Tommy Roberts a.k.a. Mr. Freedom

“Tommy Roberts is a towering figure of British fashion and design – a truly original retailer and entrepreneur. In the 60s, he pioneered the vintage clothing trade, selling antique threads to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and the Who at his Carnaby Street shop Kleptomania. But it was with London fashion label Mr Freedom’s fun, rainbow-hued, pop art-inspired clothes – all cartoon and fruit-machine motifs, all satin and flash – that he made the biggest splash. Also referencing Art Deco and 50s kitsch, Mr Freedom ushered in a new playful eclecticism in fashion which infected design, too, throughout the 70s – especially as, in the wake of the 60s pop movement, creatives of all colours rebelled against modernism throughout the decade.”

Flashin’ on the 70s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any interest in learning more, get this AMAZING book by the AMAZING Paul Gorman.  So worth it.

 

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Lisztomania

You’ll either love Lisztomania (directed by Ken Russell), or you’ll hate it – I lean more towards the latter camp, but it is certainly worth giving at least a half an hour before you decide!  With Roger Daltry from the Who as Franz Liszt, the world’s first pop star, and Ringo Starr as the pope, you have to at least be curious.  No matter what, it is worth having on your radar …

 

Because I’m Awesome

Joe Strummer, The Clash

        Joey Ramone, The Ramones                                             David Gilmour, Pink Floyd

Keith Richards, Mick Jagger

Dave Mustaine, Megadeth

Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath

Lemmy, Motorhead

John Lennon, The Beatles

Morrissey, Morrissey

Morrissey, The Smiths

George Harrison, George HarrisonD

Keith Moon, The Who

Jimmy Page, Zoso (Led Zeppelin) – love the knit!

Steven Tyler, Aerosmith

Gram Parsons, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Fallen Angels