’70s kids: Remember these vintage Captain Kangaroo records personalized with your name?

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1970s vintage Captain Kangaroo records personalized with your name
Who had one of these “My Name Records” when they were kids? We found a few vintage covers from personalized “Kidsname records” 45-RPM singles that were for sale back in the ’70s, featuring kids’ television star Captain Kangaroo. Each one contained four songs, including a spelling tune and a birthday song.

With school about to start, it’s sort of traumatic for the little ones still too young to go, when they find their brothers and sisters off to new learning experiences and adventures. It’s a nice time to let them know you think they’re very special, too, and a Kidsname Record is just the thing to do it with.

Beautifully done by none other than Captain Kangaroo, each record has the child’s own name sung in the four songs that make up each record. For gifts at any time, one of these very personal records will delight any child — an ideal birthday gift.

There are 78 common names — boys’ and girls — now available, and more being added quarterly. There are some not-so-common names as well — Melissa. Vicki. Tracy, Stacy, Jennifer and Heidi, for example; and, among the boys’ names. Jeffrey, Tod, Craig, and others not usually found in name-oriented products.

The records are priced at $2.95 each, and that includes sales tax, free mailer and shipping to anwhere you wish to send them…

The sound fidelity is very good, the packaging colorful and cute, printed with the child’s name, avid at the top the message: If your name is Sharon (your child’s name). this is your very own record. Your name is on every song!” – Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Hawaii) August 13, 1978

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Kidsname Records: Nancy’s personalized record

If your name is Nancy, this is your very own record! Your name is on every song!

Captain Kangaroo - IF YOUR NAME IS NANCY personalized vintage record

Dear Nancy

This is one of the nicest ideas in records. All four songs are about your name, including a birthday party song and a spelling song of your own name. It’s your very own record — and I’m sending it to you!!!! Love, Captain Kangaroo

A KENRO production concept – Performed by The Marantz Family – Words and music by Vic Marantz – Produced by “Bugs” Bower – Associate Producer: Ken Rosenblum – Tape Editor: Paul Cornomos – Design: Frank Daniel – Art: Mahan

My Name records – a product of Pickwick International, Inc.

Vintage Captain Kangaroo records personalized with your name - Nancy


KidsName Records presents THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT (1977-1978)

PERSONALIZED STEREO RECORDS FROM CAPTAIN KANGAROO

Each record features 4 fantastic songs with that special child’s name in each catchy tune. Record jacket also has a personal note to the child from TV’s famous Captain Kangaroo.

SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THAT FANTASTIC KID! Including sales tax, postage and free mailer. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money returned. Allow 7 – 10 day delivery. Only $2.95. Order right now. Every kid wants a Kidsname Record! 

GIRL NAMES: Amy Ann Barbara Beverly Carol Christine Cindy Dawn Deborah Donna Heather Heidi Janet Jennifer Jessica Judy Julie Karen Kathryn Kim Laura Linda Lisa Maria Mary Melissa Michelle Nancy Nicole Pamela Patricia Randy Sandra Sharon Stacy Stephanie Susan Tammy Tracy Vicki

BOY NAMES: Adam Andrew Anthony Brad Brian Charles Christopher Craig Daniel David Donald Douglas Eric James Jason Jeffrey Jeremy John Jonathan Joseph Keith Kenneth Kevin Lawrence Mark Matthew Michael Patrick Randy Richard Robert Roberto Scott Steven Thomas Timothy Todd William Peter

The Honolulu Advertiser (Honolulu, Hawaii)30 Jul 1978, SunPage 165 i


Vintage personalized name record for Sandra

Captain Kangaroo personalized record - Sandra


Retro KidsName record from the seventies: Matthew/Matt

Captain Kangaroo personalized record - Matthew - Matt


Personalized records for Eric & Jonathan/Jon

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Listen to the Richard name songs from these retro records

Here’s what one of these old records sounded like — insert your name here!

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7 Responses

  1. My Son Mark got a 45RPM Birthday Record from Captain Kangaroo circa mid 1970’s. His Grandma bought it for him. We played it on his birthday every year of his life (so fun) I still have it, Mark died last October and today is his birthday.The first since he died at age 44. I played it this morning, I’ll play it every year until I die. Thanks Captain

  2. My son Mark had the same record when he was 4 or 5. His grandmom got it for him too! I wish I had taken better care and thought to bring it out to play on his birthdays. He now has a son, Mark, Jr. and I would love to have a copy made for his second birthday. His father loved that 45 and made us play it everyday for MONTHS after his birthday. I think his son, my grandson, would cherish it just as much. Thank you for sharing your memory!

  3. any body know If I can get a copy of a personalized birthday song my son turns 40 this yr and want to surprise him I seemed to have lost his

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