Who had a stylophone?

Jan Warren… Yep, and used to plug it into the amp and play along to some records!! – I’ve heard it’s been re-launched again this year to mark it’s 50th anniversary… I might just buy one?!!

Jim Breeds… I had one of those. Lent it to a friend in the mid-1970s (I’d guess) and never saw it again! Curses.

Jan Warren… Yeah Jim, I know the feeling, mine disappeared in the 70s too! Gggggrrrrr….

Pete Fairless… £20 on Amazon… https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stylophone…/dp/B000SKHSRU

Jim Breeds…  I’d prefer having my original one though

Conan Howard… I had a stylophone in the 70s , I put a 1/4 inch jack socket in the thing and used it through my 100 watt amp and speaker ,through a variety of effects peddles. What fun … Conan

David Miller… Same here – mounted on it’s own mic stand, we called it the Stylothizer…

Jan Warren… Just been looking on Ebay, there are 30 Stylophones for sale, many are original 1970s and some are much cheaper than the £20 that Amazon is asking for a brand new one!! – think I might get one, I prefer the original

 

Bumpers – Island Sampler compilation LP 1970

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Side 1
1. Every Mother’s Son by Traffic
2. Love by Bronco 
3. I Am The Walrus by Spooky Tooth
4. Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Gauranga by Quintessence 

Side Two:
5. Thunderbuck Ram by Mott The Hoople
6. Nothing To Say by Jethro Tull
7. Going Back West by Jimmy Cliff
8. Send Your Son To Die by Blodwyn Pig
9. Little Woman by Dave Mason

Side Three:
10. Go Out And Get It by John and Beverley Martyn
11. Cadence and Cascade by King Crimson
12. I’m Reaching Out On All Sides by If
13. Oh I Wept by Free
14. Hazey Jane by Nick Drake

Side Four:
15. Walk Awhile by Fairport Convention
16. Maybe You’re Right by Cat Stevens
17. Island by Renaissance
18. The Sea by Fotheringay
19. Take Me To Your Leader by Clouds

Chris Giles… I loved this LP ..one of the best, I thought of the Island samplers and have still got it

Dave Nattress… I remember this one well, a couple of friends had it. Stand out track for me – first time I heard it was “Oh I Wept” by Free (off Fire and Water). Already had Tons of Sobs and Free but got F & W on vinyl then and on musicassette for the Ford Anglia I had back then! Still got both as well as the first edition, remaster and special edition – and pretty much everything Free did. Free what a fabulous unit. Paul Kossoff (RIP) such unique guitar work. Actually the first time I heard many of these artists!

Paine Electrics – Opening 22nd February 1971.

Phil Gill… Great. I bought the first Taste album and The Mothers Live at the Fillmore there. Roger Carey bought a lot of music there too.

Alan Pepper… If you had a time machine and went back to ’71 what RECORDS would you get from Paine’s Electrics ?

Alan Esdaile… Loads of great albums in 1971. Subject to budget which was very tight then, I would say Carol King Tapestry, Who Who’s Next, Janis Joplin Pearl and Leonard Cohen Songs Of Love & Hate.

Andy Qunta… If I had a time machine, I would get Time Machine by Factory! I lost my copy! Also The Yes Album, Genesis’ Nursery Cryme, and Deep Purple’s Fireball came out that year, I think.

Nigel Ford… Seeing it was formerly HORNBROOKS, I think that was what the shop in Battle was called when I first bought my 7″s. I don’t desire anything else from that time other than those I have still : GRAND FUNK Live & HUMBLE PIE Performance Rockin the Fillmore, though the latter was much later in the year. I remenber getting GENESIS Nursery Crimes & HUMBLE PIE Smokin from the DISC JOCKEY at different times around then and taking them back as they were too boring, which BIG AL did no problem.

Andy Qunta… Nursery Cryme boring? No way!

Alan Esdaile… Great album Nursery Cryme. Also like Selling England by The Pound.

Ian Cramp… Thanks, fond memories of this shop Best album that year in my opinion Meddle by Pink Floyd.

Alan Esdaile… lots of great albums in 1971. Who’s Next, What’s Going On Marvin Gaye, Blue Joni Mitchell… difficult choice Ian.

Pete Fairless… Don’t forget ‘Sticky Fingers’, ‘Tapestry’ and ‘Hunky Dory’…

 

Bernard Jeffery & Charlie Tumahai from Be Bop Deluxe late 70’s

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Bernard Jeffery…..late seventies rehearsals with Charlie Tumahai From Be Bop Deluxe in The Box Hastings. The Hollywood Killers.

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http://www.milesago.com/Features/tumahai.htm

Bernard Jeffery… Above, great piece about a great musician and a great bloke.Mentions the time I played with him in the Hollywood Killers back in the late seventies.

Tim Phillips… Interesting article. Be Bop Deluxe was one of my favourite bands in the mid 70s. I can remember riding my motorbike to Eastbourne to see one of their gigs with my then girlfriend (who went on to be lead singer of The Mobiles). I think the gig was at The Congress. The ride back to Hastings to take Anna home was one of the coldest motorbike rides I can remember smile emoticon

Bernard Jeffery…  I loved all of their albums and saw them live many times so it was a real buzz to play with Charlie and meet the rest of the band at Hollywood Killers gigs

Dave Nattress… Be Bop Deluxe were fabulous – I have all their stuff on Vinyl and CD and love Sunburst Finish and Modern Music.  Samisen – where’s Sarah H, do you remember we did “Ships in the Night”.  Indeed Tim, it was the Congress as I was there.  I do remember they were really, really loud.  RIP Charles, your contribution holding the bass down whilst Bill Nelson went off on his space-missions was vital.  I stumbled across a great Bio of Bill Nelson and Be Bop Deluxe, published in 2008, written by Paul Sutton Reeves – “Music In Dreamland”  “Bill Nelson and Be Bop Deluxe”.  A long read but worth it.

