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

Harry Belafonte and Animal can't be beat. ('The Muppet Show,' 1978)

Harry Belafonte and Animal can’t be beat. (‘The Muppet Show,’ 1978)

Good morning, Bionic pals. Here’s a two-minute slice of joyful 1970s noise to get your weekend started off right – Harry Belafonte engaging in a drum duel with Animal. Who will emerge victorious?

The clip in question was produced for episode 314 of The Muppet Show in November of 1978. Let’s rumble!

‘The Muppet Show’: Harry Belafonte & Animal Drum Duel, 1978

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Archie’s T.V. Funnies’ (1971)

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Daily 70s Ad: Cottager’s ‘Print Charmers’ Dresses (1972)

Cottager's 'Print Charmers' Dresses. ('New York' magazine, September 04, 1972)

Cottager’s ‘Print Charmers’ Dresses. (‘New York’ magazine, September 04, 1972)


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“Sweetheart necklines compliment these soft new prints to add up to a charming Fall duo from Cottager.”

Who’s that on the right? Bianca Jagger? Victoria Principal? Daily 70s Ad #223: Cottager’s ‘Print Charmers’ Dresses originally appeared in the September 04, 1972 issue of New York magazine.

(Source: New York)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Three-Wheeled VW Trike (1978)

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Daily 70s Ad: Three-Wheeled VW Trike (1978)

Three-Wheeled VW Trike. ('Popular Science' magazine, August, 1978)

Three-Wheeled VW Trike. (‘Popular Science’ magazine, August, 1978)


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“Wil-Mac VW Trikes are fun and economical to build and ride.”

Badass! Daily 70s Ad #222: Three-Wheeled VW Trike originally appeared in the August, 1978 issue of Popular Science magazine.

(Source: Popular Science)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Anne Murray At Capital Records (1979)

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Daily 70s Ad: Anne Murray At Capital Records (1979)

Anne Murray At Capital Records. ('Billboard' magazine, July 14, 1979)

Anne Murray At Capital Records. (‘Billboard’ magazine, July 14, 1979)


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“Capital Records is proud to announce the re-signing of Anne Murray.”

70s fans will remember Anne Murray from her top 10 hits “Snowbird” (1970) and “You Needed Me” (1978). Daily 70s Ad #221: Anne Murray At Capital Records originally appeared in the July 14, 1979 issue of Billboard magazine.

(Source: Billboard)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: British Leyland’s Austin Marina (1974)

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Daily 70s Ad: British Leyland’s Austin Marina (1974)

British Leyland’s Austin Marina. ('Popular Mechanics' magazine, August, 1974)

British Leyland’s Austin Marina. (‘Popular Mechanics’ magazine, August, 1974)


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“$2,899…the tough economy car from British Leyland.”

From the makers of MGB, Jaguar, Triumph and Land Rover. Daily 70s Ad #220: British Leyland’s Austin Marina originally appeared in the August, 1974 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.

(Source: Popular Mechanics)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Murray Cat Bikes (1977)

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Music For Monday: Led Zeppelin, ‘The Song Remains The Same’ (Live ’75)

"People won't you listen now?" (Led Zeppelin, 1975)

“People won’t you listen now?” (Led Zeppelin, 1975)

Morning all. Time to lay some Music for Monday on you. Here’s Led Zeppelin performing “The Song Remains The Same” live in 1975, Earl’s Court, London.

“The Song Remains the Same” appeared on Zep’s 1973 L.P., Houses of the Holy. In 1976, a concert film and soundtrack album bearing the name were also released. Play on.

Led Zeppelin: ‘The Song Remains The Same,’ Live At Earl’s Court, London, 1975

Previously on Music for Monday: June & ‘Mother’ Maybelle Carter, ‘There’s No Hiding Place Down Here’ (Live ’71)

More Led Zeppelin at Bionic Disco: Led Zeppelin ‘Kashmir’ (Live ’79)

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