Saturday, 27 January 2018

1976, Film: “Freaky Friday”

The American fantasy-comedy "Freaky Friday" premieres on December 17, 1976 in Los Angeles. This Walt Disney Production was directed by Gary Nelson and written by Mary Rodgers based on her novel with the same title from 1972. The film stars Barbara Harris as Ellen Andrews, Jodie Foster as her daughter Annabel, and John Astin as her husband Bill.

Synopsis
Ellen Andrews (Barbara Harris) and her daughter Annabel (Jodie Foster) constantly quarrel. After a disagreement on Friday the 13th both Annabel and Ellen wish they could switch places with the other for just one day...

Main cast
  • Barbara Harris as Mrs. Andrews / Annabel
  • Jodie Foster as Annabel / Mrs. Andrews
  • John Astin as Mr. Andrews
  • Patsy Kelly as Mrs. Schmauss
  • Dick Van Patten as Harold Jennings
  • Vicki Schreck as Virginia
  • Sorrell Booke as Mr. Dilk
  • Alan Oppenheimer as Mr. Joffert
  • Ruth Buzzi as Opposing Coach
  • Kaye Ballard as Coach Betsy
  • Marc McClure as Boris Harris
  • Marie Windsor as Mrs. Murphy
  • Sparky Marcus as Ben Andrews
  • Ceil Cabot as Miss McGuirk
  • Brooke Mills as Mrs. Gibbons
Jodie Foster as Annabel / Mrs. Andrews
Barbara Harris as Mrs. Andrews / Annabel
John Astin as Mr. Andrews
Sparky Marcus as Ben Andrews and Barbara Harris as Mrs. Andrews / Annabel
Trivia
Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster sang the title song "I'd Like to be You for a Day" written en composed by Joel Hirschhorn and Al Kasha.
Jodie Foster as Annabel / Mrs. Andrews
Barbara Harris as Mrs. Andrews / Annabel
Marie Windsor as Mrs. Murphy and Jodie Foster as Annabel / Mrs. Andrews
Marc McClure as Boris Harris and Barbara Harris as Mrs. Andrews / Annabel
Awards
"Freaky Friday" had three Golden Globe nominations:
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Barbara Harris
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Jodie Foster
  • Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Joel Hirschhorn & Al Kasha, Song: "I'd Like to Be You for a Day" 
TV trailer (1977)

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

1975, Car Spotting: Brixton Road, Londen, England, UK

Left to right

First row:
Unidentified lorry, unidentified lorry, Volvo 142/144, Ford Cortina Mk II, Rover P6, unidentified lorry

Second row:
Unidentified car probably Vauxhall Victor FD, unidentified van probably Ford Escort Van, unidentified dark coloured car, Peugeot 504, Ford Anglia (105E)

Third row:
Ford Cortina L Mk III (TC1), Ford Cortina Mk II, Austin A40 Farina Mark II, Škoda 100/110, Renault 4, Ford Transit Mk I, unidentified car, Austin/Morris 1100 (BMC ADO16), the following cars are unidentifiable

Fourth row:
Ford Cortina Mk I, Ford Transit Mk I, Volvo 142/144, Daimler Sovereign (XJ6 series I), Bedford CF, AEC Routemaster, Hillman Imp, AEC Routemaster

Friday, 5 January 2018

1974, Television: “The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs”

On 15 September 1974 the first episode of the British LWT television comedy series "The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs" was transmitted on the ITV network. The series, created by Richard Laing and Bernard McKenna, was produced by Humprey Barclay. The title role, the incompetent and clumsy Edgar Briggs, was played by David Jason. From 15 September to 20 December 1974 a total of 13 episodes were transmitted.

Synopsis
Edgar Briggs (David Jason) is the personal assistant to the Commander of the British Secret Intelligence Service (Noel Coleman). Despite his incompetence he manages to solve each case...
David Jason as Edgar Briggs
David Jason as Edgar Briggs
Michael Stainton as Buxton
David Jason as Edgar Briggs and Barbara Angell as Jennifer Briggs
Main Cast
  • David Jason as Edgar Briggs
  • Noel Coleman as The Commander
  • Michael Stainton as Buxton
  • Mark Eden as Spencer
  • Barbara Angell as Jennifer Briggs
  • Elizabeth Counsell as Cathy
  • Gary Waldhorn as Greville
David Jason as Edgar Briggs and Elizabeth Counsell as Cathy
Gary Waldhorn as Greville
Noel Coleman as The Commander

