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Little Richard: ‘a little Jewish black bottomed boy from Georgia’

On August 4 1972, Little Richard, the greatest rock ‘n’ roll star of them all was on British TV. He was the originator, the boy whose song about anal sex became Tutti Frutti, anthem for the American Century – the song that contains the single greatest line in rock ‘n’ roll music and, if Bob Dylan can be a Nobel laureate for his writing, arguably the greatest line in American literature: “A Wop Bop A Loo Bop A Lop Bam Boom!”

 

Take it away, Little Richard…

Spotter: Flashbak

Posted: 7th, August 2017 | In: Celebrities, Music | Comment


The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival 1972: Possibly The Worst Music Gathering in History

AFTER The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Isle of Wight captured rock ‘n’ roll’s attention, everyone was soon trying to get in on the action by putting on their own festivals.

England got Bickershaw and Glastonbury started to stretch out, and America saw festivals popping up all over the place. One such show was the 1972 Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival.

 

 

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However, this was one of the most disastrous get-togethers in rock. The Rolling Stone’s Altamont gig in 1969 was bad enough, but this shindig, held over three days on Bull Island in Indiana, was blighted from the off.

Promoters of the show thought they’d be getting around 50,000 music lovers on-site, but soon enough, they found themselves swamped with over 300,000 ready to lose their shit and get messy.

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Posted: 2nd, September 2014 | In: Music | Comment


Listen To This 1972 Tribute To Norwich City: When White People Called Reggae ‘Calypso’

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ORIGINALLY released on 7″ vinyl in 1972, what we have hear is a cracking little pop ditty about Norwich City by a band by the name of The Chic Applin Sound from back when white people called reggae “calypso”.

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Posted: 16th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Sports | Comment (1)


Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams And The 1972 Murder of ‘IRA Informer’ Jean McConville

Undated file photo of Jean McConville (left) with three of her children before she vanished in 1972 as Jean McConville's IRA killers tried to silence her son days after she vanished, it has been revealed. Michael McConville, who was 11 when his mother was snatched from her west Belfast home in 1972, was abducted, beaten and threatened at gunpoint by young republicans intent on keeping her disappearance quiet.  Issue date: Sunday November 3, 2013.

Undated file photo of Jean McConville (left) with three of her children before she vanished in 1972 as Jean McConville’s IRA killers tried to silence her son days after she vanished, it has been revealed. Michael McConville, who was 11 when his mother was snatched from her west Belfast home in 1972, was abducted, beaten and threatened at gunpoint by young republicans intent on keeping her disappearance quiet. Issue date: Sunday November 3, 2013.

 

RIGHT now Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is answering police questions. Or, maybe, he’s getting an actor to do it for him?

Addams has been questioned by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConvill.

The BBC:

Mrs McConville, a 37-year-old widow and mother of 10, was abducted from her flat in the Divis area of west Belfast and shot by the IRA.  Her body was recovered from a beach in County Louth in 2003.

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Posted: 30th, April 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment


Classic Photo: April 29th 1962 – Norwich City Celebrate Winning The Second Division Championship

FOOTBALL flashback to April 29th 1972: Norwich City celebrate winning the Second Division Championship in the dressing room: (l-r) Graham Paddon, trainer, Doug Livermore, Kevin Keelan, Terry Anderson, Duncan Forbes, manager Ron Saunders, Trevor Howard

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Paper plate: model’s own.

Posted: 5th, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism, Sports | Comment


November 1972: Liverpool’s Steve Heighway And Brian Hall Read A Greek newspaper in Athens

FLASHBACK to November 1 1972: Liverpool’s Steve Heighway (left) and Brian Hall (right) read a Greek newspaper in Athens ahead of their UEFA Cup second round second leg match against AEK Athens.

 

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Liverpool won the tie 6-1 on aggregate. They would go on to defeat Spurs in the semi-final and Borussia Mönchengladbach on aggregate to win the cup.

 

 

Posted: 25th, February 2014 | In: Flashback, Liverpool, Photojournalism, Sports | Comment


1972 gift special: a life-size doll of you

IT’S 1972. Cosmetic surgery is not yet so advanced. Dolly the sheep is but a dream But you want to create a replica of yourself. What to do? Become an Osmond? No. For $3,000 and no cents (exclusive of clothes and sculptor’s airfare) you could invest in “full-dimensional, life-size, reasonable facsimilies of you, or your favourite other person”.

You’d be mad not do. Mad, I tell you. Maaaaaaad:


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Posted: 1st, November 2012 | In: Flashback, The Consumer | Comment


Comic book star Archie’s 1972 vision of life in 2012

FLASHBACK to a 1972 Archie comic where our hero time-travels to the year 2012. He was right about one thing: those hats are on-trend… (More from Dan DeCarlo):

Spotter: weddingpresent 

Posted: 19th, September 2012 | In: Flashback | Comment