honda service centre (who also used to be a Lambretta dealer back in the 1960s). Continue Reading

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  • Sixto Rodriguez

    Sixto Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man

    1970s, Documentary, Film, Music • 31735 Views

    Those of you familiar with the work of David Holmes may already be aware of Sixto Rodriguez and his blend of laid-back trippy Latin American acoustic folk but may not know the remarkable back-story to his career. For those of you not already familiar with the sounds created by Mr Rodriguez we think you may be in for a bit of a treat. Continue Reading

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