Tonight I'm going to party like it's 1949.
December 31, 2014 8:13 PM   Subscribe

Why ring out 2014, when you can celebrate the end of 1976 with Donny & Marie (along with Tina Turner, Rip Taylor, and Billy Preston). Or try 1961 with Dinah Shore and Nat King Cole. But if television is too modern for you, you can always just sit back and listen to a old-time NYE Radio Show.
posted by fings (11 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Oh, now that's what I'm talking about. Thanks fings.
posted by uosuaq at 8:53 PM on December 31, 2014

Gotta say, Donny and Marie were pretty damn charming. Hokey as hell, but charming.
posted by schoolgirl report at 9:17 PM on December 31, 2014

Love it! I remember watching Donny and Marie as a little kid.

Also, here's New Year's Eve 1984 with Lily Tomlin. And Dick Clark's last New Year's Eve countdown in 2011.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:54 PM on December 31, 2014 [1 favorite]


Here's Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians.

There was a cohort of entertainers who started in vaudeville early in the 20th century - - and when radio came along, they moved to radio; and when television came along, they moved to television; and they kept their death grip on mainstream culture and entertainment well into the 1970s. Dick Clark got his start as a 'young' alternative to the endless nightmare that was enduring Guy Lombardo being wheeled out for our 'entertainment' for nearly fifty years.

In an era when the Ramones and the Sex Pistols were getting started, the powers-that-be that then ruled network television STILL brought us Guy F. Lombardo....
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 10:29 PM on December 31, 2014 [4 favorites]

I offer MTV's New Year's Rocking Eve of 1985, starring Starship, several annoyed fans, and several more ping pong balls.

They don't make these shows like they used to.
posted by bibliowench at 11:04 PM on December 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

On Facebook tonight I shared a clip from Emerson. It was timely and apropos.

My timeline should be so lucky to have Guy Lombardo.
posted by notyou at 1:00 AM on January 1, 2015

And here's one for today: Baby Snooks New Years Hangover 1942
posted by jim in austin at 7:30 AM on January 1, 2015

Fun!!! GREAT!!! How crisp!!!
- Actual YouTube comment
posted by davebush at 7:59 AM on January 1, 2015

Cute, Marie.
posted by chococat at 2:58 PM on January 1, 2015

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