Monthly Archives: March 2012

70s Spots: King Vitaman breakfast cereal

Quaker Oat’s King Vitaman breakfast cereal first hit the market in 1970 and featured excellent animated commercials created by Jay Ward Productions. You’ll know Jay Ward from their brilliant work on shows such as Rocky & Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right and … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Dr. Shrinker

Sid and Marty Krofft’s Dr. Shrinker encompassed 16, 15-minute episodes as part of the Krofft Supershow on ABC. The show originally ran from September, 1976 to September, 1977. Jay Robinson played the “mad scientist” Dr. Shrinker, and Billy Barty appeared … Continue reading

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Mood Music: Free, ‘All Right Now’

It’s all right now, baby. Can you dig it? Let me lay a heavy song on you sweet people of the earth. Free, live in concert, playing their top 5 smash “All Right Now” in 1970. “Let’s move before they … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Arm & Hammer, ‘Onion Power’

Time for a commercial. Here’s a fun one from 1977 or thereabouts; Arm & Hammer Baking Soda’s animated plea to change the poor old box in your fridge more often. “What took you so long?” (Thanks YouTube poster Genius7277 and … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: The Towering Inferno

“one tiny spark – becomes a night of blazing suspense…” It took both Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox to bring The Towering Inferno to movie theaters in December of 1974. Irwin Allen’s “disaster” flick featured a large roster of … Continue reading

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Music for Monday: The Kinks, ‘Apeman’

The Kinks released “Apeman” in November, 1970 in the UK and December ’70 in the US. The tune was a follow up to the smash-hit “Lola” but didn’t fare quite as well in the States. It did, however, hit #5 … Continue reading

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