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What Happened In The 70's?

Updated on November 8, 2009

The Happenings Of The 70's; The Hits & The Misses

We'll go back to the music, the sports, the television shows, movies, and just about everything else that the 70's had to offer us in the form of entertainment.

You remember the 70's.. don't you?

Back when the music came on vinyl records AND 8-track tapes instead of little plastic chips?

And Jaws, The Exorcist, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre were the scariest movies ever!!

Whether you were glued to the TV watching The Brady Bunch, All in the Family, or American Bandstand, kicked back in your bean bag in your paisley shirt looking for pin-ups in Tiger Beat, or 16, or sitting at the kitchen table licking S&H green stamps for that item you were saving for, there was news and entertainment going on constantly. They were hard years politically and musically for Motown, but they were some of the best when it came to movies, television and songs!

So roll out the shag rug, kick off your platform shoes and we'll rock on through the years! Everything on here has a link behind it. You can watch some of the best movies or trailers to them, watch some funky videos of tv shows and commercials or watch videos to some of the songs we danced to! You'll find news, sports, books and movies under the NEWS headers in the right content table. Everything else is outlined in the left content table. Groovy times!

Far out man! It's a 70's Quiz

FADS & FASHIONS

CARS & TRUCKS

TOYS

POP MUSIC

COUNTRY MUSIC

R & B MUSIC

NEWS '70-'72

NEWS '73-'75

NEWS '76-'78

NEWS '79

AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS! A COMMERCIAL BLAST FROM THE PAST. SEE HOW MANY YOU FORGOT!

FOR SALE: FLASHBACKS TO THE PAST

KID'S TRANSPORTATION OF THE 70'S

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only $49.95!Got this bike (blue) for my 13th birthday! Still have the scars on my knee from hurrying across the tracks to beat the train. I crashed ... but I beat the train!Loved to rollerskate! Hated to fall though.Had a similar skateboard which my mom promptly turned into ashes after she stepped on it in the middle of the night.The board I scrimped and saved to replace the one my mother killed.My first boyfriend had a bike like this. He was so cool (I thought)I think I'll find one of these for my son. He's 27, think he'd ride it?Too old for skateboards now. Although this one IS pretty!Maybe I could use them to haul the groceries in from the car.
only $49.95!
only $49.95!
Got this bike (blue) for my 13th birthday! Still have the scars on my knee from hurrying across the tracks to beat the train. I crashed ... but I beat the train!
Got this bike (blue) for my 13th birthday! Still have the scars on my knee from hurrying across the tracks to beat the train. I crashed ... but I beat the train!
Loved to rollerskate! Hated to fall though.
Loved to rollerskate! Hated to fall though.
Had a similar skateboard which my mom promptly turned into ashes after she stepped on it in the middle of the night.
Had a similar skateboard which my mom promptly turned into ashes after she stepped on it in the middle of the night.
The board I scrimped and saved to replace the one my mother killed.
The board I scrimped and saved to replace the one my mother killed.
My first boyfriend had a bike like this. He was so cool (I thought)
My first boyfriend had a bike like this. He was so cool (I thought)
I think I'll find one of these for my son. He's 27, think he'd ride it?
I think I'll find one of these for my son. He's 27, think he'd ride it?
Too old for skateboards now. Although this one IS pretty!
Too old for skateboards now. Although this one IS pretty!
Maybe I could use them to haul the groceries in from the car.
Maybe I could use them to haul the groceries in from the car.

TELEVISION SHOWS OF THE 70'S - FROM CARTOONS TO PRIMETIME

When the 70s began, there were televisions in 59 million households. When the decade ended, they were in 75 million. Cable TV, which had been around since the 50s, came of age with subscriptions tripling from 4.5 million in 1970 to 14.1 million in 1979. In 1970, television became more controversial and relevant to society then, than the previous shows of the 60's. Before then, television shows were mainly for family entertainment and depicted the "perfect" nuclear family without the controversial plots that were depicted in later years television programs. Gone were the days of Leave It To Beaver and Father Knows Best with their simple problems.... along came Archie Bunker with his chauvinistic ways and bigotry at its best! Gunsmoke and Bonanza were two of the popular westerns from the 60's that lasted into the 70's. As the years passed by, the shows became even more relevant to society as the taboo of "s.e.x." became a part of the shows with Three's Company. Donna Reed would have been drawing the curtains on that show! Here are a lot of the shows that were popular in the 70's, in no particular order. Some have clips while some are informational only.

1970

Biafra surrenders, ending the Nigerian civil war.

Pro-US coup in Cambodia. Lon Nol becomes leader.

United States invades Cambodia to attack Communist base areas.

Ohio National Guard open fire on protesting students at Kent State University. Four students are killed, nine are wounded.

The Beatles disband.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono marry.

Venera 7 (USSR) is first probe to return data from the surface of another planet (Venus).

China launches her first satellite, Dong Fang Hong I.

