Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Question On 'Yahoo Answers' About The BCR

Question - "Who were fans of the Bay city Rollers? Who were fans of the Rollers in the 70s and still likes them to this day? Also any one who wasn't around then do you have parents that like them or an aunt etc? Or even a friend who maybe older than you thanks? Also who didn't like them and their music and if someone reads this and it was before their time did they also have older relatives eg parents who didn't like them. And also like them as I mentioned at the start thanks.Was anyone of you a BCR fan in the 70's"? (End of quote from asker) Answer - "I was security at one of their concerts, the lead singer ( a right wanker) took a poke at one of the stage hands, he screamed like the big jessie that he was when the stagehand decked him, tosser !" (End of quote from answerer) No comment.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Unusual 70's Ad

Thought I'd share this very unusual advert from the 70's. Somehow I don't think we'll be seeing any ads like this one on British television any time soon!

Saturday, 11 September 2010


Lookin was a really good 70's TV magazine. The adults had 'The TV Times' and 'The Radio Times'. The children and teenagers had 'Lookin'.

Friday, 10 September 2010

The 70's - The Era Of Public Information Films

I'll never forget the great public information films we had in the 70's. "Clunk click every trip" advised Jimmy Saville. For many people who grew up in the UK in the 70's that immortal phrase will stick in their memories for a long time yet! And what was that other one, by the green cross code man? "Look right, look left, look right again". Very sound advice indeed. I remember as a young girl navigating a busy street and waiting to cross the road. "Look right, look left, look right again" I thought to myself. Yes, I repeated that mantra many a time whilst waiting to cross a road. It really stuck in my memory and I believe did help to keep me and many other children safe on the roads. Here is a list of the 'health and safety gurus' who helped children in the 70's stay safe.
Jimmy Saville "Now then, now then. as it happens" in the seventies, Jimmy Saville persuaded the nation that it was better to "Clunk Click on Every Trip".
Green Cross Code Man
The super-hero in spandex helped a generation of kids to cross the road safely. Played by 6 ft 7 Dave (Darth Vader) Prowse.
The Green Cross Code Man made a visit to St Augustines CE primary school in Swinton.
Jon Pertwee
The Doctor Who star attempted to re-enforce the Green Cross Code message with his bizarre request for us to "SPLINK". It's been suggested that it stands for Stop at the Pavement. Look and Listen for traffic. If no traffic is Near walk across. and Keep looking and listening as you cross.

Alvin Stardust

The glam rocker told us that we "must be outta our tiny minds" if we forgot to look before we crossed the road.

Kevin Keegan
In between training
sessions for Liverpool and visits to the hairdresser, Kev still found time to get the road safety message across to his legions of fans.

The Tufty club was launched in 1961 and has recently been modernised. Bernard Cribbins narrated the popular 1970's films featuring our road safety squirrel and his naughty friend Willy Weasel.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Public Information Film Featuring Les Gray

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Sixties Pop Memorabilia

Yes I know this blog is a 70's blog but I couldn't resist including this vintage bit of Beatles memorabilia! It's a Beatles towel described like this:-

"Rare original vintage Beatles fab four unused Irish linen tea towel 1964
Superb vintage piece of fab four sixties ephemera!
The Beatles images have adorned everything from mugs and plates to toys, thermos flasks to beauty products and most things inbetween!
Here is a great item for any enthusiastic Beatles collector - an original irish linen tea towel featuring John, Paul, George and Ringo circa 1964.
Printed in black, claret and dusky pink on cream, this fab tea towel has a border of guitars and drums, and features printed signatures above the heads of each of the band.
Printed along the bottom "all pure linen, made in Ireland, Ulster, copyright, fast colours".

The seller is asking for £70.00, which may seem a bit steep for a bit of cloth but aah, this ain't any old bit of cloth. This is a bit of cloth with the mugshots of the Beatles on it, which makes all the difference, and mightily increases it's value! I remember when I was a fan of a pop group in the 70's, anything with their faces on I just had to have! It was the same with other fans, and fans of other pop groups or singers in the 60's and 70's - even in the 80's. A young girl's love for a pop group or star is such a powerful thing, it takes over every aspect of her life. She lives, eats, sleeps and dreams this boy band or singer and will buy anything she can get her hands on that has anything to do with them, if possible! And it is this phenomenom that makes the discovery or management of a young boy band or boy singer so lucrative. As long as the boy band or singer is popular and they still have hordes of teenage, (or pre-teen) obsessional (and very hormonal!) fans chasing after them anything featuring them will sell. Why else do talent scouts or managers continually hope to discover the latest boyband! As a source of money, what can rival them? (well of course there are some things but I can't think of them at the top of my head) Because like I said, once a young girl is in love with a boy band or singer she will buy virtually anything that features them - whether records, magazines, posters, badges, bags, watches and yes, even tea towels.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Guy Williams From Lost In Space

I remember watching 'lost in space' in the 70's. It was a sci-fi programme for children and it was great! I loved it! Carried on watching it even when I was in my late(ish) (well 15 or 16) teens. And the man who played the dad in it was absolutely gorgeous, so handsome. Anyway, here's his original screen test to get the part. Sorry he smokes in this, but that was how it was in those days.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Lost In Space Trailer