Olympic Red Radio


I wonder where the inspiration for this 1964 vintage transistor radio came from?  Do you think it might have been anything to do with this?

This lovely looking transistor radio was made by the British Company ALBA. ALBA was the trademark of A.J. Balcombe Ltd used from 1960, derived from the name of Alfred Balcombe who started the business back in 1918.

In 1964 the Rolling Stones were singing Its All Over Now and were number 14 in the Top 100 for the year.

An early Stones line-up (1964)

They clearly didn’t know what they were talking about

Nearly fifty years later, both the little red radio and the remaining Rolling Stones still look pretty good to me.  They don’t sound so bad either.


  1. lissajuliana · July 14, 2013

    Beautiful and insightful!

  2. MasonBentley · July 19, 2013

    LOVE this one!! xxx

  3. frenchapple10 · July 28, 2013

    Love it, like the stones post and love the back drop to your blog. Thanks for dropping by mine and deciding to follow it 🙂

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