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70s Spots: John Goodman For Mennen & Jane Curtin For Hoover (1979)

“Skin Bracer hits you just right.” A double-whammy of celebrity goodness for you on this Easter Sunday. First, we find a very young and slim John Goodman for Mennen Skin Bracer. The spot aired in July of 1979. Second, Jane … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Jane Curtin & Gillette (1974)

“Turn your face into a kisser!” In our vintage commercials today, we find a pre-Saturday Night Live Jane Curtin in a humorous spot for Gillette Foamy shave cream. After that, another Gillette spot featuring customer testimonials. Both commercials aired in … Continue reading

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Mood Music: Devo, ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’

Devo first recorded and released their Rolling Stone’s cover song, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” in the summer of 1977. The band’s version of the angst-ridden song really gained traction when they re-recorded it for their debut L.P., Q: Are … Continue reading

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Passings: Sherman Hensley, Tom Davis, Ginny Tyler, Simon Ward, Frank Pierson, Chad Everett

When I began this site I really hadn’t planned on posting so many obituaries. Nonetheless, it just seems right that we pay tribute to important folks who affected the 1970s. I’m sad to say that six actors and writers have … Continue reading

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Music for Monday: Steve Martin, ‘King Tut’

A good Monday to you, Bionic brothers and sisters. In this installment of ‘Music for Monday’ we throw in a slight curve and present Steve Martin performing his hit single, “King Tut,” live in 1979. Stick with the clip for … Continue reading

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