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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,... »

Power Cuts

Thursday, April 25, 2013
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... »


8 Track Cartridge Players

Monday, October 29, 2012
By The GlamGuru
8 Track Cartridge Players

These continuous loops of tape enclosed in plastic which were seen in any Ford Cortina that was a… er…Ford Cortina did not die when car cassette players became popular,... »

Soda Syphons

Thursday, June 7, 2012
By The GlamGuru
Soda Syphons

The past few years have seen an increase of interest in 60s/70s instrumental music – I believe it’s called Elevator Music in the States. It has been another string... »

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... »

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