Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Scenic Backdrops Washington National Monuments

“America the Beautiful“ is an American patriotic song….with lyrics written by Katharine Lee Bates….while  the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey…..as the two never met…..when Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, “Pikes Peak“…..which was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895.  At that time,…

TV Ads – 1978 – Wrangler Jeans + Schick Razor Blades + Casual Corner Clothing Stores + Oscar Snowden

Wrangler is an American manufacturer of jeans and other clothing items….particularly workwear. The brand is owned by Kontoor Brands Inc….which also owns Lee brands jeans and clothing…..with Its headquarters is in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina….which has production plants in a variety of locations throughout the world. Schick was founded in 1926 by Jacob Schick as the Magazine Repeating Razor Company….when in that same year….Schick…

TV Ads – 1978 – Tropical Blend Tan Oil + Turtle Wax For Cars + Comet Rice + Mr Whipple For Charmin

So, tell me…..is there anyone who was alive back in the 1960’s. 1970’s and 1980’s that doesn’t remember George Whipple and “please don’t squeeze my Charmin” …..for Mr. George Whipple was a fictional supermarket manager featured in television commercials, radio and print advertisements that ran from 1964 to 1985 for Charmin toilet paper…..when Mr. Whipple typically scolds customers who “squeeze the Charmin toilet tissue in his store”…

TV Ads – 1979 – Dr Pepper + Movie Sgt Peppers LHC Band + Earl Campbell NFL Special + Lone Star Beer

Dr Pepper has always been a favorite “soda pop” around here at ImaSportsphile…..whereby, first of all, DP is a Texas beverage…..conceived and bottled originally in Waco, TX….which is just a short drive from Austin….so, “it’s a home brew, bro”…..which we are quite sure that NFL Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell….The Tyler Rose…..drank his fair share…

TV Ads – 1980 – BIC Shavers + US Army + Conans Pizza Of Austin + Ford LTD Cars

Société Bic S.A., commonly referred to simply as Bic and stylized as BiC….is a corporation based in Clichy, France….which is best known for making disposable consumer products such as lighters, razors (as seen in this video herewith), pens, and printed paper products…..which was founded in 1945 by Baron Marcel Bich….as BIC started to produce disposable razors during the 1970’s…. when In 1975, the brand released the one-piece polystyrene razor….which became a…

TV Ads – 1976 – Bausch & Lomb Softens Contact Lenses + ALPO Dog Food + Waverest Water Beds

Bausch & Lomb is a Canadian eye health products company based in Laval, Quebec, Canada….which is one of the world’s largest suppliers of contact lenses, lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses and other eye surgery products. The company was founded in Rochester, New York in 1853 by optician John Bausch….along with cabinet maker turned financial backer Henry Lomb. Until its sale in…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Motor Speedway Chairman Mrs Mary Hulman Gentlemen Start Your Engines

Tony Hulman Jr. (February 11, 1901 – October 27, 1977) was an American businessman from Terre Haute, Indiana….who bought the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945….and brought racing back to the famous race course after a four-year hiatus following World War II.  In this video herewith, Tony’s wife, Mary Hulman….who became Chairman of the Board of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in…