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Pop Cover Version LPs

Friday, December 14, 2018
By The GlamGuru
Pop Cover Version LPs

Although the market of today is awash with compilation albums, the Now That’s What I Call Music 27′s and the Dance Heat – The Second Fire types were in short supply in the early 1970′s. For the 70′s youngster (or the just-generally-tight-with-money person) an alternative to the compilation albums existed in the form of... »

Curly Perms

Friday, December 14, 2018
By The GlamGuru
Curly Perms

Oh dear. In 1978, just as hair was getting shorter, punk/new wave fashion had taken over from the baggy trousers with 8 inch waistbands and platform shoes were back on Do Not Bring Out Until The Mid 90s shelf, the Anonymous Saint Of Glam... »

Featured Fad – I-Spy Books

Friday, December 14, 2018
By The GlamGuru
Featured Fad – I-Spy Books

They stirred the inquiring mind of the 70′s child, they were educational, they were very cheap…… I Spy books were the first examples of the self help & self education culture….probably. (Well it sounded good when I wrote it !). They didn’t really tell... »


Saturday Morning Children’s TV

Friday, December 14, 2018
By The GlamGuru
Saturday Morning Children’s TV

Up until 1976, children’s TV had mainly been restricted to weekdays between 4.0 and 5.45pm. No one seemed to know what to broadcast on Saturday Mornings, apart from the... »

Power Cuts

Friday, December 14, 2018
By The GlamGuru
Power Cuts

Our friends overseas will be stumped with this one, but those of us from the UK remember them, don’t we ? OK, it wasn’t a fad as such. In... »

70s UK Number Ones – December

Saturday, December 1, 2018
By The GlamGuru
70s UK Number Ones – December

1970 DAVE EDMUNDS I Hear You Knockin’ (all month) 1971 SLADE – Cos I Luv You (1st week) BENNY HILL – Ernie (Fastest Milkman In The West) (rest of... »

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