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Pop Culture In The Seventies

Updated on September 13, 2014

Flash Back To The Decade Of The Seventies

A typical day in the 1970s is cruising in your car listening to your loud music using a 8 track tape. It was cool to go to a park on a Sunday afternoon and just cruise around checking out the cars and of course the guys. I thought that I was so cool driving around with my red camoro, only to see one that looked exactly like mine, but cooler because it had tall big tires. lol The taller the better I suppose.

The time of the Baby Boomers, mood rings, bell bottoms and for me my short mini leather black skirt with my high heeled boots. But yea a lot of bell bottoms the wider the better lol.

Disco and soul music was my thing back in the 70's. Remember the bump? That was a dance back then. Going to dance clubs and after hour clubs. The worse thing I remember is the wet tee shirt contest nothing compared to today as I seen my children go to clubs the women have no clothes on now a days. Well maybe a little but not much.

I just loved the music. Funky groove was the name of the game in the 70's :) The Temptations, Steve Wonder, Isley Brothers, Ohio Players, Kool & The Gang, War, Donna Summer. Earth Wind & Fire, Jackson 5, The O'Jays, Bee Gees and the list goes on and on. Some of the best music was in the 70's

The Stud

Guys would have long hair, I loved the pony tail with one ear pierced that was so hot back then and still is as far as I am concerned :) Those guys were called studs hehehe. Then there was the afro the bigger the better just as long as it wasn't on me that was ok with me. Oh can't forget their high platform shoes lol.

There were a lot of pot smoking as I can recall in the 70's at least with the crowd that I would hang out with. Now that doesn't mean that I smoked it. Well maybe on occasion but not often :). We would go play pool and foosball after school and sometimes hitch a ride and go to the park. Far Out! Groovy!

Facts In The 1970's

Here are a few facts that happened in the decade of the 1970's

  1. Did you know that facelifts were first attempted in the 1970's ?
  2. Microwave ovens and VCR's became commercially available.
  3. 1972 the pocket calculators were introduced
  4. The first MRI image was published in 1973.
  5. The 1973 oil crisis caused a move towards smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles.
  6. 1974 U.S. President Nixon Resigns.
  7. 1975 the Microsoft was founded.
  8. 1976 North and South Vietnam Join to Form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  9. 1977 Elvis was found dead and Star Wars was released.
  10. 1978 was the first test tube baby.
  11. 1979 Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Sony introduces the Walkman.
  12. A movie ticket cost an average of $1.50
  13. The 1970's were the growth of women's rights.
  14. The Beatles split up.

The Decade of the 70's

Back to the 70's

Was the 1970's one of the best decade regarding history?

This book gives you all the facts about the decade of the 70's, yup that is right. It is written so that anyone can understand. Plus it shows very nice pictures where you can go back into time even if you were not part of that decade. If you were, it gives you a lot of memories to think about and enjoy.

Trends of The 70's

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Womens - bell bottoms

Actually they are coming back in style. Here are just a few selections so lets get the groove on and go with the far out look and look so cool. :)

More 70s Songs

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This is me in the 80's - but still dressing like the 70's

Wearing my jeans and hairstyle like a hipi. I liked wearing hairbands that went around my forehead instead of on top of the hair it was cool. The time of the 70's seemed to be an environment where the people were more friendly.

The movies were of good taste not like today where there is a lot of cussing and the child is telling the parent what to do.

I go to see a funny movie and I am disappointed because it is nothing but sex involved and it is actually stupid. There are few that are really funny and good.

The songs actually had meaning, but now you can't even understand half of the things they are singing or yelling about now. There are a few exceptions, no bad intent.


You could get a hugh candy bar for a nickel and now the same candy bar is over a dollar. The gas was cheap the cost of living is way up from the 70's. There seems to be more people under stress with more worries that can't cope with the challenges of this decade.

School isn't even safe to attend anymore, going shopping isn't safe in fact just going to see a movie or out to eat it isn't safe. The 70's is a time that I miss, it was so different then it is today. The memories are so much better all around.

Todays technology has the teens and children of today losing touch with reality it isn't the same like it was in the 70's where the children played out all night in the neighbor hood and the parents looked out for each-other's kids and each other. Now you can't even trust a neighbor. It is so sad especially for our children and those who have grandchildren of this decade and the decade to come.

I miss the 70's the music, television, prices, people in general, fashion, the 70's are the best memories that I have.

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    • joseph-sottile-16 profile image

      joseph-sottile-16 4 years ago

      The 50s was the best decade simply because I didn't have the responsibilities of being an adult. Life was awesome. Playing was fun. School was a challenge, but my whole future was ahead, and I couldn't wait to see it unfold!

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      As a kid in the 70's it was fun, although with General Strikes, power cuts and riots I'm sure it was more of a worry for adults in 1970's England. Never mind, there was always Disco.

