The Motown Sound
3 Posts Last Activity 18/08/2017
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I enjoy listening to the Motown sound, in either CD or Vinyl, and have some favourites from that sixties period, also have seen Motown the Musical 3 times in London, mind you on an organised coach trip lots of memory's in that.
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Calling any Sandie Shaw fans!
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I'm a big fan of Sandie Shaw. Is there body else a fan out there? I've just bought her book "The World at my Feet", it would be great if there was anyone else out there.
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60's music
21 Posts Last Activity 29/10/2017
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Anybody wanna chat ? anybody awake ?
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Dancing
11 Posts Last Activity 08/05/2017
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I love the Jive - does anyone else?
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Skiffle groups and Trad Jazz
1 Posts Last Activity 24/10/2016
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My brother brought an old tea chest home and with a piece of thick cord and a broom handle, made a fantastic bass. You had to put your foot on it to steady it while stretching the cord attached to the middle of the tea chest and broomstick. Seems they were all the rage then. Lonnie Donegan, Ken Colyer, made great foot stomping music. Wonder how many people made home- made musical instruments. I was a very talented child, when I was two, I played on the linoleum!
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Have you discovered the Vintage TV channel?
2 Posts Last Activity 12/10/2016
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Discovered this channel on Freeview this afternoon definitely a mood improving nostalgic escape to the music of better times.
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What was the thing you NEVER did in your life, but wish you had?
15 Posts Last Activity 28/11/2016
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For me it was being a £10 pom. As a kid my Mum used to buy Lyon's quick brew tea, it came in a grey box, inside was a paper type sleeve with the dry tea in it. Between the box and sleeve would be a picture card of things about Australia, I got the album for 6d to stick the cards in. I read this album from end to end countless times and, at the age of 11 was bent on going to live there. I had a rotten time growing up and couldn't wait to leave home, so OZ was looking good. Never got there, joined the Army instead and never went back home, both of my parents died when I was in my 30's I'm not in touch with any other family member, as we do not like each other
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A New Title for the Swinging Sixties?
7 Posts Last Activity 15/06/2017
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I'm thinking of things like "The Decade of Wrong Turnings" or "The Age of Unreason". Why? Well I mean at the national level. It was a very good decade for me at the personal level but that's not my drift here. The 1960s was when Beeching and Marples closed so many railway lines that would be useful today. It was worse than closing the rail services, they ripped up the infrastructure. The French are wiser. They will close unproductive services but I understand that by law they must keep the infrastructure for at least 50 years. According to a book I'm reading, "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" by Lynn Truss, it was 1960 when it was decided that it was no longer necessary to teach grammar, spelling and punctuation in schools. We all know where that led. Has anyone else any examples of 1960s unwisdom? Keith
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Serving in the Women's Forces
1 Posts Last Activity 03/06/2016
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Best time of my life. 10 weeks square bashing with a bunch of great buddies at WRAF WILMSLOW. wooden huts/cold showers/foot blisters/ itchy passion killers/ ......... ( and Cpl Swain & Cpl Dick.)
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Imperial currency
3 Posts Last Activity 09/04/2016
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I never did get over decimalization in 1971.....a black day indeed, since our quaint LSD had so much going for it. The obvious choice for a unified currency system was the twelve shilling pound. But now, with inflation having taken its toll, why not revalue the pound? Have a Newpound (NP) worth 100s, or £5. Abolish the penny/pence/pee, which nobody ever liked (after all this time there's still no consensus) the base unit becomes the shilling. For once the elderly don't get shafted, since fifteen shillings really IS 15/- again....likewise 30 bob is once again...well, thirty bob. It means that a pound is worth something again, as well. Obviously there's no chance it will ever happen, but the idea is, I suggest, sound.
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