American Graffiti 1973 - Music Video (with cars!): Johnny B. Goode

  

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Via:  krishna  •  2 weeks ago  •  11 comments

American Graffiti 1973 - Music Video (with cars!): Johnny B. Goode
Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans Way back up in the woods among the evergreens There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode

Beautiful cars!

(Some nice music as well jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png )


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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

A slice of American automotive history!

Anyone remember the American car disaster (green car with the "toilet seat grille" that is shown here briefly at 0:13 and also starting at 0:27)?

 
 
 
Gazoo
1.1  Gazoo  replied to  Krishna @1    2 weeks ago

Ford’s biggest flop, the edsel.

 
 
 
Krishna
1.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Gazoo @1.1    2 weeks ago

Ding, ding, digg-- we have a winner! jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Gazoo
1.1.2  Gazoo  replied to  Krishna @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Here’s an interesting video on the edsel i saw a while back. It had many problems beyond the odd styling.

 
 
 
Krishna
1.1.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Gazoo @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

Thanks for posting that Edsel video! :-)

I've been very busy lately so haven't have time to watch the entire thing-- just looked at the beginning. But it looks exceptional--will view it sometime in the future.

(The one thing I remember about when it first came out was thatFord did a lot of research to see what people wanted in a car. Sounded like a good idea, but it didn't work out).

 
 
 
Krishna
1.1.4  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @1.1.3    2 weeks ago

Also interesting to see that a young Robert McNamara was involved,,,I hasn't know that.

 
 
 
Krishna
2  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Related: 

Unrestorable: American Graffiti Deuce Coupe

WHEN POP CULTURE BECOMES POP HISTORY

For many Baby Boomers,   American Graffiti ’s star cars are icons. “Where were you in ’62?” the poster asked, and George Lucas’s 1973 film followed a motley collection of friends through high school graduation night in California’s Central Valley – an event Lucas himself supposedly missed due to illness. No matter, his memorable “best of” stories jump-started or accelerated half a dozen important actors and actresses’ careers. It also rendered their cars immortal.

Alongside Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Wolfman Jack, Candy Clark, Paul LeMat, Bo Hopkins, Suzanne Somers, Mackenzie Phillips and Charlie Martin Smith, who could forget the yellow ’32 Ford Coupe, white ’58 Chevrolet Impala, black ’55 Chevy 2-door sedan, white ’56 Ford Thunderbird, and candy-apple red ’51 Mercury Coupe?

Not surprisingly, all of those cars are known to exist, most in the same condition as in the movie . . . ( Cont'd)

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

Most people think that Happy Days was a spin off from American Graffiti.   Although the show premiered five months after American Graffiti, it was an unsold pilot in 1971 and aired in 1972 as part of the anthology series Love,American Style.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

HOOKED ON SWING - Larry Elgart

 
 
 
Krishna
4.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  JohnRussell @4    2 weeks ago

Excellent video! jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Krishna
5  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

Boogie Woogie Country Girl

 
 
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