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

Thursday, 28 December 2017

1972, Belgian Comics: “Karl May”, “De Erfvijanden”

In 1972 the 32nd "Karl May" album, "De Erfvijanden" ("The Hereditary Enemies") was published by "Standaard Uitgeverij". When the rights to Karl May's stories were released in 1962, Willy Vandersteen started with a comic series based on the books written by German author Karl May. The first two albums were titled "Old Shatterhand" (n° 1) and "Winnetou" (n° 2). From 1962 up to 1985 a total of 87 albums were published.

"De Erfvijanden"
  • brown/blue
  • never published in English
  • published in German as "Die Erbfeinde" by Wick Comics
  • story and drawings "Studio Vandersteen"
N° 32 "De Erfvijanden" ("The Hereditary Enemies")
Synopsis
General Wissler appoints Old Shatterhand and Winnetou as advisers to accompany the Pawnee people along with Majoor Bud Carrington to their new territory west of Red Hills. However, when the area is occupied by a gang of gold prospectors, the Pawnees are forced to travel to the area of their archenemies the Crows ...
Major Bud Carrington and Old Shatterhand
General Wissler
Grey Elk head of the Pawnees
Old Shatterhand
Main characters
Old Shatterhand, Winnetou, General Wissler, Grey Elk head of the Pawnees, Major Bud Carrington, Otto Neihardt, Ranko the dog, Red Tongue head of the Crows.
Otto Neihardt
Ranko the dog
Red Tongue head of the Crows
Old Shatterhand and Winnetou

Sunday, 24 December 2017

1971, Car Spotting: Overschiestraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

First row:
Unidentified truck, probably Saviem/Renault Super Goélette

Second row, left to right:
BMC/British Leyland Mini (ADO20), Volkswagen 1500/1600 Fastback (Type 3), Fiat 600, Opel Kadett B Caravan

Third row, left to right:
Volkswagen 1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Opel Rekord C, Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1), DKW 3=6 (Sonderklasse), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Fiat 500, a rare Ford (Taunus) 20M (P7a), Opel (Olympia) Rekord (P1), Peugeot 204

Fourth row, left tot right:
Ford Escort (Mark I), Opel Rekord C, Opel Kadett B, Datsun (Nissan) (Sunny) 1200 (B110), Citroën 2CV, Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen 1500/1600 Squareback (Type 3), Renault 4, Fiat 128, Simca 1000, Fiat 850, Ford (Taunus) 12M (P6), Ford (Taunus) 15M (P6), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1)

Fifth row, left to right:
Opel Rekord C, Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Citroën Ami 8, Fiat 600, Volvo 142/144, Renault 16, Volvo 142/144, Ford Escort (Mark I), Opel Kadett B, Opel Kadett B, Opel Kadett B, Ford Capri (Mark I), Citroën DS, Opel Kadett B, Fiat 124, Opel Kadett B

Sixth row, left to right:
Ford Cortina (Mark II), BMC/British Leyland Mini (ADO20), Citroën 2CV, Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Fiat 124, Citroën Ami 8, Ford Taunus 17M/20M (P5), Honda N360/N600, Opel Kadett B, Vauxhall Viva HB, Fiat 128, Volkswagen 1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Volkswagen 1200 (Beetle, Type 1), Volkswagen 1500/1600 Fastback (Type 3), Ford Taunus L (TC1), Renault 8, Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Volkswagen 1500/1600 Squareback (Type 3)

Seventh row, left to right:
Volkswagen 1300 (Beetle, Type 1), Opel Rekord C, unidentified car, Renault 8/10, Fiat 600, Simca 1000, unidentified car, Peugeot 404, Ford (Taunus) 12M (P6), Renault 6, Peugeot 204, Opel Kadett A, Renault 16, Ford (Taunus) 17M/20M (P7b), Simca 1000, Ford Taunus 17M Turnier (P3)

Eight row, left to right:
Ciroën 2CV, Citroën 2CV, 5 unidentified cars, Renault 8, unidentified car, Citroën 2CV, Fiat 500, Peugeot 404, Fiat 124, Citroën 2CV, Fiat 125, Toyota Corolla (E20), BMC Wolseley 6/110 or Austin A60 Cambridge or Morris Oxford, Volkswagen 1200/1300 (Beetle, Type 1)

Overschiestraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Overschiestraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands, other side