This looks very interesting. A new book, out on November 21st, containing loads of photos of Dublin youth and street culture from Dublin 1950 to 2000. The man behind this hard back book is Garry O’Neill. You can find out more and pre-order via the book’s website. The book will be on sale at the following Dublin Book shops from Friday, 25th November. Freebird Records – 15a Wicklow Street. Spindizzy Records – Georges Street Arcade. The Gallery Of Photography – […]
Elaine, from the UK, recently got in touch with BrandNewRetro. Whilst hanging out on the Kings Rd, London, back in 1981, the folk from i-D magazine took her into a studio for an impromptu photo shoot. Her photo then appeared in i-D as part of their Straight Up series. She’s lost her copy of the mag (it was either issue 2 or 3) but came across our earlier post which contained a few selected scans from issue 3. I’ve now scanned in the […]
On 27th October, 1979, Malcolm McLaren and Adam Ant both attended the same wedding in London. Adam with his Ants had just recorded & released the brilliant “Dirk wears white sox” album. So Malcolm got talking to Adam, asking about what was happening, known Adam had just split the band. They chatted for hours and 6 weeks later Malcolm & Adam had agreed a management deal. Malcolm gave Adam a mix tape of 17 songs to help him understand the […]
The Beano, Topper, Beazer, Hornet, Cor, Tiger and Jag, Scorcher, Roy of the Rovers these were my favourite comics. One thing they had in common was that they all came from the UK. I never got into the American genre of comics at all. The one American comic, I did love was Mad. It was American, but also published with a UK version. They even had and Irish (IR) price quoted on the cover, 70p in this instance. Looking back […]
Star Style was a fashion feature which ran for about a year in Record Mirror circa 1983. This shot features long time (1993 – 2008) Dalkey resident, Lisa Stansfield, aged 17 years. She had yet to achieve success with her singing career but at this stage was co-hosting kids TV programme, Razzmatazz. Weird colour snap. Just one week after this photo was published, the trend for men to wear their shirts outside their trousers began.
In the late 70s/80s Susan & Regine Moylett, sisters of Johnny Fingers (the pyjamarama keyboard player with the Boomtown Rats) moved ‘No Romance’, their stall in the Gaiety Green, to a shop in Aungier St. It sold a lot of the punk/new wave clothes (mohair jumpers etc), but not a price I could afford. By 1982, the shop’s focus switched more to lingerie This article is from In Dublin magazine, Feb 1982, by Lynn Geldof, sister of the lead singer […]
Click on image above to enlarge. The above is from 1974, published in a book called “A Future for Dublin”. The book has some interesting photos and artists impressions of proposals to transform empty spaces in the city. I start with this one as I liked the way they’ve moved L Mulligans Grocer from Stoneybatter up to Christchurch. (see far right of on sketch/montage above) Here are some recent pictures of this area. Two taken last week, but the other, […]
I was walking down Moore St on Friday and noticed the builders were working in 16 Moore St., home to one of my favourite shop signs in Dublin. I wondered what kind of work they were doing and more importantly would the shop sign remain intact? It would be a sad day if the iconic Plunket lettering were to disappear. The building looks to be in a terrible state but the letters in the sign look fine and I began […]
Above scan is an advert which appeared in Magill, January 1981 ahead of the launch of the first issue of its sister magazine, “Status” on 19 February, 1981. Twelve months & 10 issues later, Magill published a one page notice (see scan below) stating that publishing of future Status issues had been suspended. Marian Finucane was the original Status editor, but Pat Brennan took over the role, and she, in the Magill 2000 edition, wrote a fantastic retrospective piece on […]
On Bull Island bridge, Dublin, this is Cavan lady, Gladys Waller, who was Miss Ireland 1965 and 2nd Runner Up in Miss World. The scan above is the cover of Miss magazine, Jan, 1966. More scans below… the white boots only 12 guineas at BT, and read why getting a puncture with the Austin 7 is not a problem, even if there is not a man in sight. Other Posts containing content from Miss Magazine: A Girl’s Guide to Office […]
I didn’t know that Steve Jobs RIP, back in the late 70s/early 80s, dated singer/songwriter/musician and activist Joan Baez. Here’s a picture of Joan from 1980, not with Steve, at Siamsa Cois Laoi in Cork. Scan is from Magill magazine, August 1980, pic by Derek Speirs.
These pictures of Phil Lynott’s wedding are from Record Mirror, Feb, 1980. I don’t see any sign of them online, so thought it’d be nice to scan and post them here. Phil’s father in law was comedian, actor and game show host, Leslie Crowther who is in the top right hand picture with Phil and Caroline. And yes, the little baby with Phil is Sarah! The associated article below is scanned from the same issue of Record Mirror and is by the […]
Mosney was the first Butlin’s camp to be built outside of the UK and was opened in Co. Meath in 1948. This programme is our family souvenir from 1962, one of many holidays we took there in the 60s. Plenty of scans from its pages below, along with one of a classic John Hinde studio postcard. ”…outside influences are bad & dangerous.” From Wikipedia, “Upon opening, The Catholic Standard newspaper stated that: “Holiday camps are an English idea and are […]