Music For Monday: The Temptations, ‘Plastic Man’ (1973)

"Tryin' to get it over, any way he can!" (The Temptations, "Plastic Man," 1973)

“Tryin’ to get it over, any way he can!” (The Temptations, “Plastic Man,” 1973)

Good morning! Here’s your Music for Monday – a taste of psychedelic soul from The Temptations.

Here we find the band performing “Plastic Man” on Soul Train in 1973. “Plastic Man” hit #40 on Billboard’s “Hot 100″ and appeared on the L.P., Masterpiece of February ’73. Stretch out and listen a while.

The Temptations Perform ‘Plastic Man’ On ‘Soul Train,’ 1973

Previously on Music for Monday: Led Zeppelin, ‘The Song Remains The Same’ (Live ’75)

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Daily 70s Ad: WXIX-TV ‘’Star Trek’ For Fall’ (1975)

WXIX-TV ‘’Star Trek’ For Fall.' ('Cincinnati' magazine, September, 1975)

WXIX-TV ‘’Star Trek’ For Fall.’ (‘Cincinnati’ magazine, September, 1975)


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“Proud of our independence and yours.”

Not a bad line-up of reruns. Daily 70s Ad #226: WXIX-TV ‘’Star Trek’ For Fall’ originally appeared in the September, 1975 issue of Cincinnati magazine.

(Source: Cincinnati)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Toyota Celica ST (1971)

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Daily 70s Ad: Toyota Celica ST (1971)

Toyota Celica ST. ('LIFE' magazine, August 20, 1971)

Toyota Celica ST. (‘LIFE’ magazine, August 20, 1971)


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“Economy cars don’t usually do a standing 1/4 mile in 17.5 seconds. But the Celica can.”

Ain’t she a beaut’? Check out those hood vents and rally stripes. The electronic clock comes standard too! Daily 70s Ad #225: Toyota Celica ST originally appeared in the August 20, 1971 issue of LIFE magazine.

(Source: LIFE)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Cancún Vacation, Mexico (1976)

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Daily 70s Ad: Cancún Vacation, Mexico (1976)

Cancún Vacation, Mexico. ('Texas Monthly' magazine, September, 1976)

Cancún Vacation, Mexico. (‘Texas Monthly’ magazine, September, 1976)


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“1,000 years ago, Cancún was an island of unspoiled beaches in the Mexican Caribbean. Today, it still is.”

Sometimes it occurs to me that the young models in these ads are now senior citizens. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. But, time marches ever forward, doesn’t it? Daily 70s Ad #224: Cancún Vacation, Mexico originally appeared in the September, 1976 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.

(Source: Texas Monthly)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Cottager’s ‘Print Charmers’ Dresses (1972)

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Funshine Friday: ‘The Muppet Show’ – Harry Belafonte & Animal Drum Duel (1978)

Harry Belafonte and Animal can't be beat. ('The Muppet Show,' 1978)

Harry Belafonte and Animal can’t be beat. (‘The Muppet Show,’ 1978)

Good morning, Bionic pals. Here’s a two-minute slice of joyful 1970s noise to get your weekend started off right – Harry Belafonte engaging in a drum duel with Animal. Who will emerge victorious?

The clip in question was produced for episode 314 of The Muppet Show in November of 1978. Let’s rumble!

‘The Muppet Show’: Harry Belafonte & Animal Drum Duel, 1978

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Archie’s T.V. Funnies’ (1971)

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Daily 70s Ad: Cottager’s ‘Print Charmers’ Dresses (1972)

Cottager's 'Print Charmers' Dresses. ('New York' magazine, September 04, 1972)

Cottager’s ‘Print Charmers’ Dresses. (‘New York’ magazine, September 04, 1972)


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“Sweetheart necklines compliment these soft new prints to add up to a charming Fall duo from Cottager.”

Who’s that on the right? Bianca Jagger? Victoria Principal? Daily 70s Ad #223: Cottager’s ‘Print Charmers’ Dresses originally appeared in the September 04, 1972 issue of New York magazine.

(Source: New York)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Three-Wheeled VW Trike (1978)

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