Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Satisfactions 1966

A clipping from the Toledo Blade, January 22, 1966 noting my dad's and his buddies' bands from Lake High School.

The Satisfactions 1966

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Making a scene, Jan. 1966

1966 is still widely considered the prime year for guitar based garage rock -- professional, one hit wonder and amateur band alike.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Getting it wrong, Mar. 1964

The Ocala Star-Banner began carrying the classics Nancy and Li'l Abner in their comics roster on March 1, 1964.  To the average reader, the faces of the folks behind even their favorite strips may not be familiar.  Still, in 1964, while Capp's frequently televised face would have been vaguely familiar to an editor, apparently he couldn't make its connection to Li'l Abner rather than Bushmiller's inscrutible Nancy.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Music history with a bullet, Dec. 1974

Don't miss Billboard magazine on Google Books search:

The December 28, 1974 issue has great stuff including an article on bootlegs hitting major retailers, an interview with EMI's Sir Joe Lockwood, great ads and of course the listings of the hits of the week sliced and diced into so many categories about everyone gets a nod, while Wireless mics were untangling the rock stage.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Joke with food, Aug, 1968

First, think if you can remember ever getting a drink of any kind for 25 cents.  Then think if you can ever imagine a time when any 16oz size drink would be referred to as "jumbo"-size (without being sarcastic).

View the ad in historical context here.