Towards the end of the decade, Jamaican reggae music, already popular in the Caribbean and Africa since the early 1970s, became very popular in the U.S. and in Europe, mostly because of reggae superstar and legend Bob Marley. The late '70s also saw the beginning of hip hop music with the song Rapper's Delight by Sugarhill Gang. Country music remained very popular in the U.S. In 1977 it became more mainstream after

Kenny Rogers became a solo singer and scored many hits on both the country and pop charts.  No one who lived through the 1970s in Britain is ever likely to forget the experience or wish to revisit it. The three-day week, endless strikes, power cuts, the two narrow Labour election victories of 1974, the IRA's mainland bombing campaign, political stasis and deadlock under Heath-Wilson-Callaghan: the decade saw the excruciating demise of one political dispensation, and the violent birth-pangs of another.


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1970s Rock music is part of a popular genre because people are searching for something genuine and classic. It has been said that 1970s rock music is a lot better than the style people listen to today because 1970s rock music was a legitimate form of music. There were extremely talented composers of 1970s rock music, and many were even considered to be Masters.

The 1970s rock era looks more and more like the last great era of rock music experimentation and creative upheaval. Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Led Zeppelin come to mind as top producers of 1970s rock music.

The top 20 rock, (or related sub-genre) songs of the 1970s were: 1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin 2. Imagine - John Lennon 3. Hotel California - The Eagles 4. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye 5. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen 6. Layla - Derek and the Dominos 7. Superstition - Stevie Wonder 8. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen 9. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel 10. Let's Stay Together - Al Green 11. Let It Be - The Beatles 12. Maggie May - Rod Stewart 13. American Pie - Don McLean 14. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who 15. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees 16. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd 17. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones 18. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye 19. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac 20. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone.

The Temptations 1970s Rock had several sub genres, some of which include progressive rock, heavy metal, and punk rock. Progressive rock Two of the most popular progressive rock bands of the seventies were Pink Floyd and The Moody Blues, because they played music that was more intricate.; At times progressive rock meant using different instruments or producing music with unusual sounds. Heavy Metal led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath are examples of Heavy Metal bands from the 1970s rock era.; They originally played blues based music that was very loud.


Strategic Arms Limitation Talks 1970


Nixon and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, believed that American power relative to that of other nations had declined to the point where a fundamental reorientation was necessary. They sought improved relations with the Soviet Union to make possible reductions in military strength while at the same time enhancing American security. In 1969 the Nixon Doctrine called for allied nations, especially in Asia, to take more responsibility for their own defence.

Nixon’s policy of détente led to Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), which resulted in a treaty with the Soviet Union all but terminating anti-ballistic missile systems. In 1972 Nixon and Kissinger negotiated an Interim Agreement that limited the number of strategic offensive missiles each side could deploy in the future.


Shell gas station 1970


In January of 1969, I had graduated from college in Southern California. At the time I had a job at a Shell gas station on the graveyard shift as an attendant at one of these "Open 24 Hours" service stations. This was back in the days when nobody did self-service by filling up his own gas tank. No. You merely sat in your warm or air-conditioned car, did not move a single inch, and waited to be served like a king.

When a car rolled up, I would charge out into the cold night and fill up the tank or whatever those morons wanted. It was amazing how many people only wanted to buy only a dollar's worth of gas. Gas cost as little as 24.9 - 30.9¢ per gallon in those days. So $1.00 bought as much gas as about $13.00 does today.

For that dollar bill, a person would get all his windows washed all the way around, the hood would be lifted so I could check his oil level and then daintily carry the dip stick around to his window with my hand under it so that not a drop would fall on his precious car to show him all was well or to get him to buy a can of oil for an inflated price. In addition, I inspected his fan belt to see if I could rip him off on one of those, checked his battery, and filled up his windshield washer fluid with water if it was low.

Lastly, I checked the air pressure in all his tires and added the correct amount of air should he be short. All this, mind you, for $1.00 of gas. But wait! There is more. The oil companies back then ALWAYS had some kind of gimmick going on to get people to buy gas from their station instead of the one across the street. Unless you were there to see this, what I am about to tell you would not be comprehensible today. For example, there was always some kind of contest going on.

Every time somebody bought gas, he would be given something to collect, like a plastic coin or something, so he could instantly win a new car, or thousands of dollars, or more likely, nothing. The likelihood of winning anything was equal to being struck by lightning three days in a row at precisely 3:01 pm while being in a bomb shelter. Yet it kept them coming back for more gas.

But there is more. Come in and buy gas, and you could also haul off bottles of Coke, a dining room drinking glass, or a precision, plastic-handled steak knife for example. Every time you pulled in, you got another glass or steak knife to add to your collection. To this day, I am still cutting steak with a set of those knives. I have had them for 40 years.

They are like early Ginsu knives that can cut through a stainless steel muffler. But we are not done yet. There were stamps. Stamps were everywhere. The most common, and the kind they gave away back East, were the S&H Green Stamps. Every time you spent a dollar, you would be given 10 of those green stamps to lick and paste into a book - about 50 stamps on one side of a page both front and back. There were approximately 10 pages per book, or 1000 stamps. It took a while to collect enough to fill out a book.

Everybody carried that book around in his glove compartment in hopes of getting some kind of trinket. When you loaded up that bulging book, then you could take it down to an S&H Green Stamp Store and redeem it, or multiple numbers of other books of stamps, for some kind of prize.

The more books of stamps you had, the bigger and more valuable the junk. But in Southern California, they gave away Blue Chip Stamps. The Blue Chip Stamp people gave away stamps at the same rate as the S&H Green Stamp people - 10 per $1.00. That is, until there was a GAS WAR. Now a Gas War was something to behold. People prayed for and lived for Gas Wars.

We couldn't wait till the battle lines were formed on some corner where there were four gas stations who decided to start discounting gas and almost giving it away. Sometimes two or more gas stations within competing range of one another would also try to outdo each other. If a station posted a "GAS WAR" sign out on the sidewalk with a lower price than the guy across the street, people raced in.

If one owner saw people flocking across the street, he would go out and drop his price a penny, and the cars would move back across the street. The gas prices would sometimes drop more than once a day. A 5¢ decrease in gas today isn't even worth driving across the street for, but if gas was 27.9¢ a gallon and they kept lowering it and lowering it till it got to 20.9¢ per gallon, that was significant. It was a 25% drop. That would be like $3.25 per gallon gas going down to $2.44per gallon. I remember one time that I had a 1970 VW Bug that got 32 mpg and had a 10 gallon gas tank. I once filled it up for $2.25 and drove that thing over 300 miles before doing it again.


1960 Blue Chip stamps


But we still are not done. A Gas War was made even more significant when one of the competing stations would give away 10 times the regular amount of Blue Chip stamps than was normal. 10 times! So if a guy had a 20 gallon tank in his car, he could fill the car with gas in a Gas War not for $5.58 but for $4.18.

Plus, he would either get a few gallons of Coke, a fancy glass or steak knife, a coin for a new car lottery, have his oil/fan belt/battery/windshield washer checked and serviced, get his tires properly inflated, have all his windows washed, AND get 500 Blue Chip stamps! One could fill up half a stamp book on one tank of gas and take home all that other crap as well.

People were going down to the Blue Chip Redemption Center weekly to cash in on all kinds of merchandise. There was nothing like those days. I remember well the Fall of 1973 when all of the above came to a screeching halt in ONE DAY. Just one day. Not a week or a month. ONE DAY. There was a so-called oil crisis back then, and I recall standing in a line of cars that was at least one mile long waiting to drive into a gas station to get gas.

