Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Musical Tour of Disneyland on 45 rpm records - 1956

Are you ready for some super audio souvenirs? After I posted “A Musical Tour of Main Street U.S.A. – 1956” last week (link) a loyal and dedicated blog reader sent in the scans and music for all five records in the series! Since I only have the one “Main Street” 45 this came a quite a treat.

Up First, Fantasyland! Neat map/poster on the left, those only lasted the first couple years.

Download here: Fantasyland Musical Tour MP3 – 8MB

Frontierland showing the original “four window” Gullywhumper Keel Boat.

Download here: Frontierland Musical Tour MP3 – 6MB

Adventureland showing the backside of a Jungle Boat!

Download here: Adventureland Musical Tour MP3 – 7MB

Tomorrowland with another one of the map/posters showing detail of the land ahead.

Download here: Tomorrowland Musical Tour MP3 – 6MB

Here’s Main Street again with a clean copy of the record below.

Download here: Main Street Musical Tour MP3 – 6MB

All the back covers are the same, with artwork this nice why not! A huge thanks to the loyal ready who sent these into the blog, a case of bananas is on its way.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rolling Stone Magazine - September 25, 1975

Welcome to Magazine Monday on Wednesday. Today we’ve some mid-seventies, well, whatever it is… From September 25, 1975 its Rolling Stone Magazine, the Eagles on the cover must have objected to shirts and haircuts, Don Henley looks like a poodle.

Ralph Steadman interprets Disneyland in this odd 2 page “article”. Ralph is still doing his artwork and has his own website here (link).

Zooming in on the upper left we find some deranged Disneyland Characters.

Seriously, I don’t get this at all… Ralph is British so maybe I just don’t get the humor from across the pond?

To me Monstro really does appear to be eating the guests so I get this one.

These last two drawings are not from this magazine, I found them on the Internet but they do seem to be from about the same time period. From what I can tell he wants a beer!

Interesting mix of backgrounds, nice touch with the Disneyland bag on the wheelchair.

Here’s a super article comparing laser video discs and CED video discs, clearly a laser was a better technology than using a disc similar to a vinyl LP, complete with grooves and skips. I have both vintage systems and while the laser is obviously superior, the CED system has its own charms (see the TRON CED Disc on my prior post here – link).

The Eagles were about to become ultra-popular and Rolling Stone magazine knew it.

Who else remembers the Bay City Rollers? I remember two things; these ridiculous outfits (link) and this ridiculous song (link) yes I know the words by heart, don't ask.

Fleetwood Mack, realigned and about to become super stars.

Aerosmith too was on the verge of becoming huge.

Who is this Bruce guy? I wonder if he ever had any hits?

How about a few advertisements? This front loading Pioneer Cassette deck with Dolby, was state of the art in 1975. Cassettes still were behind 8 tracks in popularity in 1975 - that would change in a few years.

Speaking of 8-Tracks, here’s Billy Preston telling us how good the Craig Powerplay car stereo is, also available in cassette.

He smokes for pleasure and to get sweaty? Smoking is bad, don’t do it, its gross. And if you do you might wake up one day looking like this guy and be forced to wear those pants with that belt and that necklace!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Musical Tour of Main Street U.S.A. - 1956

It’s Audio Visual souvenir day (come back on Wednesday for Magazine Monday) this little 45rpm record is not dated but I believe its from 1956 and was part of the larger LP “Walt Disney Takes You to Disneyland”, you can see my previous post on that LP here (link). Today’s 45rpm record is “Walt Disney Takes you to Main Street U.S.A., a Musical Tour”. Great fence work surrounding the stylish drinking fountain.

Super fun 1956 Map on the back, I see the never made Phantom Boats 2.0 with the propeller on the back! Notice the train tracks have the bypass line at both stations.

Let’s take a listen shall we?

You can hear side two here (link) for some reason the video quality is lacking on side two but the sound is good.

This ticket is probably from 1957 or early 1958, not 1956, but I like it and it fits this post pretty good.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Magic Kingdom Club Ticket Book - September 1976

Have I got a deal for you! I'll supply you with this September 1976 Disneyland Magic Kingdom Club complete ticket book, and a Fall-Winter 1976 Disneyland Guide book, I’ll even throw in my stack of 1976 $2 bills, all you have to do is supply a time machine that takes us back to 1976.

Rather than crop the welcome message scan I left it in its pure form.

“Be our Guest” at the Walt Disney Story, and don’t worry, we brought Mr. Lincoln back so it doesn’t stink anymore.

Eleven of these “Magic Key” tickets awaits the reader who presents his or her time machine (in working order of course).

You better bring your Van deck shoes, because I’m bolting for Tomorrowland 1976!

$6.25, a $14.90 maximum value, yours free simply for the use of your time machine.

The Fall/Winter 1976-77 Disneyland Guidebook is significant in two import ways, it’s the last guide book in this smaller true “shirt pocket” size, the next edition would get taller and skinnier. And secondly, the Mine Train thru Natures Wonderland makes its final appearance in any guide book.

Some selected pages are show below, you can download the entire guide book below even if you don't have a time machine:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Magic Kingdom Club Membership Card - 1972

Taking yet another look at a Magic Kingdom Club membership card today we’ve got a card from 1972. This unused card (imagine all the unfulfilled happy memories) was for the Delco Sparks Travelers U.A.W. Local 662, Indiana.

You can use your BankAmericard to purchase a subscription to the Disney News Magazine.

I don’t have a 1972 Disney News so this Fall 1973 Disney News will have to do. What a fantastic cover!

Great three page article on Disneyland’s Candy Palace.

Another great three page article, this one is all about Disney’s’ Topiary’s at both parks.

The Swan Boats looked so cool; they even traveled to Adventureland and circled The Swiss Family Treehouse!

Come back on Bonus Sunday for the entire issue.