Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Arthur Askey Tour T Shirt

Hay and I were walking into Chipping Sodbury yesterday and we spotted a chap in his 30s wearing a Jimi Hendrix T shirt. I commented that he wasn't old enough to even remember Jimi Hendrix.

This started a discussion on the rise of the T shirt promoting popular beat combos. We traced it back to the 60s with the likes of Led Zeppelin and the "tour promotion", but no earlier.

We wondered why this hadn't happened earlier and there weren't T shirts from the 50s promoting say the Frank Sinatra tour, or indeed the tours of the more famous music hall stars, like Arthur Askey.

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