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Re: Rolling Stones - all our yesterdays
« Reply #90 on: September 07, 2012, 12:24:28 PM »
             

WOW the stones were great the last time was a big favourite of mine too.They have released
twenty-two studio albums in the United Kingdom (24 in the United States), eleven live albums
(twelve in the US), and numerous compilations.

                                                     

Saitisfaction was another great track you can listen to the track live HERE

WIKI
In the early 1950s, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger were childhood friends and classmates at
Wentworth Primary School in Dartford, Kent until their families moved apart
In 1960, when Richards, on his way to class at Sidcup Art College, and Jagger,
on his way to class at London School of Economics, met again at Dartford train station

                     

YEAR SINGLE TITLE UK US                          just a few of their singles
1963 Come On 21   
1963 I Wanna Be Your Man 12                       More can be found HERE
1964 The Rolling Stones [EP] 1**   
1964 Not Fade Away 3 48
1964 It's All Over Now 1 26
1964 Tell Me (you're coming back)   24
1964 five by five [EP] 1**   
1964 Time Is On My Side   6
1964 Little Red Rooster 1   
1965 What A Shame   *124
1965 Heart of Stone   19
1965 The Last Time 1 9
1965 Play With Fire   96
1965 (i can't get no) Satisfaction 1 1
1965 got LIVE if you want it! [EP] 1**   
1965 Get Off of My Cloud 1 1
1965 As Tears Go By   6
1966 19th Nervous Breakdown 2 2
1966 Paint It Black 1 1
1966 Mother's Little Helper



The Rolling Stones: The Beginning by Mick, Keith and Charlie


I think they still look great for what the've done



                         




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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #91 on: September 07, 2012, 07:23:09 PM »
It was the Edgar Broughton Band which almost got me thrown out of the house.  Anyway this is definitely my last contribution to this thread:-

THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT - ORIGINAL BBC 1970's EPISODE


Out demons out - Edgar Broughton Band
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Re: mobile phone - all our yesterdays
« Reply #92 on: September 08, 2012, 04:12:42 PM »
                             



MOBILE PHONE

How did we manage without one.The telephone box and that was it.four big old pennies
put them in the slot wait for an answer then press button A,what a carry on and did them
booths stink with the kids peeing in them.

 

REMEMBER THESE SOUNDS   

Public Telephone Box


we was one of the first in our street to get connected to a home phone,everyone that lived
nearby was knocking on the door to use it.

The first mobile telephones as we now know emerged in the 1970s Most transportable on the
market at this point were incredibly bulky and heavy.



the first mobile i brought was in the 80's 500 quid and that was secondhand huge thing.
then a monthly charge for the line.

The reception was awfull, i remember once climbing a tree to get a good reception.

Have a look at this advert seems funny when you look back

Old Cell Phone commercial



                                               

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #93 on: September 09, 2012, 05:03:08 AM »
There was one of these red phone boxes outside our school and we got some inside information as to how to make free calls without having to worry about "Button A" or "Button B".  It was easy.  All you had to do was to pick up the receiver which normally rested on a rectangular bar.  If the number you wanted to call was 3821 then all you did was to tap the bar 3 times, leave a pause and tap the bar 8 times etc.  Tapping the bar caused a uniselector to clunk around back in the telephone exchange.  Any alert engineer working in the exchange would be able to tell when the uniselector was being tapped as opposed to normal dialling.  One day a friend of mine was trying to make a call when a voice came on the line "Try putting some money in the box".  A few people were prosecuted over this.  They were charged with "stealing electricity". 
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #94 on: September 09, 2012, 07:23:58 AM »
I remember the tap-for-free-calls trick too but didn't know it was detectable.

I also remember the business poseurs with their brick sized mobile 'phones. They would turn up for a lunch meeting in a restaurant and put the thing on the table with a thud so that everyone would know they had one.
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #95 on: September 09, 2012, 11:56:02 AM »


                                         

Tapping the phone was not that easy,you had to be consistent with the taps.
you tapped ten times for a zero without a break.
                                                                                                   
our local phone box only had the area and for numbers         

There would be some old girl chatting away while you was pacing up and down outside tapping your
watch at her ha! ha!

I think that where the saying comes from "the pennies dropped"

you could phone the operator and tell them that I had phoned a number, got a connection and pressed my money in and the line went dead. The operator would then ask you what the number was, then put you through. It worked every time.

