Monthly Archives: December 2012

Music for Monday: Deep Purple, ‘Highway Star’

Deep Purple’s “Highway Star” is the lead-off track on the March, 1972 L.P., Machine Head. Machine Head is Deep Purple’s most successful album and spent 118 weeks(!) on the US Billboard chart, reaching a high of #7. “Smoke on the … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Life Savers Candies

Time for a commercial break – from out of the past! You didn’t see that one coming did you? Well, buckle your…computer chair belts…for today on 70s Spots we feature a double dose of Life Savers. The first spot you’ll … Continue reading

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Mood Music: T-Rex, ‘Metal Guru’

I meant to post this rockin’ tune around Christmas but you know how things can get over the holidays. Still, we’re not yet into the new year and can continue celebrating. Here’s Marc Bolan and T-Rex performing their UK #1 … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: The All New Popeye Hour

Hanna-Barbera’s The All New Popeye Hour originally ran on CBS from September, 1978 to September, 1981. After that, the show was cut to 30 minutes and re-titled The Popeye and Olive Show. The All New Popeye Hour was inspired by … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: The Bad News Bears (TV, 1979)

The Bad News Bears motion picture is one of my all-time favorites. And if you grew up in the 1970s and are a regular reader of this site, I’m willing to bet it’s one of yours as well. Today, on … Continue reading

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Dec. 26, 1970: Rare radio DJ footage

Happy Boxing Day all. Here’s six minutes of rare footage I found fascinating and hopefully you will too. On Saturday, December 26, 1970, the day after Christmas, Detroit radio DJ Don Schuster can be seen showing off the W4 studio. … Continue reading

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