Category Archives: culture

Footballers and Record Shops…

This one is a fairly tenuous post. Although in it’s defence it features a record shop from the 1960s, so for that reason alone it possibly warrents an inclusion on the blog. It features two 1966 World Cup heroes leaving … Continue reading

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Duffy Power R.I.P.

This week I was saddened to hear of the death of the British singer Duffy Power. You can read his obituary here. Duffy made some great singles including the mod floorfillers “If I get lucky someday” and “A woman made … Continue reading

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Vertige and I am the Walrus…

Just came across this. It’s a film from 1969 by the Canadian director Jean Beaudin called “Vertige”.It’s a beautiful LSD timepiece, brilliantly edited and a visual delight. Although not it’s original soundtrack (which incidently is supposed to be great) here … Continue reading

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’60s Stars at Home

Here are some top photos of popstars from the sixties residing in their dwellings. Steve Marriot with what looks like a an early home-studio, Jeff Beck with his somewhat small record collection and his (i think) Sansui amplifier and Lenco … Continue reading

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Psychomania

Psychomania was a British film from 1973 starring sometime dj all-round tv personality of the time Nicky Hensen as a leader of a motorcycle gang (The Living Dead), who due to his mother’s (Beryl Reed’s) pack with the devil aquires … Continue reading

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Jason King, the suavest of the suave.

Having posted the title sequence from “Budgie” recently I was reminded of a few more series from the time which I had enjoyed back in the day. One was the legendary detective ‘drama’ called ‘Jason King’. This lasted for one … Continue reading

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The Monkees and “Head”.

“Head“ is a feature-film from The Monkees in 1968. It’s a, and it’s been some years since I saw it, rambling psychedelic trip through film lots and studios, various bars and hang-outs, featuring a whole array of establishment and anti-establishment … Continue reading

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Great Northern Soul Documentary.

For those that missed it. There was a brilliant documentary on Northern Soul a couple of weeks ago on BBC 1. Featuring great music, great interviews and decent appraisals of the origins and nature of Northern Soul. Presented by Paul … Continue reading

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Budgie.

Spending a late night yesterday trawling through the blind and sometimes glittering alleys of Youtube I came across “Budgie”(1971). Budgie was series starring pop-star Adam Faith as a prisoner leaving jail and trying, or actually not trying at all, to … Continue reading

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Honey Ltd.

Honey Ltd. were an all girl band from ’68 which were signed and mentored by Lee Hazelwood. They hitchiked to California to have an audition with Hazelwood, he was so impressed that he signed them on the spot. They then … Continue reading

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