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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

Yes the 70's was the best decade? Why was it the best for you?

Yes the 70's was the best decade? Why was it the best for you?

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    • vicky71 4 years ago

      I was born in the seventies.. It's nostalgic for me as i was growing with the kitsch. It was my golden times

    • Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      love the 70's - love the music, the world at the time seemed less complicated, loved being a teenager during the 70's, just a good time in my life - oh and I backpacked through Europe for 2mths in 1978!

    • Northerntrials 4 years ago

      My teen years is why. My first job, my first date, my first kiss it goes on from there. It was also my step into independence with my first solo camp out. my first canoe trip and even my first tent. Small things.....

    • mcstacy 4 years ago

      It was also the time when girls were allowed to wear pants to school, remember the hot pants, and yes, seemed like the best music ever.

    • Ontoddy 4 years ago

      These images remind me of the pop group Abba from the 70's...

    • Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      OH yeah the 70's rocked! K C and the Sunshine Band, woooohoooo! :)

    • Louidam1 LM 4 years ago

      I'm not from the 70s but I did like "some" of the clothes and I like the music.

    • LUMOSE 4 years ago

      I was in grade school at that time. I loved the dresses. I remember that we have a lot of same dresses my mom and I. We were like twins. It was great.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Those were some real good days with lots of reasons to smile!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice post

    • aleesya_aqilah 4 years ago

      i prefer 70's

    • cire81 lm 4 years ago

      The people, dressing and parties look cool back in the 70s

    • Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      School years for me and they were fun. We thought we could change society then.

    • Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      The 70's changed the culture of society and provided the opportunity to express oneself, especially women.

    • CaztyBon 4 years ago

      The movies: Jaws, Star Wars and the TV shows too.

    No I don't agree and if you don't what decade is the best to you and why?

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      • SavioC 4 years ago

        I was very much in school. For me and many in India it meant ABBA , Boney M , disco fever & yes of course the famous Bell Bottom Pants. And let me share an amazing the 70"s if you wanted to buy a scooter then the waiting period was 7-8 years.......can u believe that ? For me it was the 80's though.....

      • TL Stahling 4 years ago from US

        Disco, The Bee Gees, Saturday Night Fever....

        But I think the 50s were cool. My folks told me, they didn't have to lock the doors

      • CoachGary 4 years ago

        Too funny. Flashbacks to silk shirts and disco

      • Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

        I should see more decades to be fair, but maybe 50s and time of r'n'r would suit me best:)

      • Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

        Without a doubt; definitely "The 60s"!

      • writerkath 4 years ago

        Cannot say it was my favorite decade - because I have so many more to come.

      • Carol Brooks 4 years ago from Florida

        I preferred the 60's, but the first few years of the 70's were cool too.

      • Sharon Weaver 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

        Yikes! No not the seventies. Give me the music, the fashions and the social unrest of the 60's.

      • chi kung 4 years ago

        I was a little child then so no and I don't have a favorite decade

      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. :)

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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.

      Share your thoughts about the 70's

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          DebW07 4 years ago

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

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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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          chi kung 4 years ago

          I like the music as well

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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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          Arod17 4 years ago

          This decade is ver colorful!

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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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          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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          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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          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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          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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          Meganhere 4 years ago

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

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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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          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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          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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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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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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          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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          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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          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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          jpmny999 4 years ago

          Great lens, very interesting!

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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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          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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          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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          SavioC 4 years ago

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

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          myspace9 4 years ago

          Great lens with good information. like it.

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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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          iijuan12 4 years ago from Florida

          Fun lens!

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          GameHelp 4 years ago

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

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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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          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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          randomthings lm 4 years ago

          Excellent! Lots of good memories. Thanks!

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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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          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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          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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