Rad Ads: Woolrich Hiking Clothes (1975)

Woolrich Hiking Clothes. ('Backpacker' magazine, Spring, 1975)

Woolrich Hiking Clothes. (‘Backpacker’ magazine, Spring, 1975)

“Climb into something comfortable.”

Hittin’ the trail in stylish belt and shorts combos. Woolrich Hiking Clothes originally appeared in the Spring, 1975 issue of Backpacker magazine.

(Source: Backpacker)

Previously on Rad Ads: James Brown For Falstaff Beer (1970)

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Music For Monday: Betty Wright, ‘Tonight Is The Night’ (1974)

'Tonight is the night, that you make me your woman...' (Betty Wright, 1974)

‘Tonight is the night, that you make me your woman…’ (Betty Wright, 1974)

Here’s the fantastic and underappreciated, Betty Wright performing “Tonight Is The Night” on Soul Train.

The clip originally aired in 1974, possibly ’75 and the tune first appeared on Wright’s Danger – High Voltage L.P. Now, get into it.

Betty Wright: ‘Tonight Is The Night,’ 1974

Previously on Music for Monday: Captain & Tennille, ‘Muskrat Love’ (1976)

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Funshine Friday: ‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie, ‘Gratifaction’ Song (1973)

Tom Sawyer taking 'Gratifaction,' 1973.

Tom Sawyer taking ‘Gratifaction,’ 1973.

A most pleasant Funshine Friday to all! Here’s a clip from a movie you might have watched on a lazy Sunday morning in 1973.

It’s Johnny Whitaker and friends singing “Gratifaction” from the movie Tom Sawyer.

‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie: ‘Gratifaction’ Song, 1973

Previously on Funshine Friday: Little Ronald McDonald Doll (1977)

More Johnny Whitaker at Bionic Disco: ‘Sigmund And The Sea Monsters': Johnny Whitaker Sings ‘Lovin’ Ain’t Easy’ (1973)

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Rad Ads: James Brown For Falstaff Beer (1970)

James Brown for Falstaff Beer. ('Ebony' magazine, February, 1970)

James Brown for Falstaff Beer. (‘Ebony’ magazine, February, 1970)

“You don’t have to push so hard. Relax!”

Even the hardest working man in show biz needs a break now and again. James Brown for Falstaff Beer originally appeared in the February, 1970 issue of Ebony magazine.

(Source: Ebony)

Previously on Rad Ads: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Ecology Stickers (1973)

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Music For Monday: Captain & Tennille, ‘Muskrat Love’ (1976)

Just admit you love it and move on. (Toni Tennille sings 'Muskrat Love,' 1976)

Just admit you love it and move on. (Toni Tennille sings ‘Muskrat Love,’ 1976)

It is time. Time for Captain & Tennille to sing the 30th biggest hit song of 1976 – “Muskrat Love.”

“Muskrat Susie…Muskrat Sam…”

Captain & Tennille: ‘Muskrat Love,’ 1976

Previously on Music for Monday: The Osmonds, ‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown’ (1976)

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Funshine Friday: Little Ronald McDonald Doll (1977)

"There's a brand new clown in town..." (McDonald's commercial, 1976/77)

“There’s a brand new clown in town…” (McDonald’s commercial, 1976/77)

Happy Funshine Friday, Bionic pals! Here’s an early morning commercial for McDonald’s you may have caught in 1976 or ’77 featuring the Little Ronald McDonald doll.

Only $1.00! That’s a cheap gift. Somehow though, the whole clown thing seems slightly creepy in retrospect.

Little Ronald McDonald Doll Commercial, 1977

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Sesame Street’ – Ernie & Bert ‘Emotions’ (1975)

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