Monday 17 June 2024

1961, Nobel Prizes (Oslo, Norway, December, 1961)

The Nobel Prize in Physics: Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Mössbauer

Robert Hofstadter for his pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and for his thereby achieved discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleons.
Rudolf Mössbauer for his researches concerning the resonance absorption of gamma radiation and his discovery in this connection of the effect which bears his name.

Robert Hofstadter
Rudolf Mössbauer

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Melvin Calvin

For his research on the carbon dioxide assimilation in plants.

Melvin Calvin

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Georg von Békésy

For his discoveries of the physical mechanism of stimulation within the cochlea.

Georg von Békésy

The Nobel Prize in Literature: Ivo Andrić

For the epic force with which he has traced themes and depicted human destinies drawn from the history of his country.

Ivo Andrić

The Nobel Peace Prize: Dag Hammarskjöld

For developing the UN into an effective and constructive international organization, capable of giving life to the principles and aims expressed in the UN Charter.

Dag Hammarskjöld

Sunday 9 June 2024

1960, Car Spotting: Gammeltorv & Nytorv Square, Copenhagen, Denmark

Left to right

First row (parked in front of the “Handelsbanken”), front to back
Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volvo PV444.

Second row, front to back
Unidentified car, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volvo 120 Series (Amazon), Opel Rekord P2, unidentified American car probably Chevrolet 1959, unidentified car, Opel Rekord P1, Chevrolet Bel Air 1954, unidentified car probably a British or German Ford, unidentified car, 1958 American Ford, unidentified car, unidentified car, unidentified car, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Volvo Duett, Opel Rekord P1 Caravan.

Third row, front to back
Saab 96, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Mercedes-Benz W120 / W121 (Ponton), Citroën Traction Avant, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), Vauxhall Cresta PA, Volkswagen Transporter (Type 2, T1), Ford Zephyr Mark II (206E), Ford Anglia (100E), Ford Anglia (100E), Riley One-Point-Five, Opel Rekord P2, Opel Rekord P1 Caravan, unidentified car, Saab 96, Ford Taunus 17 M Kombi (P2), unidentified car, unidentified car, Opel Rekord P2, unidentified car, unidentified car.

Fourth row, front to back
Ford Anglia (105E), Citroën ID/DS, Renault 4CV, 1956 American Ford Country Sedan, unidentified car, Opel Olympia Rekord, Opel Kapitän P2, Volvo PV444 or PV544, Volvo PV444 or PV544, Opel Rekord P2, Volvo PV444 or PV544, Plymouth Valiant, Opel Rekord P1 Caravan, unidentified car, unidentified car, unidentified car.

Fifth row, front to back
Mercedes-Benz W120 / W121 (Ponton), unidentified car.

Sixth row, front tot back
Opel Olympia Rekord, Opel Rekord P2, Simca Aronde P60, Renault 4CV, Opel Rekord P1, Opel Rekord P1, Opel Rekord P1, Volkswagen 1100/1200 (Type 1, Beetle), unidentified car, unidentified car.

Monday 3 June 2024

1977, Music: Belgian Single Charts 02/07/1977

N° 30
Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Andrew Gold
- Highest Position: N° 17
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

N° 29
Joe Dassin – Et l'amour s'en va

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Vito Pallavicini, Claude Lemesle, Salvatore Cutugno, Michele Vasseur
- Highest Position: N° 29
- Weeks in the charts: 2
- Video clip

N° 28
The Manhattans – It's You

 - Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Winfried "Blue" Lovett
- Highest Position: N° 28
- Weeks in the charts: 1
- Video clip

N° 27
Brotherhood Of Man – Oh Boy

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Tony Romero
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 10
- Video clip

N° 26
Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

- Country: Spain
- Music/Lyrics: Rolf Soja, Frank Dostal
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video clip

N° 25
The Classic Illustration – Darling I Love You

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Jenny Dils, Paul Pans
- Highest Position: N° 21
- Weeks in the charts: 11
- Video clip

N° 24
Eagles – Hotel California

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley
- Highest Position: N° 24
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

N° 23
Electric Light Orchestra – Telephone Line

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Jeff Lynne
- Highest Position: N° 23
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

N° 22
Shalamar – Uptown Festival

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Warren Moore, Robert Rogers, Marvin Tarplin, Smokey Robinson
- Highest Position: N° 16
- Weeks in the charts: 7
- Video clip

N° 21
Lou Rawls – See You When I Get There

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble
- Highest Position: N° 17
- Weeks in the charts: 6
- Video clip

N° 20
Glen Campbell – Southern Nights

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Allen Toussaint
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 6
- Video clip

N° 19
Dana – I Love How You Love Me

- Country: Ireland
- Music/Lyrics: Barry Mann, Larry Kolber
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 5
- Video clip

