Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Elevator Man of the Super 6

Time for a Saturday morning cartoon. Here is Elevator Man from a TV show in 1966 that I had forgotten about.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Paul Grill Master

I saw this photo over at the Beatle Photo Blog and at first I laughed. It seemed like at joke to have Paul McCartney barbecuing in the backyard. I thought someone had photoshopped his head onto someone else. The farther I read it told how he was making veggie burgers. So it wasn't quite as funny but I still have to smile at this picture.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ephemera and Mail It To Team--Up

Here is a link to the post I did at Ephemera today. I hope you like it and also visit Mail It To Team-Up for a new contest that I have started there.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

You Tube Video of the Week: Chad and Jeremy A Summer Song

Here is a video of Chad and Jeremy from an interview a couple of years ago and then they sing my favorite Chad and Jeremy song.

Also, remember to read my posting on Ephemera tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

This Day In Music History: Elvis and (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

Somehow word got out to his fans that Elvis collected Teddy Bears. He didn't but fans from all over the world sent him Teddy Bears for his collection. He didn't have one before the rumor started but he did now.
Songwriters Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe got wind of the rumor. They had to write a new song for the new movie that starred Elvis and Lizabeth Scott called "Loving You" and wrote (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear. Elvis recorded the song in March of 1957. It was released only a few short weeks later in 1957 before the movie. The movie had Elvis playing a rock and roll star and there were many scenes with Elvis in concert singing. Two of the concert goers in one scene were his parents Vernon and Gladys Presley. After his Mother died in August of 1958 Elvis would never watch that scene again.
The song became a #1 hit on the Billboard charts on this day in music history July 8, 1957. The next day, July 9th, the film was released. The song was a great advertisement for the film.
What happened to Elvis' Teddy Bear collection? The day after Christmas in 1957 Elvis donated it to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

Ephemera posting

I was recently asked by Marty of Ephemera a blog site for collector's to write an article to be posted on the site. I did it about comic books of course. You were expecting political science textbooks perhaps? Anyway the post is to be on the site on July 10th this week. Click on the link above and read it later this week.

Monday, July 07, 2008

DC Filmation Superheroes

In the 1960's Filmation was the first company to produce the DC Superheroes for Saturday morning TV. Here for the first time kids got to see the Atom, Hawkman,Flash etc of the Justice League of America and the Teen Titans. Now you can get them on DVD. The episodes included in this set are Episodes:Disc 1 The Atom Cartoons Invasion Of The Beetle-Men (1967)The Plant Master (1967)The House Of Doom (1967)The Flash Cartoons The Chemo-Creature (1967)Take a Giant Step (1967)To Catch a Blue Bolt (1967)Green Lantern Cartoons Evil is as Evil Does (1967)The Vanishing World (1967) Sirena Empress of Evil (1967)Disc 2 Hawkman Cartoons Peril from Pluto (1967)A Visit To Venus (1967)The Twenty Third Dimension (1967)Justice League Of America Cartoons Between Two Armies (1967)Target Earth (1967)Bad Day on Black Mountain (1967)Teen Titans Cartoons The Monster Machine (1967)The Space Beast Round-Up (1967)Operation: Rescue (1967)
If you wish to purchase this DVD set please click on the link above.

Time/Life Soft Rock

Ok yesterday was the album covers of Boston now we look at the flip side from hard rock (well maybe Boston was Medium Rock) to soft rock.
Here as some links to videos of songs that I liked growing up. Here is Rupert Holmes with "Him."

This one is Reo Speedwagon with "Take It On The Run."

Here is a video that I never saw till recently of Albert Hammond and is hit "It Never Rains In Southern California."

There songs are hard to find but Time/Life has all of these and more on cd. Sorry not the videos. You can get the collection if you click on the link below.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Boston Album Covers

I was in a music department yesterday and Boston's Greatest Hits caught my eye. I was never a big fan of their music but I did like a couple of their songs. The album art was always eye catching. The style, even if it was release in the 90's like their greatest hits, always screamed 1970's to me. Here are the albums I am most familiar with.