Displaying items by tag: 1960s

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.

Published in Music
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.

Published in Culture
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.

Published in Culture
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.

Published in Music
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.

Published in Music
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.

Published in Music

On the 7th February this year Albert Finney passed away after a suffering a chest infection. Finney was described in the media as a powerhouse of the acting profession.

Published in Film
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:17

The Last Train to Ska

I can’t say for certain when I developed my love of Ska music. There was no defining moment when I heard “Willow Tree” by Alton Ellis and my world was turned on its head. My coming of age was in the dark and distant nineties, a world of MDMA fuelled warehouse parties and the guitar bands of Manchester.
Published in Music
Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:07

Re-live the 1967 FA Cockney Cup Final

The 1960’s was a golden period for Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club. An FA Cup/League Double ensued in 1960/61 before following that up with another FA Cup in 1962.
Published in Sport

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