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February 5, 2015
I WANT YOUR MTV! If you have old Beta or VHS tapes containing recordings of MTV from 1,981 - 1,987, I would love to talk with you (especially if the tapes contain the videos, VJs, and commercials!) I'll either buy your tapes, accept donations, or transfer them for you! Shoot me a message and let's talk!
These commercial breaks came from an old beta tape recording of YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS back when it was re-run on ABC very late at night / early morning. This recording was made on October 11, 1,976. Note: the recording was split over 2 tapes which is why the Winston Tire Co. commercial has a break in the middle. The original taper paused the recording at the first two commercial breaks, but appears to have gone to bed after switching tapes because once the show ended, the recording continued - straight through the Sign-Off edition of the News, into the National Anthem, and then into Poltergeist static.
Commercials in the upload include:
Gain Laundry Detergent
Masengil Dispsable Douche
Schlitz Malt Liquor
Soup 'n Noodles
The Animal Birth Control Research Foundation
Vons Grocery Stores
Woolworth / Woolco
Rothchilds International Style Candies
General Mills High Protein Breakfast Squares
Ralph's Grocery Stores
Wella Kolestral Conditioner (with Kate Jackson)
Winston Tire Co.
Sharp Color Televisions
The Witness Project
Sergeant's Sentry IV Flea & Tick Collars
Zody's Department Stores
Gaines Prime Variety Dog Food
Southern California Lung Association
The Blind Childrens Center
The Lawyer Referral Service
The City of Los Angeles Equal Housing Opportunity
Plus advertisements for ABC programming such as:
North By Northwest
The Boston Strangler
AM Los Angeles
The Blue Max
and an ABC Editorial, Len Beardsley with the Sign-Off Edition of Eyewitness News, and the KABC-TV Los Angeles sign off.
ABC Commercial Breaks & Sign-Off - October 11, 1,976 (Your Show of Shows)