K-Tel’s “Mindbender” – 22 original hits by 22 original stars, $5.99 album or $6.99 cassette,1976. And what’s truly mindbending is that KISS and Neil Sedaka are on this album. Also, that’s actually 22 hits by 21 artists, none of which were Barry Manilow like you found on Ronco collections of the time.
Walt Disney’s Mouseketeer records cut out from the 1956 Wheaties cereal boxes.
General Mills of Minneapolis Minnesota (USA) was one of the sponsors
of the Mickey Mouse Club Television show. As a promotional vehicle in
1956 they included playable records on the back of their Wheaties Cereal
Boxes along with a mail-in coupon for a real record of Mouseketeer
There were 8 different single 5″ cardboard records and 4 more 7″ records from the mail-in offer.
Chip ‘N Dale – Ten Little Indians Chip ‘N Dale – The Laughing Song Goofy – It’s Fun To Whistle Goofy – Fire Fighting Fellow Mickey Mouse – Happy Mouse Mickey Mouse – The Gadget Tree Donald Duck – Donald Duck’s Song Mickey, Donald & Goofy – I’d Rather Be I
Discogs doesn’t make it apparent what the “4 more 7-inch records from the mail-in offer” were and they may not have been on the Rainbo label; here’s a Wheaties box with the offer, and the track list from a different box:
Also, grange hall nearby: if the content is 95% craft bazaar stuff and about 2% people’s household junk, don’t call the event a “two-story indoor yardsale.” Yardsales are at least 75% people’s household junk, crafts optional.
Bill Dana created this Bolivian character in 1959 and played it, most famously as an astronaut, until 1970 when he decided that ethnic humor was not such a good thing. (Also, in 1969 humans had landed on the moon, so by the time Dana was done we had real astronaut stories.) It’s not clear whether it was the portrayal of the character or the choice to stop playing the character that got Dana an award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition in 1997. Bill Dana died on June 15 of this year.
I found this album at a thrift and thought “awesome!” – but then I pulled the record out of the sleeve and it’s not the right one. This thrift has a serious problem with records not being in the right sleeves, I have no idea what the deal there is but out of six or seven I looked in only one matched up. (And I was able to fix one of the switches, having seen the cover a minute earlier.)
I will see if I can hunt up this recording. But this record here… sigh, is a fail.