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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  • Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    • 6613 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    One of our long-time favourites and a singer with an unmistakable voice lending his authority to an advert encouraging kids from minority backgrounds to find their talent in engineering. What’s not to like...

  • Garage and Ghouls – The Standells on The Munsters

    • 11586 Views • 1960s, Music, TelevisionComments Off on Garage and Ghouls – The Standells on The Munsters

    Sixties Garage band The Standells were no strangers to the big screen, they appeared in a couple of low budget films Get Yourself a College Girl and the 1967 cult classic Riot on Sunset Strip (along with fellow Garage rockers The Chocolate Watch Band) They...

  • Earth, Wind and Fire – Panasonic Television Advert

    • 10827 Views • 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Earth, Wind and Fire – Panasonic Television Advert

    We’ve had a look at Earth, Wind & Fire collaborators Dorothy Ashby and the legendary Charles Stepney before but we’ve yet to do a post about the boys themselves and yes, you’ve guessed right, that’s all about to change...

  • Montreux Jazz Festival Posters 1967-1977

    • 27606 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Montreux Jazz Festival Posters 1967-1977

    Previously we’ve visited the Montreal Jazz festival, now we nod our heads, stroke our chins and head to Switzerland to check out ten years worth of posters from the second largest Jazz festival in the world – Montreux. The first annual festival...

  • Headz Up: Mo’ Wax – Urban Archaeology

    • 9598 Views • 1990s, Music, VinylComments Off on Headz Up: Mo’ Wax – Urban Archaeology

    It’s hard to believe and we are struggling to see quite where the time has gone but legendary UK hip-hop label Mo’ Wax Records first started some 21 years ago and although they’ve not been around since 2002 they will be celebrating a big chunk of UK...

  • The Office – Island Records Headquarters in 1974

    • 15204 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Music, VinylComments Off on The Office – Island Records Headquarters in 1974

    The influence that Island Records had in its heyday is considerable by any measure and when you start to look at their roster and the fact that they almost single-handedly introduced the wider world to reggae you begin to wonder whether many other labels have...

  • Thirty Jet Magazine Covers

    • 55272 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Literature, Magazine, MusicComments Off on Thirty Jet Magazine Covers

    First published in 1955 by John H. Johnson and still going to this day Jet magazine – so called because of the pace of change at the time – was and still is aimed squarely at the black community in America. Since its first weekly appearance on the shelves...

  • Harry Goodwin – Pop Photographer Extraordinaire

    • 21350 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, PhotographersComments Off on Harry Goodwin – Pop Photographer Extraordinaire

    Whether they used to say if you hadn’t been snapped by Harry Goodwin then you hadn’t made it is open to conjecture but if they didn’t then they should have done because his collection of photos of the stars must be unsurpassed in pop history. As the...

  • Paul McCartney’s Left by Bill Brewster

    • 7944 Views • 1970s, 1980s, DJ mix, MusicComments Off on Paul McCartney’s Left by Bill Brewster

    Author, DJ, music historian, record collector, Grimsby fan and all-round good egg Bill Brewster has taken the road less travelled and been digging deep to take a look at the often overlooked funkier side of Paul McCartney.  Featuring a mix of McCartney solo...

  • The Yardbirds Garden Gig

    • 13038 Views • 1960s, Hanging Out, MusicComments Off on The Yardbirds Garden Gig

    Back to 1964 and an impromptu gig by The Yardbirds in the back garden of writer and political activist Baron Willis. It seems he’d been very critical of the Beatles’ fans of the time and presumably was a bit perplexed by all this new-fangled pop music...