• Children's Books, Original Ill auction at Christies

    Sale 5950

    Children's Books, Original Illustrations and Vintage Film Posters

    10 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 61

    Norman Thelwell (1923-2004)

    "Make up your mind! Do you want The Kinks or Freddie and The Dreamers?"

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    Norman Thelwell (1923-2004)
    "Make up your mind! Do you want The Kinks or Freddie and The Dreamers?"
    signed and inscribed 'thelwell/"MAKE UP YOUR MIND! DO YOU WANT THE KINKS OR FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS?" (lower left)
    black chalk, pen and black ink and wash heightened with touches of white, unframed
    7½ x 10 5/8 in. (19 x 27 cm.); and one unframed drawing by the same hand entitled 'We apologise for the break in transmission and continue our programme with the flip-side of the Stones' latest recording.' (2)


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    These two cartoons from the 1960s refer to the popularity of pirate radio stations such as Radio Caroline which were able to play Pop music at a time when the licensed radio stations did not. Radio Caroline was the subject of a recent film directed by Richard Curtis called The Boat That Rocked.

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