N° 18
Deniece Williams – Free

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Susaye Greene, Nathan Watts, Deniece Williams, Henry Redd
- Highest Position: N° 18
- Weeks in the charts: 4
- Video clip

N° 17
Luv' – My Man

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Janschen, Janschens
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

N° 16
David Bowie – Sound And Vision

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: David Bowie
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 12
- Video clip

N° 15
Marie Myriam – L'oiseau et l'enfant

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Jean-Paul Cara, Joe Gracy
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip

N° 14
Gibson Brothers – Come To America

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Alex Francfort
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 5
- Video clip

N° 13
Highlight – California

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Harry Heltzel, Josef Welbers
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 10
- Video clip

N° 12
Joe Tex – Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Buddy Killen, Bennie Lee McGinty
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip

N° 11
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène IV

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Jean Michel Jarre
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

N° 10
Normaal – Oerend hard

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Bennie Jolink, Ferdi Jolij
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 11
- Video clip

N° 9
Internationals – Young And In Love

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Elmer Veerhoff, Aart Mol, Erwin van Prehn, Geertjan Hessing, Leo Flint, Cees Bergman
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 10
- Video clip

N° 8
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band – Whispering / Cherchez la femme / Se si bon

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Vincent Rose, August Darnell, John Schonberger, Richard Coburn, Stony Browder
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 9
- Video clip

N° 7
Space – Magic Fly

- Country: France
- Music/Lyrics: Pierre Ecama
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 15
- Video clip

N° 6
Fleetwood Mac – Don't Stop

- Country: UK / USA
- Music/Lyrics: Christine McVie
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 8
- Video clip

N° 5
Veronica Unlimited – What Kind Of Dance Is This

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Janschen, Janschens, Bob Dylan, Yvonne Baker, Roy Freeman
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 11
- Video clip

N° 4
Champagne – Oh Me Oh My, Goodbye

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 11
- Video clip

N° 3
George Baker Selection – Beautiful Rose

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Hans Bouwens
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 10
- Video clip

N° 2
Guys 'N' Dolls – You're My World

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Carl Sigman, Gino Paoli, Umberto Bindi
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 13
- Video clip

N° 1
Boney M. – Ma Baker

- Country: West Germany
- Music/Lyrics: Fred Jay, Frank Farian, Günter Reyam
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 15
- Video clip

Thursday 30 May 2024

1976, Car Spotting: Paris, Île-de-France, Rue de Bercy, France

Left to right

First row, front to back
Citroën ID/DS, Renault 4 Van, Citroën HY.

Second row, front to back
Peugeot 304.

Third row, front to back
Citroën ID/DS.

Fourth row, front to back
Renault 16, Peugeot J7.

Fifth row, front to back
Volkswagen Passat (Typ 32, B1), Peugeot 504, Fiat 127, Mercedes-Benz W114/W115.

Sixth row, front to back (parked on the right)
Unidentified car probably Simca, Opel Kadett B LS Coupé, Citroën 2CV Van, unidentified car, Renault 15, Ford Escort Mark I.

Monday 20 May 2024

1975, Designs: cars, furniture, electronics, clothes III

Volkswagen Chicco Concept
- Designed by Herbert Schafer, West Germany, 1975
- Produced by Volkswagen, West Germany, 1975
- Experimental 900 cc, three cylinder engine with a top speed of 130 km/h

Volkswagen Chicco Concept
Volkswagen Chicco Concept
Volkswagen Chicco Concept

Nissan GR-1 Concept
- GR-1 stands for General Research Mk1
- Produced by Nissan, Japan, 1975
- Based on the Datsun Bluebird 610

Nissan GR-1 Concept

Voxson T1128 Ostrica
- Designed by Roberto Bonetto, Italy, 1975
- Manufactured by Voxson S.p.A., Rome, Italy, 1975
- Portable TV-set

Voxon T1128 Ostrica
Voxon T1128 Ostrica
Voxon T1128 Ostrica

Cantilever Armchair
- Designed by Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sorensen, Denmark, 1975
- Manufactured by Magnus Olesen, Denmark, 1975

Cantilever Armchair
Cantilever Armchair

Lumico Table Lamp
- Designed by Pierre Cardin, France, 1975
- Manufactured by Pierre Cardin, France, 1975

Lumico Table Lamp
Lumico Table Lamp

Simca Adverts, 1975

Simca 1000, France
Simca 1000 Rallye 1, Rallye 2, Netherlands
Simca 1000 Special, UK
Simca 1100, Italy
Simca 1100, UK
Simca 1301, France
Simca 1301, UK
Simca 1307/1308, France
Matra-Simca Bagheera, West Germany
Matra-Simca Bagheera, West Germany