I remember the swivelling phone books and someone always had ripped out the page that I wanted.

                           
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #96 on: September 10, 2012, 01:08:31 AM »
                                 

The girls were really sexy in the 60's with miniskirts and there backcombed hair
the young became the leaders of fashion the tight sweaters showed all.

remember twiggy.1966 Mary Quant was producing short waist skimming mini dresses and skirts
that were set 6 or 7 inches above the knee.The fashion trend took off the Chelsea Look.

                           

Kinks - Dedicated Follower of Fashion


                         

stilettos Pointed toes chisel shaped toes.Flat boots also became popular with very
short dresses in 1965 and eventually they rose up the leg and reached the knee.
A cult for Dr. Scholl clog sandals worn in offices and outdoors was all the rage

                       

When Yves St. Laurent designed a sheer blouse worn without a bra, feminists demanded
women burn their bras.Those who needed support knew they could never seriously do without
a bra.   
                     

Memorable bra history was made when Gossard launched its Wonderbra campaign in 1968.
The byline went something like this - 'makes 34 look 36, makes 36 look pow

Marianne Faithfull was one of my favourites remember the "mars bar"

Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By (1965)


She didn’t become notorious until the 1967 drug bust at Keith Richards’s house, where police started a rumor she was found in nothing but a fur rug with a Mars bar in her ladybits  so they say

                                                   


       
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #97 on: September 10, 2012, 09:23:45 AM »
I was a dedicated follower of Marrianne Faithfull but she's rather dog-eared these days. I still like the occasional Mars bar, though. Have you noticed that they are smaller in Thailand?
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #98 on: September 10, 2012, 11:02:00 PM »
looks bigger when its in yer hand
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #99 on: September 10, 2012, 11:10:02 PM »
Mars bar shrinks but price stays the same
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER and SEAN POULTER
UPDATED: 14:37, 8 June 2009
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The maker of Mars and Snickers has admitted that the best-selling chocolate bars are being made smaller in what amounts to an under the counter price rise.

Shrinking Mars: The size has been cut by 7.2% but the price has stayed the same
While the bars have been reduced in size by 7.2% from 62.5g to 58g, their prices have remained the same.
The change was put into effect in factories in the second half of last year and the down-sized versions are now in the shops where a Mars bar still costs 37p and a Snickers is 41p.
The tactic of secretly reducing pack sizes while keeping prices high is increasingly being used by manufacturers of everything from nappies to crisps and frozen peas.
When challenged, Mars UK initially claimed the switch to smaller sizes was designed to help tackle the nation's obesity crisis.
Strangely, this altruistic move was never advertised - an unprecedented step for a multi-national company carrying out what it claims is a major public health initiative.
Some customers may suspect a smokescreen to cover up what is a simple price rise largely caused by an increase in commodity costs.
And yesterday Mars UK confirmed that the change was triggered by rising costs.
'Like all food manufacturers, we have seen continued cost increases over the last few years,' it said in a statement. 'We look to absorb the vast majority of these costs by being more efficient, but on occasion we have to consider increasing prices.
'By slightly reducing portion sizes on Mars and Snickers we were able to continue to responsibly meet consumer demands for healthier lifestyles whilst not increasing our prices.' The reduced Mars contains just 19 fewer calories at 261, while the Snickers has 23 fewer at 296.
Consumer Focus, the customer body set up by the Government, is concerned that firms are attempting to pull the wool over shoppers' eyes.
Its policy expert Lucy Yates said: 'Shrinking the size of chocolate bars should be part of a drive to combat obesity. However, shrinking size but not price could damage consumers' trust in the brands they love.'

Mars UK's sister operator in Australia is shrinking the size of 90 products while keeping prices the same. The change there has been handled very differently by being presented in a major advertising campaign as a public health measure. However, politicians have still suggested it amounts to an underhand price rise.
The tactic of cutting product sizes, known as the Grocery Shrink Ray in the US, is increasingly being deployed in Britain. Brands including Dairylea, Pringles, Pampers nappies, Rolo, Cadbury and Heinz have used it in recent years.
Metrication has also been used as an excuse by some manufacturers to fiddle with food packs. Traditionally, sausages were sold in packs weighing a pound, which is around 454g. However, many suppliers have introduced slimmer sausages and cut the pack size to 400g.
In the past, a bag of Fox's Glacier mints would have weighed in at 8oz. In 2002, it was cut to 200g, which is closer to 7oz.
• Food price inflation has fallen to its lowest level this year, according to the British Retail Consortium. Although prices are still higher than this time last year, the annual rate of the increase fell from 7.9% in April to 6.4% in May.


