Opinion seems to differ some say more than seven years old, which I though was ridiculous, the majority say more than twenty five years old.
Nineteen seventy was forty two years ago, said like that and yes it is vintage maybe even antique? No, it has to be more than seventy five years old to be antique.
We also talk about vintage with regard to wine. This doesn't mean the wine is old it means the time and the place the grapes were picked and wine was made. Wine connoisseurs would say wine improves with age and the older the vintage the better the wine or that some years had a particularly good vintage, (can you see where I'm going with this?)
The sixties and seventies were good vintage years. Youngsters may laugh at some of the clothes and dress up in them at parties but they do keep bringing those styles back and the music is still played today.
Although I was born in the late fifties, it was during the sixties and seventies that I did my growing up and when my life was shaped and what "made " me, like a good vintage we sixties and seventies gals are improving with age.
I still feel inside that I am the young girl who swooned over pop stars and listened to the top twenty on my trannie.
When I reach Z in my memories of the fifties and sixties I'll raise a glass of vintage wine to the pop stars, the styles and of course the people who have shared in this reminiscence with me, Cheers!
The Victorian look. Sometimes called the granny look. Long dresses bought from Laura Ashley, granny lace up short boots, and velvet chokers with cameos on them. My mum used to say my granny had dresses the same as the ones I was wearing. I have one question about this look, why?
In 1979 Abba released Voulez Vous.
Elvis Presley starred in the film Viva Las Vegas in 1964.
The" V" I have chosen is, Video Killed The Video Star by The Buggles, released in 1979, it was the first music video played on MTV it tells of the changes pop singers faced when they were compelled to make videos of their music to be shown on television and it's quite a catchy tune too.
Over at Writing in the Rain Rosalind Adam has memories of what "V" meant for her in the fifties and sixties.