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

What was Number One this week in 1964?

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Top of the Pops started in 1964 and this week Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over” was Number One. https://youtu.be/1iABFZGzEjY “It’s Over” knocked Cilla Black and “You’re My World” from the top spot which she’d held for four weeks. Roy only stayed at Number One for a couple of weeks. I didn’t like the song at all…… Continue reading What was Number One this week in 1964?

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

My third Swinging Sixties pop record

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Following on from The first pop record I ever owned was …… and Swinging Sixties memory failure! The next 45rpm pop record I bought was Tossing and Turning performed by The Ivy League. Released in 1965, the record made number 3 and stayed in the charts for thirteen weeks. I don’t know why I liked the song so…… Continue reading My third Swinging Sixties pop record

Swinging Sixties memory failure!

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Reading again The first pop record I ever owned was …… I find that my memory has been playing tricks. My first pop record wasn’t “Walking Back To Happiness” but Helen Shapiro’s “Tell Me What He Said”. Which means that “Tell Me What He Said” wasn’t the B side of “WBTH” at all. This memory failure has…… Continue reading Swinging Sixties memory failure!

Swinging Sixties Icons

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If you enjoyed Swinging 60s Models and Swinging Sixties fashion shows you’ll probably like these films of Swinging Sixties icons too. Mary Quant Some rather odd footwear included in this collection along with the iconic flower logo. https://youtu.be/SB5eIfHXkWQ Twiggy Lots of big smiles from Twiggy and even more from Justin. https://youtu.be/0SbQrNtMFeI Julie Christie The Oscar…… Continue reading Swinging Sixties Icons