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The Rolling Stones in Mono, Part Two: "The Rolling Stones" (Decca, 1964)

We laugh now, don’t we, when we think of Decca executive Dick Rowe. History will almost certainly record him as ‘The Man Who Turned Down The Beatles’ and who sent them packing with a (probably apocryphal) quip about “guitar bands” being “on the way out, Mr. 1,889 more words


The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks (1968)

Album no. 110/1001

If you thought Something Else didn’t have enough songs about people’s lives in postwar industrial England, look no further! The Kinks are back. 409 more words


Guilty pleasures: Lesley Gore, "California Nights" (1967)

(Above: Lesley Gore as Pussycat, 1967)

I will freely go on record as saying I like Lesley Gore records. There.  It’s out there.

Sure, the songs are sometimes over-simplistic.  360 more words


What has a composite body and is dwarfed by a modern Fiat 500?

We couldn’t resist snapping a few pictures of a remarkably clean Matra Jet 6 parked next to a modern-day Fiat 500. The 500 is one of the smallest cars you can buy new today, yet it completely dwarfs the Jet 6. 67 more words



1964; directed by Masaki Kobayashi; adapted by Yoko Mizuki; 183 mins

Having long wanted to catch up with the work of Japanese director, Masaki Kobayashi… 516 more words

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The last dance

On June 11 1966, vivacious 20 year old Carolyn Orphin of Gipps Street, Wollongong, went out for a night of dancing.

It was during this fateful night that Carolyn met 21 year old Alan Bassett, a fitter and turner from Graham Street, Unanderra. 437 more words