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Best of the 70's

Updated on October 8, 2017

The Best of the 70's as I remember

What do you remember about the 70's? Was that decade good for you? Just seemed like life was more simple then. I know we didn't have microwaves, cell phones and Wii games. But , we had our MUSIC.

For every occasion we had a song. The songs were so Fresh and Clean. The artists weren't allowed to use any fowl or vulgar language in their songs. If they did that song would have gotten banned.

Neighbors were friends, they would keep other neighbor kids in check if they got out of hand. Cartoons were Funny and we only had a few stations on T.V. Going to movies was a special treat. Long hair and Hiphuggers were in.

These are some of the things I miss. In this Lens I want to try to bring back memories for some of you that are "Old School" like me, and hopefully it will bring you joy.

What was Minimum Wage back then?

Are you ready for this? Here is a list of how much minimum wage was in the 70's

1970 = $1.45

1971 = $1.60

1974 = $2.00

1975 = $2.10

1976 = $2.30

1978 = $2.65

1979 = $2.90

Can you imagine making that much an hour now a day's?

Remember this Hairdo?

Yes, non other than the Fantastic hairstyle from the beautiful "Farrah Fawcett". Of course, this is not her.

We all loved this style just as we loved Farrah. No matter how hard I tried I could just never get it right. She just had that fabulous hair that fell naturally. I had to work hard on mine as you can see. I have tons of hairspray just to keep that roll to stay put!

The clothes we wore back then

The clothes we wore back then are in style again right now! How great is that?

The Bell Bottom Hiphuggers pants were my favorite with the High Stack shoes. Oh, let's not forget about the Hip Belts. The bigger the belt the better. Halter tops were cute and sassy. I've never outgrown loving the bell bottoms. I think I'm stuck in the 70's because still to this day I wear them!

Mini Skirt

First we went through the Mini Skirt faze. Well, that actually never died out. I think we ladies will for ever wear the Mini Skirt. As long as we can anyway. Most of us even Cut our Jeans and made the mini skirt's ourselves. Showing a little corner from the inside pocket was sassy.That's what made them so great.

Who didn't wear platform shoes?

If you didn't wear platform shoes, then I am very surprised! Every one had at least one pair. Can I get a "Whoohoohoo Honey"!!!

We can never forget the "Peace Symbol"

The Symbol that made the 70's was of course the "Peace Symbol". We had that plastard on just about everything. Don't you remember? Hey, some of us even drew it on our Foreheads! Me for one. With my two long pick tails and that headband.

Far Out!

Some our 70's Slang Language to remember

The biggest Slang word in our time was "Far Out, Man" and if we weren't saying that we said " Cool" or "Peace"

Example of one of our 70's slang talking junk :

What it is, what it is!! Far out man. That chic is a Brick house.Can you dig it? Where'd you get those cool shoes from, man?

Catch you on the flip side, cause I gotta keep on truckin, Peace.

I loved the Night Life that was when we came "ALIVE"!!

Who could forget Anita Ward with "Ring my Bell" and that sexy voice of none other than "Barry White" he could put any couple back together after an argument.

How about " Stayin Alive" with those cute Bee-Gees.

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The all to cool Hippie Van

Now which one of us had one of these, or at least drove in one? Please leave your remark in my Comments section.

T.V. Shows in the 70's


Happy Days


The Brady Bunch

70's Disco Artists

Just to name a few

Some of the Top 70's music Artists;

Gloria Gayner

Earth Wind and Fire

Sister Sledge

Barry White

KC and the Sunshine Band

Donna Summers

Elton John

Rod Stewart

Silver Convention- Fly Robin Fly

Penny McLean - Lady Bump - This song was very popular in Germany and German Disco's

Do you remember how to do the Bump? You can't possibly forget how to do that, never.


What is a Discotheque? Clubs with recorded music of the 70's played by a Disc Jockey and we partied all night long.

We practicaly lived in the Disco's.

Thanks for Stopping by!


© 2010 Ramona

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      kabbalah lm 5 years ago

      Great time period

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes, those were the best years of my life. Everything was just great, the fashion, the music, the way we entertained out selves, was so clean. No mischief just plain fun. As the years pass by and you look back there is no comparison and and you wonder where did it all go. Bummed. Still listen to WCBS 101.1FM with all the old music. Gotta love it. Peace

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      terri-jacobs 5 years ago

      I grew up in the 70's it was the best time of my life. Making memories were living back then.

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      Ramona 5 years ago from Arkansas

      @mrducksmrnot: @mrducksmrnot....You are absolutely right, life was simple then. Those for sure were the good 'ol' days. i miss them a lot. Think about them often.

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      mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

      Unfortunately I was in Viet-Nam fighting a useless war but the music even made it to the battlefield. Came home to a different country than I left behind with lot's of political corruption. As for today I count my blessings and write lens of days gone by. I miss the 60's for sure. Life was simple and everyone helped each other.

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      exotickitten731 5 years ago

      I WOULD'VE LOVED THE 70's I dress like that a lot lol Im nuts for neon colors and mixmatching colors and so forth its SO FUN TO BE BRIGHT AND COLORFUL = ]

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      I miss the seventies for all you have listed and more. Especially the miniskirt.:~) Just kidding, well mostly. I was a lot more active in the community then. Seems as though I've become a hermit. The dancing and the music was a lot of fun! Probably most of all, I miss being the young and curious person I was then. I am trying to get that back, you're only as old as you feel. I will try to be that person again because I liked the times and I liked me in the 1970s. See you around the galaxy...

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      whoisbid lm 6 years ago

      I love life before the internet because we had time to do stuff. Now I have to spend all day on this damn computer!

      I loved the video just now of Andy Gibb (Shadow Dancing) and I am an Andy Gibb fan although people would tease me for liking Andy Gibb. Those people can shove it because Andy Gibb Rules!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Huge fan of the 70's (what I can remember of it!) Blessing this lens!