A comic written by Julian Bond and published in 1967
, after he was expelled from the Georgia House of Representatives for opposing the war in Viet Nam. [Warning: n-word is used once as an example of hate speech] [more inside]
is dedicated to 1960's women's magazines - particularly the advertising - and is a fascinating insight into the issues of the day. Need to gain weight
? Are you too hairy
? Tired and depressed
? Maybe you want to make your burnt finger worse
. The answers are here, selected from the pages of magazines such as Woman's Own
and Woman's Weekly
Gypsy Creams biscuits? Sorry, they're pretty rare
Clever! Peppy! Immensely entertaining! The opening sequence of the Dick Cavett Show
was a little masterpiece of 60s pop graphics. A similar aesthetic is at work here in this 60s era PSA reminding you to vote
. Here's some jazzy 60s animation: a commercial for Beechnut Gum
. And lots more typically 60s animation and graphics on display here in this Animation Commercial Collection
Okay, first, take a look at this collection of 60's and 70's Asian Pop Record Covers
. Cause they're just a helluvalotta of fun to look at. Now, if you find your musical
appetite whetted, the same fellow who brought you those wonderful jackets has a Singapore and Asian 60's Pop Music
MySpace page, where you can listen to his fabulous
audio playlist, see video clips and more record jackets, and get more info on this very fertile period in Asian pop music history. [more inside]
From hair styles
, this site has amassed a massive fashion photo collection
of groovy celebrities and swingin' stars from the '60s and '70s.
On May 14th, 1967, the new British pop group The Pink Floyd makes one of their first ever TV appearances. Despite a stellar performance of the song Astronomy Domine, the pretentious host of the show, Hans Keller, has nothing good to say about the band. During the interview
(youtube, performance comes first, interview starts about 5:50 in. transcript here.
), he chastises the band for their "continuous repetition", "terribly loud" volume, and their "proportionately a bit boring" sound.
However, it seems that all Hans' show will ever be remembered for is this single interview
. Pink Floyd, on the other hand.. Well, we all know what happened to them
. Syd Barrett, on the other hand, was not so lucky
The World in Pieces.
During the early 1960s, Mimmo Rotella
(who just died in Milan at age 87
) went around Europe collecting strips of advertising posters that had been pasted over and torn away many times. He also tore at posters (warning: big file)
himself in a rebellious act
of desecration to create the works he called decollages
. More inside.