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  • Y-fronts, bell-bottoms and cable-knit vests! The 1970s men's clothing ads that reveal [tr]

    11/29/2016 10:16:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 114 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2016 | Sadie Whitelocks
    One model with a mullet and mustache throws a 'Blue Steel' pose as he models a velour dressing gown while another similar-looking chap stands confidently in a snazzy pair of bell-bottom trousers. These are snapshots from a range of 1970s adverts showing the most popular men's fashions of the day. High-waist pants, skimpy briefs, synthetic fabrics and psychedelic patterns seem to be in vogue - looks more suited to the fancy dress parties of today.
  • Creator of the Pet Rock, Gary Dahl, Dies at Age 78

    04/01/2015 7:15:30 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 57 replies
    Time ^ | 04/01/2015
    Creator of the Pet Rock, Gary Dahl, Dies at Age 78 Gary Dahl's invention of the pet rock made him a millionaire after it went on sale in 1975. Gary Dahl, the creator of the Pet Rock—”one of the most ridiculously successful marketing schemes ever,” Newsweek once said—died at age 78 on March 23. Dahl first came up with the concept as joke while working as a freelance copywriter, but the idea of a minimal-effort “pet” and its clever packaging resonated with the times—and quickly made him a millionaire after the rocks went on sale for $3.95 apiece in 1975,...
  • I Feel Like I Time Warped to the 1970's.

    05/17/2014 11:06:41 AM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 121 replies
    Myself | 5-17-2014 | Myself
    I had a thought a while back and decided to post it: There is a side of me that feels like I time travelled back to the 1970's. Let's face it, like then, we have a horrible economy, an inept President, gas (and energy in general) prices are high, we have a weakened military, Islamic radicals causing trouble, the Russians are invading their neighbors and we have Jerry "Governor Moonbeam" Brown as governor of California.
  • Faces LIVE: 'Stay with Me' - 1972

    09/07/2013 4:13:56 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Faces -sometimes known as The Faces- were an English rock band formed in by residual members of the legendary Small Faces when Steve Marriott left that group to form Humble Pie with Peter Frampton et. al. in 1969..  The name derived from English 'mod' slang of the era, where 'happening' or socially-known people within the mod scene were known as 'faces'- along with the fact that all five band members were somewhat vertically-challenged. After the highly-successful Small Faces broke-up, the remaining band members - Ronnie Lane (bass guitar), Ian McLagan (keyboards) and Kenney Jones (drums) - were joined by two (taller) blokes,...
  • Eric Carmen/Raspberries: 'Go All The Way' - 1972

    04/10/2013 2:19:39 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Cleveland's own Eric Carmen (and friends)... Allmusic Magazine had described them as featuring 'exquisitely crafted melodies and achingly gorgeous harmonies...'  The Raspberries drew influence from the British Invasion era -especially The Beatles, other Merseybeat acts, The Who, The Hollies, and The Small Faces... along their 'mod' fashion sense. Of course later Eric Carmen went on to massive success as a solo balladeer, but the original band has reunited for gigs as recently as 2005- some material from the tour was realeased as Live from the Sunset Strip in 2007.  Below you'll find an amusing appearance on The Mike Douglas...
  • Gilbert O'Sullivan: Get Down (1973)

    03/13/2013 12:14:50 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Gilbert O'Sullivan (dob Dec 1, 1946) is an Irish singer/songwriter best known in the United States for his eternal hit 'Alone Again (Naturally)' (1972 US, #1 hit) as well as 'Clair' (1972, US #2). His voice has become instantly recognizable to many due to the widespread fame brought by these two timeless ballads, both of which were written by O'Sullivan himself... He also enjoyed a hot chart-topper in the UK with 'Get Down' (1973, video below), although this wonderful little ditty never did make it on our side of the pond. Another one you'll recall in all likelihood would...
  • Cheap Trick: 'I'm a California Man'

    12/19/2012 2:32:27 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    I dunno how many of you are familiar with The Move, the Birmingham, England based band that  composed and recorded the original version of 'California Man' in 1972.  The single did well in the UK, yet flopped stateside, hitting only #93 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Interestingly, the B-side actually got more airplay in the US, and it's one you should know: 'Do Ya'... but just a month after that release, The Move's Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne, and famed drummer Bev Bevan had 'moved' on to a new project, the (what came to be) world-renowned Electric Light Orchestra -or ELO- where...