People were in the street cursing, and fist fights would break out if someone cut in line. Now the day before this oil crisis, a gas station couldn't get you in there fast enough so they could unload all that Coke, air, oil, glasses, fan belts, water, steak knives, stamps, battery maintenance, and the chance to win millions.

But the next day here I am trying to figure out why it was taking all night for me to get gas until I finally pulled up to the gas pump late that night. Whereas a regiment of smiling, polite men dressed in matching, clean uniforms and bent on doing service like bond slaves would pour out of any gas station office, attack your car, and perform the unbelievable ritual I just described above on the previous day, on this cold night I saw ONE - let me say this again - ONE guy sitting alone in the gas station office in front of the big window, resting on his backside with his feet upon the desk and WAITING for every person who drove up to fill HIS OWN tank and THEN bring him the money inside the office where he waited in warmth.

All of a sudden, in just one day, the gas station attendant was totally unconcerned, not smiling, his attitude had dramatically changed, and he wasn't ever going to move a single inch again. Self-serve signs went up as fast as the price of the gas. And from THAT VERY DAY until this, neither he nor any other gas station attendant has pumped a drop of gas for anybody except in the state of Oregon where it is ILLEGAL to pump your own gas. Up there, for making the poor under-employed devils of Oregon walk out to your car and put the gas in for you, the gas has a nice labor charge tacked on to it.


California Highway Patrol officer 1970


So one night I am sitting up late almost asleep in this Shell gas station waiting for one of the kings of California to drive in so that for $1.00 I can heap a pile of gifts upon him while he sits waiting for the oil-fan belt-windshield washer-tire-glass-steak knife-window washing-battery checking-tire pressure-lottery coin routine to end. It was deep into the morning when a California Highway Patrol officer came up the driveway and parked right in front of my window.

The bell rang and poked me awake when he rolled over the tire hose. I jumped up and ran out to meet him. He then gave me this word of advice. He said that there had been a lot of robberies in the area lately, and he was keeping an eye out for graveyard shift attendants like myself. He said that the way it worked with these people is that they would come in, draw a gun, rob the joint, and then take the attendant for a walk outside and around to the bathroom where he would be shot and killed so that there were no witnesses.

He said, "If I were you, I would carry a heavy wrench in my back pocket. If someone comes in here, draws a gun, robs you, and then wants you to take a nice leisure walk with him to the restroom, don't do it. Withdraw that wrench and take your chances out here in the open because if you go in that bathroom, it is over." When he left, I thought to myself, "Oh…..okay. So that's how it works.

Well, just let some sad-sack come in here while I'm around and try to give me some crap. I'll learn him. He's gonna wish he had taken early retirement from a life of crime if he comes in here and starts brandishing big iron in my presence." So I strolled to the back where an entire storehouse of Craftsman tools were neatly arranged for mechanical enterprise and hefted myself a couple of them to see which one felt like it was made for a thick skull.

I waved and hatcheted them around a few times and brought them over my head like I was swinging a car battery and beating the crap out of someone who had just pulled a shotgun from out of his pants. Just to make it all sound even more authentic like the guys in the gas station, with each chop of a crowbar to someone's head, I practised intoning a few words I had heard from some of the scholars there at the garage whose vocabulary had been taught to them by the thugs down at the Reform school.

I found a crescent wrench that felt just about right and jammed it in my right rear pocket. For several nights, I rehearsed seizing it deftly and withdrawing it authoritatively while swinging it with all my might so that I could stamp the word "Craftsman" right off the head of the tool and permanently onto somebody's face and skull. It was going to be a sorry day for the sucker who came in there and thought I was going to nonchalantly promenade to the restroom or intended to borrow any of the boss's tools without my authorization.

Speaking of the boss's tools, here is the place to bring out another salient point that will become important later. The boss of the Shell station was very anal about his armoury of tools. He told me when I was first hired that late at night there would be a parade of people driving around California who would come into the station with the intention of playing "Tool Time", that is, adding some of the boss's tools to their own personal collections.

They would drive in late, said he, and want to borrow a tool to fix something on their cars. They would want a screw driver or a wrench or a socket or a hammer or something. And they would pretend to start in on repairs right there. But all the while they were watching me, said he, and waiting for me to get distracted with another car and that whole oil-gas-window-fan belt-tire-steak knife-battery-contest-glass-Coke-Blue Chip Stamp routine.

At the opportune moment, they would leap into their car drive off down the street and conveniently forget to give back the boss's tool after having placed it in their Midnight Tool Bag. This was an old trick, and the boss had been relieved of many costly tools over the years. So he got up in my face and sternly breathed down my neck while warning me upon pain of dismissal, "Don't you NEVER let NOBODY touch them tools.

Nobody. Never." The boss only had a mechanical aptitude, not an academic one. So I made a mental note of that and swore to it. NO ONE was going to TOUCH the boss's tools. Not ever. Over my dead body would the boss's tools be used by anyone other than myself while I was enshrined to be his steward. There would be hell to pay for anyone who tried that trick on me.


1960 California motorcycle gangs


So a few days passed, and I was keeping a wary and waking eye out for both murdering thieves and tool-takers lest I be overtaken in a dead sleep. But the nights were long and I was not used to staying fully aware till the crack of dawn. So usually about 2-3 am I was approaching the Twilight Zone. Hence, one morning I was sitting upright in the office chair peering out into the night with my eyes welded shut.

All of a sudden I was jolted awake by the thunderous sound of a platoon of motorcycles roaring into the station. I abruptly jacked to attention trying to comprehend just exactly where I was and noted immediately that the Hell's Angels of California were upon me and were circling the pumps like sharks around chum.

Half staggering out the door and patting my backside for that wrench - just in case I had to open a couple cans of whoop-ass on somebody - I was trying to come to life quickly in case I had to get rough. The leader of the pack came straight for me and stopped just short of crushing my foot with his 700 pound motorcycle. Lucky for him. His hair was long and scraggly, and his pock-marked face looked like the surface of the moon underneath a mane of beard. He looked like he had killed people.

I swallowed hard as if a cue ball had gone down my throat. He had grease on his face, hands, and pants. His fingernails were black underneath. He threw his massive leg over his steed and walked directly up to me like Gorilla Monsoon. He parked his scarred, hole-ly face and fetid breath just inches from my nose. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that his scuzzy compatriots had parked over by the restrooms and were casing that location.

Some were already headed in there to wait for me. All of them were suspiciously looking around. I figured this was it, the moment I had fortunately been mentally and physically preparing for by imaginatively hammering and slashing criminals into mince. "Don't go in the restrooms. Take your chances out here" was going through my mind. So somebody was about to get a big surprise tonight. If you mess with the bull, you are going to get the horns. The Hell's Angel guy looked me directly in the eye like he meant to add another notch to his handlebars and croaked out, "Listen, man, I got a problem. There's something loose on this bike. I need some tools.

Do you have some wrenches I can borrow?" Oh, so we're gonna play "Tool Time," huh? By now, others were approaching and standing nearer. It took me about a second to give him a no uncertain answer to his question about the likelihood of him or anybody else using the boss's tools, but before I did, I took measure of the situation and the predicament I was in.

This all happened almost instantly, but it went like slow motion in my mind. I went over the boss's words one more time to give myself new resolve in what I was about to say, "Don't NEVER let NOBODY touch them tools," Then I recalled the Highway Patrol saying, "Don't go into the restroom. Take your chances out here," So I said - TO MYSELF, "I am not taking any bovine waste material off of you or anybody else.

