Category: Business Anniversaries

It Was 50 Years Ago This Week

Sgt. Pepper turns 50. Photo courtesy of BBC.
. . . And the final chord on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” still reverberates. Who’s celebrating its 50th anniversary? Baby boomers around the world (I have my scratched-up mono vinyl album), younger generations (I hope), Capitol and Apple Records, and naturally the BBC with special[...]
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Happy 75th anniversary, Jeep®

Impressive decade-based timeline celebrates 75 years of Jeep®, along with vehicles specially designed just for the anniversary. Strong branding message: “For 75 years the Jeep® brand has been indelibly linked to freedom, adventure, authenticity and passion. The brand’s unwavering commitment to strength and meaningful engineering has helped[...]
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Preserve Those Voices

Bob Fass at WBAI in the 1960s, courtesy of Lost Footage Films via Columbia University
So much corporate history and cultural history resides in oral history. To that end, I was delighted to learn that Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library is archiving 10,000 hours from “Radio Unnameable.” This program by Bob Fass on New York City FM station WBAI was[...]
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