About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Kent Walton presents...............

ITV World of Sport's wrestling commentator Kent Walton was also a disc jockey on Radio Luxembourg, presenting a couple of shows including the Honey Hit Parade (so named as it was sponsored by Honey magazine). This album, bought recently for 50p, features thirteen tracks as chosen by Kent, released to celebrate the show's first birthday in 1962, with contributions from singers such as Petula Clark, Miki & Griff, Lonnie Donegan and Benny Hill. As I don't have immediate access to a record player (still to be retrieved from the loft), most of the songs can fortunately be heard on YouTube.

Although Kent Walton was best known for his commentating, being involved for an impressive 33 years until 1988, he also produced several sex films in the early 1970s, using a pseudonym. It was said that the action in these films was not too far away from that seen in the wrestling ring................

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