Friday, May 23, 2014
FLASHBACK FRIDAY on Mel's Internet Universe Weblog
Any kid who grew up in the 1970s who watched TV most certainly caught those "Perfect Sleeper" commercials for Serta by actress and singer Joey Heatherton. She was a blonde bombshell who probably sold many beds for Serta singing about the "Perfect Sleeper".... She was hot, blonde and always dressed for a good night's sleep.
In 1972 she had a hit single with the Ferlin Husky penned tune called "Gone". The record hit the Billboard Hot 100 on MGM Records and peaked at #24. I bought the record and the B-side was the track "The Road I Took to You (Pieces)" which is featured in the video below. Ms. Heatherton also released an album that featured the tracks, but the disc did not sell very well.
She has since been relegated to chart history as a "one hit wonder".
Here is one of the "Perfect Sleeper" commercials she did for SERTA.
Friday, May 16, 2014
FLASHBACK FRIDAY on MEL'S INTERNET UNIVERSE MUSIC BLOG
We flash back to 1975 and the release of Paul McCartney and Wings follow-up album to 1973's "Band on the Run". This release is called "Venus and Mars" and features a number of memorable tracks including the title song medley and "Rock Show" plus the number 1 hit "Listen to What the Man Said". However one of my favorite tracks on the album is "Magneto and Titanium Man", a song that surely I thought, would be a follow-up single to "Listen". The track was never issued as a lead single but instead showed up as a B-side to I think "Letting Go" which was not a very big hit for Wings.
Nevertheless "Magneto and Titanium Man" remains one of my favorites. The included video with this post was issued a few years ago and is independently made consisting of clips from various Marvel Comics animated programs. Take a look and give the song a listen!