Monthly Archives: January 2017

70s Spots: Sony Betamax Vs. RCA VHS (1978)

“It could change your whole way of life.” Here it is, folks. Today, we relive the Battle of the Century! Sony’s Betamax (Beta tape) versus RCA’s VHS recorder. Beta tape technology was superior in nearly every way so it was … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Jean Knight, ‘Mr. Big Stuff’ (1971)

Music for Monday is in the house! Time to tune in to Cherry Stereo and see what classic 1970s disc the DJ is spinning. Hey, how appropriate! It’s Jean Knight performing “Mr. Big Stuff” on Soul Train in 1971. Have … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Pepsi ‘The Boss’ & Pabst Blue Ribbon ‘Elephant’ (1977)

“If you pour a lot of Pepsi – bring home The Boss.” Two liquid refreshment spots on the counter today. One for Pepsi Cola showing off the 64 ounce bottle known as “The Boss.” Funny, in these days of overindulgence, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Yamaha Motorcycles (1979)

“Every time we race – we learn more about how to build you a better motorcycle.” Here’s two sleek and sexy Yamaha motorcycle commercials from February of 1979. In the first spot, you’ll find a variety of racing bikes doing … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Polaroid (Garner & Hartley) & RCA TV (Cicely Tyson) (1977)

“The simplest camera in the world.” How goes the fledgling weekend? Thanks for checking in for a double dose of nostalgia. Here’s two spots that aired in October of 1977. First, the famous team of James Garner and Marriette Hartley … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ’71 Ford LTD (Rod Serling, 1970)

“Ford gives you better ideas.” Two spots for the 1971 Ford LTD for your pre-weekend celebration. Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) stars in the first commercial from September of 1970. Serling also provides narration for the second clip from December … Continue reading

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