Monday, 15 August 2022

1966, Car Spotting: Train Station Bussum-South, Netherlands

Parked around the trees, front to back

First row, left to right
Fiat 850, Triumph 2000 Mk 1.

Second row, left to right
Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Type 1, Beetle), DKW Auto Union 1000, Ford Taunus 12M (P4), Renault Dauphine, BMW 700 Coupé.

Third row, left to right
Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Type 1, Beetle), Simca 1300/1500, Peugeot 403.

Parked in front of the station, left to right
Opel Rekord or 1200 (P1), Vauxhall Victor (F), Vauxhall Cresta (PB), Fiat 1500/1800/2100, Ford Taunus 12M (P1, Side-stripes Taunus), Citroën 2CV,  Fiat 1500/1800/2100.

Monday, 1 August 2022

1965, Music: Belgian Single Charts 01/11/1965

N° 20
The Kinks – A Well Respected Man

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Ray Davies
- Highest Position: N° 20
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

 


N° 19
Adamo – Mes mains sur tes hanches

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Salvatore Adamo
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 20
- Video clip
  



 N° 18
Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Sonny Bono
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video clip

 

 

N° 17
Elvis Presley – I'm Yours

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Don Robertson, Hal Blair
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip




N° 16
Sonny & Cher – Sing c'est la vie

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Sonny Bono, Charles Greene, Brian Stone
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 24
- Video clip

 

 

N° 15
Barry McGuire – Eve Of Destruction

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: P.F. Sloan
- Highest Position: N° 15
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

 

 

N° 14
The Fortunes – Here It Comes Again


- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Les Reed, Barry Mason
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

 

N° 13
The McCoys – Hang On Sloopy

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Wes Farrell, Bert Russell
- Highest Position: N° 13
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

 

 

N° 12
Roy Black – Du bist nicht allein

- Country: West Germany
- Music/Lyrics: Hans Bertram, Kurt Hertha, Rolf Arland
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

 

 

N° 11
The Rolling Stones – Get Off Of My Cloud

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video clip

 

 

N° 10
Claudia Sylva – Toi et moi

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Claudia Sylva, Bernard Bourjoy
- Highest Position: N° 10
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip
 

 

 

N° 9
Chris Andrews – Yesterday Man

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Chris Andrews
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 19
- Video clip
 

 

 

N° 8
Marc Aryan – Un jour

- Country: Belgium / France
- Music/Lyrics: Marc Aryan
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 14
- Video clip
 

 


N° 7
Johnny Lion – Sophietje

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Gerrit den Braber, Thore Skogman
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 16
- Video clip



 

N° 6
Hervé Vilard – Capri c'est fini

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Hervé Vilard, Marcel Hurten
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 15
- Video clip



 

N° 5
Dave Berry – This Strange Effect

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Ray Davies
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 26
- Video clip



 

N° 4
André Brasseur – Early Bird

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: André Brasseur
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 16
- Video clip



 

N° 3
The Beatles – Yesterday

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 23
- Video clip
 

 

 

N° 2
Christophe – Aline

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Daniel Bevilacqua
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 21
- Video clip




N° 1
Shawn Elliott – Shame And Scandal In The Family

- Country: Puerto Rico  / USA
- Music/Lyrics: Lord Melody, Lancelot Pinard
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 20
- Video clip

Thursday, 28 July 2022

1964, Car Spotting: Hereplein Groningen, Netherlands

Front to back

First row, left to right
Opel Rekord P2, Ford Taunus 17M (P3, Bath-tub Taunus), Vauxhall Victor FB, Renault 8, Volvo Amazon, DAF 600 or 750, Ford Taunus 12M or 15M (P1, Globe Taunus or Side-stripes Taunus), Fiat 500, unidentified car.

Second row, left to right
Citroën ID/DS, Citroën ID/DS, unidentified car probably Ford Consul Capri, Saab 96 (in front of the Taunus 17M).

Third row, left to right
Unidentified car probably Simca 1000, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), unidentified car, Volkswagen 1200 (Type 1, Beetle), unidentified car probably Glas 1004, Opel Olympia Rekord.

