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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Baby Huey – Listen to Me

    • 544 Views • 1960s, 1970s, MusicComments Off on Baby Huey – Listen to Me

    Modern music is littered with tales of bands who never quite realised the success they were due and arguably most of the records played on the Rare Soul scene are the sound of broken dreams; recording artists who started off with high hopes but were denied...

  • Know the score – Sheet Music Covers

    • 789 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Book Covers, Music, UncategorizedComments Off on Know the score – Sheet Music Covers

     We’re not sure if sheet music of current popular music hits sell particularly well these days so we’ll take a look back to simpler times when folk would presumably sit around the family piano and enjoy pop classics as a family sing-a-long. Conjures up...

  • From the Motor City to London Town

    • 10498 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on From the Motor City to London Town

    We’ve mentioned before Berry Gordy’s uncanny eye for an opportunity and his almost unrivalled marketing nous when it came to promoting his labels and here we see assorted Motown acts making the most of various photo opportunities around the picturesque...

  • Saturday Night Live 1975 – Gil Scott-Heron and Richard Pryor

    • 12143 Views • 1970s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Saturday Night Live 1975 – Gil Scott-Heron and Richard Pryor

    Here we have a really lovely video clip of Gil Scott-Heron with Brian Jackson and his band on Saturday Night Live from December 1975 promoting his album ‘From South Africa to South Carolina’. Following an introduction by Richard Pryor we see Gil, Brian...

  • Going to a Go-Go -1965 Tamla Motown Revue UK Tour Programme

    • 10423 Views • 1960s, MusicComments Off on Going to a Go-Go -1965 Tamla Motown Revue UK Tour Programme

    In the box marked ‘Gigs We Wish We Had Seen’ and fairly near the top of that particular pile comes the 1965 Motown Revue. Featuring, on the same bill, the varied talents of Earl Van Dyke, Martha and the Vandellas, Georgie Fame, Smokey Robinson, The...

  • Voices of East Harlem – 1970 Tanglewood Concert

    • 13361 Views • 1970s, MusicComments Off on Voices of East Harlem – 1970 Tanglewood Concert

    The sharp eyed amongst you may have gathered that we are big fans of the Voices of East Harlem here at VoEA so much so that we named our blog with more than a nod to the band. We will do a longer post on the band sometime soon but in the meantime check out...

  • Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

    • 16436 Views • 1970s, Film, Music, UncategorizedComments Off on Bikinis Y Rock – Groovy Seventies Mexican Film

    There are films where the music doesn’t quite match up to the plot and acting then there are films where the music is really the only reason you’re likely to watch the film. To be honest Bikinis y rock falls into the latter category but the music really...

  • Sonny and Cher Custom Cars – We’ve Got Two Babe

    • 19106 Views • 1960s, Music, TransportComments Off on Sonny and Cher Custom Cars – We’ve Got Two Babe

    As one of the most successful duets of the 1960s selling some 40 million records Sonny & Cher rarely turned down an opportunity to maximise the marketing opportunities that came their way and this has to be one of the most obscure. Created by noted US...

  • Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    • 11951 Views • 1960s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Frank Sinatra and The Fifth Dimension

    May we present to you the rather excellent Fifth Dimension combining with Mr Frank Sinatra on the 1968 TV special  ‘Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing’. It has to be said Mr Sinatra is looking a little awkward at times but be consoled by...

  • Pop and Shop – 1966 Underground Antics

    • 11004 Views • 1960s, Documentary, Fashion, MusicComments Off on Pop and Shop – 1966 Underground Antics

    It’s 1966, it’s Oxford Street in the heart of swinging London, it’s a bit nippy outside by the looks of it and a new concept has hit the streets – or more accurately hit the basements beneath the streets but you know what we mean....