Category Archives: My Vintage Video
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 21, 2013
Certain artists convey a particular season for me. When I hear the music of 1960s Scottish singer-songerwriter Donovan, I think of spring. I suppose it’s the “flowery” messages, arrangements and clothing! Enjoy these two classic Donovan tunes from 1966 and ’67.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 15, 2013
David Bowie released his first album in 10 years this week. We want to look back at Bowie’s first TV appearance. It was 1964 and the 17-year-old went by his real name, David Jones. Mr. Jones appeared on the BBC discussing The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long Haired Men.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 7, 2013
The auto designer of the doomed 1950s Ford Edsel died earlier this week. His name was Roy Brown Jr. He was 96 years-old. The Edsel was a flop when it was first introduced in 1957, but Brown was always proud of his design. Take a look for yourself as the cars roll by in this [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: March 1, 2013
We remember the Man in Black. This past week Johnny Cash would have celebrated his 81st birthday. My Vintage Video pays tribute to one of his most historic recordings/concerts. In 1969 Cash performed for inmates of San Quentin Prison. Here’s a clip from that performance.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: February 22, 2013
It’s time to indulge ourselves with a little peppermint snack. Enjoy this winter-themed commercial for York Peppermint Patties.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: February 15, 2013
When the movie ‘The Harder They Come’ was released 40 years ago this month, it introduced Jamaican music and culture to a U.S. audience. The film’s soundtrack put reggae on the map. The music featured an array of little-known reggae artists at the time, including Toots and the Maytals and Jimmy Cliff. Here’s the title [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: February 7, 2013
As New England hunkers down for the Blizzard of 2013, let’s look back at the Blizzard of ’78. Boston had a record of 27.1 inches of snow, while Providence, RI broke a record with 27.6 inches. We just may beat those records! Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: February 1, 2013
It’s Super Bowl Sunday (weekend, week!). And no matter which team you’re rooting for in this year’s big game, let’s take a look at a Top 10 list of plays from Super Bowl’s past. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 25, 2013
A classic in English literature turns 200 this week — Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. There have been numerous film adaptations over the years including a Bollywood version, a zombie spin-off and an Academy-Award winning version from 1940. Here’s the movie trailer to that 1940 film with Laurence Oivier in the role of the dapper [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 18, 2013
Celebrations are underway for President Obama’s second inauguration. These days it’s an event with wall-to-wall coverage on radio and TV, but back in 1925 the media landscape was very different. One had to rely on newsreels to see major events like inaugurations. And newsreels were silent! Bring out the popcorn and wave the flag as [...]