    12/01/2012 10:32:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    While I'm perfectly aware that The Guess Who are the same bunch of leftist hosers from the Great White North that wrote the very anti-American 'American Woman', I'm going to forgive them for now because I love this tune so much, and they showed American icon 'Wolfman Jack' respect... Kinda hard for me to hate The Guess Who since I'm a lifelong BTO fan/seen 'em live: after all, two Guess Who members went on to found the band that evolved into Bachmann Turner Overdrive by 1973... The Guess Who: Clap for the Wolfman (1971) [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican...
  • ROXY MUSIC: 'Both Ends Burning' 1975

    08/31/2012 11:34:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 31, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Roxy Music were an English art-rock group formed by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards), electronic music pioneer Brian Eno (synthesizer and 'treatments'), and others in 1971... A mere 12 months later, the band had attained huge popular -and critical- success in the UK and Europe that lasted right-on-through the 1970s and into early 80s, beginning with the Top-10 debut album Roxy Music in 1972.  Roxy Music was an astonishingly talented and innovative group, both in sound and trailblazing 'glam' stage show.  The band was highly influential, a significant source of inspiration to much of the English punk scene and a model for...
  • Rufus featuring (Super-Sexy!) Chaka Khan: 'Tell Me Something Good' -1974

    06/15/2012 6:47:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    I do recall feeding quarters into the jukebox everyday to hear this song at the arcade that summer of '74, couldn't get enough of it... nor her. After ten Grammy Awards, I guess I wasn't the only one who saw something there- Written by Stevie Wonder for Chicago's Rufus feat. Chaka Khan, 'Tell Me Something Good' went all the way to #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was one of the very first tunes to utilize the 'talk box' Peter Frampton made so famous soon afterward. Photos don't really do this woman justice, just check-out the stage...
  • STATUS QUO: 'Spinning Wheel Blues' - 1970

    11/12/2011 4:03:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 12, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    When I was a kid growing up in the late 70s, I used to comb through discount rack and often came-across various LPs by British boogie-rockers Status Quo in those bargain-bins and thinking 'Who the hell is this... and why are their records always being dumped by the dozens...?' None of my friends where into the band, they didn't get US airplay, and I never did buy them, perhaps spooked by the glut of unloved product out there. Most Americans would be likely know the band best for 1967's US/UK psychedelic-rock hit 'Pictures of Matchstick Men'- a song which in fact was their...
  • TV Girls I Had a Crush On When I Was 15: Jaclyn Smith on 'Charlie's Angels'~

    10/21/2011 11:30:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 112 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 21, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    When monster smash hit Charlie's Angels first hit the tube in Fall of '76, I sure didn't have to think long when anybody asked who my favorite was: Jaclyn Smith - the young actress that played "Kelly Garrett" on the show- was to me always the  most heavenly Angel, hands down... This was for reasons I was largely unable to convey to those with Farrah posters in their bedrooms, back in the days when that one with the red bathing suit was all but ubiquitious.  But the somehow Jaclyn Smith just had a sexy vibe, bit more real/natural-look than Farrah (smile/hair), imho- plus I guess I...
  • TV Girls I Had a Crush On When I Was 15: Elaine Nardo (Marilu Henner) on TAXI!

    10/14/2011 9:57:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 97 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 14, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    This one's for you, readhead lovers... Marilu Henner as 'Elaine Nardo' on Taxi (1975-1983): Man, I absolutely loved this show, seen every episode 3x by now... Trivia: Marilu Henner is an accomplished dancer that started classes at age two. She played "Marty" in the original Chicago stage production of "Grease"(1971), before it moved onto Broadway and Hollywood fame. She also possesses a rare ability called hyperthymesia: a form of super-memory that allows her to recall specific autobiographical events from every single day of her life, even from an early age... She's got a fitness website these days, Show 'em your stuff  Elaine... (cue 1:40):...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: STEELY DAN

