Friday, 13 October 2017

1963, Music: Belgian Single Charts 01/08/1963 (BRT, Radio 2)

N° 20

Freddy with "Allein wie du"
- Country: Austria
- Music/Lyrics: Ernst Bader, Lotar Olias
- Highest Position: N° 15
- Weeks in the charts: 12


 
N° 19

Alain Barrière with "Elle était si jolie"
- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Alain Barrière, Armand Migiani
- Highest Position: N° 19
- Weeks in the charts: 4



N° 18
The Spotnicks with "Johnny Guitar"
- Country: Sweden
- Music/Lyrics: Victor Young, Peggy Lee
- Highest Position: N° 14
- Weeks in the charts: 16




N° 17

The Shadows with “Atlantis”
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Jerry Lordan
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video Clip



N° 16
Elvis Presley with "Kiss Me Quick"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Mort Shuman, Doc Pomus
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 20



N° 15

Roy Orbison with "In Dreams"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Roy Orbison
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 20



N° 14
Rico Marino with "Hawaianer Tango"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: ?
- Highest Position: N° 14
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video Clip: No Clip Available



N° 13
Ray Charles with "Take These Chains From My Heart"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Fred Rose, Hy Heath
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 8


N° 12
Richard Anthony with "Donne-moi ma chance"
- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Hal David, André Salvet
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 16


N° 11
Die Regento Stars mit Bruno Majcherek with "Oh, Donna Clara!"
- Country: Netherlands / Germany
- Music/Lyrics: ?
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 10
Matt Lucas with "I'm Movin' On"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Hank Snow
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 12



N° 9
Fats Domino with "There Goes My Heart Again"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Fats Domino
- Highest Position: N° 9
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 8
Roy Orbison with "Falling"
- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Roy Orbison
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 8



N° 7
Adamo with "Sans toi ma mie"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 32



N° 6
Paul Anka with "Hello Jim"
- Country: Canada/USA
- Music/Lyrics: Paul Anka
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 16



N° 5
Cliff Richard & The Shadows with "Lucky Lips"
- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 12


N° 4
Adamo with "N'est-ce pas merveilleux?"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 24



N° 3
Bob Benny with "Waar en wanneer"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Benny Welton, Jenny Dils
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 24



N° 2
Will Tura with "Je liegt"
- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Will Tura, van Aleda, Yan Nick
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 16
- Video Clip: No Clip Available



Saturday, 7 October 2017

1962, Cars: Opel Kadett A

On 20 August 1962 German carmaker Opel introduced the new Opel Kadett A in Rüsselsheim. The Kadett name was previously used from 1937-1940. Development of the car started in 1957 when General Motors (Detroit) wanted to develop "the perfect Anti-Volkswagen" ("einen perfekten Anti-VW"). The car was designed by Karl Stief (director Adam Opel AG), Hans Mersheimer (bodywork) and Werner K. Strobel (engine). The car was built in the new Opel plant at Bochum, Germany and at a later stage at the General Motors plant in Antwerp.
Predecessor: Opel Kadett 1 (1937 - 1940)
Opel Kadett A (1962 - 1965)
In 1962 only the 2-door sedan was available. From March 1963 Opel also offered a more luxury model, the Kadett L, and an estate the Opel Kadett CarAVan 1000. In October 1963 a coupé version was introduced.
Opel Kadett L A (1963 - 1965)
Opel Kadett CarAVan A (1963 - 1965)
The engine, a 993 cc OHV L4, was the first all-new power unit developed by Opel after the second World War. It came with a choice from two power levels. The standard 1.0 litre with 29 kW, and in October 1963 the high compression "1.0 S-Motor" was added with 35 kW.
Opel Kadett Coupé A (1963 - 1965)
Successor: Opel Kadett B (1965 - 1973)
After 649.512 cars the production of the Opel Kadett A ended in 1965 when it was succeeded by the Opel Kadett B.

Brochures:

Opel Kadett German Advert I (1962)


Opel Kadett German Advert II (1962)


Opel Kadett German Advert III (1962)

Opel Kadett CarAVan German Advert (1963)

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

1961, Film: “On the Double”

The American comedy film "On the Double" premieres on 19 May 1961 in New York City. The film was directed by Melville Shavelson, who also wrote the screenplay together with producer Jack Rose. The film stars Danny Kaye in a double role, Dana Wynter, Diana Dors, and Wilfrid Hyde-White. The Music was written by Leith Stevens.

Synopsis
Ernie Williams, an American Private first class, has an incredible resemblance to the British General MacKenzie-Smith. Williams, a master of imitation, is asked to double the British General so he can make a secret trip East...

