Let's dial it back 45 years and go to the Blimp's first  year in flight.

  • The year Richard Nixon told us, "I am not a crook."
  • A gallon of gas was about 40 cents.
  • The World Trade Center became the tallest building on the planet.
  • Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon was brand new and blowing minds.
  • And in the wee hours of a March overnight, a laid-back announcer named Steve Hoad first uttered "Welcome to WBLM."

1973 was also the year a production crew and actors including local extras descended on the seaside town of Searsport to film a Pepsi commercial. Cool, huh. You'll see happy folks in the commercial gathered for a weekend charity car wash and celebrating with ice cold colas. Bell bottoms, lengthy side burns, flared collars and a charming location in Maine, t'ain't nuthin' finah!

Thanks to YouTube user Bob Vautin for posting this wicked groovy gem! According to his channel, this commercial aired during the Superbowl in 1974.


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