Music For Monday: Player, ‘Baby Come Back’ (1977)

"I was wrong...and I just can't live without you." (Player, 'Baby Come Back,' 1977)

“I was wrong…and I just can’t live without you.” (Player, ‘Baby Come Back,’ 1977)

Released in October of 1977, Player’s “Baby Come Back” rose to the top of the “Hot 100″ charts by January of 1978.

This soon-to-be soft rock classic took over the #1 spot on the US charts from label-mates, the Bee Gees (“How Deep Is Your Love”). It would be Player’s biggest smash. Pop this tune into the 8-Track and drive your van along the beach as you listen.

Player: ‘Baby Come Back,’ 1977

Previously on Music for Monday: The Temptations, ‘Plastic Man’ (1973)

Posted in 70s Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Daily 70s Ad: Karate Uniform ‘The Century Professional’ (1977)

Karate Uniform ‘The Century Professional.' ('Black Belt' magazine, September, 1977)

Karate Uniform ‘The Century Professional.’ (‘Black Belt’ magazine, September, 1977)


(Click to enlarge)

“Your pants never have to be short again!”

Hey, isn’t that Grand Master, Pat Burleson with those extra-long cuffs? Daily 70s Ad #233: Karate Uniform ‘The Century Professional’ originally appeared in the September, 1977 issue of Black Belt magazine.

(Source: Black Belt)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Fotomat ‘America’s Parking Lots’ (1971)

Posted in 70s Culture | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily 70s Ad: Fotomat ‘America’s Parking Lots’ (1971)

Fotomat ‘America’s Parking Lots.' ('LIFE' magazine, Sept. 03, 1971)

Fotomat ‘America’s Parking Lots.’ (‘LIFE’ magazine, Sept. 03, 1971)


(Click to enlarge)

“Driving up to a Fotomat store is just about the easiest way in the whole world to get a roll of pictures developed.”

I like to think these Fotomat huts are still around somewhere. I refuse to let them go. Daily 70s Ad #232: Fotomat ‘America’s Parking Lots’ originally appeared in the September 03, 1971 issue of LIFE magazine.

(Source: LIFE)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Lee Trevino For Dodge Monaco (1973)

Posted in 70s Culture | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily 70s Ad: Lee Trevino For Dodge Monaco (1973)

Lee Trevino For Dodge Monaco. ('Texas Monthly' magazine, June, 1973)

Lee Trevino For Dodge Monaco. (‘Texas Monthly’ magazine, June, 1973)


(Click to enlarge)

“The big Dodge.”

Lee Trevino and the Texas Dodge Boys. Sounds like a good name for a Tex-Mex blues band. Daily 70s Ad #231: Lee Trevino For Dodge Monaco originally appeared in the June, 1973 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

(Source: Texas Monthly)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Kenner’s Snoopy Toothbrush (1973)

Posted in 70s Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Funshine Friday: ‘The Muppet Show’ – ‘Mahna Mahna’ Song (1976)

Play it backwards and they say the same thing, man. ('Mahna Mahna' song, 'The Muppet show,' 1976)

Play it backwards and they say the same thing, man. (‘Mahna Mahna’ song, ‘The Muppet show,’ 1976)

It had to happen at some point – and now it has. Here’s the insightful, thought-provoking “Mahna Mahna” song. I demand that you sing along. In the office, on the bus, where ever.

The “Mahna Mahna” clip below comes from the first episode of The Muppet Show and originally aired in January of 1976. Have a happy Funshine Friday!

‘The Muppet Show’: ‘Mahna Mahna’ Song, 1976

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘The Muppet Show’ – Harry Belafonte & Animal Drum Duel (1978)

More Muppets at Bionic Disco: ‘The Muppet Show’ Season One Promos/Gag Reel (1976)

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily 70s Ad: Kenner’s Snoopy Toothbrush (1973)

Kenner’s Snoopy Toothbrush. ('Cincinnati' magazine, December, 1973)

Kenner’s Snoopy Toothbrush. (‘Cincinnati’ magazine, December, 1973)


(Click to enlarge)

“Snoopy makes it fun to brush your teeth!”

This one goes well with the TV commercial I posted in June – “70s Spots: Snoopy Toothbrush.” Daily 70s Ad #230: Kenner’s Snoopy Toothbrush originally appeared in the December, 1973 issue of Cincinnati magazine.

(Source: Cincinnati)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Bob Dylan ‘Self Portrait’ (1970)

Posted in 70s Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment