Month: May 2006

YouTube: The Seeds

I love this clip. It’s a classic piece of 60s garage from The Seeds, with their first 45, the wonderful "Pushin’ Too Hard" from 1966. Except, of course, it’s not quite your typical clip – it seems to be from some American sitcom of the same era, with the band […]

BBC's summer of 1967

I’m not sure if this a one-hour special or a first instalment, the press release isn’t clear, but this BBC2 documentary on swinging London and the summer of ’67, under the title Summer Of Love, cerrtainly seems to pack a lot in. Covering the usual ground of rebellion against the […]

Sixties Graphics at the V&A

It’s going to be a sixties summer over at the V&A. As well as the Swinging London exhibition, they’ll also be hosting a display of graphic material including posters, magazines, photographs, album covers and other printed ephemera, covering the period 1965-1972. Sixties Graphics will focus on the huge explosion of […]

60s British psych posters

With an exhibition due at the V&A later this year (more on that later), it might be a good time to invest in some of the eccentric British poster art of the late 60s. After a good deal of searching around, I’ve found a website that has a great selection […]

Cult movie site Cinedelica launched

As vintage film and TV buffs (and knowing a lot of people who feel the same way), we thought we’d spend a bit more time writing about it – so we’ve launched Cinedelica, a cult film and TV website that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It will run alongside the […]

YouTube: The Creation

After the popularity of last week’s Small Faces clip, let’s enjoy somehting in a similar vein – The Creation. Enjoy these two tracks (Painter Man and Stop Me), then try to work out how the band weren’t huge.

Football fashions of 1966

The picture to your right is Bobby Moore and Martin Peters having a wander near England’s team hotel in 1966, taken from a fantastic new book of unseen photos taken around the World Cup of 1966 – 1966 Uncovered. Many aren’t taken on the football pitch – and that’s the […]

Swinging London exhibition at the V&A

If you’re not aware, the V&A will be running a Swinging London exhibition from 6th June 2006 through to 25th February 2007, featuring designs by Mary Quant, Ossie Clark, Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne among others, covering the period from the mid 1950s (when Mary Quant established her first boutique) […]