It is time for you to get your leeward clefts back on those cheap pieces of scrap and hit the road, you filthy bags of human waste, before I have to unpack an entire case of whoop-ass right here and right now." Then without further hesitation and like a bolt of lightning, my hand fired to the back of my pants and that pocket that secretly lodged that wrench he did not see.

I am surprised to this day how smooth that move was. My hand landed precisely on the ice-cold handle of that crescent wrench. With one move, I withdrew that wrench and brought it over my head as fast as I could and landed it squarely and gently directly into the palm of his open hand - with the handle toward him - and said, "Listen, not only do I have THIS wrench, but do you see that wall and those red tool boxes over there with all those wrenches, screwdrivers, and sockets? You can use those too. In fact, I'll tell you what I am going to do. Do you see that lift there? You can even use that...free of charge."

Dale Haven Cox


1970 The Sex Pistols


Punk rock from the 1970s was straightforward, loud and rough.; Punk musicians quite often had bizarre hair, ripped clothing, leather jackets and leather boots.; The Sex Pistols, the Clash and the Ramones were a few of the most well-liked.

Some of the most well-known bands from the 1970's era were: Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, The Bee Gees, Black Sabbath, Blondie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen,; Chicago, David Bowie, Elton John, James Taylor, John Lennon, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney; Wings, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Eagles, The Osmonds, The Police, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Village People, ZZ Top.



When we look back to 70's what do we remember? The power cuts? Three day weeks? The strikes? I dont think so. Whats most likely the first things that spring to mind are: 70's Toys Pet Rocks, Crossfire, Battling Tops, Choppers, Slinky's, Klackers, Spirographs and not forgetting the great Space hopper. 70's TV - Starsky and Hutch, H R Puff n stuff, Persuaders, Timeslip, Tomorrow People, Wombles, Upstairs Downstairs and of course my favourite Catweazle 70's Music - Top of the Pops, Glam Rock, Disco and Punk , Sailor, Sweet, Wizzard and Slade.

The release of the film and soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever in December of 1977, which became one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time, turned disco into a mainstream music genre. This in turn led many non-disco artists to record disco songs at the height of its popularity, most often due to demand from record companies who needed a surefire hit. Many of these songs were not "pure" disco, but were instead rock or pop songs with disco overtones.

Notable examples include Helen Reddys "I Can't Hear You No More" (1976); Marvin Gayes "Got to Give It Up" (1977); Barry Manilows "Copacabana (At The Copa)" (1978); Chaka Khans "I'm Every Woman" (1978); The Rolling Stones's Miss You (1978); Wings; "Silly Love Songs" (1976) and "Goodnight Tonight" (1979); Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer duet "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (1979); Kiss "I Was Made for Lovin' You" (1979); Electric Light Orchestras "Last Train to London" and "Shine a Little Love" (1979); and Michael Jacksons "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Rock With You," and "Off the Wall" (1979),SOS Band "Take Your Time"(1980),Prince "I Wanna Be Your Lover"(1980) Lipps Inc Funkytown(1980)The Spinners "Working My Way Back To You"(1980) Shalamar "The Second Time Around" (1980) Diana Ross "Upside Down" (1980)


1970 Pink Floyd


1971 was the year progressive rock entered the mainstream, with the release of Yes' The Yes Album, Pink Floyd's Meddle and Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Tarkus. These were fantastically popular among the British youth, though critical reception was mixed.

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (1973) remains perhaps the most popular progressive album of all time, and is one of the best-selling albums of any kind worldwide. By the mid-70s, however, progressive albums were growing so experimental that fans became alienated, and many bands found themselves recording repetitive and derivative albums following the same formula as previous hits.

Yes released a double album consisting of four side-long tracks, and Jethro Tull's single-track LP A Passion Play was scorned by the same critics who lavished praise upon the single-track predecessor, Thick As a Brick.

Roxy Music arose during this period, and managed to maintain critical acclaim and launch the careers of both Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno. Progressive rock died quickly, beginning in about 1976 with the release of Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Welcome Back My Friends and the dissolution of the Moody Blues.

By the time progressive rock had begun losing its mainstream acceptance, a new wave of continental bands were continued the genre, including Germany's Kraftwerk and Magma and Italy's Premiata Forneria Marconi, while England's own Barclay James Harvest maintained a huge fanbase in Germany, as did the English-Germans Nektar. Meanwhile, English bands like Soft Machine and Gong added strong jazz influences, Van der Graaf Generator was a heavy metal fusion and Caravan was a folk-rock-progressive group.


Catweazle 1970s


It was 5.30pm on Sunday 15th February 1970 when Catweazle dropped in from 1066 with the very first episode 'The Sun In A Bottle'. Two years of sheer magic followed, but he waved us goodbye on Sunday 4th April 1972 in Episode 26, 'The Thirteenth Sign'. That was the last we saw of him on UK television, apart from the repeats on Sky Television! he was gone but not forgotten............

The series featured Geoffrey Bayldon as the title character, an eccentric, incompetent, dishevelled and smelly (but lovable) old 11th century wizard who accidentally travels through time to the year 1970 and befriends a young red-headed boy, nicknamed Carrot (Robin Davies), who spends most of the rest of the series attempting to hide Catweazle from his father and farmhand Sam.

Meanwhile Catweazle searches for a way to return to his own time whilst hiding out in 'Castle Saburac', a disused water tower, with his 'Familiar', a toad called Touchwood. The second series featured a 12-part riddle which Catweazle, once more transported to 1970s England, attempts to solve one clue per episode, with the solution (as he thinks) being revealed in the 13th.

Catweazle mistakes all modern technology for powerful magic (see also Clarke's third law), particularly 'elec-trickery' (electricity) and the 'telling bone' (telephone). The entire series was shot on 16mm. The first series was mostly shot on location at Home Farm, East Clandon, near Guildford in Surrey, England in 1969.

The second series around the Bayford/Brickendon area in Hertfordshire in 1970. There are two novelisations by Carpenter, one for each series: Catweazle and Catweazle and the Magic Zodiac. A comic strip version was also produced, written by Angus P. Allan and printed in TV comic Look-In. It inspired the Boo Radleys song, Catweazle. The series won the Writer's Guild award for Best Children's TV Drama Script in 1971.


Emerson, Lake & Palmer


The seventies were a time when a new generation of youthful people were exposed to new media and hence newer ideas in almost every field. TV and motion picture brought to varied audiences images, lifestyles and music from diverse regions and peoples.

This led to the emergence of a new vocabulary and experimentation in music. After the war the second generation of German musicians began experimenting with music, these included experimental classical music and the tradition of Krautrock or Kraut music, rooted in the experimental classical music. This later influenced both art rock and progressive rock as well as the punk rock and New Wave genres.

The main exponents of progressive rock include Genesis, Yes, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd and Premiata Forneria Marconi. The experimental nature of progressive rock is exemplified in compositions such as "Close to the Edge" by Yes, or "Supper's Ready" by Genesis. Also the start of Hard Rock in many forms began with the British bands Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. One of the first events of the 70s was the breakup of the Beatles in 1970.

