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Gonks Go Beat!

Watching the recent Ginger Baker documentary over the weekend, I saw this wonderful clip of the Graham Bond Organisation in technicolour action. It really is a brilliant tune and clip. Taken from the 1965 sci-fi musical “Gonks Go Beat!”, a … Continue reading

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In-car record player

Love this picture of sixties Manchester City footballer and man about town Mike Summerbee, enjoying his new in-car record player. Would love to know what the single is he’s holding. Clearly on Decca, the artist appears to consist of three … Continue reading

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Salt and Pepper psychedelic scene.

After a great OOS on Saturday I was reminded of this. As part of our occaisional look into cool mod or psychedelic scenes from sixties movies, we have this example from 1968. Starring a sharp Sammy Davies jnr and the … Continue reading

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An Ode to Vinyl

Came across this tonight. From Mennomail on Vimeo it’s a collection of scenes from films which feature records. There are some great images of course here, amongst these are the clips with a girl in glasses and Steve Buscemi. These … Continue reading

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Dennis Hopper on the Johnny Cash Show.

To round-off the weekend here’s a wonderful clip of a dishevelled Dennis Hopper reciting Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If”, on the Johnny Cash Show in 1970. This was at the height of his drug and booze years, which would eventually drive … Continue reading

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The Pretty Things and Norman Wisdom

After catching The Pretty Things in concert over the weekend (they were great by the way). I came across this. A groovy club scene from the 1969 film “What’s Good For The Goose”. Fearuring The Pretty Things, Norman Wisdom and … Continue reading

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Swinging Britain!

Here’s a great short film from British Pathe News about the “scene” in 1967. It’s got that plummy upright Oxbridge commentary which was just begging for parody; “Social-rebels have taken over and with it’s new language it’s ‘way-out and weird’ … Continue reading

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Midnight Cowboy Psychedelic Party Scene

Here’s something I happened across over the weekend. From the 1969 John Schlesinger film “Midnight Cowboy”, one of my favourite scenes. When our two characters enter the Warhol-esque psychedelic party. Featuring cameos from various Warhol superstars, it’s perhaps one of … Continue reading

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An ¡OUT OF SIGHT! happening!

Finally after a couple of years we managed to track down the only surviving copy of the ¡OUT OF SIGHT! happening from 2007. Basically we forgot it was uploaded to Youtube, then we couldn’t find the relevant search words to … Continue reading

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“It’s so far out it’s straight down”

Here is a an early insight into the burgeoning underground culture of swinging London from the excellent Dangerous Minds website. Made by Manchester’s Granada T.V. in March 1967, it features The Pink Floyd playing The Roundhouse, the Indica bookshop, Alan … Continue reading

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