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->'''Nite Owl:''' But the country is disintegrating. What's happened to America? What's happened to the AmericanDream?
->'''Comedian:''' It came true. You're lookin' at it.
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''

Ah, the Seventies: A time when love was free, peace was the sign of the times, people were shouting "[[ItsAllAboutMe me, me, me]]" through [[BeYourself self-esteem, self-discovery and individual identity]], and polyester was the fabric of choice. A period in history where the men wear polyester leisure suits with flaring trouser cuffs and huge ties while sporting [[SeventiesHair heavily sprayed and manicured hair, sideburns included]]. Not to be outdone, the women wore feathered, Farrah Fawcett hair above their slinky dresses with [[VaporWear no bras]] underneath. Black people sported huge, poofy Afros as a TakeThat to past straightening practices. Heck, even white people had afros if they could grow [[http://doblelol.com/uploads/29/funny-questions-for-the-question-game.jpg them!]] Most people spent at least 92 percent of their waking lives at the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discoth%C3%A8que disco]] or behind the wheel of [[http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Lincoln/1970_Lincoln/1970%20Lincoln%20Continental%20Brochure/1970%20Lincoln%20Continental-04-05.jpg a car]] big enough to tow the Titanic.
{{Disco}} music with a tense [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2lRPLinYNQ "waka-chu-waka"]] beat often plays during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOL-td7n6ks chase scenes]], or on [[BowChickaWowWow pornos]].

Elsewhere, WesternTerrorists ([[Film/{{Munich}} and the Arab ones]]) are trying to blow up people, the US is still losing in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and the blockbuster movie [[Film/{{Jaws}} is invented]], [[Film/ANewHope twice]].
Media Technology reaches a turning point, as 8-track audio cassettes and the first [=VCRs=] (U-matic in 1971, Betamax in 1975 and VHS in 1976,) appear for the first time, as do the first Laserdiscs (1978), the very first optical disc storage medium, and the very same technology that would later make CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray possible. However despite the new media technology, the old media technologies, namely the LP and Film are both still king as they had been for most of the 20th century. Movies such as ''Film/TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'' begin to deal with subjects once considered taboo due to the loosening censorship laws, and pornographic film becomes legal. The world learns the meaning of Kung Fu thanks to a tough little guy from Hong Kong named BruceLee, while UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel {{Ramp Jump}}ed everything from cars and trucks to double-decker buses and river canyons.

Television is changed forever by such ground breaking shows as ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/{{MASH}}'', ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Meanwhile gentle family shows like ''Series/TheWaltons'', ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheLifeAndTimesOfGrizzlyAdams'' found their own audience while The Fonz was ruling the kid's imagination while giving Creator/RobinWilliams his big time start as the master comedian in ''Series/MorkAndMindy''. Meanwhile, ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' is VindicatedByCable and develops a sizable fanbase, spawning a juggernaut franchise that would not die for... well, ever. While the kids have made the best of the DarkAgeOfAnimation with {{Saturday Morning Cartoon}}s like ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' and ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', they at least had Creator/{{PBS}}'s breakthrough kids shows, ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'' and ''Series/SesameStreet'' in their vibrant glory of its youth before they graduated to ''TheElectricCompany'', ''Series/{{Zoom}}'' and ''TheBigBlueMarble''. Traditional TV genres like the variety show had their last hurrah like ''SonnyAndCher'' and ''DonnyAndMarie'' while ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' became a universally hailed worldwide success.

UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks begins, featuring death, politics, and "ethnic" superheroes for the first time ever since UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode crippled the medium in the 1950s. That happened when Creator/StanLee wrote a government requested anti-drug ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' story, which the code was dumb enough to refuse to authorize, forcing Lee to diplomatically defy them to considerable praise.

PunkRock and {{Disco}}, two genres of music which continue to influence music to this day come out during this decade, as does the first primitive electronic music under such bands as the German Music/{{Kraftwerk}}, Music/YellowMagicOrchestra from Japan and Music/{{Suicide}} from NewYorkCity. The break up of Music/TheBeatles however was the defining moment of the music era as it created a power vacuum for any aspiring musician to make it big. The early years of the decade nonetheless, are considered to be the zenith of HardRock (and rock music, in general), as easy listening was off the charts and modern pop music wouldn't drive rock from the "top-40" until 1976. AlternativeRock, HeavyMetal and [[HipHop Rap Music]] took their first steps here too.

While this arguably began late in TheSixties, the '70s also changed the world completely, shaping it to its form nowadays. The UsefulNotes/ColdWar slows down as American and Soviet relations improve for the first time since 1945. American distrust for authority while brewing during the war, suddenly appears in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Crime and grime are on the rise and respect for law and order - from both criminals and their victims - begins to decline in favour of the good old fashioned [[Film/TaxiDriver "heads]] [[Film/DirtyHarry blown]] [[Film/DeathWish off"]] method.

The botched Apollo 13 mission (1970) (Although the feat of getting the astronauts home alive was hailed as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for NASA), the Munich Olympics massacre (1972) and the American defeat in [=Vietnam=] (ended in 1975) broke forever the sense of security and confidence Westerners had from 1946, although it began to crumble with the assassinations of JohnFKennedy (in 1963), Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy (both in 1968). Munich was notorious for introducing mass awareness of terrorism and the fallibility of basic security, and it was just [[TheWarOnTerror the beginning]]. The energy crisis has Westerners running out of gas for the first time, showing the world just how dependent we all are on the Middle East, thus the post war economic boom that dominated TheFifties and TheSixties ends in recession, turning the American manufacturing Belt into the "rust belt". The welfare state-based economy begun with the [[FranklinDRoosevelt New Deal]] loses support and gets replaced by the next decade with the ''lassez-faire'' "New Economy"; heavily dependent of the banking industry, with its effects of mass speculation making finances more exciting -- and risky.

