First thing that comes to mind when you think of the 1970s

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28 Sep 2017, 5:50 pm

Exactly as the thread title says.

I'm going to go with flares.


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28 Sep 2017, 6:49 pm

Disco and hip hop.


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28 Sep 2017, 11:53 pm

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28 Sep 2017, 11:54 pm

Jeans so tight you could see the lay of men's wangers.


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28 Sep 2017, 11:59 pm

Raleigh wrote:
Jeans so tight you could see the lay of men's wangers.


mmmmm what a treat...


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29 Sep 2017, 8:57 am

New York City Blackout of 1977


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01 Oct 2017, 2:07 am

I was born in 1974, so I don't remember too much. Am I lucky? :lol:

Disco

Abba, my mom was a big fan and probably still is. They're also a guilty pleasure of mine.

Gold Key comics.

Whitman comics

Star Wars

Jaws

All In The Family

The Jeffersons

Diff'rent Strokes

Laverne & Shirley

Happy Days

Fruit Stripe gum

Record players

Big huge headphones for listening to record players and the radio.

8-track cartridge tapes.

Rotary dial phones.

Black and white TVs

Dials on TV sets.

Remote controls only having one button and needed a cord to connect them to the set.

TV antennae.

Only having three channels (including the one that was only in French), but having lots of good shows. Pretty much the exact opposite of today.

Pong

Pinball

Space Invaders

Lava lamps

Comic book ads for Sea Monkeys and joke items.

That comic book ad where a skinny guy gets bullied by a big musclebound dude who runs off with his girlfriend, and then later they show the skinny guy in his house angrily kicking at nothing as he looks at a book and decides to order some bodybuilding kit. Six months later he's a stud with big muscles flexing in the mirror, he goes back to the beach, beats up the bully and gets his girlfriend back. They must have lived in a warm climate because where I live there would be snow and ice everywhere six months after summer, when I assumed the story first took place. :lol:

Scooby-doo

The Dark Age of Animation, although it really began in the 50's with the invention of TV.

Popeye Candy cigarettes. (they later just called them candy sticks and removed the red coloring on their tips).

McDonaldland

KFC still being called Kentucky Fried Chicken, and those funny plastic banks of Col. Sanders with big heads.

A & W was still a drive-in.

Lik M. Aid Dip and Lick candy. They were these packets of powdered candy like the kind in Pixy Sticks, and they came in three or four packets with two candy sticks that you licked and dipped in the powder to eat. It usually took you a few days to eat it. If you could eat a packet at one sitting without getting sick, you pretty much accomplished a miracle. :lol: They still make the candy but it's really different-looking.

Bottle Caps. They were a candy shaped like bottle caps in different soda-type and fizzed when you put them in your mouth. I remember being drawn to the colorful picture of the Kilroy-style bottle cap character on the package.

Hostess potato chips coming in foil and paper packets instead of plastic ones.

It sounds like we ate a lot of junk food, but most of the time my mom kept healthy things like fruit and veggies in the fridge and we usually ate that for snacks. Candy and salty snacks were normally only once in a while :)

Pudding coming in cans instead of plastic cups. Sometimes the ring would come off it but I usually could just pry the lid open with my spoon.

Calling Toucan Sam "the Froot Loop bird", and when I once saw a real toucan on TV I was amazed to see a real live Froot Loop bird. :lol:

My mom working as a waitress at a bowling alley restaurant that has closed down years ago.

My dad being away most of the summer at his job as a fisherman, but mom being home because the bowling alley where she worked closed for the summer. I used to enjoy all the extra attention I got from my mom. :)

The Coca-Cola "I'd like to teach the world to sing" Christmas commercial.

The Muppet Show.



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01 Oct 2017, 2:10 am

EVERY COLOR PICTURE WAS ORANGE.


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01 Oct 2017, 2:51 am

Kiprobalhato wrote:
EVERY COLOR PICTURE WAS ORANGE.


I was going to say this.

I have some sewing and interiors books from the 70s and my impression is that the 70s very heavily featured the colours orange and mustard.


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01 Oct 2017, 3:25 am

Black Sabbath.


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01 Oct 2017, 8:30 am

Doobie Brothers


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01 Oct 2017, 8:33 am

So many things come to mind at the same time that my brain overloads and cancels the thought.


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01 Oct 2017, 12:35 pm

The Chipmunks Punk record album. It was the only Chipmunk album I owned, but I loved it. Back then I had no idea it had gone platinum. But I was a kid and didn't care about such things.

Speaking of which, they didn't have diamond back then to rate record albums.

The band Kiss. As a little kid I found them really scary-looking, especially Gene Simmons. I have an uncle who was a big fan. I remember him sketching portraits of them and having posters all over the place. When he told me one of them was named Gene I thought it was weird he had a girl's name. :lol:



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02 Oct 2017, 2:32 am

the music


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02 Oct 2017, 3:46 am

Found a link showing the garish interiors of the time. Avocado free. Bright yellows and greens and oranges.

https://timeline.com/avocado-kitchen-color-1970s-6a73db9e393c?utm_campaign=avocado-kitchen-color&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


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