70s Spots: ’80 Chevy Monte Carlo, Caprice & Impala (1979)

Charging into the eighties with Turbo-action.

“We made it right for the ’80s.”

It’s one of those “the eighties are approaching!” days here at the ‘Disco. Join in as we present two November 1979 Chevrolet commercials.

First, the 1980 Chevy Mote Carlo is on display. After that, the 80 Caprice and Impala are rolling out of the factory, ready to take on the new decade.

’80 Chevy Monte Carlo Commercial (1979)

’80 Chevy Caprice & Impala Commercial (1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: Revlon Shampoo & Maybelline Nail Polish (1978)

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70s Spots: Revlon Shampoo & Maybelline Nail Polish (1978)

The wild, wild Flex.

“The more you do to your hair – the more you need Flex.”

Let’s pull ourselves together with a good grooming theme today. Here’s a commercial for Revlon’s Flex shampoo from August 1978.

After that, a February ’78 spot for Maybelline Nail Color featuring a fierce ping pong match.

Revlon Flex Shampoo Commercial (1978)

Maybelline Nail Color Commercial (1978)

Previously on 70s Spots: Schaper Super Jock & Ideal Toys Race Cars (1978)

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March 22, 1977: A Tuesday to Remember (40th Anniversary Repeat)

Airport '77 released in March of 1977

(*Note: I’m re-running this post from 2012 today as it’s now a 40th anniversary look-back.)

In honor of my wife’s birthday, March 22nd, let’s grab a year out of the 1970s and see what occurred on this fine day. 1977 – I choose you!

Bruce Springsteen played the Boston Music Hall in Massachusetts; songs included “Backstreets”, “Tenth Avenue Freeze-out” and “Born to Run”.

“Rich Girl” by Hall and Oates took over from “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star is Born)” by Barbra Streisand as the #1 song on the Billboard pop charts.

Movies released in March and currently in the theaters included Airport ’77, Wizards, Islands in the Stream, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

In NBA basketball: The Chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers 102 to 86.

Indira Gandhi resigned as Prime Minister of India.

Stoney Cooper, country music star and Grand Ole Opry member passed away.

US President Carter met with Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda in Washington.

The cover of Time Magazine for March 21, 1977:

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70s Spots: Schaper Super Jock & Ideal Toys Race Cars (1978)

Don’t knock the Jock!

“You can pretend to be a pro!”

A pair of quality toy commercials incoming today. First, enjoy a spot for Schaper’s Super Jock Football, Baseball, and Basketball. After that, check out Ideal’s Total Control Racing sets. Both commercials aired in November of 1978.

Super Jock Toy Commercial (Schaper, 1978)

Ideal Toys TCR Race Cars Commercial (1978)

Previously on 70s Spots: Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ (1977)

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70s Spots: Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Finger Lickin’ Good’ (1977)

Singing’ for The Colonel

“I like my chicken finger lickin’ good!”

Here’s two spots for Kentucky Fried Chicken from 1977. A “Family Picnic Pack” (with table cloth included) from June of 1977. Then a “Finger Lickin'” testimonial spot from November ’77.

Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Picnic’ Commercial (1977)

Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Finger Lickin’ Commercial (1977)

Previously on 70s Spots: Wendy’s (Animated) & Hungry Bull Restaurants (1976)

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Music For Monday: Cheap Trick, ‘Surrender’ (Live ’78)

Cheap Trick rolling out a number.

Music for Monday is here! Time to jettison ourselves over to Cherry Stereo and open our ears to the finest seventies tunes.

Well, all right! It’s Cheap Trick performing “Surrender” live on The Midnight Special in 1978. A rocking teenage anthem if ever you’ve heard one. Have a look & listen!

Previously on Music for Monday: Lobo, ‘Me And You And A Dog Named Boo’ (1971)

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