Brazil wins soccer World Cup.

Fiji becomes independent from UK.

Anwar Sadat becomes President of Egypt.

Superbowl V : Baltimore 16 - DALLAS 13

Rose Bowl: Stanford 27, Ohio St. 17

Orange Bowl: Nebraska 17, LSU 12

Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame 24, Texas 11

Sugar Bowl: Tennessee 34, Air Force 13

World Series

Winner: Baltimore 4-1 - Coach: Earl Weaver

Opposing Team: CINCINNATI - Coach: Sparky Anderson

NBA Championship

Winner: NEW YORK 4-3 - Coach: Red Holzman

Opposing Team: LA Lakers - Coach: Joe Mullaney

1971

Intel introduces the 4004, the first microprocessor.

Britain adopts decimal currency.

Indo-Pakistan war. East Pakistan becomes the separate state of Bangladesh.

Concert for Bangladesh.

First (and last) British launched satellite, "Prospero", launched from Woomera, Australia.

Idi Amin overthrows Ugandan President, Milton Obote.

Bahrain independent from UK.

Inoue Daisuke invents the the Karaoke machine.

Superbowl VI : DALLAS 24 - Miami 3

Rose Bowl: Stanford 13, Michigan 12

Orange Bowl: Nebraska 38, Alabama 6

Cotton Bowl: Penn St. 30, Texas 6

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma 40, Auburn 22

World Series

Winner: PITTSBURGH 4-3 - Coach: Danny Murtaugh

Opposing Team: Baltimore - Coach: Earl Weaver

NBA Championship

Winner: Milwaukee 4-0 - Coach: Larry Costello

Opposing Team: BALT. BULLETS - Coach: Gene Shue

1972

United States launches Christmas bombing campaign against Hanoi, North Vietnam.

Last US ground units leave Vietnam.

FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover dies.

"Pong" introduces the video game craze.

SALT I treaty limiting nuclear arms signed by United States and USSR.

USA and USSR sign ABM Treaty, limiting anti-ballistic missiles.

Black September terrorist attack at Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes killed.

US President, Richard Nixon, visits the People's Republic of China.

Ceylon becomes a republic, and renames itself Sri Lanka.

Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky to become World Chess Champion.

1972

Super Bowl VII : Miami 14 - WASHINGTON 7

Rose Bowl: USC 42, Ohio St. 17

Orange Bowl: Nebraska 40, Notre Dame 6

Cotton Bowl: Texas 17, Alabama 13

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma 14, Penn St. 0

World Series

Winner: Oakland A's 4-3 - Coach: Dick Williams

Opposing Team: CINCINNATI - Coach: Sparky Anderson

NBA Championship

Winner: LA Lakers 4-1 - Coach: Bill Sharman

Opposing Team: NEW YORK - Coach: Red Holzman

SOME FUN STUFF!

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My sister used to do all of my pictures on my lite brite! Now I play with my daughter's lite brite! The pictures aren't near as fun though. Time Warp Toys has the best selection of 70's toys! Check them out!I hated this thing. It always told me NO! or Maybe. but NEVER yes when I asked if "he" loved me!I absolutely loved these when I was younger and would STILL like to get another one. I think this is where my odd taste in art stemmed from.Poor daddy. He ate so many half baked, cooked by a light bulb cakes.My little brother's favorite toy. It sits on the shelf in mom's living room as a decoration now. We are an eclectic bunch!I want one of these!I liked etch a sketch better. My dad used to draw different rooms in the house on mine. The kitchen picture was his best work!I loved cars!My brother put a pin-up poster of Barnabas from Dark Shadows in his closet to keep me out of his Hot Wheels and tracks. Bad thing about it was the bathroom was next door to his room and there was no way i was going in there alone!
My sister used to do all of my pictures on my lite brite! Now I play with my daughter's lite brite! The pictures aren't near as fun though. Time Warp Toys has the best selection of 70's toys! Check them out!
My sister used to do all of my pictures on my lite brite! Now I play with my daughter's lite brite! The pictures aren't near as fun though. Time Warp Toys has the best selection of 70's toys! Check them out!
I hated this thing. It always told me NO! or Maybe. but NEVER yes when I asked if "he" loved me!
I hated this thing. It always told me NO! or Maybe. but NEVER yes when I asked if "he" loved me!
I absolutely loved these when I was younger and would STILL like to get another one. I think this is where my odd taste in art stemmed from.
I absolutely loved these when I was younger and would STILL like to get another one. I think this is where my odd taste in art stemmed from.
Poor daddy. He ate so many half baked, cooked by a light bulb cakes.
Poor daddy. He ate so many half baked, cooked by a light bulb cakes.
My little brother's favorite toy. It sits on the shelf in mom's living room as a decoration now. We are an eclectic bunch!
My little brother's favorite toy. It sits on the shelf in mom's living room as a decoration now. We are an eclectic bunch!
I want one of these!
I want one of these!
I liked etch a sketch better. My dad used to draw different rooms in the house on mine. The kitchen picture was his best work!
I liked etch a sketch better. My dad used to draw different rooms in the house on mine. The kitchen picture was his best work!
I loved cars!
I loved cars!
My brother put a pin-up poster of Barnabas from Dark Shadows in his closet to keep me out of his Hot Wheels and tracks. Bad thing about it was the bathroom was next door to his room and there was no way i was going in there alone!
My brother put a pin-up poster of Barnabas from Dark Shadows in his closet to keep me out of his Hot Wheels and tracks. Bad thing about it was the bathroom was next door to his room and there was no way i was going in there alone!

