DIE GERMAN BLUE FLAMES, Besser geht`s mit…COKE, 1966

Yet another Flexi disc. This time it came with Bravo (No.32, 1966), Germany´s No.1 teen-magazine.

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(“Hello Bravo- friends, this is Heiner Landwehr of `The Geman Blue Flames` speaking. I´m the bassist, so I’m the hardest-working man among the five of us. So every once in a while I need to take a little break. Of course with a bottle of Coke.”

“COKE?”

“Yes, Coke! It´s spelt C-O-K-E and throughout the world that is short for Coca-Cola.”)

You see, back in 1966, us backwards Krauts didn`t know what Coke was.  So the guys at Coca-Cola thought about some Re-Education.

Well, it didn`t work. 42 years later we still don`t say Coke. If we want to order a Coke in Germany, we order a Cola: “Eine Cola, Bitte!”

This is a fun record and the Flames turn out a nice beat version of “Things go better…”, including a great guitar break. Bear Family Records reissued the German Blue Flames , as well as every other “important” German beat band, on their 30-CD series “Smash…! Boom…! Bang…!”-Beat in Germany- The 60s Anthology.

DIE GERMAN BLUE FLAMES, Besser geht`s mit…COKE, 1966

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DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH, THE SUPREMES, RAY CHARLES, Things go better with Coke, 1966

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I still hate advertisement but this is my favorite advertisement-song of all time. Ray Charles !!! and the Supremes!!! singing the Coca-Cola song!!! Fantastisch!!!

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I´m throwing these two comic magazine covers in, because they fit with the Supremes and the time frame. 1966, what a great year! The year I was born…

DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH, THE SUPREMES, RAY CHARLES, Things go better with Coke, 1966


Flotte Takte aus der Funk-und Fernsehwerbung 1966 für Coca-Cola

Cheesy German radio and television commercials for Coca-Cola on this flexi disc. I think this was produced for Coca-Cola´s business partners rather than regular customers. These ads below are all from my personal collection. I know… I hate advertisement, but I´ve always had a soft spot for Coca-Cola. Last week Szymon confessed to me that he has been collecting Colca-Cola cans since he`s been a teenager. He`s now got more than 200!

Flotte Takte aus der Funk-und Fernsehwerbung 1966 für Coca-Cola