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The Stylophone

Thursday, June 7, 2012
By The GlamGuru
The Stylophone

David Bowie may have used this instrument for one note on Space Oddity and Chicory Tip sounded like they had the mains powered deluxe model on some of their hits, but this forerunner to home keyboards didn’t last too long, despite celebrity endorsement from Rolf Harris. On the introductory record that came with your... »

Coloured Vinyl

Thursday, June 7, 2012
By The GlamGuru
Coloured Vinyl

1978 was a good or bad year for record collectors depending on how you viewed it ! No more boring black vinyl singles in plain white covers. Surely any single released this year wasn’t even worth listening to if it wasn’t on COLOURED VINYL... »

Space Invaders

Thursday, June 7, 2012
By The GlamGuru
Space Invaders

Somethings never change. I’m hopeless at computer games now and I have always been. Tele-tennis or the latest PC game, it makes no difference. I avoid them all. Space Invaders was different. Back in 1981, all the pubs had a Space Invaders machine and... »


Real Ale

Thursday, June 7, 2012
By The GlamGuru
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... »

Curly Perms

Thursday, June 7, 2012
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... »

Furry Dice

Thursday, June 7, 2012
By The GlamGuru
Furry Dice

Such is the popularity of this feature, I have started to receive requests…well, one so far, but it’s a start ! So, feel free to drop me a note... »

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