Author Archives: David Moore

Music For Monday: Elvis, ‘Polk Salad Annie’ (Live ’70)

We’re rolling into a new week and it’s time for a little Music for Monday. Here’s Elvis Presley live onstage in 1970 singing Tony Joe White’s “Polk Salad Annie.” The clip originally appeared in the 1970 documentary Elvis: That’s the … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: John Newcombe & Tuborg Gold Beer (1978)

“So advanced – it’s simple.” Rounding off our 1978 weekend; we have two commercials produced in 1977, airing in January ’78. Firstly, tennis player, John Newcombe for Canon cameras. This spot ran often and I remember it well. Newcombe won … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spots: Dallas Times & DEP Shampoo (1978)

“We are the pages – that people are turning to.” The weekend hath arrived! Time to wheel out the old timey commercials. We’ll continue with a 1978 theme and enjoy two spots from that year. First, a Dallas Times Herald … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Kodak ‘Voter’s Choice’ Watch (1972)

“$4.95 and both end panels from three boxes of any Kodak color film get you the Kodak ‘Voter’s Choice’ calendar watch of your choice.” Boxes of film! I think I may still have some in my freezer. Kodak ‘Voter’s Choice’ … Continue reading

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70s Stories In The News: ‘Sesame Street,’ Janis Joplin & The Eagles

Here’s a trio of recent 1970s-related stories you may find of interest. I certainly did. Sonia Manzano, aka Maria from Sesame Street, recently announced her retirement from the famed children’s show. She spoke with NPR about growing up in the … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Datsun & ‘Match Game PM’ (1978)

“Nobody demands more from a Datsun…than Datsun!” On this fine, lazy Sunday, we step back in time to 1978 and view two commercials you may have caught that year. First up, one for the Datsun B-210 GX that aired in … Continue reading

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