Fads and Fashions Of The 70s and 80s

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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 inflicted it’s last joke on the world – curly perms... »

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 you much about the subject the book covered, but 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 the early 70s, Britain was not having the best of times. Without getting into politics and the rights and wrongs of the situation, basically there... »

Rude Novelties

Sunday, December 31, 2017
By The GlamGuru
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 relatives brought back from holidays which you dare not exhibit. The working model of... »

Party Sevens

Sunday, December 31, 2017
By The GlamGuru
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 demise of the British Engineering Industry and the lack of new Engineering Apprentices has... »

Dial-a-Disc

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
By The GlamGuru
Dial-a-Disc

Those of us that reside in the UK may remember the days before privatisation of the British telephone system, when it was attached to the mail system and known as the GPO, or Post Office Telephones. In the days before the commercial information services such as astological prediction lines and the “Sexy Sandra” type... »

British Cars Of The 70s

Friday, February 24, 2017
By The GlamGuru
British Cars Of The 70s

OK, so you’re no doubt familiar with the old cliche about feeling older when policemen start to look younger. But what about the 90s selection of cars ? Can you tell a Ford Probe from a Mondeo ? Can you even distinguish them from a Rover ? It seem so different from the 70s... »

Music Centres

Thursday, April 25, 2013
By The GlamGuru
Music Centres

In these days of small, slick hi-fi products in fashionable black, it’s hard to remember the days when teak was “in”. To those of us who survived the late 60s and early 70s with a mono Dansette record player or an old radiogram which was basically a sideboard that someone bunged a radio and... »

Space Hoppers

Thursday, April 25, 2013
By The GlamGuru
Space Hoppers

As a kid, I never owned a space hopper and I must admit I never harboured a desire for one. It’s only now that this huge rubber satsuma has started to intrigue me. For a start, how did they inflate ? Did they inflate, or did you have to carry them out of the... »

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