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01-21-2014 12:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: looking back back in the day

I got them all. – Don’t know if that’s good or bad.



The answers are below, (after the questions) but don’t cheat! answer them first…..


01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don’t know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The _ _ Show.

03. ‘Get your kicks, .’

04. ‘The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to .’

05. ‘In the jungle, the mighty jungle, .’

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we ‘danced’ under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the ’.’

07. Nestle’s makes the very best . .. . . .’

08. Satchmo was America ’s ‘Ambassador of Goodwill.’ Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was .

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? .

10. Red Skeleton’s hobo character was named and Red always ended his television show by saying, ‘Good Night, and ’
… ‘

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? &.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, ‘the day the music died.’ This was a tribute to .

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called .

15. One of the big fads of the late 50’s and 60’s was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the .

16. Remember LS/MFT / ?

17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It’s !

18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? The Knows!

19. There was a song that came out in the 60’s that was “a grave yard smash”. It’s name was the !

20. Alka Seltzer used a “boy with a tablet on his head” as it’s Logo/Representative. What was the boy’s name? _


01.The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

02. The Ed Sullivan Show

03. On Route 66

04.To protect the innocent.

05.The Lion Sleeps Tonight

06. The limbo

07. Chocolate

08. Louis Armstrong

09. The Timex watch

10. Freddy, The Freeloader and ‘Good Night and God Bless.’

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hoola-hoop

16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco

17. Howdy Doody Time

18. Shadow

19.Monster Mash

20. Speedy

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 01:26 AM

I got five of them and you were right all on the tip of the tongue.

Not too bad for a 44 year old.

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 01:40 AM

I used to listen to #18 on the radio, ha ha ha ha haaaaa !

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 01:47 AM

17-1/2 out of 20 (I got the second half of #10).

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 04:17 PM

I’m 68, so I got all of them!

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 04:25 PM

I’m 67 so I too got them all.

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 05:21 PM

I remembered them all and this made me smile, from a time which seemed much less complicated and long before ‘twerking’ was allowed on TV., for those who remember Elvis’ first preformance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’.

Thanks for Sharing. – Grandpa Len. :-)

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 05:32 PM

GrandpaLen, social and moral repression was greater back then. That’s the less complicated you remember.

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 09:34 PM

...well DKV, if social and moral repression means not acting like a complete idiot and disrespecting everyone including yourself or your father would put his boot where the sun don’t shine, then yes, I was socially and morally repressed.
...and I respect him to this day for that, even though he left for Heaven 6yrs. ago, I still have to laugh when I think of what he might have said if he had heard that Justin Beiber egged his neighbor’s house at that age.

Less complicated out of respect for others. – Grandpa Len.
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#9 posted 01-21-2014 09:40 PM

I’m ONLY 61… but I still got ‘em all correct! :-)

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#10 posted 01-22-2014 03:56 AM

20 for 20!

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#11 posted 01-22-2014 04:03 AM

15 for 20 – Like you said another 3 of them were on the tip of my tongue

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#12 posted 01-22-2014 07:38 AM

Beside Buddy Holly, the answer to #13 could also be Ritchie Valens or J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson as all three have been memorialized at the Surf Ball Room in Clear Lake Iowa.

I have been there and the place is nearly the way it was in 1959!

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#13 posted 01-22-2014 10:59 AM

Missed 1 we never watched Red Skeleton.

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#14 posted 01-24-2014 09:12 PM

I got 13 but a few seem to be a little before my time and I wouldn’t even know.

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#15 posted 01-31-2014 09:09 PM

I’m 63. I nailed em all. There is a lot more useless drivel floating around in my head other than this. Too bad I can’t find my car keys and put the margarine in the cabinet and the salt and pepper in the fridge. Go figure! Growing old is not for sissies.

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