Three Promos: Barbie, McDonald’s, and Life Cereal

A bit of a departure from the norm (such as it is): three promotional discs from the 1980s. The Barbie record is on floppy blue plastic, the McDonald’s and Life Cereal contest entry records are pressed onto cardboard. All three were found tucked into a box of children’s story records from my girlfriend’s childhood.

California Dream Barbie

Living Doll (2:00) by The Beach Boys
Written by Wilson, Morgan, Landy 4439-0300

Producer: Brian Wilson
Executive Producer: Dr. Eugene E. Landy

Mfd. in U.S.A. by

(P)1987 Brother Records, Inc.
©1987 Beachead Music (ASCAP)
©1987 Beach Bum Music (BMI)

You could WIN $1,000,000 INSTANTLY! Play this record now!

$1,000,000 MENU SONG (2:02)

See Official Rules posted at participating McDonald’s.

  • No purchase necessary to play or receive prize. 16 years or older to play.
  • Game ends 3/11/89. Potential winning record subject to verification.
  • $1,000,000 prize payable in installments to the individual person who received the winning record.
  • The odds of winning: 1 in 80,000,000

Note: Place coin near record center if record slips.

©1988 McDonald’s Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Life Cereal Rock Music Mystery 1
One in a series of three great music mystery games.

Rock Music Mystery #1 (2:30)

Play at 33 RPM on any turntable. If record sticks to spindle, enlarge hole slightly or place a coin over the center of the record.


  1. One of three different records in Life Cereal’s Rock Music Mystery Game is in each specially marked box of Life Cereal.
  2. Play the record; listen to the music and the clues, then guess the titles to the four (4) Rock’n Roll hit songs.
  3. Identify the correct song titles by checking the selection boxes from the choices found on the side-panel of the Life Cereal box. Then mail in your entry for a chance to win!
  4. Collect all three records, and enter as often as you like.

Best played on a manual turntable.

©1986 The Quaker Oats Company