Desmond Dekker-Israelites :: Part of the reggae chart invasion of 1969 in the UK.
Try as they might, today’s models can’t hold a candle to the one and only Bettie Page.
A virgin among the living dead.
AFTER HOURS by THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City. First active from 1965 to 1973, their best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists. Although never commercially successful while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 1960s.
The Velvet Underground were managed by Andy Warhol and were the house band at his studio the Factory and for his Exploding Plastic Inevitable events. The provocative lyrics of some of the band’s songs gave a nihilistic outlook to some of their music.
Their 1967 debut album, titled The Velvet Underground & Nico (which featured German singer Nico, with whom the band collaborated) was named the 13th Greatest Album of All Time, and the “most prophetic rock album ever made” by Rolling Stone in 2003.In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the band #19 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.
LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG / 1958
The sin-steeped story of the “beat” generation!
Two sisters live in a dysfunctional family in a California town. The elder, “nice” Kim, was sexually abused and hates men. Rebellious teen Jill is fed-up generally and runs away, finding her niche as a B-girl and sex-kitten working her way to Vegas. Kim leaves her job and goes in search of Jill, meeting her own misadventures en route; but by this time Jill’s wanted for robbery. Will she live fast and die young?
Television Has Gone Retro
So now that you’ve bought that brand new 60-inch 3D capable 1-inch thick LED/LCD television for your living room, what’s next? Looks like the guys at LG are going back to the future with their latest TV.
The retro-styled LG Serie 1 television doesn’t just look like an old set, it actually uses good old CRT technology. No schmancy flat screens here, just a old-fashioned 4:3 aspect ratio cathode ray tube for you to watch your reruns of I Love Lucy on.
The set features a 14-inch diagonal screen, complete with rabbit-ear antennae and chrome legs. It even has old-school knobs for changing channels and adjusting volume. However, this set has a modern digital tuner, composite video for your retro video game console, and a wireless remote so it’s not completely antique tech.
For extra fun, you can flip the television between full color, black & white and sepia tone modes:
The sets are available in the orange color shown above (model 14SR1EB) and a dark brown (model 14SR1DB). At this point the LG Serie 1 Retro Classic TV is currently only available in Korea, where it currently retails for appx. $216.00 USD.
The Green Hornet was a television series shown on the ABC US television network. It aired for the 1966-1967 television season and starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid, and Bruce Lee as Kato.
MAD MONSTER PARTY!
This Halloween stop-animation film came out in 1967. With all of today’s technology, Hollywood still can’t come close to the magic of films like this.
COMIN’ HOME, BABY by MEL TORME (aka. The Velvet Fog)
Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed “The Velvet Fog”, was an American musician, known for his jazz singing. He was also a composer and arranger, a drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He co-wrote the classic holiday song “The Christmas Song” (also known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) with Bob Wells.
Tormé wrote more than 250 songs, several of which became jazz standards. One of his best known songs is “Comin’ Home Baby”, a 1960 martini-swinger-type melody and has been covered by several world renown recording artist as well as used in movies.
ISRAELITES by DESMOND DEKKER
Desmond Dekker (July 16, 1941—May 25, 2006) was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician.
Together with his backing group, The Aces, he had one of the first international Jamaican hits with “Israelites”. Other hits include “007 (Shanty Town)” (1967) and “It Miek” (1969).
Before the ascent of Bob Marley, Dekker was one of the most popular musicians within Jamaica, and one of the best-known musicians outside it.
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High School Hell Cats
David Bowie interview when he was 17.
He was The President of “The Society to Prevent Cruelty of Long-haired Men”.