Monthly Archives: June 2014

Music For Monday: Scorpions, ‘Speedy’s Coming’ (1974)

Scorpions are best known in the US as 80s stadium rockers, but the band’s first L.P. was released way back in 1973. While I enjoy Scorpions’ over-the-top 80s anthems, I much prefer their harder-rocking 70s material. Here’s an early Scorpions … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Vetter Motorcycle Windjammer (1978)

(Click to enlarge) “The world’s best fairing just got painted your color.” According to Wikipedia, Vetter Fairing Company was sold in ’78 and went bankrupt a few years after that. Daily 70s Ad #170: Vetter Motorcycle Windjammer originally appeared in … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Snoopy Toothbrush & Fisher-Price Kitchen Set (1974 & ’79)

“Good grief, it’s fun to brush your teeth!” Welcome back, 70s surfers. Our theme for Sunday is kid’s products and I’ve got two fun commercials lined up. First, one from Kenner featuring the Snoopy battery-operated toothbrush. The spot aired in … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Astrodome & Astroworld ‘Getaway’ (1973)

(Click to enlarge) “Major-League baseball in the Astrodome. Acres of thrills in Astroworld.” “Astrodomain” included the Houston Astrodome ballpark and the Astroworld amusement park (later bought by Six Flags) across the road. I attended both a few times in the … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spots: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans & Jell-O (1973)

“To give your salads a holiday look – start with Jell-O.” The weekend has arrived. Time to open a bottle of vintage 1970s commercials. The theme for Saturday is salad. Yes, salad. The kind with leafy greens and the kind … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Ad: Uriah Heep ‘Wonderworld’ (1974)

(Click to enlarge) “New And Grand On Warner Bros Records & Tapes.” The seventh album from the British rockers, featuring the single “Something Or Nothing.” Daily 70s Ad #168: Uriah Heep ‘Wonderworld’ originally appeared in the June 22, 1974 issue … Continue reading

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