David Heys steam diesel photo collection - 47 - 1950s TV, RADIO & TOYS
Andy Pandy, Teddy and Loobie lou, first aired on British TV in 1950. My brother was frightened of Loobie Lou for some reason and would hide behind the sofa when she came on the tv. I still tease him about it haha!
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Avengers in Time
In 1971 the Scottish pop group Middle Of The Road scored with three hit-singles in the charts: "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" (which went on to sell over 10 million), "Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum" and "Soley Soley". By early 1972 the group had sold over five million records. Lead singer Sally Carr, drummer Ken Andrew, guitarist Ian McCredie and his bassist brother Eric McCredie, founded the band on 1 April 1970. They already played together under the name Part Four since 1967 and later in Latin…
With the decline of print-news, we are also experiencing the decline of classic headlines. Like many of you, I collect old newspaper clippings to remind me of important events in history. The color may be yellowing, the print may be fading, but we will always have those physical copies of memorie...
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THE Tarax Show was the first regular live children’s show on Channel Nine in Melbourne. Launched as The Happy Show in January 1957, it ran for one hour every weekday afternoon. This popular childrens’ show was hosted initially by Happy Hammond, then by “King Corky King of the Kids” (Geoff Corke) and finally by “Uncle Norman” (Norman Swaine). Always present as co-host was the cheeky and loveable Gerry Gee — together with ventriloquist Ron Blaskett.
Melbourne’s forgotten inner-city slums
PICTURE SPECIAL: MORE than 30 years after Melbournes inner-city slums were torn down, these haunting images reveal a glimpse into another era.