Displaying items by tag: 1970s

Monday, 29 November 2021 17:49

A Brief History of Radio Jingles

In the US, the National Broadcasting Company banned direct advertising, so radio jingles were used to overcome the embargo. These took the form of sound branding as bite-sized tunes used to advertise products and other commercial uses.

Published in Culture
Monday, 22 November 2021 19:35

Mott The Hoople (Ballad of) Rockumentary

Mott The Hoople are perhaps known to all music fans, but what of their story? The Ballad of Mott the Hoople is a feature-length documentary telling the bruised and battered, but triumphant, tale of one of the UK's most cherished rock 'n' roll bands, including rare and unseen archive footage.

Published in Video of the Week
Tuesday, 16 November 2021 21:00

The Goodies on ZANI

On the evening of 8th November 1970, BBC 2, three maverick characters were unleashed to the British viewing public, The Goodies.

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Peter Shilton, one of the finest goalkeepers the world has ever seen, has been denying strikers the net for more than twenty years -

Published in Video of the Week

ZZ Top's 1976  Worldwide Texas Tour for the album Fandango (1975) 

Published in Video of the Week
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 11:57

Albert Griffiths of The Gladiators Revered on ZANI

Following on from the sad news of the passing of Toots Hibbert in September, reggae music is in mourning once again with the loss of the great Albert Griffiths the leader of The Gladiators,in my opinion, the greatest band from that golden era of Jamaican roots reggae music in the mid-seventies.

Published in Music

As soon autumn arrives, so thoughts start turning towards warmer clothing. There is a fabric that has been used for at least the last century that should be addressed, especially as it has seen a bit of a resurgence since certain period dramas on television (Peaky Blinders) for example have had an impact on tastes when it comes to tailoring.

Published in Culture
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, 30 June 2020 19:34

Fire In Babylon

Fire in Babylon is a 2010 British documentary film about the record-breaking West Indies cricket team of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Marc Bolan TV documentary.Dandy in the Underworld. 1997.

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