Rolling Rice Krispies

I’ve embarked on my fourth round of ABC Wednesday, deciding this time to focus on people, famous or otherwise, and interesting things you may not know about them.

For example, did you know that Bob Dylan tried his hand at acting in the UK early in his career, appearing in a BBC play, Madhouse on Castle Street, in 1962? Perhaps you did, but it was news to me.

The photo above is a still from the programme, but in the end, I chose someone else to be my letter D next week.

Having chosen to feature people though, I’ve begun to wonder who I might find to fill those tricky letters like Q and X, so I’ve been doing some research this morning.

In doing so, I’ve come across all sorts of weird and wonderful things, some of which I might use and some I might not. And here’s one of my favourites, again on the subject of early pop careers.

It concerns the Rolling Stones selling out to the man with this tv commercial for Rice Krispies from 1963.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Roger Green 2nd February 2012

    Never heard that before! A hoot!

  • rhymeswithplague 3rd February 2012

    I’m sorry, but I don’t understand this post at all.

  • Robert Falcon Pudding 4th February 2012

    I thought those mischievous cartoon chappies on the “Rice Krispies” box were modelled on the Rolling Stones and that the original slogan was to be “Mick, Bill and Keith”. Didn’t Jagger also figure in “Iceland” commercials before Kerry Katona or was it “Farm Foods”… might have been “Lidl”?


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