Opening Credits

Monday, 1 January 2018

1973, Music: Belgian Single Charts 07/04/1973 (BRT, Radio 2, TOP 30)

N° 30
Will Tura with "Zonder jou ben ik verloren"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Will Tura, Nelly Byl
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 16
N° 29
Carly Simon with "You're So Vain"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Carly Simon
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 10
 

N° 28
Bonnie St. Claire & Unit Gloria with "Clap Your Hands And Stamp Your Feet"

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Peter Koelewijn
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 14
N° 27
Donna Hightower with "If You Hold My Hand"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Donna Hightower, Danny Daniel
- Highest Position: N° 10
- Weeks in the charts: 9
N° 26
Nino Tempo & April Stevens with "Love Story"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Francis Lai, Carl Sigman
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 8
N° 25
10cc with "Donna"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Kevin Godley, Lol Creme
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 14

N° 24
The Electric Light Orchestra with "Roll Over Beethoven"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Chuck Berry
- Highest Position: N° 24
- Weeks in the charts: 4
N° 23
Paul Severs with "Al die tranen in je ogen"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Paul Severs, Jimmy Frey, Johan De Graeve
- Highest Position: N° 17
- Weeks in the charts: 8
N° 22
Timmy Thomas with "Why Can't We Live Together"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Timmy Thomas
- Highest Position: N° 20
- Weeks in the charts: 9
N° 21
Gary Glitter with "Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!)"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Gary Glitter, Mike Leander
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 11
N° 20
Roberta Flack with "Killing Me Softly With His Song"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Norman Gimbel, Charles Fox
- Highest Position: N° 17
- Weeks in the charts: 5
N° 19
John Terra with "Iemand heeft je pijn gedaan"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: John Terra, Yan Nick
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 14
N° 18
Mort Shuman with "Le lac Majeur"

- Country: USA / France
- Music/Lyrics: Mort Shuman, Etienne Roda-Gil
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 10


N° 17
Elton John with "Daniel"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Elton John, Bernie Taupin
- Highest Position: N° 11
- Weeks in the charts: 7

N° 16
Little Jimmy Osmond with "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Chris Kingsley, Chris Dowden
- Highest Position: N° 3
- Weeks in the charts: 13
N° 15
The Les Humphries Singers with "Mama Loo"

- Country: UK, Germany
- Music/Lyrics: Les Humphries, James Robert Bilsbury
- Highest Position: N° 10
- Weeks in the charts: 6
N° 14
The Sweet with "Block Buster"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 13

N° 13
Chi Coltrane with "Go Like Elijah"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Chi Coltrane
- Highest Position: N° 7
- Weeks in the charts: 8

N° 12
Robert Long with "Let Us Try"

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Claudio Szenkar, John Möring, Stephan Lego
- Highest Position: N° 12
- Weeks in the charts: 10

N° 11
Gilbert O'Sullivan with "Get Down"

- Country: Ireland
- Music/Lyrics: Gilbert O'Sullivan
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 15

N° 10
Vader Abraham en Zijn Goede Zonen with "Uche uche"

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Pierre Kartner
- Highest Position: N° 8
- Weeks in the charts: 8
N° 9
Earth & Fire with "Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight"

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Gerard Koerts, Chris Koerts, Hans Ziech
- Highest Position: N° 9
- Weeks in the charts: 11
N° 8
The Buffoons with "My Girl Donna"

- Country: Netherlands
- Music/Lyrics: Ritchie Valens, Dick Bakker
- Highest Position: N° 6
- Weeks in the charts: 10

N° 7
The Osmonds with "Down By The Lazy River"

- Country: USA
- Music/Lyrics: Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 11
N° 6
Sharif Dean with "Do You Love Me?"

- Country: Belgium / France
- Music/Lyrics: Sharif Dean
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 22

N° 5
Slade with "Cum On Feel The Noize"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Noddy Holder, Jimmy Lea
- Highest Position: N° 5
- Weeks in the charts: 9

N° 4
Willy Sommers with "Van 's morgens tot 's avonds"

- Country: Belgium
- Music/Lyrics: Armath
- Highest Position: N° 4
- Weeks in the charts: 13
N° 3
Demis Roussos with "Forever And Ever"

- Country: Greece
- Music/Lyrics: Alec R. Costandinos, Stelios Vlavianos
- Highest Position: N° 1
- Weeks in the charts: 16

N° 2
Middle Of The Road with "Yellow Boomerang"

- Country: UK
- Music/Lyrics: Mike Shepstone, Mario Capuano, Giosy Capuano
- Highest Position: N° 2
- Weeks in the charts: 11