However, the seventies were also when many legendary rock bands started, or hit their peak, including ABBA, Black Sabbath, Queen, Kansas, Boston, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Electric Light Orchestra, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Blondie, Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Fleetwood Mac, Status Quo, Family, Free, Aerosmith, Badfinger, the Eagles, Kiss, Heart, Rush, The Who, The Doors, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, and Van Halen. In Europe, there was a surge of popularity in the early decade for glam rock, thanks largely to the rise of T. Rex, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Gary Glitter and David Bowie, and bands like Slade and the Sweet.


1970 Village People


Village People were a concept disco group formed in the late 1970s. The group is well known for their on-stage costumes as for their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Original members were: police officer (Victor Willis), American Indian chief (Felipe Rose), cowboy (Randy Jones), construction worker (David Hodo), leatherman (Glenn Hughes) and military man (Alex Briley). For the release of "In the Navy", both Willis and Briley appeared temporarily as sailors.

The band was incredibly camp, and were seen as a less serious band due to their open gayness, bringing gay pride around the world. Village People scored a number of disco and dance hits, including their trademark "Macho Man", "Go West", the classic club medley of "San Francisco (You've Got Me) / In Hollywood (Everybody is a Star)", "In the Navy", "Can't Stop the Music", "Sex Over the Phone" and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.".

Collectively, the Village People have sold 85 million albums and singles. The group also recorded new materials under the name "The Amazing Veepers". Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae were introduced to the United Kingdom in the 1960s, and the genres became especially popular with mods, skinheads and suedeheads. Jamaican music then influenced British pop music, punk rock and the 2 Tone genre.

The 1970s saw the first major flowering of British reggae with bands such as The Cimarons, Aswad and Matumbi. Many of these Jamaican-influenced UK bands (such as UB40) adopted pop styles to appeal to mainstream audiences.

However, some U reggae bands (such as Steel Pulse) played songs with more confrontational socio-political lyrics. The late 1970s saw the rise of the (often interracial) 2 Tone bands, such as The Specials, Madnes, The Selecter and The Beat. The 1970s also saw the rise of dub poetry, exemplified by Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sister Netifa and Benjamin Zephaniah. The reggae subgenre lovers rock originaed in the UK in the 1970s, and the Louisa Marks song "Caught You in a Lie" helped popularize the genre.



During the 1970s, punk rock developed among the urban youths of the United Kingdom. Many had grown up listening to early skiffle, Merseybeat or psychedelic rock, and found that they hated the new generation of bombastic bands. Social and economic pressure created a contradictory scene, in which both idealism and nihilism were valued, multicultural influences such as Jamaican reggae were incorporated, and a wave of angry rebels openly defied every social norm they could.

The middle of the 1970s saw legendary rock stars from the 1960s such as the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney creating imitations of their own previous work, with little of the originality that made the 1960s musically interesting. British teens were listening to these records amidst a floundering economy and a rapidly changing world power structure that seemed to be leaving the UK behind.

Behind the pop acts, though were more underground pub rock acts, such as Brinsley Schwarz and Eggs Over Easy; artsy American bands such as The Velvet Underground; and wild and energetic American performers such as New York Dolls and Iggy Pop. In 1975, Sex Pistols began performing with Malcolm McLaren as manager. Their first single came out the following year; "Anarchy in the UK." was dirty and fast, and full of energy, bitterness and venom.

Other major British punk bands at the time were The Damned, The Clash, Buzzcocks, The Jam and The Undertones. Other punk bands followed, including The Saints (from Australia), Generation X (featuring Billy Idol), X-Ray Spex, Johnny Moped, Slaughter & the Dogs, The Adverts, The Vibrators, Eater and Chelsea.

The pressures of fame proved too much for some punk rock artists, and Johnny Rotten left the Sex Pistols during an American tour, The Clash broke into pop American audiences amid cries of selling out, and many of the lesser-known bands fell prey to infighting and competition. Punk spawned several subgenres, such as post-punk, New Wave, Gothic rock, 2 Tone, Oi!, mod revival, and hardcore punk. New wave/postpunk acts included Elvis Costello, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Fall, Wire, and The Soft Boys.


Elvis Presley


"The King of Rock 'n' Roll", or simply "The King", Elvis Presley began his career as one of the first performers of rockabilly, an uptempo fusion of country and rhythm and blues with a strong back beat. His novel versions of existing songs, mixing "black" and "white" sounds, made him popularand controversial as did his uninhibited stage and television performances.

He recorded songs in the rock and roll genre, with tracks like "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" later embodying the style. Presley had a versatile voice and had unusually wide success encompassing other genres, including gospel, blues, ballads and pop. To date, he is the only performer to have been inducted into four music halls of fame.

In the 1960s, Presley made the majority of his thirty-three movies mainly poorly reviewed musicals. In 1968, he returned to live music in a television special and thereafter performed across the U.S., notably in Las Vegas.

Throughout his career, he set records for concert attendance, television ratings and recordings sales. He is one of the best-selling and most influential artists in the history of popular music. Health problems plagued Presley in later life which, coupled with a punishing tour schedule and addiction to prescription medication, led to his premature death at age 42. In the 1970s, music from the United Kingdom further diversified.

Heavy metal music grew into glam metal in the United States, and other American metal bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Aerosmith and KISS helped move the UK from the forefront of the metal world. A late-1970s influx of British metal bands, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, helped change this, especially bands like Judas Priest. At the same time, disco grew to prominence world-wide and a brief fad for Jamaican lovers rock also sold well in the UK.

The mid- to late 1970s saw the rise of punk rock in the UK and US. Bands like The Clash and the Sex Pistols became very controversial, attacking institutions and authorities and using a quick, simple rhythm alongside humorous, immature, nihilist or thought-provoking lyrics.


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What we now refer to as classic rock from the 1960's and 1970's was very influential back in the day. Many of the songs have been able to stand the test of time, even with new genres of music taking over. There are musicians from these periods of time that have become larger than life. Even though their music is decades old they are still recognized for their contributions to the world of music.

Without a doubt one of the biggest bands of the 1960's was the invasion of the Beatles. They brought a craze to the world of rock and roll that hadn't quite been embraced yet. With all of the television productions at that time too they were all over the news and on dance shows.

It seemed as if everyone had what was referred to as Beatle Mania going strong. The Beatles came from Britain, and their style of music had a significant impact on the future of rock music in the United States. Such bands as the Rolling Stones were able to capitalize on the success of the Beatles and make a name for themselves as well.

Rock stars became a legend in their own right during the 1960's with flocks of fans following their every move. Keith Emerson brought plenty of great music to the world in the 1970's. He also added something that left the crowds awestruck - the use of pyrotechnics in his live shows. He also helped to pave the way for what became known as progressive rock in the 1970's. These were bands that heavily relied upon the keyboard sounds in their music. In the late 1960's and early 1970's the use of electronics were heavily introduced to the world of rock music.

Bands including Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple use them successfully to develop a very unique sound that has immediately a hit. They incorporated synthesizers, foot pedals for drum sets, and even echoes in the background of their lyrics. Some of the classic rock bands in the 1970's are still out there today. Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and Kiss are just a few of them.

They brought to the stage their elaborate costumes, big hard, platform shoes for men, and of course make up. It was definitely a new style for the world of rock music. In fact, it was to lay the foundation for what would be referred to as the Hair Bands of the 1980's. If you still love the classic rock music from the 1960's and 1970's there are quite a few radio stations that play it. Some of them will be local channels while others are on satellite radio.

There are also CD compilations of the top artists from these two decades. Take a stroll down memory lane while listening to many of those timeless tunes any time you feel like it. Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a sub-genre of rock music that developed in the UK in the post-hippie early 1970s which was "performed by singers and musicians wearing outrageous clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and platform-soled boots." The flamboyant lyrics, costumes, and visual styles of glam performers were a campy, theatrical blend of nostalgic references to science fiction and old movies, all over a guitar-driven hard rock sound.

