Monthly Archives: April 2014

70s Stories In The News: ‘Funky Turns 40,’ ‘Wheel In The Sky’

I’ve recently been contacted by a few folks promoting 1970s-related news. I’ll present the stories for you below and you can hit the links to explore further. Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition First Up, Pamela Thomas of the … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Wolfman Jack ‘Custom Radio Show’ (1975)

(Click ad to enlarge) “The Wolfman Jack ‘Custom Radio Show’ is RATED #1 in key markets!” Hey baby, it’s Wolfman Jack and he can do it for your station too. Daily 70s Ad #109: Wolfman Jack ‘Custom Radio Show’ originally … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Sun Giant ‘Almonds & Scotch’ (1978)

(Click ad to enlarge) “When you have guests over, you want to bring out your best. Like 12-year old Scotch and Sun Giant Almonds.” Mmmm. Tasty. Daily 70s Ad #108: Sun Giant ‘Almonds & Scotch’ originally appeared in the January, … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Minnie Riperton, ‘Lovin’ You’ (1975)

Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You,” from the L.P., Perfect Angel, was released as a single in January of 1975. By April it was #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart. This soulful tune with the incredible, high-pitched vocals was written by Riperton … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Olivetti Girl (1972)

(Click ad to enlarge) “We’re looking for gutsy girls who aren’t afraid to be different.” A little personal space, guys? Geez. Daily 70s Ad #107: Olivetti Girl originally appeared in the April 28, 1972 issue of LIFE magazine. (Source: LIFE) … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: The New ’79 Chevrolets (1978)

“A fresh new slice of apple pie.” Howdy, lil’ fuel economists. Chevy weekend continues today with two commercials featuring the upcoming 1979 models. Both spots aired in October of 1978 and you can catch a look at the Caprice, Impala … Continue reading

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