Before I bought the stack of records I noticed that inside this sleeve five other Flexi-discs were hidden. I showed the seller and he replied: “Well, if they´re in there” and let me have them all for 1 Euro. I love my little flea-market.
Fellow record collector Stefan recently sent in a few very good high-resolution scans of some Persil and Phonocolor Flexi-disc sleeves that I was missing here and here. Thanks Stefan! He seems to have quite a collection but is yet reluctant to start a own blog. I would sure like to see and listen to his records…
This flexible record was advertising for the Mareno shoe-shop in Hannover. As they proudly anounced on the back of the sleeve they had recently opened another store: after 20 years back in Berlin at the Europa-Center, that opened in April 1965.
This is the logo of the company that made these Flexi discs. I was surprised to find out that the Elaton (like elastic-tone!)-Studio is still listed at the same address in Hannover that is written on the label.
Hawaiki is a Hawaian Swing song that starts with a airplane taking off and some nice in-between comments like: We will be landing in a few minutes, please fasten your seat-belts and stop smoking”.
Those were the days. ..
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