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Check out my super duper,
jumbo list of 70's Party Foods!
(Due to popular request!)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
...another one of my 70's addictions!
In case you can't read these tickets,
I saw The Who (76'), The Beach Boys (75')
and Aerosmith (77') for $7.75 at the
Cap Centre, Landover, MD!
Boo hoo. Dec. 16, 2002 :(
Cap Centre Destroyed!
Fast Facts about the 70's.
Each year there are hundreds of confirmed
cases of Legionnaire's Disease, which was first
identified in 1976 when 29 people attending an
American Legion convention in Philadelphia died.
Did you know that the 70's was the advent
of the jumbo jet, VCR's and tennis as a
major spectator sport?
Which came first? Ray Steven's song;
"The Streak" or the actual streakers themselves?
This is the famous "hat picture". UK -
Books I remember from the 70's:
Go ask Alice (also a movie, starring
William Shatner - 1972)
The Outsiders, SE Hinton
Be Here Now, by Ram Dass
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach
"Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse
The Prophet, Carlos Casteneda
"The Happy Hooker" by Xaviera Hollander (!)
"Sweet Savage Love" by Rosemary Rogers
Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar"
"Fear of Flying" by Erica Jong.
"Happy Face" creator H.R. BALL, 79, who gave the world the smiling,
yellow visage known as the "Happy Face," has died of liver failure. He saw
his creation come into being in 1963, when he was working for a Massachusetts
ad agency and one of its clients, an insurance company in the middle of a
merger, asked him to come up with a way to soothe employees. He claimed to
have been paid only $45 for the drawing, which he never trademarked. The
logo has appeared on millions of items ever since, including a U.S. postage
(From People Magazine)
More info here:
creator frowns at Frenchman's trademark
This beautiful piece of artwork of
Bob Marley was created by
M. of Sweden.
Please visit her site to see more hand drawn
images of pop icons.
(Photo is shown here by permission.)
Wolfman Jack! There are many sites
devoted to Jack. After listening to him for years,
we finally saw what he looked
American Graffiti in 1974.
Going to a 70s party?
I came across your site by chance when looking for some 70's pop art
on google. My father was a QB at the University of Maryland in the 60's and
was considered a very sharp dresser in the 70's when he played in the NFL
I enclosed a photo taken of us in 1971, I think you will get a nice
laugh out of this. He was playing in the CFL and all the black players had
the kind of suits they wore in the film Superfly. My father had some custom
made for himself and used to wear them all over town, even to the grocery
store. NFL Films actually used this photo in one of their movies because
it just summed up what a player from the 70's dressed like if he was
Drum roll please.....
....From a box in my closet that I haven't opened for at least fifteen years...I
found and now present to you:
...a picture of my "Pet Rock" training Guide!
Bad Stuff that happened in the 70's
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant
Kent State University
4 Students killed in a protest by the National Guard
Reverend Jim Jones Cult
Mass Suicide at Jonestown Guyana
Israeli Olympians killed
Elvis Presley Dies in 1977.
Peasant Tops (early 70's) , Chain belts, Pea coats, Tight
Levi Jeans, Jeans with fringe around the bottom, Over Alls, Elephant Bells,
Painter Pants, Platform Shoes, Earth Shoes,
Desert Boots, Clogs, Dr. Sholls, cheap Flip Flops,
Army Jackets, Black High-Tops. Loves Baby Soft Perfume, Bonnie Bell Cosmetics,
Watermelon and Bubble Gum Lip Gloss. Heaven
Sent Perfume. Guys wore English Leather and ? Mid 70's: Halter Tops, Tube
Tops, Thin plucked eye brows. Mirrored Sunglasses. Shag hair cuts.
We called our bangs 'wings', as in "Gotta get my wings cut". Bad hair day?
No problem, just wear a bandana. Farrah's style was all the rage.
Dorky Clothes: Polyester Suits and Leisure Suits.
It is only fitting that I should end this page with this:
shoes were my favorites back in 1976. My mother's boyfriend (now husband)
Rick, was a professional photographer. I can still hear him in my head saying:
"Rob, how can you walk in those things!"
A big "thank you" to Rick for taking the pic and memorializing this uber
snap shot of the 70's.
Sign of the Times:
The $100,000 bar came out
Far Out, Man!
What's up, Dude?
Sit on it!
Keep on Truckin'
At Rock Concerts,
Shag hair cuts
& harvest gold
Bean Bag chairs
Stridex pads and
Using Sun-in on
your hair dirtier)
Debut of Nacho Cheese Doritos
Guys wore long
Hey, Foxy Lady!
Roe V Wade
Billie Jean King
Helen Reddy, I am Woman
Tiger Beat & 16 Magazine
Sun tanning lotion
that turned you
something of it?
8- Track Tapes
Drugs, Sex and
Rock 'n Roll!!!!
Intro of cassette
CB Radios, that's
a big 10-4!
"Do the Bump"
"Shake your Booty"
Saturday Night Live
Jimmy Carter, a peanut farmer, was president.
Ding Dong! Avon calling!