Tag Archives: Japan

Music For Monday: Pink Lady, ‘Kiss In The Dark’ (1979)

To go along with today’s Daily 70s Ad we have a video of Pink Lady performing “Kiss in the Dark” in 1979. You may remember the name Pink Lady. You may remember their short-lived TV series. But do you remember … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘Battle Of The Planets’ (1978)

Battle of the Planets first hit North American TV screens in the fall of 1978. The animated sci fi series is a Westernized version of Japan’s Science Ninja Team Gatchaman of 1972. BotP takes Gatchaman’s animation, removes much of the … Continue reading

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Mood Music: Bay City Rollers, ‘Yesterday’s Hero’ (Japan ’76)

Having a good Saturday? Here’s the Bay City Rollers performing “Yesterday’s Hero” to keep your day stomping along. “Yesterday’s Hero” appeared on the Rollers’ Dedication L.P. in the fall of 1976. The performance on display below features the band in … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: Speed Racer

Happy Funshine Friday! To celebrate my Birthday today I’m going to post the old 1960s/1970s-era intro and outro for Speed Racer. This is one of those shows produced in the 1960s that ran constantly in reruns throughout the 1970s. Speed … Continue reading

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70s Spots: The Carpenters – Rare Japanese commercials

I hope you are enjoying a lazy September Sunday. To help keep you relaxed – here’s a pair of rarely-seen spots The Carpenters made for Japanese television in the early to mid-1970s. First up, Karen and Richard sing a tune … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Japanese Star Wars Tuna Ad (’78)

This is one of those TV spots that’s so awful it turns into something wonderful. In 1978, Japanese seafood company Hagoromo produced this apparently unauthorized Star Wars tuna fish spot to capitalize on the movie’s breakout success and impending release … Continue reading

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