Videos tagged with 1960s
A MyStory film uploaded by DHE Solutions. Ronnie worked as an EMI Representative throughout the 1960s, helping to promote EMI Records and the artists attached to the record Label. He met and working alongside many famous artists throughout his working career at the industry such as, The Beatles, Adam Faith, Johnnie Ray, The Shadows, Cliff Richard, Frank Ifield, The Dallas Boys, Harry Secombe, Tina Turner, Frankie Vaughan, Shirley Bassey and many more! In this story Ronnie explains how he came to work for EMI Records and what the role of being an EMI Representative entailed before, calling upon two particular artists whom he remembers fondly, namely Frankie Vaughan and Shirley Bassey. Concerning the former, Ronnie remembers working closely with Frankie Vaughan, with the late artist even visiting Ronnie's home to deliver a birthday to his daughter and proceeding to stay for lunch. The afternoon lunch however took a somewhat unexpected turn when Frankie was presented with ham sandwiches which Frankie had to politely decline given his Jewish piety! Ronnie then recalls working alongside Shirley Bassey, taking her to London for the first time a getting setting her up in her fist apartment in Tottenham Court Road. At this point another up-and-coming Irish singer, coincidently also called 'Ronnie Carroll' as also affiliated to Ronnie, and Ronnie remembers the two taking Shirley out in the evenings and showing her around the big city of London. He also recalls attending Shirley's performances and being involved backstage in offering water to the singer as she would stroll offstage to refresh her voice! Ronnie Later goes on to describe the benefits of working for EMI Records at this time and the thoroughly enjoyable time he had in this sphere of his career, stating "I've never worked in my Life, I haven't! It's always been enjoyment."
Jacki Rogers recounts the revolutionary changes that were brought about with the 1960s. It was a drastic change from the austerity of the 1950s. London had been a solemn and grey place after the war and people craved a change in culture and attitude. With the 1960s came a feeling of release and expressionism that previously had been absent. The music and fashion were life-changing, and the feelings of freedom and love that were around in that era have never been surpassed. Jacki Rogers recounts her own personal experiences of the 60s and how they changed her. She recalls going to coffee shops to see live 'skiffle' music, hearing her first Elvis Presley album and wearing her first bell-bottom trousers.
Christina Andren was born and lived in Sweden up until the 1960s where she moved to the USA to start a new life. In this interview she speaks of the beautiful, remote mountain village where she spent her childhood. Christina explains what life was like there; how people coped with the extreme surroundings and freezing weather, typical food and some of the traditions they partook in.
Jacki Rogers talks about life during the 1950s training to be a secretary. She recounts her experience learning to type through 'touch type'and going on to work in a busy typing pool. She learned Pitman Shorthand and from then went on to work in her first secretarial job. In the 1950s office work was very different to how it is nowadays, there was an extremely strict protocol with bosses having their own lavoratories, dining rooms and even lifts. This all started to change in the 1960s. Jacki also talks about her experience being one of the first ever office workers to use the first photocopier, which was the size of a bus and took 10-15 minutes to produce one copy!
In her concluding interview Pauline Mounsey recounts what life was like in the 1960s for young adults from working-class backgrounds going into work. They would typically leave school at 15 and go into working in office environments. Finding work was much easier in the 1960s than it is now. Pauline remembers what the Bankside area where she worked was like in the 1960s and the vast changes that have occurred in the area since. She also speaks of the traditional role of young women of her age meeting their boyfriends at around 19 and getting engaged, marrying at 21 and subsequently leaving home and having children (and thus leaving work also).