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Re: a quarter of - all our yesterdays
« Reply #100 on: September 11, 2012, 02:13:30 PM »
                                 

Did you know you can still buy most of the sweets you munched on in the sixties.
remember barratts sweets they have a website where you can buy most of there old products.



Jelly Babies Candy Sticks Drumstick Lollies Flying Saucers Blackjacks Fruit Salads

Refresher Chews Strawberry Bonbons Rhubarb & Custard Golf Ball Bubblegum Flying Saucers
Parma Violets Flying Saucers Sweet Tobacco.the list goes on n on.

the sweet tobacco was an old time favourite as well as pink shrimps and the sweet cigarettes

Chocolate Champagne Bottles

Did i mention "caramac" i just loved that creamy chocolate curly wurly paynes poppets
love hearts the list goes on.great days.

                                                     

Sweet Nothin's-Brenda Lee-original song-1960


       





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Re: great sportsmen - all our yesterdays
« Reply #101 on: September 12, 2012, 03:15:05 PM »
                                                       

                                         



Muhammad Ali Perhaps one of the the best known athletes in the world, Muhammad Ali’s boxing dominance
in the ‘60s ended only when he was stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into the Army
at the height of the Viet Nam War. Following years away from the sport, the greatest boxer of all time
one of the most famous athletes of the 1960s was reinstated and won back the heavyweight title.



Muhammad Ali: The Greatest of all Time


                                               

Henry cooper unsuccessfully challenged Ali for the world heavyweight championship in 1966.
                                         

                                     The first Lord of the Ring
'Enery never won the world title, but he won the hearts of a nation'

Sir Henry Cooper died aged 76.We cherished him as Our 'Enery but really he was Lady Albina's
Henry and he had not been quite the same since his Italian-born wife of 47 years died suddenly in 2008.
Do you remember the "BRUTE"advert splash it all over Brute, still available today, oddly enough,but i prefered Old Spice

Brut TV ad with Henry Cooper and Kevin Keegan


going back a bit further we had "ROGER BANNISTER" running the first mile in less than 4 minutes
His time was 3mins 59.4 seconds, achieved at the Iffley Road track in Oxford and watched
by about 3,000 spectators.
                                 

Wilt Chamberlain what a great basketball player When he was a toddler, he got a sickness
called a hernia which required surgery.  He then almost died in the fourth grade, when he
caught pneumonia.What a guy what a player.

He is the only player to score 100 points in a single NBA game as well as average more
than 40 and 50 points in a season.

                             

                                                   

The Ultimate Wilt Chamberlain Highlights



                                               



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Re: fish n chips - all our yesterdays
« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2012, 01:25:34 PM »


                   

                                             


You just couldn't resist as the smell wafted out the door,a tanner or sixpence would buy you
a portion of chips years ago.Sixpeneth of chips please, oh and have you got any crackling
which were pieces of batter from where they cooked the fish and it was free.

All the kids soaked and soaked there chips with vinegar so much it would drip out of the paper
and on to the floor and the lady would shout "thats enough you aint bought the bleeding shop"

In them days the fish and chips were wrapped in newspaper didn't do us any harm.i never liked
them gerkins some called em wallys.the lady who worked in the chip shop was always in our house
you could smell her coming she reeked of cooking.

                                             

Chip butties were a favourite with loads of sauce.the old joke in them days were go knock next door
and borrow a couple of slices of bread and ask them could they cut it with a jammy knife ha!ha!
Any one know why fridays was the day for fish.

                                   

Kirsty MacColl : There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis


                                                           
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #103 on: September 13, 2012, 02:15:06 PM »
We don't forget, of course, Christine Peeler, Randy Mice Davies and their various friends. Stephen Ward was arrested in Watford by Detective Chief Inspector San Pervert.

Music by Rusty Springboard, who probably fancied both girls.

