Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Another arcane selection of Records For The Day. Alongside what were most likely my first ever hearings of Life In The Fast Lane and Nobody Does It Better, we have some songs that posterity hasn't had a lot of time for: Watching You Grow by Spartacus (nothing on Youtube for this one), I Can't Stop The Rain by David Ruffin, Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Summer Wine and Vitamin U by Smokey Robinson? Me neither.
Friday, 17 July 2015
Here we see the first of many pieces I've produced influenced by Jim Steranko's pioneering graphic novel Chandler: Red Tide, which I'd clearly just bought. I went on to produce an entire comic of my own, Mr Hawk, in the same format, once I got to art college.
The Records For The Day are, as always, intriguing. Quite why I chose three Bee Gees records is unclear, could it be that the promotion for Saturday Night Fever was kicking in? And Mike Nesmith's Navajo Trail is just one of many tunes that I must Google on Youtube*, having not heard them in the intervening decades.
*UPDATE: Found it.
Sunday, 5 July 2015
Yes, doesn't Starsky have an unusually brown face in this picture? I've long struggled with colour, it would seem. And this was the day I bought BC: Life Is A Fifty Pence Paperback. How many other books must have to change their title every time they're reprinted?
Records For The Day: That's What Friends Are For by Deniece Williams and People In Love by 10CC.
Because there's been interest in using some of my childhood diary spreads in a BBC TV show called the Peoples History Of Pop - my Records For The Day caught the eye of a researcher - I've dug a few more out and put them up here on the My 1970s Diary. (I kept the Picture Diary from 1974 to 1978 but to date have only found a couple of volumes from 1977).