Tim Phillips… Yes, I agree that Be Bop Deluxe were really loud at The Congress. I had a motorbike with straight through exhaust pipes which sounded incredibly loud (probably made me quite unpopular in Bexhill). On the ride home I couldn’t hear my bike because my ears were still ringing from the concert lol.

 

Backtrack 1 – Track Records sampler – 1970

anyone remember the compilation albums from Track Records?

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Side 1:

1. Walk On Gilded Splinters – MARSHA HUNT
2. Hey Joe – JIMI HENDRIX
3. Devil’s Grip – THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN
4. Pictures Of Lily – THE WHO
5. All Along The Watchtower – JIMI HENDRIX
6. Desdemona – JOHN’S CHILDREN [featuring Marc Bolan of T.Rex]

Side 2:
1. Fire – THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN
2. I Can See For Miles – THE WHO
3. Follow Me – EIRE APPARENT
4. It’s Been A Long Time – ANDY ELLISON
5. Call Me Lightning – THE WHO
6. The Wind Cries Mary – JIMI HENDRIX

John Mcewen… I had one many years back. Only track I can remember on it was Armenia city in the sky

Chris Baker… Some great tracks on that one! 🙂

Patrick Lewis… Have got the Backtrack with one side of the Who and one side of Hendrix. Can’t remember what number but has a blue ish cover.

James Turner… I lied just checked and I have backtrack 4 and 5 Who and Hendrix and backtrack 9 The Who.

Mick O’Dowd… Yeah I do. Some weird tracks on some of them but great stuff.

John Storer… Andy Ellison went on to form The Radio Stars and play the Pier second on a bill to Eddie & The Hot Rods. Squeeze were the first band on that night. The Eire Apparent track was produced by Hendrix, who also played on it. The band featured Henry McCullough who went on to be a member of Wings.

Mark Asseenontv Scutchings-Stevens… One of the first albums that I bought ! 🙂

Jan Warren… I still have some!!

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Patrick Lewis… Jimi Hendrix’s first two Albums released by Track in their budget range about 1970-71. If I remember they were £1 each at a time when a full price album was about 38/- in old money. Have them both.

Congratulations to all who were born in the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s from 1029 KOFM

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Thanks to Paul Bridgett for finding this. Shared from 1029 KOFM

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s ! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes or cancer. Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags and we went round the streets on Go-carts made from old pram wheels & bits of wood. We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC or Subway. Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn’t open on the weekends, somehow we didn’t starve to death! We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because…… WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars. We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on FOXTEL, no video/dvd films, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no Lawsuits from these accidents. Only girls had pierced ears! We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time… We were given catapults for our 10th birthdays, We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! Mum didn’t have to go to work to help dad make ends meet! RUGBY, NETBALL and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and bully’s always ruled the playground at school. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! Our parents didn’t invent stupid names for their kids like ‘Kiora’ and ‘Blade’ and ‘Ridge’ and ‘Vanilla’ We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS! You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were. ‪https://www.facebook.com/1029KOFM

Alan Esdaile… Excellent.

Vic Whitelaw… Wonderful, and so true!

Keith Wildman… Don’t seem to remember being driven 500 yards to school in a Range Rover either. Had to walk the 3 miles in all weathers and still mucked about with mates on the way.

Mick O’Dowd… Wow ! I couldn’t have put it better myself. An excellent article.

Tony Davis… The story of my childhood. Days when we could play marbles in the gutter because there weren’t cars parked everywhere!

Caz Simpson… My knees were always scuffed, I’ve not seen a scuffed knee for donkeys years!

Alan Esdaile… Didn’t they get scuffed when you were weighed down and carrying speaker cabinets, Caz?

Caz Simpson… Ha! And driving crusty old vans with no brakes Alan.

Geoff Tidley… Many a happy time refixing gocarts good times.

Pop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’70s Hits by Just Their First Second?

Pop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’70s Hits by Just Their First Second?

By David Haglund, Chris Kirk, and Forrest Wickman

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/07/24/_70s_music_quiz_name_these_1970s_hits_by_their_first_second_audio.html

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Jimmy Page, Elton John, and Donna Summer photos by Getty.

Alan Esdaile… I got 13

Matt Thomas… I got 13 as well. Where are the 80’s ones? that is more my era lol

John Wilde… Easy….more please

Lesley Brown… Really enjoyed this. I got 13 too, but one refused to play. Not sure I would have got it anyway though.

John Storer… 13 out of 16 for me, too … Only 10 out of 16 for the 80s … and the 90s pretty much completely beat me …. had actually stopped listening to anything that wasn’t funk, soul or jazz by then, though … until Britpop came along, anyway

Alan Esdaile… Got 10 on the 80’s and 7 for the 90’s.

Matt Thomas… 12 for the 80’s and 7 for the 90’s

Kev Towner… 15 in the 70’s one – couldn’t get Three Dog Night. Only 12 in the 80’s one – but one of them wouldn’t let me type the ampersand. The 90’s I’m not sure I dare tackle that one.

 

 

 

 

Memories 1970’s & 1980’s

Memories of being brought up in the 1970’s and 80’s.
Even if you are from the 90s you will love it!
Thanks Mr Andrew Barker for the music and Billy Joel for the original.
“…..Michal Fish You Lying Tw*t!” – Love IT!

Matt Thomas….”brilliant – feeling even more nostalgic now lol”

Andre Palfrey-martin….Oh Yes, memories of a past decade some good some ugh.