Christine Keeler Dusty Springfield 60s
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #104 on: September 13, 2012, 02:22:53 PM »
Here's a more recent pic. of Christine Keeler. Jeezyou H C!

 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #105 on: September 13, 2012, 02:47:15 PM »
Here's a more recent pic. of Christine Keeler. Jeezyou H C!
   i left out the pickled onions  would yu adam n eve it  :cheers
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #106 on: September 13, 2012, 08:41:53 PM »
I vaguely remember a Christine Keeler joke.  She had a splinter in a delicate part of her anatomy.  Was due to sleeping with a cabinet, apparently. Or maybe it was a needle from a Russian pine tree.  Saf I am very much minded to smite you for posting that horrendous recent photo of C K.
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #107 on: September 13, 2012, 10:00:05 PM »
Don't do that TT! I posted it as a public service. We should remind ourselves occasionally how they all end up and why we are where we are.
 

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Re: My Manor - all our yesterdays
« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2012, 01:13:38 PM »
                                               

the sixties had its fair share of villians all competing against each other a few names i remember
George Cornell,a member of the Richardson gang the krays and Bill Benny 20 stone huge guy died whilst
on top of a prostitute heart attack i think.Frankie Fraser known as mad frankie fraser people were
terrified of him.

if you owned a boozer you'd be wise to have there gaming machine installed.the filth (police) had there
work cut out and they often turned a blind eye,protection was paid people were scared.
 
In July 1965 the police were informed of a horrific crime by one of the gang's victims. The victim
told the tale of being severely beaten and bruised after being found guilty of disloyalty by a
kangaroo court

                                               

The police unearthed the sadistic methods of torture that the gang specialised in, victims were hauled
in front of Charlie,Fraser and others in a mock trial.Then the punishments were handed out, anything
from beatings to more severe forms of torture,whippings,cigarette burning,teeth being pulled out
with pliers (for which gang member "Mad" Frankie Fraser was especially notorious) nailing to floor,
having toes removed with bolt cutters and given electric shocks until unconsciousness

detective nicknamed "NIPPER READ" was on their tail,the krays were arrested sent to brixton nick
on remand,but they got to the jury members,and the case fell apart "NOT GUILTY"

                                               


We Ruled London: The Story of the Krays DVD clip


In the 1960s Charlie Richardson's manor was an empire stretching from South London scrapyards and
West End drinking clubs to mining in South Africa.In July 1966 police arrested the remaining members
of the Richardson gang following a series of raids in south London. In April 1967 the trial began
the Richardsons were found guilty of fraud, extortion, assault and grievous bodily harm.
Charlie was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Eddie Richardson had ten years added to his existing
sentence.

                                       

THE UNDERWORLD - THE KRAYS (BBC1, 1994) Part One
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #109 on: September 14, 2012, 08:53:18 PM »
The Richardsons' empire stretched much further north than London and they, I heard , managed to keep the Krays at bay.
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #110 on: September 14, 2012, 09:38:30 PM »
they mighta got caught bending  :lol



Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 1966 'bend it' colour!!
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #111 on: September 15, 2012, 08:00:59 AM »
Greetings from Korat.  Some years back I did some work in Whitechapel and took an interesting photo near the Blind Beggar pub.  Unforunately the photo is on my computer back in KL so I will not be able to post it until next week.  The Blind Beggar is famous for being the pub where Ronnie Kray walked in and shot dead George Cornell, one of Richardson's henchmen.  George had made the mistake of calling Ronnie a "fat pouff'.  Ronnie was understandably a bit upset. 
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #112 on: September 15, 2012, 08:30:47 AM »
Quite right too. Ronnie wasn't at all fat.
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #113 on: September 15, 2012, 11:25:14 AM »
Not fat at all


Eddie Richardson called Ronnie and Reggie Kray 'brainless of Britain'

                   Eddie Richardson



But Eddie’s favourite subject, other than his autobiography (‘it’s so good some people have read it 20 times’) is prison. Which isn’t surprising given he’s spent over a third of his life behind bars (or ‘away’, as he calls it) as a Double Category ‘A’ prisoner

‘That’s one step up from Category ‘A’,’ he says, absurdly proudly. ‘You have to have two screws with you everywhere you go. They were scared of me. I was always working out how to crack the system.’

Which he did. And soon boasted an array of special privileges that included his own TV, constant access to the prison yard and a steady stream of epicurean delights and post prandial brandies.