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      HughSmulders LM 4 years ago

      It seems to me that concerning fashion, it is the funniest period ever! All those pants and shirts of unbelievable colors.

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      randomthings lm 4 years ago

      Excellent! Lots of good memories. Thanks!

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      This brings back many memories, the 70's where great, being young as at the time, and knowing what I know now, I would have done many things differently, but the 70's were a great time, thanks for sharing this lovely lens.

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      Digory LM 4 years ago

      I remember listening to my Styx record collection over and over. My friends thought I was wierd because I didn't like Zeppelin best.

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      GameHelp 4 years ago

      Great lens! I truly agree with the songs having meaning to them.

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      iijuan12 4 years ago from Florida

      Fun lens!

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      Northerntrials 4 years ago

      I remember walking home from school and getting called over to help someone unload their groceries from the car. We didn't know them any more than they were the people three doors down but we went and helped them in with their groceries and got a cold glass of lemonade for thanks. You think the kids would do that today?

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Great lens with good information. like it.

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      SavioC 4 years ago

      Great lens I must say......took me back in time ........give us some more.......

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      mcstacy 4 years ago

      That was a different era and was so much fun. The style of clothing we wore is the mini skirts :)

      You mentioned the songs had meaning; I comment on that so often. Truly enjoyed your lens.

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      rainykua 4 years ago

      I've always been interested about the past. I wish I have a time machine so I could go back in time and see it for myself! My dad used to wear those bell bottoms a lot when I was a toddler (and that was in the 80's). :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      My senior casual photos show me wearing plaid pants that were so popular then and make me cringe now. LOL Great article. :)

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      chocochipchip 4 years ago

      This looks fun! Thanks for the great lens!

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      jpmny999 4 years ago

      Great lens, very interesting!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I graduated from high school in '75. My visit here today made me think about the clothes that we wore then. It's hard for me to believe that I wore those outrageous platform shoes! I enjoyed my visit here today.

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Such a fun trip down memory lane. The 70s was Dittos and matching Marsha Brady pantsuits for me, along with baseball shirts, roman sandals and Gunny Sax dresses. Boston, Journey, the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith... congrats on the feature :)

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      CalobrenaOmai 4 years ago

      This lens brought back memories of high school; I was born in the the late 80s. Back in high school during Spirit Week, there would always be a day where we would dress up in fashions from back in the day but we could choose the era. The 20s-30s, 70s and 80s era that were popular during that Flashback Day. I still enjoy the music and notice that a lot of modern fashion trends and music reference past eras/decades. Love the lens. Thanks for sharing. Is there a lens on favorite food from the 70s?

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      It doesn't surprise me that some of the styles are making a come back. They were colorful and fun.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      and....Congratulations on your purple star and pop culture feature!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      People were friendlier and it was common just to drop in on folks and always find the welcome mat out. I'm an old hippie and still had a lot of that creativity going on in the 70's....and my favorite group was formed...U2, they still rock my world! Sweet memories! :)

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      pawpaw911 4 years ago

      Remember the decade well. I had several pairs of plaid bell bottoms. Can't believe some of the things I wore back then.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Definitely great decade with a lot of fun. Music, for instance was WAY better than 90s or any later decade. and i was younger, that's for sure too!

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      Meganhere 4 years ago

      What a fun lens! Gave me a bit of a giggle.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Any decade when you're here is a great decade. Woo Woo. And yes, the 70s were cool.

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      The 70's were such a fun era. I wish I would have been alive to enjoy:)

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      SherryMorris21 4 years ago

      up to I saw the paycheck saying $8533, I did not believe neighbours mother woz like really erning money in there spare time from their laptop.. there best friend haz done this 4 only about 18 months and as of now repaid the dept on their house and got a brand new Land Rover Range Rover. this is where I went,

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Very nice lens that is well done lorlinda! Thanks for writing this lens featuring your decade of the 70s. We each had our favorite decade as I'm still waiting to see what's in store for this ole' world in the future if I'm still here. Have a Great Memorial Day Holiday!

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      On New Year's Eve, 1969-1970, I recall thinking,"wow... in 30 years it will be 2000! Will I still even be here?" I had very little thought about what was going on around me. I was only 10... In the 70s I did the high school and college thing and honestly don't recall it being all that special - my high school years were difficult, so the 70s aren't a great memory.

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      Carol Brooks 4 years ago from Florida

      I think I was rather sad that the 60's were over. During the 60's I was sure that the world was destined for a huge cosmic change. Then I wondered what happened. Where is the Age of Aquarius they promised us?

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      Arod17 4 years ago

      This decade is ver colorful!

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Love my bell bottoms and my blue suede platform shoes. I was in college at the time it was great.

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      chi kung 4 years ago

      I like the music as well

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      CaztyBon 4 years ago

      There was some great things in the 70's , but the old saying the best is yet to come. Real nice lens.

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      I loved the music of the 70s and still listen to it.