Monthly Archives: February 2015

Funshine Friday: ‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie, ‘Gratifaction’ Song (1973)

A most pleasant Funshine Friday to all! Here’s a clip from a movie you might have watched on a lazy Sunday morning in 1973. It’s Johnny Whitaker and friends singing “Gratifaction” from the movie Tom Sawyer. ‘Tom Sawyer’ Movie: ‘Gratifaction’ … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: James Brown For Falstaff Beer (1970)

“You don’t have to push so hard. Relax!” Even the hardest working man in show biz needs a break now and again. James Brown for Falstaff Beer originally appeared in the February, 1970 issue of Ebony magazine. (Source: Ebony) Previously … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Captain & Tennille, ‘Muskrat Love’ (1976)

It is time. Time for Captain & Tennille to sing the 30th biggest hit song of 1976 – “Muskrat Love.” “Muskrat Susie…Muskrat Sam…” Captain & Tennille: ‘Muskrat Love,’ 1976 Previously on Music for Monday: The Osmonds, ‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown’ (1976)

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Funshine Friday: Little Ronald McDonald Doll (1977)

Happy Funshine Friday, Bionic pals! Here’s an early morning commercial for McDonald’s you may have caught in 1976 or ’77 featuring the Little Ronald McDonald doll. Only $1.00! That’s a cheap gift. Somehow though, the whole clown thing seems slightly … Continue reading

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Show Toppers: ‘Flying High’ (1978)

By the great, grey strands of Howard Cosell’s toupee! It’s been much too long since we’ve flipped on the box for an episode of Show Toppers. Let’s dive right into another long-lost 1970s TV intro. Flying High ran on CBS … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: The Osmonds, ‘Foggy Mountain Breakdown’ (1976)

Remember when Donny & Marie and The Osmonds teamed up with Roy Clark, Charo and George Gobel for a rollicking version of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”? I know you couldn’t forget that – it was a highlight of the decade. The … Continue reading

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