Displaying items by tag: 1960s

Monday, 05 July 2021 18:52

A Short Biog of The Mamas & The Papas

John Phillips was in a number of folk groups including the Journeymen, a trio with Dick Weissman and Scott McKenzie but it never connected with the public despite being signed to Capitol Records.

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The Big ‘O’ was christened Roy Kelton Orbison, born in Vernon, Texas 1936, and sadly died, aged 52 in 1988.

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Freddie Heath (1935 - 1966 ) joined his first group which was a skiffle outfit called "The Frantic Four" then later "The Five Nutters. "

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Carol Louise Smith was born in 1935 in Everett, Washington. The youngest of three girls, her parents were professional musicians and her early life was full of music.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2020 08:09

Motown: -The Temptations -The 1961 - 1978 Years

The Temptations formed in 1961 and were made up of singers from several doo-wop groups. The Cavaliers (1955-57), The Primes (1957 -1960), The Siberians/The El Domingoes (1958 -1959), Otis Williams & The Distants (1959 -1960), and The Elgins (1959 - 1960). The Elgins re-christen themselves, The Temptations before signing with Miracle Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records in 1961.

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Tuesday, 14 July 2020 18:21

Just The Tonik – Mohair, and Dormeuil

I heard the Charlie Rich song - Mohair Sam the other day, and it made me smile, and groove a little. It also inspired me and made me want to write about Mohair, and about a brand that was in the mid-twentieth century, was the leading brand for suits using Mohair fabric and is still today held in very high regard.

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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 08:46

Cooking The Creases: STA-PREST

From inventing the blue jean in 1873 Levi’s, has always been an innovator when it comes to clothing, always functional, and suited to both work and play. So, it’s no surprise that in the 1960s they found a way to put a permanent crease into trousers.

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Monday, 18 November 2019 18:47

A Short Biog of Janis Joplin

Janis Lyn Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1943. She had two younger siblings, Michael and Laura Growing up her parents felt Janis needed more attention than their other children and at school, she was never part of the crowd and proved to be a misfit.

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Friday, 06 September 2019 14:27

A Short Biog of Adam Faith

Terry Nelhams was born in 1940 in Acton, London. He was the third of five children and even as a child had an entrepreneurial spirit. He kept up a series of paper rounds and sold papers from a pitch which enabled him to afford a few luxuries as a twelve-year-old.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 15:11

The Music of the Vietnam War

By the time of the Vietnam/American War (1955 – 1975), music was used to help soldiers deal with the complexities of war whilst keeping them in touch with each other and the life they left, back home.

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