Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sunday 70s Spots: Ted Danson & Danny Glover Beer Commercials (1978 & ’79)

Celebrities and beer, the two go together like…pretzels and mustard! Hell, I don’t know if the analogy works, but I think you’ll enjoy the following celeb commercials. First, you’ll find Ted Danson laughing it up for Colt 45 Malt Liquor … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spots: Fresh Horizons Bread & Campbell’s Soup (1976 & ’79)

The weekend’s here and it’s time to roll out the 1970s commercials! First up, we have a spot for Fresh Horizons Bread from November of 1976. It’s a bit unusual as it’s from ITT and features a Kabuki dancer. Yes, … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘The Muppet Show’ – Cheryl Ladd Sings (1978)

What does Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels) sing for us on this Funshine Friday? How about “Sunshine On My Shoulders”? That gonna work out for you? I thought so! The clip below comes from episode 324 of The Muppet Show and … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Jimmy Walker’s J.J. Talking Toy (1975)

“Kids think J.J. is Dyn-O-mite!” Notice the ad avoids calling the item a “doll.” Still, it’s a pretty dyn-o-mite toy. Jimmy Walker’s J.J. Talking Toy originally appeared in the May, 1975 issue of Ebony magazine. (Source: Ebony) Previously on Rad … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘Jaws 2’ (1978)

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…” Summer is fast approaching and thoughts turn to warm sun, beach visits and…scary shark movies. Jaws 2 (sequel to 1975’s Jaws) swam into theaters in June of … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Muddy Waters, ‘The Blues Had A Baby’ (Live, 1977)

Here’s Muddy Waters performing “The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock And Roll” live in 1977. You can find Waters’ version of the Morganfield & Brownie McGhee tune on his 1977 L.P. Hard Again. Blues Monday? Muddy … Continue reading

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