Author: The GlamGuru

70s UK Number Ones – May

1970 NORMAN GREENBAUM – Spirit In The Sky (1st and 2nd week) ENGLAND WORLD CUP SQUAD – Back Home (rest of the month) 1971 DAVE AND ANSIL COLLINS – Double Barrell (1st and 2nd week) DAWN – Knock Three Times…

Remembering Steve Priest

Steve Priest, charismatic bass player and superb vocalist from arguably the best glam rock band in the world, The Sweet, passed away on 4th June aged 72 after a short illness. Known for his outrageous performances on Top of the…

Real Ale

OK, so it’s taken as read these days that all the good pubs have handpumps on the bar, but any member of the Campaign For Real Ale will tell you that you had a fight on your hands to find…

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 odd cartoon and Garden Sheds Around Britain type series ! Meanwhile,…

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…

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…

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 !).…

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 the early 70s, Britain was not having the best of times.…

Rude Novelties

Oeerrr Missus. Now this is a family page so I’m not going to dwell on this subject in too much detail ! You’ve got to have been there at the time. Who remembers those delightful little novelties that friends and…

Party Sevens

Whether you were a 70’s Party Organiser or a 70’s Party Animal, your “do” wasn’t complete without a few Party Sevens or Party Cans. They were giant beer cans that held near enough a gallon of beer or lager. The…