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Welcome! is an online community focused on sharing and reminiscing about pop-culture video, audio, and images that stir our memories of the past - old television, theme songs, commercials, print advertisements, and more. We've got the sights and sounds you remember from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond... Come join our friendly community and start sharing your memories! If you are a Baby Boomer or Gen Xer, you will find this to be the site for memories! This site is rated G (maybe PG on some posts) you can always feel comfortable sharing this site to your mother, kids or grandkids!



  • Popular Meco-Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

    Meco-Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

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    Meco's theme from Close Encounters was track 5 of side two of the album Close Encounters Of Every Kind in 1978. Meco's real name is Domenico Monardo. He became famous for disco-izing movie soundtracks starting with Star Wars in 1977.

  • Popular Hee Haw--Hey Grandpa What's For Supper?

    Hee Haw--Hey Grandpa What's For Supper?

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    Hee Haw was introduced in 1969 and ran until the late 1980's. Grandpa Jones was Louis Marshall Jones who was an old time country and gospel singer as well as a banjo player. Grandpa Jones was inducted into the County Music Hall Of Fame in 1978. He passed

  • Popular Forever Autumn - Justin Hayward

    Forever Autumn - Justin Hayward

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    Many remember this song from the musical War Of The Worlds written by Jeff Wayne. The original melody was actually written for the Lego company in 1969. Justin Hayward was selected because Jeff Wayne wanted the voice that sang Knights In White Satin.

  • Popular Froot Loops Bird Bot Commercial

    Froot Loops Bird Bot Commercial

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    Fruit Loops were introduced in 1962 and originally there werethere werered,orange, andyellowloops, the color of Toucan Sam's nose. There is no fruit in Froot Loops and the cereal is just one flavor, not a combination of the individual fruit flavors as man

  • Popular Kool Aid Commercial With The Monkeys

    Kool Aid Commercial With The Monkeys

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    In 1969 and 1970 The Monkees starred in a series of Kool-Aid TV commercials, and some print ads. This was afterPeter Tork had left the group.

  • Popular Sears Paints - Great American Homes Series

    Sears Paints - Great American Homes Series

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    The Great American Home Series was an advertising campaign for Sears featuring historical homes they would paint for the ads.

  • Popular Dave and Ansel Collins - Double Barrel

    Dave and Ansel Collins - Double Barrel

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    Dave and Ansell Collinsare aJamaicanvocal/instrumentalduo sometimes billed asDave and Ansil CollinsorDave and Ansel Collins. Double Barrel was pretty much a one hit for them.

  • Popular Robin Williams As A Cheerleader

    Robin Williams As A Cheerleader

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    This was during an actual game Nov. 11, 1979 Denver versus New England. It was a stunt for the TV show Mork and Mindy.

  • Popular Old Spice Lime

    Old Spice Lime

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    After shave was always a safe gift to get dad.

  • Popular Ball Buster Game

    Ball Buster Game

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    I just don't know how this game didn't become a classic! LOL. Players move around groups of playing pieces set up similarly to checkers. Each piece consists of a plastic ball mounted on a long springy stem which is mounted on a peg which fits into holes i