70'S TRANSPORTATION

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I remember my great aunt tooling around town in one of these. She was like 80! We would all run in the house when we saw her coming because we were scared she wouldn't stop in time!Mom and Dad carried us to Six Flags in Dallas and Astroworld in Houston and to the beach in Galveston in one of these high dollar "r.v.'s"My grandpa's truck.. in a different color thoughMy oldest brother's car!I just love Don Knotts!Reminds me of the Dukes of Hazzard carMy best friend's mom had a car like this. We were SO embarrassed to ride in it anywhere. We talked her into buying a trans am in '75!
I remember my great aunt tooling around town in one of these. She was like 80! We would all run in the house when we saw her coming because we were scared she wouldn't stop in time!
I remember my great aunt tooling around town in one of these. She was like 80! We would all run in the house when we saw her coming because we were scared she wouldn't stop in time!
Mom and Dad carried us to Six Flags in Dallas and Astroworld in Houston and to the beach in Galveston in one of these high dollar "r.v.'s"
Mom and Dad carried us to Six Flags in Dallas and Astroworld in Houston and to the beach in Galveston in one of these high dollar "r.v.'s"
My grandpa's truck.. in a different color though
My grandpa's truck.. in a different color though
My oldest brother's car!
My oldest brother's car!
I just love Don Knotts!
I just love Don Knotts!
Reminds me of the Dukes of Hazzard car
Reminds me of the Dukes of Hazzard car
My best friend's mom had a car like this. We were SO embarrassed to ride in it anywhere. We talked her into buying a trans am in '75!
My best friend's mom had a car like this. We were SO embarrassed to ride in it anywhere. We talked her into buying a trans am in '75!

TOP POP SONGS FOR 1970-1972 - BILLBOARD TOP HITS

Pop rock is a mix of pop music and rock music that uses catchy pop style, with light lyrics over top of guitar-based songs. There are varying definitions of the term, ranging from it being classed as a slower and mellower form of rock music to a subgenre of pop music. Scholars have noted that pop and rock are usually depicted as opposites; the detractors of pop often deride it as a slick, commercial product along with advocates of rock who claim that rock music is a more authentic, sincere form of music. Billboard magazine considers the pop/rock performers or groups from this era to include The Jackson 5, Three Dog Night, Elton John, Diana Ross, Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, Donna Summer, Billy Joel, and Olivia Newton-John, among others. The Encyclopedia Britannica calls the Bee-Gees an "English-Australian pop-rock band that embodied the disco era of the late 1970s. Whereas, in actual fact, the Bee Gees were topping charts with pop rock in Australia and later overseas from the mid-1960s. A university course on the history of popular music claims that Three Dog Night were "one of the most popular bands of the late Sixties early Seventies; pop rock, singles-oriented sound with soul-influences". read more...

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER - Simon & Garfunkel

CLOSE TO YOU - Carpenters

AMERICAN WOMAN - Guess Who

RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN ON MY HEAD - B.J. Thomas

WAR - Edwin Starr

JOY TO THE WORLD - Three Dog Night

MAGGIE MAY - Rod Stewart

IT'S TOO LATE - Carole King

ONE BAD APPLE - Osmonds

HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART - The Bee Gees

THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE - Roberta Flack

ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan

AMERICAN PIE - Don McLean

WITHOUT YOU - Nilsson

CANDY MAN - Sammy Davis, Jr

TOP COUNTRY SONGS OF 1970-1972 - BILLBOARD TOP HITS

During the 60's and 70's it seemed like every country music star either had a television show or wanted one. Unfortunately many of the shows were seen in only a limited area of the country, but they had some unforgettable moments in country music. Many moments in which country music went in new directions from the roots of country music. They are an important slice of American country music history which should not be forgotten.

Some of these shows can still be seen today if you are able to get The RFD Tv Show on your local cable program or on Direct TV Satellite.

