Category: 1950-1999

Unforgiven – An Epigram, 1955

A little epigram by Colin Ellis that amused me from The Weekend Book, 1955 edition (but written in the 1930s): A little digging reveals there was a companion epigram: Unforgivable With Peter I refuse...

Maurice Gibb is Talent Hunting, 1970

From the Pelham Pop Annual in 1970, an interview with Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees on his new record company, started with his brother Barry Gibb. Their first signing was Billy Lawrie, the...

Civil Defence Pocket Book, 1961

From 1961, the time of the Vietnam war, the Berlin Wall and great Cold War paranoia, comes this Civil Defence Pocket Book – in this case it’s the one for Wardens of the Civil...

Cilla Black Likes Being Skinny, 1970

The Pelham Pop Annual of 1970 was strangely weight-obsessed. So much so, that there’d be serious Twitter outrage if this kind of thing was printed now. It’s even the headline on a Cilla Black...

Starburst front cover

How to Watch Star Wars at Home in 1978

Here’s another guest post, this time from Steve. He hasn’t got a blog or a website, despite the fact that he is well aware that he should have, considering he is a web developer and...