Largely a British phenomenon, glam rock peaked during the mid 1970s. The most famous exponents of the movement were Marc Bolan and T.Rex, Gary Glitter, and Slade. Other influential performers include David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Sweet, Wizzard, Roxy Music, Mud, Mott the Hoople, The Glitter Band, The New York Dolls, The Tubes and Suzi Quatro.


Aerosmith band 1970s


In the 1970s, music from the United Kingdom further diversified. Heavy metal music grew into glam metal in the United States, and other American metal bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Aerosmith and Kiss helped move the UK from the forefront of the metal world. A late-1970s influx of British metal bands, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, helped change this, especially bands like Judas Priest. At the same time, disco grew to prominence world-wide and a brief fad for Jamaican lovers rock also sold well in the UK. The mid- to late 1970s saw the rise of punk rock in the UK and US.

Bands like The Clash and the Sex Pistols became very controversial, attacking institutions and authorities and using a quick, simple rhythm alongside humorous, immature, nihilist or thought-provoking lyrics. Heavy metal is a highly-evolved form of blues rock played with intense emotions and a stronger focus on the bass guitar than other genres. It is sometimes characterized as needlessly loud, aggressive and bombastic, but it also typically passionate and intense.

The genre is generally considered a British development, with the bands Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath the primary innovators. However, these bands drew on earlier heavy metal ranging from British blues rock bands like The Yardbirds to American protopunks The Stooges and The Velvet Underground, and the dark psychedelic rock of The Doors and Blue Cheer. Heavy metal lyrics are often cryptic, sometimes with references to literature (especially science fiction or fantasy) and the occult.

Black Sabbath's debut, Black Sabbath, was released in 1970 and caused an immediate stir. The name of the band (and album) conjured up images of evil, rebellion and vulgarity, and the recording confirmed these suspicions for some people. The band found a devoted fanbase, however, who easily related to the alienation expressed in the lyrics, and found an affinity with the loud and aggressive nature of the songs.

Progressive rock had seen some mainstream success prior to 1970, from the Moody Blues (Days of Future Passed) and Procol Harum (A Whiter Shade of Pale). However, there was no band to be able to consistently lead the genre until Keith Emerson broke up The Nice and joined with King Crimson's Greg Lake and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown's Carl Palmer; the trio were Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and their 1970 debut Emerson, Lake and Palmer was an American and British hit that borrowed, originally without giving credit, from classical composers Béla Bartók and Leo Janák.

At the same time, Rick Wakeman joined folk-rock band Strawbs, who were incorporating extended piano rolls, and Pink Floyd entered the pure progressive rock field with Atom Heart Mother, and groups like Yes (The Yes Album, 1971) and Deep Purple began entering progressive territory. Wakeman soon switched from Strawbs to Yes, making that band one of the most popular progressive bands, while Strawbs added a mellotron and brought British folk bands like Magna Carta, Gryphon and Amazing Blondel towards progressive sounds.

Jethro Tull was the most influential folk-progressive fusion, and their albums, like Aqualung and Thick As a Brick, were popular. Genesis began recording long, complex albums like Selling England by the Pound, bringing progressive rock even more experimental and classical elements.


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The rise of disco music, which first crept into dance clubs in the mid-seventies, was another major trend. Disco soon fell out of favor in the early 1980s, however, due to a religious revival and the rise of conservatism. The first half of the 1970s saw many jazz musicians from the Miles Davis school achieve cross-over success through jazz-rock fusion.

In Germany, Manfred Eicher started the ECM label, which quickly made a name for 'chamber jazz'. The widespread of rock and punk songs across the world is not as rapid as pop genre but they're truly controversially known as widely listened by funky and wacky teenagers and liberated crowds. You may have heard of groups called Fallout Boy and Metallica.

They're just two of the many contemporary rock artists and bands that pave way for liberation and loudness in terms of music. The earlier bands to be known are Sex Pistols and the Scientists. Following a proto-punk genre in the late 1960's, the punk rock music history kicked off when Ramones Band led the way in said genre.

Rebellion, liberation and victory are the usual themes of punk and rock tunes. Back in the 70's, punk rock music history revealed that the masses never really appreciated the roughness of instrumentals and politically controversial approach of punk rock. In the United Kingdom, early punk bands failed to win the hearts of song fanatics.

They didn't establish mainstream success quite easily not until the late 90's due to the emergence of alternative rock tunes. Delusions, depressions and harsh revelations are reflected in the lyrics of punk rock, which is why only certain groups of individuals could adhere to this line of sounds. As accounted in punk rock music history, the commencements of liberated songs were frequently debated between fanatics of ballads and lovers of alternative rock.

There have been varying opinions about punk rock. Some say that they are garage tunes, which actually started when the band called Sonics played without defined musicals, no instrumental standards and lack of music rules. More bands like MC5, Velvet Underground and Stooges made their debut in the late 1960's, and they created a more controversial and vulgar image for the punk rock genre.

New York Dolls and David and Bowie delivered influential inspirations of rock and roll that's largely outrageous and far different from the approach that Elvis Presley established long before they launched their music. At the beginning of 1990's, there surfaced to be a punk revival of a few bands that didn't quite had a good start 30 decades back. The format of punk rock music is usually straightforward and realistic depicting crime issues, government agenda, social ills and other societal struggles.

In punk rock music history, Iggy Pop was deemed to be the godfather of punk music. It was apparent that revolutionary scene of music in the 1970's paved way to the distinctiveness of fashion and music style of rockers and punk artists which have their certain niche of followers. Such certain punk look is exemplified in leather jeans and jackets, darkened eyelids, long polished nails and sporty get-up has remained to be apparent among famous punk artists of today's generation.

Towards the end of the decade, Jamaican reggae music, already popular in the Caribbean and Africa since the early 1970s, became very popular in the U.S. and in Europe, mostly because of reggae superstar and legend Bob Marley. The late '70s also saw the beginning of hip hop music with the song Rapper's Delight by Sugarhill Gang. Country music remained very popular in the U.S. In 1977 it became more mainstream after Kenny Rogers became a solo singer and scored many hits on both the country and pop charts.


1970 Barry Eugene White


Barry Eugene White (born Barrence Eugene Carter, September 12, 1944(1944-09-12)July 4, 2003) was a Grammy Award winning American record producer, songwriter and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. He released numerous gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous gold singles and platinum singles.

All inclusive albums (record sales of White's music with singles) are in excess of 50 million. Barry White was founder and maestro of the Love Unlimited Orchestra, that featured a ground breaking synthesis of strings and funk-based percussion. Barry White became legendary as a chart-topping soul artist for the rich blend of bass vocals and suave, passionate delivery said to have been an inspiration for romance.

Fans have boasted they conceived children or were conceived themselves after romantic interludes to the sound of Barry White recordings. Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus 25 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Costello came to prominence as an early participant in London's pub rock scene in the mid-1970s, and later became associated with the punk rock and New Wave musical genres, before establishing his own unique voice in the 1980s.

Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello's lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs, and his music has drawn on dozens of genres. Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote, "Costello, the pop encyclopedia, can reinvent the past in his own image". Costello and Canadian jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall were married on December 6, 2003 at Elton John's estate outside London.