    05/27/2011 11:40:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 53 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 27, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "Sue me if I play too long..." Steely Dan is an American pop band who developed refined and highly-original compositions blending elements of rock, funk, blues, jazz, and R-n-B, among other influences. Executed to perfection by founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker -along with the finest studio musicians on the planet- there simply never was a band like Steely Dan before, and it's unlikely there ever will be, not like this... The music that they brought was complex and well orchestrated, with most songs displaying a significant jazz influence. Fagan's unique voice backed by sweet harmonies and irresistible musical hooks made the sound...
  • TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: the Average White Band 1975/1977

    11/19/2010 12:43:26 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 19, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    The Average White Band (aka AWB) is a Scottish (!) funk and R&B band that enjoyed a series of soul/disco hits from 1974-80. They are best known for the million-selling hit single Pick Up the Pieces. As of 2010 -forty years after their formation- they continue to perform...The Average White Band (aka AWB) is a Scottish (!) funk and R&B band that enjoyed a series of soul/disco hits from 1974-80. They are best known for the million-selling hit single Pick Up the Pieces. As of 2010 -forty years after their formation- they continue to perform. AWB was formed in early...
  • How things have changed.

    04/19/2010 10:31:33 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 8 replies · 195+ views
    Self | 4/19/'10 | Zionist Conspirator
    Today is Yom HaZikkaron (Israeli Memorial Day), the day before Yom Ha`Atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day), and I'm watching a 1977 movie on the Israeli rescue of the passengers at Entebbe on 7/4/'76, led by Yonatan Netanyahu (Bibi's brother). It is probably one of the two which American networks made just after the event and rushed onto the screen. Can you folks believe it? Just three decades ago Israel was the darling of the liberal media, who considered it a "progressive" social democratic beachhead in a reactionary, medieval islamic Middle East. At the same time, Israel was regarded with deep suspicion,...
  • Theat 70s Reunion

    09/20/2008 4:30:40 PM PDT · by stand_your_ground · 83 replies · 316+ views
    Riley's Farm Journal ^ | 9-20-2008 | James Riley
    Somehow, thirty years have slipped by and it's time for my high school reunion. One of the coordinators sent me a list of the top 100 songs from 1978. Here's what I wrote back: Can we just pretend 1978 was not our year? Those really are lame. I had managed to block the lyric "three times a lady" from my mind, until it jumped out at me and stirred up the old motion sickness. I vote for the whole Patsy Cline to Pretenders continuum, with emphasis on classics. This must be why I'm on a farm, enjoying old music and...
  • Back to the Seventies (this is not a Vanity!)

    11/08/2006 1:33:06 PM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 30 replies · 1,476+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11/8/06 | James S. Robbins
    The outcome of the 2006 midterm elections will have serious consequences for the war on terrorism and U.S. national security generally. If you liked the foreign-policy impotence of the 1970s, get ready for more. There will be strong sentiment among some Democrats to cut funding for the Iraq war completely. They probably won’t do that right away, since the president would surely veto the bill if it is too extreme. It would also appear reckless to the large portion of the electorate that was not motivated by antiwar fervor. Yet, they will not allow funding to continue to grow, and...
  • ”The worst video of the 70’s” (Vanity)

    04/13/2005 12:43:07 PM PDT · by Kurt_Hectic · 87 replies · 3,158+ views ^ | 130405 | not signed (VG NETT 13.04.05 kl. 15:23)
    ”The worst video of the 70’s” VG Nett) The danish tabloid Ekstrabladet goes to war against Norway after norwegian TV 2 declared a Danish musicvideo to be the worst video of the seventies. See the video here! ”Norwegians redicules Tommy Seebach” is the heading on Ekstrabladet’s online edition this afternoon. In the article Ekstrabladet defends the danish Grand Prix-cowboy. (Grand Prix = an annual European song contest, a horrible show, I’ll tell you about it sometime, K.H.) ”Tommy Seebachs classical dancevideo from the 70’s to the instrumental performance ”Apache” is beeing rediculed on the web” journalist Rune Melchior Sjřrvad reports,...