Friday, October 2, 2009

Funky Friday - All Girl Action

You've probably seen these pistol packing mamas cracking skulls, flipping kicks or lassoing the truth out of some rat-grey gump. But, did you know these three killer queens also had a secret musical identity..

Caroline Munro (pictured above) Bond Girl, scream queen and B movie pinup - can also be spotted in this Manikin cigars ad' and duetting with Gary Numan on Pump Me Up - I say!!

Caroline Munro - This Sporting Life




After our 'school's out' bell had rung, I'd hoof home, like a wide-eyed loon hoping to catch any glimpse of ITV'sTara King era Avengers repeats*sighs*

Linda Thorson - Here I Am



I almost went for the Wonder Woman theme, but it had to be Diana Prince Linda Carter giving The (Detroit) Spinners - Rubberband Man a bounce.



And there's a great, great thread on the TV crushes on The Word website here if you fancy putting your hormones into hijinx.

22 comments:

Davy H said...

But you wed a blonde!

Axe Victim said...

Caroline Munro. My God!!! I was sooooooooooooooooooooooo in love with her. Still am actually. Nice one Dave. I needed that!!!

bleecher said...

funky as a fukny thing from funkytown ...again

loving the escher-sque background on the muppets clip....

Mondo said...

That's exactly what Mrs M says Davy- but blondes were on the list too Annie Aston, Carol Hawkins, Jenny Lee Wright, Jamie Sommers, Pepper Anderson, Jo from Dr Who..

Have you seen her entry on the IMDB Col, what a hit list!

It's a bit Supergrass too Bleech

And you must have a peep at this chaps you'll literally go giddy within minutes

Keith said...

Great post. I love it. Seeing Caroline and Lynda both put a smile on my face. Two really hot babes. Have a cool weekend. Cheers!

Mondo said...

Yes thought this might be up your vintage vamp street Keith..

Piley said...

Great post mate!!

Met Caroline Munro couple of years back and she was SOOO very nice. Really lovely lady. Didn't know about this tho, interesting.

Think Lynda Carter was a singer before she got famous with the miss world thang. Went to see her in the musical Chicago, 2 or 3 years ago, and her voice was really good. AND she signed a WW pic for me. Top gal!! Had a big crush on LC in my youth, and still really like her now... she's still very beautiful too.

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Simon said...

Caroline Munro, my favourite Bond girl. I too have met her and she was lovely!!!

Mondo said...

Incredible yet more winners from the Piley Autographenia collection!

It's that bit from The Spy Who Loved Me isn't Simon, and then there's Sinbad too

Oh I forgot Valerie Leon too - but don't think she's made any tunes though

Gilligan said...

Great post! For some reason, I love discovering music recorded by celebs I only associated with acting.

On Retrospace I've had great fun posting tracks by Goldie Hawn, Telly Savalas, Sissy Spacek, Jodie Foster, Marcia Strassman (Mrs. Kotter), etc.

Hadn't heard of the Caroline Munro tune, but am well familiar with the awesome Tara King track. Great fun!

Gabbi said...

Great shares dear Mondo! My fave is Caroline Munro's 'This Sporting Life'!! It has a sort of Elvis thing going there doesn't it? And I also really like LInda's video... I love the Muppets! :)

Wishing you a wonderful weekend... I love getting new music!

Mondo said...

I've got a Goldie Hawn tune Gilligan (must blog it one day), but Sissy Spacek, Jodie Foster I'll have to check those out - thanks for the tip off.

You're right Gabbi I'd never thought of it - but bang on

Piley said...

i've just added a couple of pics of Caroline Munro on my MySpace page...

Here she is signing my 'Spy Who Loved Me' piccy, and here is a pic of me and her.

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Simon said...

PM, Sinbad too yes, but don't forget Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter, possibly the last great Hammer movie and written by the great Brian Clemens, he of The Avengers, and shot through with that same sensibility...brilliant stuff.

Furtheron said...

Wonderwoman... oh the memories... :-)

Mondo said...

Can't see those pics Piley - gives an error message?

I watched Captain Kronos a few months back Simon - although I'm more of an Amicus chap usually (Tales from The Crypt, Vault of Terror)

As The Beatles song goes F-Ron "it's all too much"

Piley said...

how weird... was working yesterday. Never mind, try here for the signing pic and here for me and Caroline!

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Mondo said...

*gulps, goes cross eyed and faints*

Piley said...

you alright there Mondo??? reaches for the smelling salts....

Mick said...

Sorry to be so late with this but here’s a mildly interesting and slightly related story. In the late 70s/early 80s I was driving out of Longleat when I saw Susan George dancing and miming to a song. Apparently she had made a record and directing the video was none other than Mike ‘cue the music’ Mansfield. I happened to have a cine camera with me at the time (remember them) and filmed about 30 seconds of Susan cavorting, silent of course. I still have this film but nothing to play it on and I’ve never got round to transferring my old films to video/DVD. When I do I promise to post it.

Mondo said...

Susan George - she was everywhere in the 70s but can't remember anything she appeared in apart from Straw Dogs

And yes Mick that is spectacular and has to be blogged!

I saw Sally Thomsett on a visit to Abbey Road a few years back. She was residential rather than doing the Abbey Road crossing walk.

Mick said...

Ah, Sally Thomsett. Her line “He’s got big ears anyway” from on old advert became a bit of a catchphrase in our house in the 70s.