Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Early 1970s maxi dress.

Flattering one piece dress has a paisley-printed bodice of nylon knit in a lacy-look texture with accents of crepe-textured double-knit polyester that match the skirt. Back zipper closing.

This dress dates from around 1973 as you can see, this is the original catalogue picture of the dress.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Child's 70's Laura Ashley Dress

Just wanted to show a pic of the kind of dress worn by many a girl in the 70's. It has a frilled hem, little puff sleeves and tie sash at waist, all in a pretty fawn and blue floral print. A delightful dress.

Monday, 24 May 2010

70's Laura Ashley Dress

Now this is the type of dress I love! A beautiful Laura Ashley dress - straight out of the 70s. How to describe it?

A classic early Laura Ashley. Long, white and pannelled. This lovely, old-fashioned dress represents for me biblical womanhood, femininity and modesty. Heavy 100% cotton with crochet borders at hem of panels and hem, sleeve and down two sides of the bodice. High neckline (women of today, please take note!) and pleated middle front bodice, long puff sleeves and button cuffs. The style statement here is the additional shorter apron like panels – one covering the entire front and two either side of nylon zip at the back. Feminine and beautiful. A most fabulous dress.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

No 1's Of The 70's

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Track listing
1. Metal Guru - T-Rex
2. Blockbuster - Sweet
3. School's Out - Cooper, Alice
4. Jealous Mind - Alvin Stardust
5. Rubber Bullets - 10cc
6. Devil Gate Drive - Quatro, Suzi
7. Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
8. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse
9. Yellow River - Christie
10. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree - Dawn
11. Twelfth Of Never - Osmond, Donny
12. Hold Me Close - Essex, David
13. When Will I See You Again - Three Degrees
14. Rock Your Baby - McCrae, George
15. Kung Fu Fighting - Douglas, Carl
16. Double Barrel - Barker, Dave & Ansel Collins
17. In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
18. Band Of Gold - Payne, Freda
19. Love Me For A Reason - Osmonds
20. Sad Sweet Dreamer - Sweet Sensation
21. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

1. Bye Bye Baby - Bay City Rollers
2. Coz I Luv U - Slade
3. January - Pilot
4. Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy
5. You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - New Seekers
6. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle Of The Road
7. Save Your Kisses For Me - Brotherhood Of Man
8. When A Child Is Born - Mathis, Johnny
9. I Only Have Eyes For You - Garfunkel, Art
10. Free - Williams, Deniece
11. When I Need You - Sayer, Leo
12. Stand By Your Man - Wynette, Tammy
13. Tears On My Pillow - Nash, Johnny
14. Barbados - Typically Tropical
15. December '63 (Oh What A Night) - Four Seasons
16. I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance) - Charles, Tina
17. You To Me Are Everything - Real Thing
18. Show You The Way To Go - Jacksons
19. I Feel Love - Summer, Donna
20. Are Friends Electric - Tubeway Army

Any of these classics bring back memories? Personally, some of my favourite no.1's of the 70's would have to be 'I'm not in love' by 10.CC, 'The Logical Song' by Supertramp, 'Haitian Divorce' by Steeley Dan, 'The Dean And I' by 10.CC, and Something In The Air By Thunderclap Newman. Oh, and also 'Breakfast in America' by Supertramp. (what a voice!) What, some of them weren't number ones? Well they all were in my book.

Talking Of 70's Number 1's.....

... or songs that should have been number 1. What about that beautiful tune 'Haitian Divorce' by Steeley Dan? I used to love this song in the 70's, used to almost bring tears to my eyes. (Maybe cause it sounded kind of sad at times) But even though I absolutely loved the song, I didn't quite get all of the lyrics. And if anyone out there did know them, I wonder if anyone actually understood their meaning?

'Babs and Clean Willie were in love they said
So in love the preacher's face turned red
Soon everybody knew the thing was dead
He shouts, she bites, they wrangle through the night
She go crazy
Got to make a getaway
Papa say

Oh - no hesitation
No tears and no hearts breakin'
No remorse
Oh - congratulations
This is your Haitian divorce'

Well, I really don't care what the lyrics were about, that was, (and still is) an absolutely beautiful tune. Top points to Steeley Dan!

Friday, 21 May 2010

Absolute Favourite Tune Of The 60's And 70's

Favourite song of the 60's is 'Woodstock'. Just beautiful. By Southern Comfort. Favourite tune of the 70's has no competition. It's 'Something In The Air' By Thunderclap Newman'. Once again, so beautiful. But where on earth did he get the name 'Thunderclap Newman' from? The first name I would have thought was a little unfortunate, especially coming at the end of the 60's!