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Date: 06/02/23 00:03
Trains go better with Coke!
Author: santafe199

I love it when an image writes its own thread title! But maybe I should have posted this thread on the Nostalgia forum. I can remember the Coca-Cola jingle from a long way back. But I didn’t realize it was 60 years old! According to Wikipedia, in 1963 Bill Backer (creative director for McCann advertising) penned the TV jingle “Things Go Better with Coke”. Then he had the Limeliters* record a demo in a run-down apartment on 57th Street in New York City.

Of course, this was waaay before the advertising industry went completely off the rails and decided the best way to sell something is to be as obnoxious as possible and repeat a phone number a bazillion times...

1. BNSF 4221 is poking its nose out from underneath the busy US hwy 81/Lincoln St overpass in Concordia, KS.
Photo date: April 20, 2023.

Thanks for looking back into TV history!
Lance Garrels

*The Limeliters were an American folk music group, formed in July 1959 by Lou Gottlieb (bass violin/bass), Alex Hassilev (banjo/baritone), and Glenn Yarbrough (guitar/tenor). The group was active from 1959 until 1965. Reunion versions of the band have cropped up over the years...

DJ Sir L

Date: 06/02/23 05:56
Re: Trains go better with Coke!
Author: texchief1

Neat shot, Lance!


Date: 06/02/23 08:40
Re: Trains go better with Coke!
Author: cabsignaldrop

I must agree 100%, and a great photo!

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Date: 06/02/23 09:35
Re: Trains go better with Coke!
Author: jgilmore

Interesting juxtaposition and overall scene...


Date: 06/02/23 14:05
Re: Trains go better with Coke!
Author: Fizzboy7

How cool is that!   Late last night I was watching my favorite youtube trucker guy called Schmidt Family Trucking.   He is based out of Iowa and his latest run took him through "downtown" Concordia.    I always love seeing these small towns you'd never know or hear about otherwise.    And here it is again in less than 24 hours!   Crazy!

Date: 06/02/23 14:42
Re: Trains go better with Coke!
Author: ATSFSuperCap

And even better with a shot of rum and a slice of lime!

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