The Porter Wagoner Show - POP Goes The Country - The Wilburn Brothers Show - Austin City Limits - Hee Haw> - That Good Ole Nashville Music - The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour - Nashville On The Road

70s Country Music Footage Gallery - Research Video

HELLO DARLIN' - Conway Twitty

FOR THE GOOD TIMES - Ray Price

TENNESSEE BIRDWALK - Jack Blanchard/Misty Morgan

DON'T KEEP ME HANGIN' ON - Sonny James

IS ANYBODY GOIN' TO SAN ANTONE - Charley Pride

EASY LOVIN' - Freddie Hart

I WON'T MENTION IT AGAIN - Ray Price

HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT- Sammi Smith

THE YEAR THAT CLAYTON DELANEY DIED - Tom T. Hall

WHEN YOU'RE HOT, YOU'RE HOT - Jerry Reed

MY HANGUP IS YOU - Freddie Hart

THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE USA - Donna Fargo

IT'S FOUR IN THE MORNING - Faron Young

IT'S GONNA TAKE A LITTLE BIT LONGER - Charley Pride

IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT, I'LL CRY - Jerry Wallace

TOP R & B SONGS OF 1970-1972 - BILLBOARD TOP HITS

The New Republic has called it "the most successful Black-owned business in American history." Berry Gordy, Jr. launched Motown Records, with "Bad Girl," a collaboration with his friend Smokey Robinson. Motown, affectionately named after the "Motor City," Detroit, would be the label used for group acts, rather than solo artists which were still being recorded on Tamla. The 1960s would be Motown's golden years. In 1969, it signed what would become one of the most popular acts of the 1970s, the Jackson 5. The Jackson 5's first single, "I Want You Back," reached number one on the charts in January 1970. In the mid-70s, Stevie Wonder won three consecutive Album of the Year awards; his Songs in the Key of Life entered the Pop charts at number one. In 1975, a tumultuous year, Barney Ales returned to replace Abner as Motown Records president. An untimely upheaval came when the Jackson 5, concerned that Motown had not been promoting their records sufficiently, signed with CBS. By the late 1970s, many of Motown's original roster of stars, writers, and producers had been courted away by other labels. The business had changed, and the process of making and selling records had become much more complicated. "Three Times a Lady," by the Commodores, was Motown's only Top Ten single for 1978.

I'LL BE THERE - Jackson 5

LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET - Moments

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I'M YOURS) - Stevie Wonder

THE LOVE YOU SAVE - Jackson 5

THANK YOU FOR LETTIN' ME BE MYSELF - Sly & The Family Stone

MR BIG STUFF - Jean Knight

WHAT'S GOING ON - Marvin Gaye

WANT ADS - Honey Cone

TIRED OF BEING ALONE - Al Green

SPANISH HARLEM - Aretha Franklin

LET'S STAY TOGETHER = Al Green

I'LL TAKE YOU THERE = Staple Singers

IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG - Luther Ingram

IN THE RAIN - Dramatics

OH GIRL - Chi-Lites

FADS AND FASHIONS OF THE 70'S MUSEUM - I CAN'T BELIEVE I WORE THESE

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funky fashions of the 70'smen's fashions of the 70's, gotta love polyester!one of many hairstyles of the 70'sbreck girls! breck shampoo adbreck girl shampoo ada disco shirt!plaids and spots! hmm.. maybe it looked good under disco lights?ankle breakers of the 70'sfrom 5'0" to 6'0" in one easy movementwords cannot express this
funky fashions of the 70's
funky fashions of the 70's
men's fashions of the 70's, gotta love polyester!
men's fashions of the 70's, gotta love polyester!
one of many hairstyles of the 70's
one of many hairstyles of the 70's
breck girls! breck shampoo ad
breck girls! breck shampoo ad
breck girl shampoo ad
breck girl shampoo ad
a disco shirt!
a disco shirt!
plaids and spots! hmm.. maybe it looked good under disco lights?
plaids and spots! hmm.. maybe it looked good under disco lights?
ankle breakers of the 70's
ankle breakers of the 70's
from 5'0" to 6'0" in one easy movement
from 5'0" to 6'0" in one easy movement
words cannot express this
words cannot express this

1973

Israel defeats Arabs in Yom Kippur War.

United States and North Vietnam sign peace agreement (Paris Peace Treaty).

Oil price doubled by Persian Gulf states.

General Pinochet overthrows the elected Allende government in Chile in a violent coup.

Britain, Ireland and Denmark join European Economic Community.

British TV networks introduce first teletext system.

World Trade Center in New York City, is dedicated.

Burglars are caught breaking into Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Complex.

Skylab is launched.

Juan Peron returned to power in Argentina.

The Syndey Opera House opens.

The Six Million Dollar Man makes its TV debut.

UK, Ireland and Denmark joined the European Union.

Papua New Guinea gains self-government from Australia.

Bahamas independent from UK.

