Straight out of a Billboard magazine issue from February 1979 comes this groovy beauty: Laugh all you want, but this made total sense in '79. Styx was huge at the time, having released the successful Pieces of Eight album in September 1978. It was one in a string of multi-platinum records for the band. So who wouldn't want to rock the paradise with a painted Styx van featuring album art from Pieces of Eight and The Grand Illusion? I'd like one of the tour jackets too, please. Hell, I'd drive one of those bad boys around today. You can keep the Betamax player though.
Print advertisements, brochures, and TV commercials help give us a glimpse into the automotive past. Today’s ad collection shines a spotlight on the 1958 Plymouth domestic American car lineup, which featured three main models — the Plaza, Savoy, Fury, and Belvedere -- as well as the Suburban station wagon. The full-size Belvedere, introduced in 1954, was in its third generation for '58, and was available as a 2-door hardtop, 4-door sedan, 2-door Club Sedan, and convertible. It was demoted from the top of the Plymouth line in 1956 to make room for the Fury. The Savoy, also in its fifth year of production, was Plymouth's mid-line priced vehicle. Three trims were available in 1958 -- 2-door and 4-door hardtop, and a 4-door sedan. And then there's the Plaza, which was the entry-level mod
To commemorate my Facebook page passing 200 Likes, I've unveiling a new contest series! It's pretty simple really -- I've blanked some dialogue from a comic book panel and it's up to one of you, my loyal fans, to write your own. I'd rather it be funny or clever in some way, so let's keep it light. Here's the first contest panel: The fine print: I'll judge the entries personally and announce a winner no later than 4pm Eastern on Friday, April 24. The winner receives a free .mp3! To enter your caption, just head over to the GFS Facebook Fan Page -- click Like if you haven't done so already -- and show me what you got. Only one entry per person will be accepted, and you must be a fan of the Facebook page.
Ring-a-ding-ding, Sinatra fans! It's time for yet another exciting CD giveaway, and this time it's the latest greatest hits compilation from Ol' Blue Eyes himself. I know what you're thinking -- do we really need another Frank Sinatra compilation? Well listen here pally, Sinatra: Best of the Best ain't just any Frank CD. This is the deluxe 2-disc version featuring a rare Seattle concert from the Chairman of the Board. So get ready to swing my friends, because I'm giving away one deluxe, 2-CD version of Sinatra: Best of the Best. To win your very own copy, simply Over the next two weeks you can enter to win a copy by simply liking the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Facebook page and then posting your favorite Frank song. That's it. So don't be a Harvey, and enter today! From the offi
So what happens when one of rock's most legendary figures -- that would be Eric Clapton -- teams with one of jazz's most prolific and controversial figures -- that would be Wynton Marsalis -- for an evening of vintage-style blues and jazz? Why you get the fantastic new CD/DVD Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues: Live From Jazz at Lincoln Center, that's what happens! And because I'm such a generous guy, I'm offering you the chance to win a copy of this excellent CD/DVD set, courtesy Rhino Records. Ain't I swell? To win your very own copy of Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play the Blues, all you need to do is send me an email with the subject line "Send Me the Blues!". I'll pick a winner at random some time in the near future. As long as the email link in this post is
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