Monthly Archives: April 2011

Viva Knievel! Movie Trailer (1977)

Holy Moley! You have got to find three minutes in your busy day to watch this trailer for Evel Knievel’s 1977’s motion picture Viva Knievel!, aka “The excitement picture of the year”. While I was a big Knievel fan (and … Continue reading

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Elton John’s Philadelphia Freedom: #1 This Week – 1975

Hey cats & kittens, let’s check in with the charts and get to rocking on this fine Tuesday morning. One of the biggest musical stars of the 1970s, Elton John, was never very far from the top of the charts … Continue reading

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70s Celebs: Flip Wilson

Clerow Wilson, Jr., was born December 8, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey into a family of 18 children. After early years in foster homes and a reform school, 16-yr-old Wilson fibbed about his age and entered the US Air … Continue reading

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Funky Fads: Pet Rock

As the story goes, in April, 1975 California-based advertising executive Gary Dhal was out having drinks with a few friends when the topic of conversation turned to pets. Dahl told his pals that pets were troublesome, dirty and expensive. His … Continue reading

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The First ‘Earth Day’ – April, 1970

Just under 41 years ago, in April of 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, spoke to the press about his idea of a “national teach-in on the … Continue reading

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Movie Watching: April 15th, 1973, Soylent Green and More

Let’s say you’ve got the urge to catch a flick tonight. It’s April 15th…..uh, 1973. Am I right? Let’s take a look at some of the movies you might head out to see this evening at the local cinema. Grab … Continue reading

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