Their first children together, twin sons Dexter Henry Lorcan and Frank Harlan James, were born December 6, 2006 in New York City. Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad) is a British hard rock singer-songwriter and musician. With his spiked peroxide blonde hair, sneering visage and a voice capable of singing growling rock and roll and crooning ballads, Idol became a cultural icon during the 1980's.

He first achieved fame as the lead singer of the first-wave UK punk band Generation X. When that band broke up, Idol moved to New York where he met guitarist Steve Stevens. The two of them set out to make punk music "sexier", recording a series of hit singles. A series of stylish music videos made him one of the first stars of MTV. His success has waned since the 1990s, but Idol continues to make music.


The Goodies


Growing up in England during the 1970's one of the funniest and most hilarious comedy shows on the BBC was the "The Goodies" which starred Tim Brooke Taylor, Bill Oddie and Graham Gardner. An early title which was considered for the series was "Narrow Your Mind" and prior to this it had the working title "Super Chaps Three". The show mixed surreal madness with genius comedy to create one of the funniest shows on British TV.

The Goodies was a ground breaking 1970 British comedy series, not nearly as well-known outside of Great Britain as its contemporary, Monty Python's Flying Circus. (Some view it as the Beatles to the Python's Rolling Stones.) Born from the same generation of comic talents that infused British TV in the 1960s and 1970s with such innovative work.

The Goodies was far more plot-oriented than Python (it was nominally a Situation Comedy when it premièred), but at the same time it was also far more anarchic and surreal. The Goodies basic structure revolved around the trio, always short of money, offering themselves for hire — with the tag line "We Do Anything, Anywhere, Any time" — to perform all sorts of ridiculous but generally benevolent tasks.

The BBC's own historical reference for the show describes it as a "live action version of a typical Warner Brothers cartoon", which is quite accurate, although sidestepping completely much of the thinly veiled social satire the show was inclined towards. Entire episodes were devoted to poking fun at topical subjects as diverse as TV censorship, Mary Whitehouse, Nuclear testing, Saturday Night Fever and Black Puddings. Central to the show were the exaggerated versions of themselves that the leads played — conservative royalist Tim, twisted Inventor Graeme and Hippy Bill.

The intersection of these three personalities generated as much comedy as the increasingly-bizarre situations that they found themselves in. Their trademark was the "Tandem" — a bicycle-built-for-three which they invariably mounted and fell off of once per episode before riding to their next adventure. Many episodes parodied current events, such as an episode where the entire black population of South Africa emigrates to Great Britain to escape apartheid.

As this means that the white South Africans no longer have anyone to exploit and oppress, they introduce a new system called "apart-height", where short people (Bill and a number of jockeys) are discriminated against. Other story lines were more abstractly philosophical, such as an episode in which the trio spend Christmas Eve together waiting for the Earth to be blown up by prior arrangement of the world's governments. The "Christmas Eve" episode titled "Earthanasia" was one of the two episodes which took place entirely in one room.

The other episode called, "The End" Where Graeme accidentally had their office encased in an enormous block of concrete. These episodes were made when the entire location budget for the season had been spent, forcing the trio to come up with a script shot entirely on the set that relied entirely on character interaction. These enclosed episodes often worked particularly well.

The Goodies have won many prizes including A special episode, which was based on the original 1971 Goodies' - "Kitten Kong" episode, which was called "Kitten Kong: Montreux '72 Edition", and was first broadcast in 1972. The Goodies won the Silver Rose in 1972 for this special episode at the Festival Rose d'or which was held in Montreux, Switzerland. The Goodies also won the Silver Rose in 1975 at the Festival Rose d'Or for their episode The Movies.

More inclined to British Variety like humour than the Pythons, the Goodies never quite got the respect they deserved — despite the fact that they lasted at least three times as long on the air. All told 74 episodes from the television series were produced: Series 1–8 — (1970–1980) Which were shown on BBC2. The last Series 9 — (1981–1982) — was made by LWT for ITV.


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The nineteen seventies saw a general decline of hippie culture yet most of the clothing styles at that point were influenced by the hippie movement. This year included a variety of technological advances, disaster and the up rise of political rights for women and homosexuals. Popular celebrities such as Freddie Mercury and Andy Warhol ‘came out' which spurred controversy within society.

Margaret Thatcher became the first woman British Prime Minster. The first VCR was invented along with the Walkman which allowed the media and entertainment to advance further throughout the world. This decade was also unlucky when it came to terrorist attacks as a Palestinian group hijacked five planes in 1970 and the Munich massacre took place in 1972.

Fashion has changed exceptionally across many decades. The 1970s spurred a hippie appreciation for the previous decade. General fashion was also inspired greatly by Hollywood movie stars who sported the kind of ‘disco look'. Steering towards the end of the seventies a different fashion replaced the previous and this consisted of punk fashion which was completely unprecedented.

Men became much more experimental during the seventies than ever before due to the unleashing of creativity and independence throughout the sixties. During the early times of this era the most popular ensembles of attire included flares, patterns and ties. With the influence of major music artists such as David Bowie who regularly sported a ‘glittered' look, men felt more confident to tap into their feminine side.

With longer hair, moustaches and side-burns, this fantastic era saw a turn within fashion than it had not seen previously as it was completely innovative. Despite this peculiar turn the disco era did not last very long as the late-1970s brought the punk rock era.

It has been said that the main influences of punk fashion were Vivienne Westwood and her partner Malcolm McLaren. This curious turn was a rebellion to economic depression and everyone who wore this particular style was reacting against the world.

Male rockers such as Sid Vicious (frontman of the Sex Pistols) played a huge part in working with Westwood to promote such an obscure fashion taste. This style has been said to trace back to the time of the band, The Velvet Underground, who initially began this creative rebel style.

When wearing punk-like attire men would usually have ripped jeans, torn t-shirts and controversial haircuts paired with an old leather jacket. The fashion was described as a ‘sense of poverty' as they projected their political feelings through what they wore and felt as if the economy was completely failing. Their rebellious ways began a brand new movement which can be seen in modern fashion today as we still have the jeans and the leather jackets.


GLAM Rock


The early 1970's brought a lot of inspiration to the fashion world today. The best part of the 70's was the fabulous singers and their rockin style. Hence the term GLAM Rock was invented. The music that rockers like David Bowie, Kiss, and Slade produced had hypnotic sounds and booming bass. Of course they had to have an image to go with the sound. Glamour Rock more than achieved their vision. It's common for entertainers to use their image to amaze fans. Glam Rock style is a term used to describe the over the top, eye catching stage wardrobe the stars would wear.

This fashion style began in the United Kingdom in the 70's. Lady GAGA's style is the perfect example of Glam Rock Fashion. It's usually exaggerated and over the top. The colors are random and the designs have more of an artistic note to them. Glam rock can be very flamboyant in design and have gender bending qualities. The more over the top the outfit the better. It doesn't matter what color the garment is or even material, Glam Rock style is only for the truly daring fashionista.

In order to achieve Glam Rock style you have to have a personality that matches it. Are you someone who cares what others think? Do you march to the beat of a different drum? Do you feel comfortable in any type of clothing? If you answered yes to 2 out of three, then Glam Rock is for you. It's easy to achieve this look, usually people who are very creative work this look effortlessly.

In the book FRUiTS by Shōichi Aoki, they take pictures of people in Japan who have over the top fashion and proudly show it. Usually performers utilize Glam Rock to make their shows memorable, but artist like Nikkie Minaj have made this trend cool to wear on an everyday basis.

