Remembering the 70s

A Simpler Time

Remembering the 70s - A Simpler Time

K-Tel records from the 70s

When you think of 70s commercials, you can’t help but think of K-Tel.

Paraphrased from Wiki: Philip Kives formed K-Tel in 1968.  He was a door to door salesman that sold products created by Seymour Popeil.  (Seymour Popeil is the father of Ron Popeil, who in turn is the founder of Ronco. I found that interesting.) In 1965 Philip had sold one million of the “Feather Touch Knives” (which were produced by Seymour) in Australia within a five month period!

Of course after you have bought several of the K-Tel records you need something to hold them!

And don’t forget you have to keep them clean. Ronco to the rescue!


Category: 70s, Novelty
  • Jane says:

    This was a very entertaining walk down memory lane :) I had to lol at how ridiculously low-tech commercial #2 was – and the ‘space-age design’ of the record selector made me chuckle. Great price though.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    • WebDebris says:

      I kind of laughed to. When they said space age design I was thinking “It’s a box.”

      March 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm
  • Martha says:

    This was a really fun blast from the past! It really made me laugh. Who could forget the popular K-Tel records! That second commercial is a hoot; talk about cheesy tech effects!

    March 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    • WebDebris says:

      Yeah and I would not consider several of those songs “Pure Power” lol.

      March 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm
  • Brian Smith says:

    I am looking for a copy of a Ktel album i had years ago called Rock -n-Roll Fever it was a 2 album set..wish i could find it again!!!

    January 23, 2014 at 4:48 am
  • Victor says:

    Love K-Tel albums.Are there CDs made from the original albums ??

    September 5, 2015 at 9:51 am
  • Larry Ward says:

    Far out stuff…..I still have a few original records & am looking to add more. I wish they would reproduce them at an affordable cost.

    December 20, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Your email address will not be published.