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Archive for the ‘1980s’ Category

  • Pierre Cardin’s Bubble House

    • 33390 Views • 1980s, Architecture, FashionComments Off on Pierre Cardin’s Bubble House

    We guess If you’re a famous Avante-garde designer with a flair for space age style, living in a boring old square shaped house isn’t an option – This may be the case with French fashion designer Pierre Cardin. In 1954 he introduced the...

  • Brutus Fashion Photoshoots

    • 8490 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Brutus Fashion Photoshoots

    We recently wrote a post on the history of Brutus and featured some of their groundbreaking ads from the late 60s and 70s. Having stumbled across our blog, the good people at Brutus were obviously fairly impressed because they’ve given us access to some...

  • Home Taping Didn’t Kill Music – Cassette Covers

    • 11602 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Art, MusicComments Off on Home Taping Didn’t Kill Music – Cassette Covers

    OK. Hands up – who here remembers taping music off the radio back in the day? We admit we were guilty but we contest the charge that we killed music. We lay that one at Simon Cowell’s door. ...

  • Terry Callier – No Ordinary Joe

    • 9091 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, MusicComments Off on Terry Callier – No Ordinary Joe

    For those of you who know the story of Terry Callier you may want to read on just to refresh your memories as to what a great tale it is. For those of you who are not aware of Mr Callier then we implore you to read this and explore his work further. He’s up...

  • That’s All Folks – The End

    • 9017 Views • 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, FilmComments Off on That’s All Folks – The End

    This Voices of East Anglia post is brought to you in glorious technicolour. Here are a collection of pictures from The End group on Flickr. The stills are from various film endings, some of them well known and some not. If you want to know the name of the...

  • The Groovy Movie – Eighties Psychedelic Scene

    • 9713 Views • 1980s, Documentary, MusicComments Off on The Groovy Movie – Eighties Psychedelic Scene

    In the early Eighties there was a splash of colour on the UK music scene. A new wave of psychedelic inspired bands appeared – Mood Six, The Playn Jayn, The Times, The Marble Staircase and Doctor and The Medics, to name but a few...

  • Eight Million Stories – DJ Rockin Rob

    • 4616 Views • 1980s, Documentary, MusicComments Off on Eight Million Stories – DJ Rockin Rob

    8 Million stories are a series of short films featuring people from New york city. In this second episode Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Rockin Rob discusses Block parties in 1978 and the art of the old Northern Soul DJ trick – The cover-up...

  • Unexpected Gems – Topper Headon Leave it to Luck

    • 10160 Views • 1980s, Music, Unexpected GemsComments Off on Unexpected Gems – Topper Headon Leave it to Luck

    Once he’d finished Calling London and Rockin’ the Casbah with The Clash, Drummer Topper Headon recorded a solo album called “Waking Up”. The LP mixed elements of soul, jazz, funk and R&B together.When Topper first started...

  • How to DJ Scratch with DJ Jazzy Jay and Afrika Bambaataa

    • 8807 Views • 1980s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on How to DJ Scratch with DJ Jazzy Jay and Afrika Bambaataa

    Back in the early 80’s, Hip Hop legends Jazzy Jay and Afrika Bambaataa, were recruited by an American teen show to step up front and give the viewers a technical lesson in how to scratch. Great footage of that event is here, and we get some pretty good...

  • Good Afternoon Grapple Fans – British Wrestling Posters

    • 12953 Views • 1980s, Sport, TelevisionComments Off on Good Afternoon Grapple Fans – British Wrestling Posters

    Before Sky Sports and football took over the World to become the financial juggernaut they are now Saturday afternoons were a different proposition altogether. Grandstand on BBC1 would show rugby league or horse racing but proper sports fans were glued to ITV...