Category Archives: My Vintage Video


Category Archives: My Vintage Video

Lesley Gore performs six tunes on the TAMI Show

One of my fave girl singers from the early 1960s was Lesley Gore. The voice behind It’s My Party and You Don’t Own Me died on February 16th at the age of 68. So in her honor, here’s a fun and swinging performance she gave in 1964 on the T.A.M.I. Show.
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Donny Osmond asks – What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

The Donny & Marie Show was one of the hit variety shows in the 1970s. In this clip, Donny Osmond asks the proverbial New Year’s question “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve.”
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The Beatles 1964 movie trailers to A Hard Day’s Night

Fifty years ago this week, The Beatles released their first full length feature film: A Hard Day’s Night. This week’s My Vintage Video feature two theatrical trailers used to promote the film. The second trailer includes a scene of the fab four in baby carriages; it was never shown in US theaters.
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The Dixie Cups perform their #1 hit ‘Chapel of Love’

During the height of the British Invasion in 1964, along came a girl group from New Orleans with a number one hit. “Chapel of Love” by the Dixie Cups was a smash in June of ’64. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
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Newsreel: The 1964 World’s Fair opens in New York

Fifty years ago this month, the 1964 World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows, New York. By the time the fair closed a year later, more than 50 million people attended the fair. And although that was less than the projected 70 million mentioned in this newsreel, for those who did attend, everlasting memories were made.
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My Vintage Video: The Jive Talking Roosevelt Franklin from Sesame Street

It’s my pleasure to introduce Roosevelt Franklin, the totally hip, skatting purple muppet from Sesame Street. What’s he gonna do when he turns two? He’ll tell you in this vintage video!
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Star Wars characters lead an anti-smoking campaign

Fifty years ago the Surgeon General issued a warning that smoking is hazardous to one’s health. In the years following, there have been numerous anti-smoking campaigns. One public service announcement I clearly remember is this one featuring C-3P0 and R2-D2.
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U2 performs New Year’s Day on British TV in 1983

U2‘s first really big hit was their song New Year’s Day. It was released on January 1, 1983. Here’s a 1983 performance the Irish band gave on the UK program Top of the Pops.
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Christmas stencils make a window wonderland

These window stencils certainly bring back a vintage Christmas memory. Do you recall using them or seeing this commercial?
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Otis Redding performs on TV the night before his death in a plane crash

The music headlines in December 1967 shocked fans of soul when Stax star Otis Redding died in a plane crash. The front page of this British weekly says it all. Otis Redding appeared on the December 9, 1967 episode of Cleveland television show Upbeat on WEWS-TV. Here he performs “Respect” from that appearance. Tragically, Redding […]
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