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60s/70s rock +/- pop
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Arresting Ads From the Archives of Billboard, Cash Box, Record World & Beat Instrumental

[April 2023 update = streaming audio now included] From browsing back issues of the major music industry trade publications, I’ve discovered that Record World is refreshingly focused on just the music, and not, say, coin-operated amusements (i.e., Cash Box) or circuses, fairs, and the entertainment industry (Billboard). Beat Instrumental from

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60s/70s rock +/- pop
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Dusty Springfield Sings Grain’s Praises

Dusty Springfield once served as a musical “pitchman” for Mother’s Pride bread in this adorable ad, where she travels door-to-door each morning as a “happy knocker-upper” delivering “a cuppa” and “tasty Mother’s Pride” fluffy white bread to the townsfolk: This Yank would likely have never encountered this ad had it

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60s/70s rock +/- pop
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Music Goes Better with Coca-Cola

A number of notable names in pop music have recorded jingles for Coca-Cola, and — incredible as it might seem — a few of them came out surprisingly well. Sydney, Australia’s Easybeats pull off the nice hat trick of writing an unabashed ode to a soft drink that is –

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