Treat Williams is a real swinger in ‘Hair,’ 1979
The movie version of the popular stage musical Hair arrived about 10 years too late. Nevertheless, it’s a fun spectacle to watch and sing-a-long with. The 1979 film was directed by Miloš Forman and stars; Treat Williams, John Savage and Beverly D’Angelo. Enjoy the original trailer below.
‘Hair’ Official Trailer, 1979
Hair Wiki, IMDb
Hair review at Every 70s Movie
Previously on Trailer Tuesday: ‘The Bad News Bears’ (1976)
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Volvo ‘Steel Cage.’ (‘Texas Monthly’ magazine, August, 1974)
“To protect the passengers even further, Volvo surrounds them with a steel cage.”
I drove a green 70s Volvo much like this in the late 80s. Thankfully, I never had to test its steel integrity. Daily 70s Ad #192: Volvo ‘Steel Cage’ originally appeared in the August, 1974 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.
(Source: Texas Monthly)
Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Pink Lady ‘Kiss In The Dark’ L.P. (1979)
“Because you kiss in the dark and run away…” (Pink Lady, 1979)
To go along with today’s Daily 70s Ad we have a video of Pink Lady performing “Kiss in the Dark” in 1979.
You may remember the name Pink Lady. You may remember their short-lived TV series. But do you remember this song? I sure didn’t and it cracked the top 40 in July of 1979, reaching a high of #37. To this day, Pink Lady are only the second Japanese artist to make it into the US top 40. The other being Kyu Sakamoto in 1963.
Pink Lady: ‘Kiss In The Dark,’ 1979
Previously on Music for Monday: Elvis Costello, ‘(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding’ (1978)
Pink Lady ‘Kiss In The Dark’ L.P. (‘Billboard’ magazine, July 14, 1979)
“First Japan gave us superb cars, radios, stereos, cameras, watches & sake. Now, Japan has given us… Pink Lady. It’s the finest gift of all.”
Who’s celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Kiss in the Dark single and L.P. with me?! I know, you probably prefer the follow-up L.P., We Are Sexy. Daily 70s Ad #191: Pink Lady ‘Kiss In The Dark’ L.P. originally appeared in the July 14, 1979 issue of Billboard magazine.
Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Robert Morley For BOAC (1972)
James Garner in ‘The Rockford Files,’ 1974
Sad news this morning that actor James Garner died Saturday at the age of 86. Therefore, we interrupt our usual programming for a quick look back at the intro for The Rockford Files.
The Rockford Files starred James Garner as private detective, Jim Rockford and originally ran on NBC from September, 1974 to July, 1980. Enjoy the show’s intro below. A search of YouTube will bring up much more of the famed series for those who wish to reminisce.
The Rockford Files Wiki, IMDb
The Rockford Files TV Intro, 1974
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Robert Morley For BOAC. (‘LIFE’ magazine, June 09, 1972)
“BOAC takes good care of you.”
Actor Robert Morley for BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), which later became British Airways. Daily 70s Ad #190: Robert Morley For BOAC originally appeared in the June 09, 1972 issue of LIFE magazine.
Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Seagram’s Red Baron (1974)