This style is unique because it totally bypasses all the fashion rules ever made. There should never be a rule for fashion, because it's a means of personal expression. The more detailed and creative someone is, the better they will be at styling the Glam Rock Way. The world of fashion is glamorous. Clothes have always been used as a tool to market an artist or express a truly unique image.

Glam rock is a tool for anyone to be expressive, whether it's over the top, or just minimal. You don't have to be a rock star to feel good wearing elaborate styles, all you need is to have confidents in styling. It's all in the personality; don't dress over the top for a fad. In a world full of millions of people, it's hard to stand out in the crowd. Start with fashion and no matter what, you will get noticed.


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A look at the list of 1970s winners shows some interesting differences (and startling similarities) between the toys of today and the toys of yesteryear. 1970 – Sindy started the 1970s by regaining the Toy of the Year crown she had first won in 1968. If Sindy had been able to make a victory speech she would surely have thanked other products in the Sindy range – her sister Patch, friends Vicki and Mitzi and, of course, boyfriend Paul. 1971 – Katy Copycat doll.

This doll was a little less fun-loving than Sindy and didn't have a boyfriend or friends in her range of accessories. But she did have her own desk where she would sit gripping a pen and cleverly copying whatever her owner (seated opposite) would write. 1972 – Plasticraft modelling kits. The Plasticraft kits came with moulds into which you poured a specially-formulated Plasticraft liquid.

Crafty kids could give paperweights, keyrings, shells, coins and lots of other things an artistic touch by plastic-coating them with this hard-setting substance. Drawbacks of the Plasticraft modelling kits included the pungent smell of the liquid and the fact that insects could get caught in the mould. 1973 – Mastermind Board Game.

This best-selling board game is in fact nothing to do with the intellectual BBC quiz show whose doomy theme tune used to be a fixture of Sunday evening TV schedules. Instead it was a code-breaking game played between two players; one of whom arranged a series of coloured pegs in holes on one side of the board with the opponent having to guess the pattern without looking.

Code-makers could come up with 1,296 different patterns which makes the game sound more than a little difficult for junior code-breakers! 1974, 1975 and 1979 – Lego. Lego comes from the land of the Vikings and consists of colourful interlocking plastic bricks which can be made to build items such as animals, people, houses, reconstructions of the Taj Mahal and scale models of the Millenium Falcon. This ingenious construction material has given hours of fun to practical-minded youngsters but it's very painful to step on a piece when you're not wearing shoes! 1976 – Peter Powell Kites.

Christmas Day 1976 saw many excited kids taking to the hills and dales of Britain clutching their new Peter Powell stunt kite in their mittened-hands. With a flick of the wrist, these kites could perform tricks such as loop-the-loop. Peter designed the kites himself and proved their worth by floating his granny up into the air in one of his kites.

Towards the end of the 70s there was a famous Radio One DJ called Peter Powell but he was not, as many people believed, the same person who invented the Peter Powell kite. 1977 – Playmobil Playpeople. At under 8cm tall, a Playmobil Playpeople figure was small enough to fit in a child's hand and ingeniously its facial features were as simple as the drawings a kid came up with when drawing a face. Inventor Hans Beck said: "I would put little figures in children's hands without saying anything about what they were.

They accepted them right away." 1978 – Combine Harvester. Who knows why toy combine harvesters were all the rage in Christmas 1978 when harvest time was months away? I thought it might be a side-effect of the popularity of the novelty song I Got a Brand New Combine Harvester by The Wurzels, but this tune reached number one in 1976 – two years before the toy took the toy charts by storm. As the 1970s drew to a close, a Hungarian design lecturer called Mr Rubik stumbled upon an invention which would dominate toy sales in the early part of the new decade.


1970 Chevy Camaro


Practically nothing conjures up pictures of the great aged days a lot more than riding in 1 of the many "pony" vehicles created in the middle of the 20th century. The 1970 Chevy Camaro holds a area in the coronary heart of all Americans along with other classics like the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger. Although the '64 Stang started out the course of muscle cars, the Camaro speedily became a single of the most preferred vehicles ever produced. While the car or truck is nonetheless in production, it's predecessors had been markedly various than what buyers can get model new now.

The 2nd generation was produced to resemble foreign automobiles like the The 1970 Chevrolet Camaro marks the start off of the second era that would be made right up until 1981. Numerous fanatic believe that that these automobiles had been the ultimate muscle vehicle ever to be created.

This is simply because of the vehicles stunning body, simple drivability, and good quality engineering. It is important to note that beginning in '70 there would be no convertible entire body designs created right up until a few decades later. Nonetheless it stays a single of the most iconic American vehicles.

They had been produced with a very low spending budget in brain as to make them far more attractive and cost-effective to all demographics. Also know as the "Super Hugger" they retained the excellent refinement that built the earlier generations cope with good on the highway, and in city situations. The nickname outcomes from engineering aimed at racing which permits the automobile to "grip and hold" the street in turns at higher speeds.

Each the chassis and suspension methods had been refined as to supply even better trip consolation. In contrast with related versions like the Mustang, even the most fundamental Camaro had been designed with luxurious in head and provided the greatest sound-proofing and other technological characteristics of the day. These enhancements manufactured daily driving quite nice. A lot of the drive train capabilities had been related to these of the preceding design years. There had been nonetheless a few much more choices offered.

Base types came with a four.one liter six cylinder capable of up to 155 horsepower. The product year also noticed the addition of a three.eight liter six cylinder with slightly much less horsepower than the common engine talked about over. Two V8 engines had been presented such as a large block six.five liter capable of 396 horsepower, along with the six.6 liter V8. Trim deal obtainable had been the base model, Rally Activity, Super Activity and a Z-28 Particular Overall performance deal.

The standard transmission for all types was a three speed manual, with an optional Turbo Hydramatic 4 pace computerized transmission or the 4 speed manual to compliment the greater engines. The large performance LT-1 five.7 liter V8 engine was an optional engine which was scarce and costly. The LT-1 was manufactured independently from all the other individuals and is comprised of only premium elements.

The 1970 Chevy Camaro's system model was also fully revamped with a new fastback roofline. Rear aspect quarter windows had been not intended into the automobile both, giving it a quite distinct physical appearance in contrast with other "pony" automobiles from that era.

The doorways were manufactured wider to permit for simpler accessibility. Base types came with an entirely diverse grille and bumper blend than the larger end types. Fuel consumption was also stored in brain for the base and other budget designs to accommodate the fuel crisis of the time.


1970 hippie


Bohemian clothing is associated with the California lifestyle of the 1960s and 1970s hippy movement. It takes its influences from the gypsy style and other world cultures, Indian, African, Asian, and Native American styles are some of the major influences of the bohemian dress.

Sundresses, peasant blouses, tie-dye shirts, headbands, and the famous bellbottom pants were some of the styles worn during these times. This style was very popular in the 60s and 70s and is still worn today although it's not as popular as back then Bohemian clothes tend to be made out of cotton fabrics. Bright colors are quite common along with plain white.

Many styles featured patterns often with beads or fancy embroidery. The multi-colored tie-dye shirts were a common pattern worn. These clothes were loose and had layers. Other fabrics are made with wool and silk as well as linen blends. Avoid synthetics, nylon or polyester and go for comfortable soft clothing. Buying These Vintage Inspired Clothes Bohemian clothing is still quite popular with some people today. Bright flowered Bohemian style shirts are worn by women in the hot summer months. These clothes add to the free spirit of a person with their bright colors.

