Rad Ads: Linda McCartney – ‘Linda’s Pictures’ (1977)

Linda McCartney - 'Linda's Pictures' ('Mother Jones' magazine, Feb./Mar., 1977)

Linda McCartney – ‘Linda’s Pictures’ (‘Mother Jones’ magazine, Feb./Mar., 1977)

“The best of her camera work from The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Dylan and McCartney.”

Linda Eastman’s Kodak Moments. Linda McCartney – ‘Linda’s Pictures’ originally appeared in the Feb./Mar., 1977 issue of Mother Jones magazine.

(Source: Mother Jones)

Previously on Rad Ads: James Brown, ‘Funky Drummer’ (1970)

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Music For Monday: Christie, ‘San Bernadino’ (1970)

'Oh, I'm longing for San Bernadino...' (Christie, 1970)

‘Oh, I’m longing for San Bernadino…’ (Christie, 1970)

A few weeks back we featured Christie’s biggest hit, “Yellow River.” Today, we have Jeff Christie’s follow-up single, “San Bernadino.”

“San Bernadino” just barely scraped the Billboard “Hot 100″ in the US, but fared better around Europe, hitting the Top 20 in Finland, Italy and Spain, and climbed to #1 in Germany.

Christie: ‘San Bernadino,’ 1970

Previously on Music for Monday: The Spinners, ‘The Rubberband Man’ (Live ’76)

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Funshine Friday: ‘Spider-Woman’ Cartoon (1979)

'Dedicated to fighting evil while weaving her web of justice...' ('Spider-Woman,' 1979)

‘Dedicated to fighting evil while weaving her web of justice…’ (‘Spider-Woman,’ 1979)

DePatie-Freleng’s Spider-Woman cartoon originally ran on ABC from September, 1979 to January, 1980. 16 episodes were produced. Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, was voiced by Joan Van Ark and Spider-Man was portrayed by Paul Soles.

You can catch the animated series’ intro below. Have a most pleasant Funshine Friday!

‘Spider-Woman’ TV Intro, 1979

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘The Electric Company’ – ‘Shoo Shoo Sunshine’ Song (1971)

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Rad Ads: James Brown, ‘Funky Drummer’ (1970)

James Brown, 'Funky Drummer Part 1 and Part 2' ('Billboard' magazine, March 14, 1970)

James Brown, ‘Funky Drummer Part 1 and Part 2′ (‘Billboard’ magazine, March 14, 1970)

“Red hot new instrumental single…”

Funky Drummer Part 1 And Part 2” was recorded in November of 1969 and released in March of 1970. The drumbeat Clyde Stubblefield plays on this record has been sampled uncountable times in modern music. James Brown, ‘Funky Drummer’ originally appeared in the March 14, 1970 issue of Billboard magazine.

(Source: Billboard)

Previously on Rad Ads: American Motors’ Pierre Cardin Javelin SST (1972)

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Music For Monday: The Spinners, ‘The Rubberband Man’ (Live ’76)

'Guaranteed to blow your mind...' (The Spinners, 'The Rubberband Man,' 1976)

‘Guaranteed to blow your mind…’ (The Spinners, ‘The Rubberband Man,’ 1976)

As a fresh, new week begins it’s time for a childhood favorite and a real 1970s-era sing-a-long. And really, I’m in a mild state of disbelief that I haven’t featured this song on the site before.

Here’s The Spinners performing “The Rubberband Man” on The Midnight Special. “The Rubberband Man” bounced all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the fall of 1976.

The Spinners: ‘The Rubberband Man,’ Live On ‘The Midnight Special,’ 1976

Previously on Music for Monday: Boney M., ‘Rivers Of Babylon’ (1978)

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Funshine Friday: ‘The Electric Company’ – ‘Shoo Shoo Sunshine’ Song (1971)

'Shoo shoo sunshine...don't shine on me no more.' (Morgan Freeman, 'The Electric Company,' 1971)

‘Shoo shoo sunshine…don’t shine on me no more.’ (Morgan Freeman, ‘The Electric Company,’ 1971)

Hurrah! We’ve almost made it to the end of the work week. It’s nearly time to kick off our shoes and begin to relax. To get us mentally started on our weekend, here’s Academy Award-winner, Morgan Freeman singing “Shoo Shoo Sunshine” on The Electric Company.

The clip below originally aired on November 9, 1971. Have a happy Funshine Friday!

‘The Electric Company': Morgan Freeman Sings ‘Shoo Shoo Sunshine,’ 1971

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Tom & Jerry/Grape Ape Show’ (1975)

More of The Electric Company & Morgan Freeman at Bionic Disco: ‘The Electric Company’ – ‘Knock Knock Rock’ (1976)

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