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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Bobbye Hall – The Queen of Percussion Drumming

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    She’s a successful musician in what is very much a man’s world, she was the youngest session musician in Motown’s history, has been the percussionist on some of the finest records ever and played with the likes of Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Bill...

  • Peter Zinovieff and The Computer Orchestra

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    It may seem quite antiquated and almost comical now but have a look at the video below and witness what was the basis for one of the first ever synthesizers, conceived and built by Peter Zinovieff who went on to supply his wares to such luminaries as Pink...

  • Jean-Jacques Perrey – French Electronic Pioneer on US TV Game Show

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    For those of you who haven’t stumbled across the unique electronic music of Jean-Jacques Perrey then this could be the start of a beautiful musical journey, for those of you who have, here is an opportunity to see the great man himself appearing on an...

  • Panini Goes Pop – 1968 Cards from the Vaults

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    Having been stuck away somewhere in the dusty recesses of the Internet these Panini cards have come out wide-eyed and blinking to reveal a little piece of history from 1968. In 1960 the Panini brothers from Modena, Italy found a collection of stickers that a...

  • Unexpected Gem – Mungo Jerry Covers Jacques Dutronc

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    It’s probably one of those records you’ve heard before but can’t quite remember who it’s by and where you heard it. A bit of an earworm if you know what we mean. There’s somewhat of a backstory to this too so settle down, make a cuppa and read on....

  • The Small Faces and Roy Orbison 1967 Tour Program

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    Melody Maker writer Chris Welch described the opening night of The Small Faces and Roy Orbison tour at Finsbury Park’s Astoria as “A RIGHT phantasmagorical experience” Here we have the program for that tour of the UK which started in London...

  • Hit The Road – Ray Charles Souvenir Brochure

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    The life and times of pioneering American musician Ray Charles has been well documented over the years, so we won’t go into great detail with a lengthy biography of the man that was sometimes known as “The Genius”. Another reason to keep...

  • Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg – African-American Icon

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    As one of the first female DJs and also one of the first African-American DJs in the States Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg was hugely influential, progressive, inspirational and not one to shy away from a challenge. Born Martha Jean Jones in Memphis,...

  • Palm Beach Pop – 1969 Style

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    Now this must have been one hell of a weekend even if it was held at the end of November and the weather was, well let’s just say it was typical festival conditions. It was the only US festival the Rolling Stones played in 1969, almost all the original...

  • The Shadows of Knight – Doin’ The Potato Chip

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    Recently on our Facebook page we posted a picture of a packet of crisps featuring seventies rockers Slade. After making this discovery we thought we would have a good rummage around the web for more of the same, alas we found nothing. However our time...