This clothing is far from the normal dress most people wear and that's what makes it fun. Look for ethnic style clothes with bright colors and patterns. Colors that reflect nature are always nice with light blues, browns, egg shell white, yellow, orange, or whatever your favorite color may be. Colorful beads in your hair or a bright scarf can also make this clothing look attractive.

Sundresses with psychedelic prints that are colorful are always a great option with this style or look for an artsy print. Don't go for too many colors all at once you'll want a medley of three or four colors on the design you choose. You don't want anything that's too loud so stay with a few colors. This California lifestyle inspired clothing also has plenty of embroidery which is another big part of the style.

Look for clothing that have hand embroidery done which looks better than machine. You may find some imperfections which gives it a very natural look to the fabric. Skirts Look for lose flowing skirts with plenty of nice colors. Paisley, tie-dye, floral and folk makes excellent selections. Ones with a border print will also look great. Choose a variety of lengths from just above your knee to down to the ankle. Pick a length that is right for your body shape. Tiered and wrap around skirts with ankle lengths and sequins are a staple in a Bohemian wardrobe.

Choose printed ankle length skirts which are fitted at your waist. Go for skirts that end at the knee if you're short. Ankle length skits will suit most tall women. Don't wear loose shirts with these skirts as you won't have the right shape. Loose Gaucho Pants Loose gaucho pants that reach yourmid-calf, are great for creating the bohemian style. Pay attention to how these fit most of these pant styles are loose so pick a size that is correct for your shape. Pair these pants with well fitted bohemian tops.


The Who Tommy


The late 60's were a transitional moment for rock and roll. Many bands were attempting to stretch their wings and experiment with the kinds of material that they could release to the public. Some bands turned to composing with orchestras in mind, while others focused on spreading a social or political message. Some groups however felt that they needed to add a more spiritual dimension to their music and construct a narrative that would allow them to discuss the concepts that filled their heads.

For The Who Tommy was their first sustained attempt to expand on the promise of the mini-rock vignettes they had released on previous records. ‘Tommy' is the story of a deaf, blind and mute child who is born normally but has his senses stolen from him after witnessing the murder of his mother's new lover at the hands of his suddenly returning father.

The tale deals with the attempts by Tommy's family to return him to ‘normalcy', as well as the inner psychological journey undergone by the title character. Once cured, Tommy sets up a cult-like organization with himself at its head, and he attains great power only to have it taken away. The end result is his own spiritual enlightenment. In today's entertainment culture this plot may not sound all that risqué, but when it was released in 1969 there were many who felt that the entire scenario was far too relentlessly dark.

The themes of child abuse, religious manipulation and spirituality were new territory for rock music. Some of these criticisms were made quite vocally, but they were countered by an equal number of people who celebrated this new form of artistic expression, dubbing it ‘rock opera'. In terms of records sales for The Who Tommy was a smash, and remained on the charts for 126 weeks.

‘Tommy' gave Townshend a release for the spiritual topics related to his tutelage under Meher Baba that felt he needed to write music about. The entire production was scored for the orchestra, and then later brought to the silver screen in 1975 as a film starring the lead singer of the group, Roger Daltrey. The movie was a critical and commercial success, and Daltrey was also instrumental in bringing ‘Tommy' to Broadway in the early 90's. This rock opera continues to be regarded as an important part of rock and roll's maturation process and a harbinger of the concept albums which would flood record stores in the 1970's.



Wimbledon is one of the biggest tournaments in the tennis world. This tournament is one of 4 tournaments that are known as Grand Slams. These Grand Slam Tournaments are highly anticipated as players from all over the world make sure to try and enter this tournament to put their talents on display. At Wimbledon there were several different events.

These events included the men's singles tournament, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, mixed doubles, boys' singles and girls' singles. The men's singles tournament is the most anticipated of all of the tournaments. The men were known for their superior strength and athleticism at this time and put on very exciting shows.

The men's singles tournament was won by a player named John Newcombe. Newcombe was a player that had won a Wimbledon title before, but this was his first title in the Open Era. This was the 3rd Grand Slam title of his career. The women's singles tournament was taken by the famous Margaret Court. This title was played against Billie Jean King, an equally impressive player.

These two battled it out in games of 14-12 and 11-9. This would be Court's 19th career Grand Slam title. It would also be her 3rd title at Wimbledon. While the men were slightly stronger and faster, these women did a lot to make women's tennis become what it is today. Men's doubles was taken again by John Newcombe and his partner Tony Roche.

Newcombe should just how good he was at Wimbledon by taken both of the men's tournaments. These two players defeated Ken Rosewall and Fred Stolle in straight sets to take the victory. While Billie Jean King was unable to win the women's singles tournament, she did come out on top for the women's doubles tournament.

King paired up with Rosemary Casals and dominated Francoise Durr and Virginia Wade 6-2, 6-3 to take the match. Rosemary Casals was not done after winning the women's doubles tournament. She paired up with Ilie Nastase to take the mixed doubles title. They played Olga Morozova and Alex Metreveli in a tough match.

The game was decided by a score of 6-3, 4-6, 9-7. Casals proved that she was a fantastic doubles player at Wimbledon this year in winning both of those titles. The Juniors section was broken down into boys' singles and girls' singles. The boys' singles tournament went down to Byron Betram and Frank Gebert. Gebert gave all he could, but he was unable to get anything going against Bertram. Bertram took the first set 6-0 and then finished things off with a 6-3 victory in the second set.

Sharon Walsh and Marnia Kroshina battled it out for the girls' singles. This was a tough match for both players as they took the first set to 8-6 as Sharon Walsh was able to take the long first set. The second set was another tough one, but once again Walsh came out on top with a 6-4 victory. Bertram and Walsh both looked like they had promising careers ahead of them after these victories.


1970 cartoon tv shows


Cartoons from the seventies have flair like nothing else since. These are cartoons that can invoke great memories of your younger years. Many people grew up on cartoons as a kid and it is likely that you have your favourite. Cartoons are something that can be viewed by anyone of any age. You cannot talk about cartoons of the seventies without thinking about Captain Caveman. The famous Teen Angels set Captain Caveman free from a chunk of ice.

He then had the title of the world's first superhero. He then goes on to solve crime with the help of his friends. He always carried a club and he has a famous way of yelling his name. Devlin was a cartoon in this time frame that was based on Evil Knievel.

The main characters name was Ernie Devlin and he worked in a circus. Both of his parents were gone and he was in charge of raising two younger siblings in this cartoon. This cartoon was a drama variety and each week the siblings were involved in new kind of mystery they had to solve. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids ran from the 1970's to the 1980's.

This was a cartoon that was widely popular. The creator Bill Cosby was already very famous and this was a cartoon that he created. Bill Cosby was also the voice of several of the characters on this cartoon series. The show was loosely based on Bill Cosby's childhood. There was always an educational message learned from watching this show. This was also one of the only cartoons of the time to feature an African American cast. This was a show that dealt with issues like poverty and other "real" issues. This is something that many other Saturday morning television shows did not cover.

This is a show that was accepted by children all over the United States from many different backgrounds. The Harlem Globetrotters also had a cartoon during the seventies. They also made guest appearances on the Scooby Doo Show.

The Globetrotters encountered hurdles that they would need to overcome during each episode. The Globetrotters were very popular in the seventies and still are to this day. Cartoons from the seventies are numerous. Picking your favourite one can be very difficult. This is often the memory that many people have of their Saturday morning as a child. This is a time that many people spent with a sibling and these can be some very powerful memories. 


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