Music For Monday: The Police, ‘So Lonely’ (Live, 1979)

'All dressed up and nowhere to go...' (The Police, 1979)

‘All dressed up and nowhere to go…’ (The Police, 1979)

It’s Monday, therefore, we watch The Police perform “So Lonely” live on German TV in early 1979. That’s today’s rule.

“So Lonely” originally appeared on the band’s debut L.P., Outlandos d’Amour, in November of 1978. The song was released as a single in ’78 and was re-issued in 1980.

The Police: ‘So Lonely’ Live, 1979

Previously on Music for Monday: Olivia Newton-John, ‘Let Me Be There’ (1973)

More of The Police at Bionic Disco: The Police, ‘Can’t Stand Losing You’ (1978)

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Sunday 70s Spots: 70s Fashion – Sears & Woolite (1979)

Not a member of The Runaways. (Sears commercial, 1979)

Not a member of The Runaways. (Sears commercial, 1979)

“Sears – Where America shops.”

Happy Sunday! We’ve got a pair of commercials on-tap in the ‘Disco today featuring a little late-70s fashion.

First, a testimonial for Sears’ Junior Bazaar (produced in 1978, aired in January ’79). After that, a spot for Woolite from the summer of ’79. Keep it fancy!

1970s Fashion: Sears Junior Bazaar Commercial, 1979

1970s Fashion: Woolite Commercial, 1979

Previously on 70s Spots: Halls ‘Vapor Action’ & Vicks (1973 & ’74)

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Saturday 70s Spots: Halls ‘Vapor Action’ & Vicks (1973 & ’74)

Go, Vapor Action, go! (Halls commercial, 1973)

Go, Vapor Action, go! (Halls commercial, 1973)

“When you have a cold, get Halls Mentho Lyptus with Vapor Action!”

Hall & Vicks, wasn’t that a 70s band? Maybe not, but if you’re feeling a bit under the weather you may find extra interest in today’s pair of commercials.

First up, we have a spot for Halls Mentho Lyptus ‘Vapor Action’ from November of 1973. After that, one for Vicks Formula 44 from January, 1974.

Halls ‘Vapor Action’ Commercial, 1973

Vicks Formula 44 Cough Medicine Commercial, 1974

Previously on 70s Spots: Schlitz Beer (1979)

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Funshine Friday: ‘The Wonderful World Of Disney’ (Intro, 1975)

'The Wonderful World of Disney' TV title, 1975

‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ TV title, 1975

Greetings, Bionic boppers! I hope you are having a seriously pleasant Funshine Friday. As you prepare for the weekend, you may want to take a brief minute to let your mind flow back to 1975.

This TV intro for The Wonderful World of Disney will help get you in the appropriate relaxed, yet invigorated, mood.

‘The Wonderful World Of Disney’ Intro, 1975

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ – ‘Fireworks’ (1976)

More Disney at Bionic Disco: ‘The Wonderful World Of Disney’ (Intro, 1979)

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Rad Ads: ‘Shaft In Africa’ (1973)

'Shaft In Africa' ('Ebony' magazine, July, 1973)

‘Shaft In Africa’ (‘Ebony’ magazine, July, 1973)

“The Brother Man in the Motherland.”

Not phallic at all. Move along, folks. Shaft In Africa originally appeared in the July, 1973 issue of Ebony magazine.

(Source: Ebony)

Previously on Rad Ads: Ford Courier Pickup (1978)

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Music For Monday: Olivia Newton-John, ‘Let Me Be There’ (1973)

'Let me be there in your morning...' (Olivia Newton-John, 1973)

‘Let me be there in your morning…’ (Olivia Newton-John, 1973)

I’m not sure how we managed to go so long without posting an Olivia Newton-John song, but it’s time to sort that out.

Here’s Newton-John performing her first big US hit, “Let Me Be There” on the UK’s Sez Les show in 1973. The song (written by John Rostill) hit #6 on the Billboard “Hot 100.” Elvis Presley also liked performing his version of the song in the 70s.

*Note: The video below starts with 20 seconds of record cover imagery before the clip kicks in.

Olivia Newton-John on ‘Sez Les': ‘Let Me Be There,’ 1973

Previously on Music for Monday: Buck Owens, ‘Made In Japan’ (1972)

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