Superbowl VIII : Miami 24 - MINNESOTA 7

Rose Bowl: Ohio St. 42, USC 21

Orange Bowl: Penn St. 16, LSU 9

Cotton Bowl: Nebraska 19, Texas 3

Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame 24, Alabama 23

World Series

Winner: Oakland A's 4-3 - Coach: Dick Williams

Opposing Team: NY METS - Coach: Yogi Berra

NBA Championship

Winner: NEW YORK 4-1 - Coach: Red Holzman

Opposing Team: LA Lakers - Coach: Bill Sharman

1974

India conducts her first nuclear test.

Richard Nixon resigns as US President.

Turkey invades Cyprus. NATO allies Greece and Turkey, on the brink of war.

Emperor Haile Selassie deposed in Ethopia.

West Germany wins soccer World Cup.

India conducts its first atomic bomb test.

UPC (Universal Product Code) barcodes introduced.

Rumble in the Jungle: Boxers, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, fight in Zaire.

Niue becomes independent from New Zealand.

Altair 8800 microcomputer kit goes on sale.

Superbowl IX : Pittsburgh 16 - MINNESOTA 6

Rose Bowl: USC 18, Ohio St. 17

Orange Bowl: Notre Dame 13, Alabama 11

Cotton Bowl: Penn St. 41, Baylor 20

Sugar Bowl: Nebraska 13, Florida 10

World Series

Winner: Oakland A's 4-1- Coach: Alvin Dark

Opposing Team: LA DODGERS - Coach: Walter Alston

NBA Championship

Winner: BOSTON 4-3 - Coach: Tommy Heinsohn

Opposing Team: Milwaukee - Coach: Larry Costello

1975

Civil war begins in Lebanon.

North Vietnamese take Saigon ending Vietnam war.

Khmer Rouge occupy the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penn, ending the Cambodian civil war.

Apollo-Soyuz test flight (US and Soviet spaceships dock).

Death of Spanish dictator, Franco. Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain.

Portuguese colonies Angola and Mozambique independent.

East Timor declares independence from Portugal. but is invaded by Indonesia.

Suriname becomes independent from the Netherlands.

Altair introduce Altair MITS 8800, first personal computer.

Microsoft founded.

British voters, decide in a referendum to remain part of the European Economic Community.

Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, declares a State of Emergency.

The Thriller in Manila: Boxers, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, fight in Manila, the Philippines.

Papua New Guinea independent from Australia.

Superbowl X : Pittsburgh 21 - DALLAS 17

Rose Bowl: UCLA 23, Ohio St. 10

Orange Bowl: Oklahoma 14, Michigan 6

Cotton Bowl: Arkansas 31, Georgia 10

Sugar Bowl: Alabama 13, Penn St. 6

World Series

Winner: CINCINNATI 4-3 - Coach: Sparky Anderson

Opposing Team: Boston Red Sox - Coach: Darrell Johnson

NBA Championship

Winner: Golden St. Warriors 4-0 - Coach: Al Attles

Opposing Team: WASH. BULLETS - Coach: K.C. Jones

TIE A YELLOW RIBBON - Tony Orlando & Dawn

BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN - Jim Croce

KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG - Roberta Flack

LET'S GET IT ON - Marvin Gaye

MY LOVE - Paul McCartney & Wings

THE WAY WE WERE - Barbra Streisand

SEASONS IN THE SUN - Terry Jacks

LOVE'S THEME - Love Unlimited Orchestra

COME AND GET YOUR LOVE - Redbone

DANCING MACHINE - Jackson 5

LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER - The Captain & Tennille

RHINESTONE COWBOY - Glen Campbell

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM - Elton John

BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS - Freddy Fender

MY EYES ADORED YOU - Franki Valli

YOU'VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE - Conway Twitty

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - Charlie Rich

SATIN SHEETS - Jeanne Pruett

TEDDY BEAR SONG - Barbara Fairchild

AMANDA - Don Williams

THERE WON'T BE ANYMORE - Charlie Rich

IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER - Merle Haggard

I LOVE - Tom T. Hall

THE GRAND TOUR - George Jones

RUB IT IN - Billy "Crash" Craddock

RHINESTONE COWBOY - Glen Campbell

RECONDSIDER ME - Narvel Felts

BLUE EYES CRYIN' IN THE RAIN - Willie Nelson

LOVE IN THE HOT AFTERNOON - Gene Watson

WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS - Freddy Fender

LET'S GET IT ON - Marvin Gaye

SUPERSTITION - Stevie Wonder

NEITHER ONE OF US - Gladys Knight & The Pips

ME AND MRS. JONES - Billy Paul

WHY CAN'T WE LIVE TOGETHER - Timmy Thomas

FEEL LIKE MAKIN LOVE - Roberta Flack

BOOGIE DOWN - Eddie Kendricks

JUNGLE BOOGIE - Kool & The Gang

BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME - Gladys Knight & The Pips

LOOKIN FOR LOVE - Bobby Womack

FIGHT THE POWER - Isley Brothers

FIRE - Ohio Players

GET DOWN TONIGHT - K.C.& The Sunshine Band

LOVE WON'T LET ME WAIT - Major Harris

I BELONG TO YOU - Love Unlimited

NOW THIS FROM OUR SPONSORS. ANOTHER ONE I BET YOU FORGOT ABOUT!

