The Story of Coca Cola’s Iconic “I’d like to teach the world to sing” commercial

For all of you Mad Men fans out there, here is the story behind one of the most iconic ads of a generation.

I'd like to teach the world to sing

 

May 18th, 2015 | Filed under Keener

This week in 1965

A big jump for the Beau Brummels this week in 1965. Soupy Sales novelty tune, “The Mouse” is in it’s second week on the charts. And one of the last times you’d see a name like Bert Kaempfert on the WKNR Music Guide.

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May 12th, 2015 | Filed under Keener

A slightly censored hit from 1961.

On this date in 1962, Billboard Magazine reported that last year’s most-played jukebox record was ‘Big Bad John’ by Jimmy Dean. Many stations, including Keener’s predecessor, WKMH, insisted that the line “At the bottom of this mine lies one hell of a man,” be changed to “a big, big, man,” before they would play it.

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May 12th, 2015 | Filed under Keener

The 1970 March on Washington

1970 DC DemonstrationsOn this day in Keener history: 100,000 young people demonstrated peacefully in Washington, D.C., demanding the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Southeast Asia. later, a few hundred militants spread through surrounding streets, causing limited damage. Police used tear gas to disperse the most threatening crowds.

The event was part of the story line in the 1994 Tom Hanks epic, Forrest Gump.

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May 9th, 2015 | Filed under Keener

Remembering the 1964 New York World’s Fair

The Big Tire at the 1964 New York World's FairFor many of us in the Keener Generation, a pivotal memory was forged in the summer of 1964 when we traveled with our family to the New York World’s fair. It’s theme was “Peace Through Understanding”, dedicated to “Man’s Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe”. At its center was the 12-story , stainless-steel Unisphere a symbol of the explosion of technology that paralleled the nascent US Space Program. The fair showcased four Disney themed attractions, Ford’s “Magic Skyway” the General Electric, “Carousel Theater of Progress”, The State of Illinois’ “Great Moments” with an animatronic Abraham Lincoln and the perennial “It’s a Small World” attraction, created for UNICEF. An enduring icon of the fair is The Giant Uniroyal Tire that still stands off of I-94, near Metro Airport. The fair enjoyed two six-month seasons, April 22 – October 18, 1964 and April 21 – October 17, 1965. Adult admission was just $2.

 

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May 8th, 2015 | Filed under Keener

The Channel 7 Tuesday Night Line-up – 1965

WXYZ - Tuesday Night - 1965

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May 7th, 2015 | Filed under Keener

Iconic Ads from the Mad Men Era

Volkswagen Lemon AdAs Mad Men winds up, Time Magazine took a look back at some the most iconic ads of the the era.

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May 7th, 2015 | Filed under Keener

Mental Floss’ 20 Best Selling Albums of All Time

CDs

There are some Keener classics on the list. You probably have some of these.

 

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May 7th, 2015 | Filed under Keener

The Top Instrumentals of the Rock Era

Here’s a list of the top instrumental hits of the past 50 years or so. Many came after the Keener era, but the list also includes a lot tunes familiar to the Keener generation. Do you recognize any favorites?

Classic Instrumental LP Covers

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May 7th, 2015 | Filed under Keener

Shirley Ellis on the Judy Garland Show – 1964


For today’s cardio – some very groovy dancing from THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW in 1964. To this great Shirley Ellis hit…..

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May 7th, 2015 | Filed under Keener