‘A few of us took turns to cook for ourselves — I once did a Christmas dinner for 16 with a 20lb turkey and I always had an after-dinner brandy. In one prison we had so much food —legs of lamb, joints of beef, chickens — that we couldn’t get it all in the prison fridge. I had to apply to the governor for permission to buy another fridge.’

Permission was granted.

 he is 75, lives in a £2.5 million house in Beckenham, Kent, drives a big, fat silver Mercedes, holidays in Marbella, organises charity golf competitions and paints pricey portraits of friends and, occasionally, their dogs (‘so much easier than people’).



He also hires himself out for ‘nostalgia lunch dates’ — £300 for a slap-up fish and chip lunch and a ‘nice chat about the good old days’ — courtesy of a bizarre website called Gangland Memorabilia.

This online shrine to Sixties gangland sells everything from Ronnie Kray’s personal prison radio (£500) to a ‘Mad’ Frankie Fraser autographed U.S. dollar note. Business is alarmingly brisk and lunch with ‘the legend who is Eddie Richardson’ is the star attraction.

Today I am Eddie’s lunch date. He grins wolfishly, kisses me on both cheeks and escorts me to ‘the best fish and chips in London’ and what he promises will be a ‘good chat’.

He is true to his word.

Over our (very excellent) fish and chips, we veer from the Wild West that was London in the Sixties and Seventies — ‘people think things are bad now, but back then the police were so corrupt that a straight copper would never have made it onto the Flying Squad’ — to the £70 million drugs deal that earned him a 35-year prison sentence in 1990. ‘That was a bit daunting, aged 54. That’s when I took up art.

                                                                 

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Re: prostitution - all our yesterdays
« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2012, 04:38:43 PM »
                                                     



different people view prostitution in different ways,some countrys they'd call you a whore and stone you
to death,some women were quite tolerant with their husbands having a portion with a brass fearfull from
the unsavory sexual appetites men might bestow upon them.



                             

a conservative Politician as well informally known as Jack Profumo his involvement in a 1963 scandal
involving a prostitute name Christine Keeler. this might of helped to topple the Conservative government of Harold Macmillan
funny enough he was awarded a CBE in 1975, and in 1995 was invited to Margaret Thatcher's 70th birthday
and made an OBE due to his work in charity. but he ended up committing suicide.

John Profumo (1916-2006)


                                                               

Soho in london had a reputation for sex shops and clubs and protitutes wandering in the streets looking for
punters as they would say.then there was kings cross, bedford hill notorious red light district The police
arrest them, they get fined, come back the next day to work the fine off.they could never stop it.

Then they come up with the idea of arresting the punters.the charge was "CURB CRAWLING" (men in cars looking for girls) they would caution them and their names would appear in the local paper,the south london press

Prostitution in thailand during the Vietnam War 1967 Thailand agreed to provide "rest and recreation"
to American servicemen but the guys changed that to "intercourse and intoxication" good for them too.
One South Vietnamese government official stated The Americans need girls; we need dollars.
Prostitution has a huge economic impact on Thailand with billions of baht annually helping the economy.
Some thought this is cool,others were ashamed.prostitution is well known in Thailand, few Thai people
talk about it in public.         

                                          this clip was posted by dirtydog jan.2010 THAILAND BARS Great clip

Thailand Bars


I dont know how these girls earn a living as most guys i've spoke to say  "I'VE NEVER PAYED FOR IT"
we all pay for it one way or another.Also "SHE NEVER WORKED IN A BAR"i met her on the internet.

                                   Who cares enjoy your life


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Re: dance crazes - all our yesterdays
« Reply #115 on: September 17, 2012, 07:30:22 PM »
                                                             


                               

                                                                     

the popular dance craze The Stroll dance craze went from a simple line dance to becoming one of the most
recognized and most social dance a group called The Diamonds made the stroll famous and is still played
today at many parties and weddings.

great track listen to this "Little Darling"

Little Darling by the Original Diamonds


Can you still do the twist or would you split your trousers these days ha!ha!

wow then come the twist rock and roll dance CHUBBY CHECKER couples did not have to touch each other
while dancing.became a smash hit.made no.1 in 1960 and again in 1962.Faced with showing people how to do
the twist checkers team explained how to do the dance.