MORE TRANSPORTION OF THE 70'S

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1976

Concorde (first supersonic airliner) makes first commercial flights.

Viking 1 and 2 probes land on Mars and beam back photographs.

US bicentennial (200 years since independence).

British Pound falls below US $2 for the first time.

Chinese leader, Mao Zedong, dies.

Israeli commandos free the passengers and crew of a hijacked French airliner, at Entebbe, Uganda.

Apple Inc. (originally as Apple Computer, Inc.) founded.

Superbowl XI : Oakland 32 - MINNESOTA 14

Rose Bowl: USC 14, Michigan 6

Orange Bowl: Ohio St. 27, Colorado 10

Cotton Bowl: Houston 30, Maryland 21

Sugar Bowl: Pittsburgh 27, Georgia 3

World Series

Winner: CINCINNATI 4-0 - Coach: Sparky Anderson

Opposing Team: NY Yankees - Coach: Billy Martin

NBA Championship

Winner: BOSTON 4-2 - Coach: Tommy Heinsohn

Opposing Team: Phoenix - Coach: John MacLeod

1977

Gary Gilmore becomes first person executed in United States since 1967.

Last execution by guillotine in France.

Star Wars hits the cinemas.

Collision between two Boeing jumbo jets at Los Rodeos airport, Tenerife, in the worst air disaster in history.

British Airways introduces a regular supersonic Concorde service between London and New York City.

Elvis Presley dies.

Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, visits Israel.

Astronomers discover rings around the planet Uranus.

Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Apple introduces the Apple II computer.

A power-cut blacks out New York City. Widespread looting and vandalism occur

Superbowl XII : DALLAS 27 - Denver 10

Rose Bowl: Washington 27, Michigan 20

Orange Bowl: Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 6

Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame 38, Texas 10

Sugar Bowl: Alabama 35, Ohio St. 6

World Series

Winner: NY Yankees 4-2 - Coach: Billy Martin

Opposing Team: LA DODGERS - Coach: Tommy Lasorda

NBA Championship

Winner: Portland 4-2 - Coach: Jack Ramsay

Opposing Team: PHILA. 76ERS - Coach: Gene Shue

1978

Camp David Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt.

First test-tube baby born in Britain.

Charon, the moon of Pluto is discovered.

Mass murder/suicide of members of Jim Jones' religious cult in Guyana.

Space Invaders video game developed by Taito in Japan.

Argentina wins soccer World Cup.

Dominica independent from UK.

Superbowl XIII : Pittsburgh 35 - DALLAS 31

Rose Bowl: USC 17, Michigan 10

Orange Bowl: Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 24

Cotton Bowl: Notre Dame 35, Houston 34

Sugar Bowl: Alabama 14, Penn St. 7

World Series

Winner: NY Yankees 4-2 - Coach: Bob Lemon

Opposing Team: LA DODGERS - Coach: Tommy Lasorda

NBA Championship

Winner: WASHINGTON BULLETS 4-3 - Coach: Dick Motta

Opposing Team: Seattle - Coach: Lenny Wilkens

MORE FUN STUFF!

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Somewhere in my grandmother's house, my viewfinder is still around!My poor mom had to play this with me more times than she cooked!Barbie's country camper. I never knew she camped!Good ol' Clancy. My cousin had this and I carried it home with me for a weekend! Needless to say, she had her mom come get it the next day.I still have the records but the player died.I still have my first Daisy BB gun! When I was 16, I kept it behind the seat of my dad's 1 ton chevy truck that I drove the wheels off of. (yes... I was a tomboy!)My grandmother found dual uses for this toy. One to keep us kids occupied with seeing how many times we could bounce the ball. Two to tear our rear ends up with when we didn't mind!My first dog. I loved him so.G.I. Joe. In our world he was Barbie's boyfriend. Poor guy. He didn't make it out of the toybox.Ever chewed a whole bank's worth of gum? It will make your jaws sore!
Somewhere in my grandmother's house, my viewfinder is still around!
Somewhere in my grandmother's house, my viewfinder is still around!
My poor mom had to play this with me more times than she cooked!
My poor mom had to play this with me more times than she cooked!
Barbie's country camper. I never knew she camped!
Barbie's country camper. I never knew she camped!
Good ol' Clancy. My cousin had this and I carried it home with me for a weekend! Needless to say, she had her mom come get it the next day.
Good ol' Clancy. My cousin had this and I carried it home with me for a weekend! Needless to say, she had her mom come get it the next day.
I still have the records but the player died.
I still have the records but the player died.
I still have my first Daisy BB gun! When I was 16, I kept it behind the seat of my dad's 1 ton chevy truck that I drove the wheels off of. (yes... I was a tomboy!)
I still have my first Daisy BB gun! When I was 16, I kept it behind the seat of my dad's 1 ton chevy truck that I drove the wheels off of. (yes... I was a tomboy!)
My grandmother found dual uses for this toy. One to keep us kids occupied with seeing how many times we could bounce the ball. Two to tear our rear ends up with when we didn't mind!
My grandmother found dual uses for this toy. One to keep us kids occupied with seeing how many times we could bounce the ball. Two to tear our rear ends up with when we didn't mind!
My first dog. I loved him so.
My first dog. I loved him so.
G.I. Joe. In our world he was Barbie's boyfriend. Poor guy. He didn't make it out of the toybox.
G.I. Joe. In our world he was Barbie's boyfriend. Poor guy. He didn't make it out of the toybox.
Ever chewed a whole bank's worth of gum? It will make your jaws sore!
Ever chewed a whole bank's worth of gum? It will make your jaws sore!

