Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869

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Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was an English conductor best known for his association with London’s annual series of promenade concerts known as The Proms. In 1893 a new concert hall opened in London. The hall could seat over two thousand people and the sound quality was the best…… Continue reading Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869

Swinging Sixties fashion shows

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Following on from my 1950s fashions post yesterday, here are some brilliant video clips from the 1960s. The first clip is great for a walk down Memory Lane as it features the mini-kilt, my favourite in 1966. I bought my mini-kilt from C&A (Coats and ‘Ats as it was known in my family). My dad…… Continue reading Swinging Sixties fashion shows

A 70s look at the Sixties

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There’s an interesting interview with Mary Quant in the middle of this film and some great Sixties shots to start with but the last part of the film can only be described as bizarre. https://youtu.be/0K4deOA8uDg Thanks for reading my blog today.

Interesting Interview with Twiggy

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Following on from Swinging Sixties Icons this is an interesting interview with Lesley Hornby aka Twiggy in which she hints at a movie career. https://youtu.be/Y1uNxKKLnok And we all know what happened next. https://youtu.be/SHba06Y8TA0 But I couldn’t remember if Twiggy had made any other films, so quick Wiki search to see what else she was in:…… Continue reading Interesting Interview with Twiggy

Top of the Pops January 1964

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Top of the Pops started in 1964 and this is how the show opened. https://youtu.be/fylk9ZvJVnc According to number-ones The Animals were at the top of the charts with “House of the Rising Sun” in July 1964 so presumably this clip was from then. The BBC TOTP website says the show started on New Year’s Day…… Continue reading Top of the Pops January 1964