Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 15, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Not so, rinky-dink posted by David FG on January 15, 2005
: : : : rinky dink was a'incidental music jingle theme' used by dave lee travis to introduce his dlt show on radio 1 during the 60s/70s.
: : : According to the OED, the first printed reference occured back in 1912.
: : : It means "Something that is worn out or antiquated; a worthless object. spec. a cheap place of entertainment. Also in phr. to give (someone) the rinky-dink and varr., to cheat or swindle (someone)."
: : : Camel
: : : Showing off her birthday present :)
: : Wow. You got the OED. Nice.
: The theme to the 'Pink Panther' cartoon show (you can tell I'm an intellectual, can't you?) contained the line 'The rinky-dink panther', or was this simply because it rhymes with pink?
No one remembers "Rinky Dink" by Dave "Baby" Cortez?
He was a musician in the mid fifties who played the chitlin circuit and in the early sixties had a couple of big hits including Rinky Dink and The Happy Organ.