Dana Wynter as Lady Margaret MacKenzie-Smith and
Wilfrid Hyde-White as Colonel Somerset
Diana Dors as Sergeant Bridget Stanhope
Danny Kaye as Private First Class Ernie Williams
Main cast
  • Danny Kaye as Private First Class Ernie Williams and General Sir Lawrence MacKenzie-Smith
  • Dana Wynter as Lady Margaret MacKenzie-Smith
  • Wilfrid Hyde-White as Colonel Somerset
  • Margaret Rutherford as Lady Vivian
  • Diana Dors as Sergeant Bridget Stanhope
  • Allan Cuthbertson as Captain Patterson
  • Jesse White as Corporal Joseph Praeger
  • Gregory Walcott as Colonel Rock Houston
  • Terence De Marney as Sergeant Colin Twickenham
  • Rex Evans as General Carleton Brown Wiffingham
  • Rudolph Anders as Oberkommandant
  • Edgar Barrier as Blankmeister
  • Ben Astar as General Zlinkov
Margaret Rutherford as Lady Vivian, Danny Kaye as Private First Class Ernie Williams,
Wilfrid Hyde-White as Colonel Somerset and Dana Wynter as Lady Margaret MacKenzie-Smith
Allan Cuthbertson as Captain Patterson, Dana Wynter as Lady Margaret MacKenzie-Smith,
Margaret Rutherford as Lady Vivian and Danny Kaye as Private First Class Ernie Williams

Thursday, 21 September 2017

1960, Carspotting: Parking CERN, Meyrin, Geneva, Switzerland

Left to right
On the road
Unidentified dark coloured car, Simca Aronde P60, Renault 4CV, unidentified light coloured car probably Panhard, Renault 4CV, unidentified dark coloured car.

Parked on the left
The first four cars are unidentifiable, Simca 90A Aronde, unidentified car probably Renault, Renault Dauphine, Peugeot 203, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Citroën 2CV, Renault 4CV, Renault 4CV, Renault Dauphine, Renault 4CV, Fiat 1100, Simca Aronde P60, Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Citroën Traction Avant, unidentified dark coloured car, unidentified light coloured car probably Simca, Peugeot 203, unidentified car probably Ford Taunus 12M or 15M, Peugeot 403, Fiat 600, Volkswagen 1100 (Type 1, Beetle), Renault Dauphine, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle).

Parked on the right
Panhard Dyna Z, Peugeot 203, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Panhard Dyna Z, Peugeot 403, Citroën 2CV, Renault 4CV, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Renault 4CV, Citroën 2CV, Renault Dauphine, Renault 4CV, Fiat 600, Citroën Traction Avant, Peugeot 203, Citroën 2CV, Citroën 2CV, Peugeot 203, unidentified dark coloured car, unidentified light coloured car, Ford Consul Mk I (EOTA), unidentified car, Citroën 2CV, Renault 4CV, unidentified car, Renault 4CV, unidentified car, Simca Vedette, unidentified car, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), unidentified car, Peugeot 403.

Parked at the back
Renault Dauphine and Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle).

Saturday, 9 September 2017

1977, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes

Jaguar Ascot concept
Design by Stile Bertone, Turin, Italy, 1977.
Built by Carrozzeria Bertone, Turin, Italy 1977.
Unveiled at the Turin Motor Show, 1977.
Based on the Jaguar XJ-S.
Jaguar Ascot by Bertone (front)
Jaguar Ascot by Bertone (front)
Jaguar Ascot by Bertone (side)
Jaguar Ascot by Bertone (interior)
Jaguar Ascot by Bertone (back)
Toyota F110 concept
Design by unknown / Toyota
Built by Toyota, Japan.
Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, Harumi 28 October – 7 November 1977.
Toyota F110 (front)
Toyota F110 (interior)
Toyota F110 at the Tokyo Motor Show
Danish Coupe Sofa
Design by Børge Mogensen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, Fredericia, Denmark 1977.
Danish Coupe Sofa
Hewlett-Packard HP-01
Designed and built by Hewlett-Packard, California, USA, 1977.
Digital wristwatch with calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, timer and a 200-year calendar.
Hewlett-Packard HP-01
Hewlett-Packard HP-01
Casio MQ-1 (Micro Quartz)
Designed and built by Casio, Tokio, Japan, 1977.
Digital necklace calculator with date/time/alarm clock functions
Casio MQ-1
Casio MQ-1
Casio MQ-1 advert (Japan)
Table lamp Atollo
Design by Vico Magistretti for Oluce, Milan, Italy, 1977.
Table lamp Atollo
British Leyland adverts 1977
Triumph Spitfire (Germany)
Leyland Mini (with Twiggy) (UK)
MG B (USA)
Rover 3500 (SD1) (UK)
Fashion 1977
Kays catalogue (UK)
JC Penney catalogue (USA)