"It's like putting out a cigarette with both feet,and wiping your bottom with a towel,to the beat of the
music."ha! ha!    uk usa everybody loved it.

                                                               

The Twist - Chubby Checker


                                                                  

then come the great James Brown mashed potatoe. Mashed Potato is a dance move which was a popular dance
craze of 1962 and was a bit like the twist.The Hully Gully.Hitch hike was another dance craze.
Bobby Freeman's The Swim similar to the Hully Gully.You  move your arms like you were swimming.
       
boogie was another and the jive.which is still around today old n young alike has a club in essex.
The Home of Essex Jive thejiveclub.co.uk.
 
I can honestly say the sixties era was the greatest music ever.connie francis.wilson picket.the contours.
Gerry and the Pacemakers

                             

The Contours - Do you love me.


                                 

There was a dance called The Freddie went with Freddie and The Dreamers which was short lived.

Freddie and The Dreamers - You Were Made for Me - I'm Telling You Now

Freddie Garrity, the lead singer of the 1960s pop band Freddie and the Dreamers,died in hospital.
in 2006 The 69-year-old, originally from Manchester, had been receiving treatment for what were
described as "circulation problems" R.I.P.

Some groups made up new dances and created a song around them like little eva with "The Loco-motion"
teens had to find something to do with their arms in order to express themselves.

                                       

Little Eva The Locomotion


                                                       

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #116 on: September 18, 2012, 09:42:49 PM »
When I was back in Korat a kind person gave me a copy of Keith Richards' excellent autobiography "Life".  Here is an interesting passage from the book:-

Tangier was a place of fugitives and suspects, marginal characters acting other lives.  On the beach in Tangier on that trip we saw these two strange beach boys walking along, dressed in suits, looking like the Blues Brothers.  It was the Kray twins.  Ronnie liked little Moroccan boys and Reggie used to indulge him.  They'd brought a touch of Southend  with them, handkerchiefs knotted at the corners over the head and trousers rolled up.  And those were the days when you were reading about how they'd murdered the axeman , and all those people they'd nailed to the floor.  The rough mixed with the smooth.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out. Churchill
 

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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #117 on: September 19, 2012, 01:03:47 AM »
was keith richards smoking at the time   ;)  They'd brought a touch of Southend rearend with them  :lol

jokes aside sounds good reading :cheers a rolling stone gathers no moss
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

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Re: off the peg - all our yesterdays
« Reply #118 on: September 19, 2012, 02:14:59 PM »
                                     





Well where did you go for your 'whistle n flute'(suit) burtons tailoring,john collier with the slogan
"THE WINDOW TO WATCH" or Hepworth and Sons which is now known as Next plc.

Burton's suits were good value for money and lasted reasonably well. most men over thirty the smart suit
remained the only way to dress for going out.Both 2 and 3 buttons styles were worn in the 60s.Urr do you
remember that Prince of Wales check,Pinstripes were worn by mostly older men.my favourite blue surge.
In 1985 john collier sold out to the burton group.Bit embarrassing getting fitted,which way do you hang sir.
Better get one off the peg a lot cheaper too.

All the money guys would get fitted up (excuse the pun) In somwhere like savile row.

this video from Henry Herbert Tailors in Savile Row

                                                                         

Smooth Operators by Henry Herbert Tailors


The early Mods spent small fortunes on made to measure suits.this clip goes back a bit, the anorak days


                                                                 

The Mod Generation


So, how much was a suit back in 1965 a Savile Row suit took four fittings and four men around seven
to nine weeks to make, and would cost up to 91 pound (1,300 today). the suit was essential in the office
and especially during your interview for work.

          same as pop music, fashion went through a revolution in the 60s

                                                   

Carnaby St Undressed Trailer





                                     




                             
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Re: luncheon vouchers - all our yesterdays
« Reply #119 on: September 19, 2012, 07:17:31 PM »
I remember the old TV ads:

John Collier, John Collier, the window to smash.

My first office suits were off the peg from Burtons and then made to measure from JC. Soon, I realised it was a con. and went elsewhere for suits that cost a little more and lasted a lot longer. My all time favourite was a three piece pin stripe with nicely tapered trousers, a real crumpet puller that suited my slim physique perfectly. My best ever was a hand stitched ultra light weight from a Swiss tailor which I still have after 23 years.

 

 



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