SILLY LOVE SONGS - Wings

DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART - Elton John & Kiki Dee

DISCO LADY - Johnnie Taylor

DECEMBER, 1963 - Four Seasons

PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC - Wild Cherry

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT - Rod Stewart

I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR EVERYTHING - Andy Gibb

BEST OF MY LOVE - Emotions

LOVE THEME FROM "A STAR IS BORN" - Barbara Streisand & Kris Kristofferson

ANGEL IN YOUR ARMS - Hot

SHADOW DANCING - Andy Gibb

NIGHT FEVER - The Bee Gees

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE - Debby Boone

STAYIN' ALIVE - The Bee Gees

KISS YOU ALL OVER - Exile

DiscoSquid courtesy of

CONVOY - C.W. McCall

GOOD HEARTED WOMAN - Waylon/Willie

THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN - Dave/Sugar

I'LL GET OVER YOU - Crystal Gayle

TEDDY BEAR - Red Sovine

LUCKENBACH TEXAS (Back To The Basics Of Love) - Waylon Jennings

DON'T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE - Crystal Gayle

LUCILLE - Kenny Rogers

HEAVEN'S JUST A SIN AWAY - Kendalls

IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG - Ronnie Milsap

MAMMAS DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS - Waylon/Willie

HERE YOU COME AGAIN - Dolly Parton

ONLY ONE LOVE IN MY LIFE - Ronnie Milsap

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN CRAZY - Waylon Jennings

HEARTBREAKER - Dolly Parton

DISCO LADY - Johnnie Taylor

SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL - Aretha Franklin

KISS AND SAY GOODBYE - Manhattans

SHAKE YOUR BOOTY - K.C. & The Sunshine Band

YOU'LL NEVER FIND - Lou Rawls

FLOAT ON - Floaters

I'VE GOT LOVE ON MY MIND - Natalie Cole

GOT TO GIVE IT UP - Marvin Gaye

I WISH - Stevie Wonder

BEST OF MY LOVE - Emotions

SERPENTINE FIRE - Earth, Wind & Fire

USE TA BE MY GIRL - O'Jays

TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams

FLASHLIGHT - Parliament

ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE - Funkadelic

SOME MORE TRANSPORTATION OF THE 70'S

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1970's version of road rage?All the high school kids seemed to have these when I was in jr highelectric green? go green truck!!I just liked the style of this oneMy cousin had this car. He wouldn't let us even ride in it!Grandma's carThe car my mom bought after she finally ditched the Old's 98. Hers was maroon thoughThis was my dream car when I was in the 9th grade.My sister had a blue VW. All of us piled in to it going to grandma's for Christmas and followed Mom and Dad. She hit a skunk, which filled up that little thing fast, which started my brother's nose to bleed, and it was freezing cold!All the "bad boys" (what my parents called them) drove these. I wasn't allowed to date bad boys.
1970's version of road rage?
1970's version of road rage?
All the high school kids seemed to have these when I was in jr high
All the high school kids seemed to have these when I was in jr high
electric green? go green truck!!
electric green? go green truck!!
I just liked the style of this one
I just liked the style of this one
My cousin had this car. He wouldn't let us even ride in it!
My cousin had this car. He wouldn't let us even ride in it!
Grandma's car
Grandma's car
The car my mom bought after she finally ditched the Old's 98. Hers was maroon though
The car my mom bought after she finally ditched the Old's 98. Hers was maroon though
This was my dream car when I was in the 9th grade.
This was my dream car when I was in the 9th grade.
My sister had a blue VW. All of us piled in to it going to grandma's for Christmas and followed Mom and Dad. She hit a skunk, which filled up that little thing fast, which started my brother's nose to bleed, and it was freezing cold!
My sister had a blue VW. All of us piled in to it going to grandma's for Christmas and followed Mom and Dad. She hit a skunk, which filled up that little thing fast, which started my brother's nose to bleed, and it was freezing cold!
All the "bad boys" (what my parents called them) drove these. I wasn't allowed to date bad boys.
All the "bad boys" (what my parents called them) drove these. I wasn't allowed to date bad boys.

