Monthly Archives: May 2011

TV Time: Snap, Crackle, Partridge Family

In the early 70s TV’s sensational singing siblings, The Partridge Family starred in a few Kellog’s Rice Krispies commercials. The refrain was “Wakin’ up! Wakin’ up,” and in the first spot poor put-upon Reuben (Dave Madden) had to pour the … Continue reading

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Soft Launch? You Bet’cha!

Well, hello folks. Welcome to Bionic Disco’s first semi-official day on the web. We’ve been hiding behind closed doors brewing up the 70s goodness and the time has finally come to launch ourselves into public view. Start digging around the … Continue reading

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‘The Streak': Number One for May, 1974

For some reason, in the early 1970s a fair number of people felt compelled to shed their clothes at televised events and unexpectedly “Streak” across the screen. It got so you never knew whether or not a stranger in the … Continue reading

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Jeff Conaway Passes

Jeff Conaway, best known to 70s fans as Kenickie in the film Grease and Bobby Wheeler on TV’s Taxi, has passed away at the age of 60. Conaway had been in a coma since May 11th and was under care … Continue reading

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Bay City Rollers: ‘Money Honey’ on Telly

It’s time for some Bay City Rollers methinks. Let’s take a loving look at the lads from Edinburgh performing “Money Honey” on what appears to be German television. This would likely be from sometime in spring 1976 when said single … Continue reading

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Forgotten TV: Holmes & YoYo

Holmes & YoYo only ran for 13 measly episodes during the 1976-77 season, but it has really stuck in my mind. Something about a 427 pound robot cop with a heart of gold captured my fidgety nine-year-old imagination and never … Continue reading

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