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

1963, Film: The Wrong Arm of the Law

The British comedy film "The Wrong Arm of the Law" was released at the Warner Theatre in London's West End on 14 March 1963. The film, directed by Cliff Owen, was partly written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Main stars are Peter Sellers, Bernard Cribbins, Lionel Jeffries, John Le Mesurier and Bill Kerr. The music was composed by Richard Rodney Bennett.

"The Wrong Arm of the Law" Poster

Synopsis
A gang of criminals from Australia led by Jack Coombes (Bill Kerr) impersonate London policemen to do several robberies. The local gang leader "Pearly" Gates (Peter Sellers), operating as a French couturier blames his rival gangster "Nervous" O'Toole (Bernard Cribbins)...

Peter Sellers as "Pearly" Gates
Lionel Jeffries as Inspector Fred "Nosey" Parker

Nanette Newman as Valerie and Peter Sellers as "Pearly" Gates

Main cast

  • Peter Sellers as "Pearly" Gates
  • Lionel Jeffries as Inspector Fred "Nosey" Parker
  • Bernard Cribbins as "Nervous" O'Toole
  • Davy Kaye as Trainer King
  • Nanette Newman as Valerie
  • Bill Kerr as Jack Coombes
  • Ed Devereaux as "Bluey" May
  • Reg Lye as Reg Denton
  • John Le Mesurier as Assistant Commissioner
  • Graham Stark as Sid Cooper
  • Martin Boddey as Superintendent J.S. Forest
  • Irene Browne as Dowager
  • Arthur Mullard as "Brassknuckles"
  • Dermot Kelly as Misery Martin
  • Vanda Godsell as Annette
  • Tutte Lemkow as "Siggy" Schmoltz
  • Barry Keegan as Mr. Pointer

Bernard Cribbins as "Nervous" O'Toole and Peter Sellers as "Pearly" Gates
Lionel Jeffries as Inspector Fred "Nosey" Parker and Graham Stark as Sid Cooper

Peter Sellers as "Pearly" Gates

Trivia

  • The white Ferrari 250GTE in which Peter Sellers pulled up at the fairground was his own.
  • Michael Caine has an uncredited bit part as a gangster.  


Trailer

Friday, 8 July 2022

1962, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes II

Toyota Publica Sports Concept
- Designed by Shozo Sato and Tatsuo Hasegawa
- Based on the Toyota Publica P10 Series
- Produced by Toyota, Aichi, Japan, 1962
- Showed at the 1962 Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota Publica Sports Concept
Toyota Publica Sports Concept

Toyota Publica Sports Concept

Oldsmobile X-215 Concept
- Designed by ?
- Based on the Oldsmobile Cutlass (F-85)
- Produced by Oldsmobile, General Motors, Lansing, Michigan, USA, 1962

Oldsmobile X-215 Concept

Champagne Chair
- Designed by Erwine & Estelle Laverne, New York, USA 1962
- Manufactured by Laverne International, Ltd., New York, 1962

Champagne Chair

Table Lamp, Type 594
- Designed by Gino Sarfatti, Milan, Italy, 1962
- Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy, 1962

Table Lamp, Type 594

Braun Tonarmwaage (tone arm scale)
- Designed by Dieter Rams, Germany, 1962
- Manufactured by Braun, Germany, 1962
- A weighing scale for establishing the correct counterweight setting of a record player's tonearm.

Braun Tonarmwaage (tone arm scale)

Ford (Europe) Adverts

Ford Anglia (Ford of Britain)
Ford Anglia Estate (Ford of Britain)
Ford Taunus 12M (Ford Germany)
Ford Taunus 12M (Ford Germany)
Ford Capri (Ford of Britain)
Ford Capri (Ford of Britain)
Ford Consul 315 aka Consul Classic (Ford of Britain)
Ford Consul 315 aka Consul Classic (Ford of Britain)
Ford Range UK: Anglia, Consul Classic, Zephyr, Capri (Ford of Britain)
Ford Taunus 17M (Ford Germany)

Ford Taunus 17M (Ford Germany)
Ford Taunus 17M (Ford Germany)
Ford Zephyr (Ford of Britain)

Ford Zodiac (Ford of Britain)
Ford Zodiac (Ford of Britain)
Ford Taunus Transit (Ford Germany)