MORE FROM THE FADS & FASHIONS MUSEUM

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ahh the pageboy haircut. guilty as chargedincredible hulk platforms?maybe these were for the firemen?at least the shoes matched the clothes!the osmond brothers and fashions!I'd really hate to know I had to wear these now!
ahh the pageboy haircut. guilty as charged
ahh the pageboy haircut. guilty as charged
incredible hulk platforms?
incredible hulk platforms?
maybe these were for the firemen?
maybe these were for the firemen?
at least the shoes matched the clothes!
at least the shoes matched the clothes!
the osmond brothers and fashions!
the osmond brothers and fashions!
I'd really hate to know I had to wear these now!
I'd really hate to know I had to wear these now!

1979

Shah overthrown in Iranian revolution.

Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile.

US embassy in Iran seized by "students", and embassy staff held hostage.

Saddam Hussein becomes President of Iraq.

Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first woman Prime Minister.

Three Mile Island nuclear accident - a partial meltdown of a reactor occurs in the worst civilian nuclear accident in US history, at Midtown, a suburb of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

USSR and USA sign the SALT II treaty, limiting nuclear arms.

Soviets forces invade Afghanistan.

Voyager I discovers faint ring system around Jupiter.

Visicalc, first spreadsheet software introduced.

Former US space station, Skylab, re-enters the Earth's atmosphere and debris is scattered in the Indian Ocean and Western Australia.

Ugandan dictator, Idi Admin, deposed.

Debut of the Garfield comic strip.

Muhammad Ali announces his retirement from boxing (although he will later, briefly, return).

Sony introduces the Walkman.

Sandinista rebels enter Managua, winning the civil war in Nicaragua.

Rhodesia becomes Zimbabwe.

First European Ariane rocket is launched.

Superbowl XIV : Pittsburgh 31 - LA RAMS 19

Rose Bowl: USC 17, Ohio St. 16

Orange Bowl: Oklahoma 24, Florida St. 7

Cotton Bowl: Houston 17, Nebraska 14

Sugar Bowl: Alabama 24, Arkansas 9

World Series

Winner: PITTSBURGH 4-3 - Coach: Chuck Tanner

Opposing Team: Baltimore - Coach: Earl Weaver

NBA Championship

Winner: Seattle 4-1 - Coach: Lenny Wilkens

Opposing Team: WASH. BULLETS - Coach: Dick Motta

MY SHARONA - The Knack

BAD GIRLS - Donna Summer

LE FREAK - Chic

DO YA THINK I'M SEXY - Rod Stewart

REUNITED - Peaches & Herb

I JUST FALL IN LOVE AGAIN - Anne Murray

IF I SAID YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL BODY WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME - Bellamy Brothers

AMANDA - Waylon Jennings

EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE - Eddie Rabbitt

GOLDEN TEARS - Dave/Sugar

GOOD TIMES - Chic

RING MY BELL - Anita Ward

DON'T STOP TIL YOU GET ENOUGH - Michael Jackson

BUSTIN LOOSE - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers

LE FREAK - Chic

Great 70's Stuff To Get

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i need more information about the 70's fashion

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      Jen withFlash 5 years ago

      Emergency! was one of my favorite shows :)

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      makeupbrush 5 years ago

      Definitely stirred up lots of memories. Lovely lens!

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      Blonde Blythe 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I really enjoyed the trip down memory lane!

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      JohnMichael2 5 years ago

      thanks for taking me back... to a more gentler time ... good work!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      awesome lens, great style of expression, thumbs up for you

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      dexter yarbroug1 6 years ago

      This was a really fantastic walk down memory lane. Bravo!

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      outsource123 6 years ago

      Lots of useful information about each lens. Good Recap.

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      Paul Franciskato 6 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      What a nice step back in time! I was born in 1975 and I am a fan of much of the music from the 70s and earlier. I also enjoy watching the reruns of Good Times, Sanford & Son, WKRP in Cincinnati, and others!

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      Quite simply, brilliant and thanks for all the memories. Was actually a very sad time for me in many ways? Blessed by an Angel.

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      maraju lm 6 years ago

      What a walk down memory lane, great research, thank you.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      What a fun lens to browse through!

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      jolou 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I love the 70s music and TV. Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family, Three's Company and many more are still ones I love to watch. And I still like disco music!

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      James Jordan 7 years ago from Burbank, CA

      I loved my lightbrite in fact, I think I had three of them. We played with it ALL the time.

      What an amazing toy for it's time. I hate to call it a toy because it was much more than that. Thanks for the memory of that!~

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      James Jordan 7 years ago from Burbank, CA

      I loved my lightbrite in fact, I think I had three of them. We played with it ALL the time.

      What an amazing toy for it's time. I hate to call it a toy because it was much more than that. Thanks for the memory of that!~