The environmental movement gains rapid speed as a result of the fuel shortages. In 1970, the first Earth Day is held, and in 1971, Greenpeace is founded. Many people worry that the world is [[TheEndIsNigh on the edge of an environmental catastrophe]]. Among other things, people go informal with ties and suits being thrown away (except for going to work: "casual fridays" began in TheNineties) and fashion rules being eliminated stating that ''"there are no rules in fashion"''; the animal rights movement also has its origin during this period; [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] is born as well as MoralGuardians raise their voice; single parenthood transitions from taboo to become commonplace while gay rights gain steam; women become an important part of the workplace; divorces quickly begin to outgrow marriages and couples begin to live together without marrying at all.

Covers roughly the period from the Kent State Massacre of 1970 to the inauguration of RonaldReagan politically (replace with MargaretThatcher if you're British). Culturally, roughly speaking, it started with the Altamont Free Concert in 1969 and ended with either the [[DeaderThanDisco Disco Demolition Night]] of 1979 or with the start of MTV in 1981. The most representative years are arguably 1972 through 1976: the years before that still have some baggage left over from the '60s (and, in some cases, [[TwoDecadesBehind even the '50s]]), while at about 1977 the tropes begin to shift: the sideburns get shorter; mass entertainment (movies especially) moves in the direction of pure escapism for the first time since the mid-'60s; the "women's-lib" movement goes mainstream and loses most of its earlier radicalism; and the (then) avant-garde musical styles of punk, New Wave, heavy metal, and (to a lesser extent) rap start to slowly eclipse the more proletarian or petit bourgeois styles of hard rock, R&B, and soft pop. Much of the sleaze and cynicism of the earlier part of the decade also begins to fade by this time: While disco is sweeping the nation, the Watergate legacy is repudiated by the election of the [[WideEyedIdealist almost ridiculously idealistic]] and pure-hearted JimmyCarter as President, and the rise of the Moral Majority within fundamentalist and evangelical Christian sects does a creditable job of rolling back (for a time, and to a degree) the sexual carnival of the '60s. But, needless to say, neither lasted beyond 1979 (the Carter administration, if not dead on arrival, clearly died with the hostages crisis), setting the bases for the turbulent 1980-1985 period.

See Also: TheRoaringTwenties, TheGreatDepression, TheForties, TheFifties, TheSixties, TheEighties, TheNineties, TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens.
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!!Popular tropes from this time period are:

[[index]]
* SeventiesHair [[/index]]
* AbsoluteCleavage: For men, [[CarpetOfVirility it's the hair]]; for women, [[MyEyesAreUpHere you know]]...
* AfroAsskicker
* TheAllegedCar: Pollution control systems were in their infancy so stalling, sputtering, and backfiring were often the order of the day. ''Lemons: The World's Worst Cars'' makes note that during the seventies, "quality control" took a nose-dive. Noted auto journalist Peter Egan once dismissed the entire decade as ''The Era of Stupid Design'' while DaveBarry [[WildMassGuessing theorized]] that the first generation of American subcompacts were a BatmanGambit to discredit the very ''concept'' of a non-aircraft-carrier sized car.
* BeYourself: The main driving force of TheMeDecade.
* {{Blaxploitation}}
* BlockbusterAgeOfHollywood
* UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks
* CarpetOfVirility
* CowboyCop
* DanceSensation: A staple early in the decade, reaching its' peak with 1975's "The Hustle", one of the songs which popularized disco music.
* DisasterMovie
* {{Disco}}
* UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel
* EveryCarIsAPinto: The TropeNamer was produced from 1971 to 1980.
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting, at least in the movies
* TheFashionista, as stated in Vogue 1970 issue, there are no rules in fashion, and the fashion storm started that left a mark in the catwalk, then leaving a disaster on the [[TheEighties next decade]].
* TheFifties: Nothing says The Seventies like [[TwoDecadesBehind nostalgia for]] TheFifties, as evidenced by ''{{Grease}}'' and ''Series/HappyDays'', and a slew of other shows.
** The trope would repeat itself in a similar way when nostalgia for The Seventies became all the rage in TheNineties, even if this time it was little more than an excuse to get closer to the 50's (except for the ocassional DiscoDan).
** TheNewTens have featured a somewhat more sincere nostalgia for this decade, and the creeping 90's nostalgia will likely bring the trope to a full circle.
* FunnyAfro
* TheGenerationGap
* GlamRock
* GloriousMotherRussia (with every man a KGB agent and every woman a BrawnHilda (with a few {{Sensual Slav}}s thrown in for good measure).
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The short period of stability, economic growth and liberalism from the end of TheSixties onward in the Communist Bloc allowed a bit of openness to Western media, which made a lot of East Europeans to adopt the fashions of the age (RussianHumour also stabbed with the sharp point or irony the fashion of flaring bellbottom trousers and SeventiesHair), but [[DiscoDan they clung to them even 30 years too late]], inasmuch as a guy from [[TurnOfTheMillennium the early 2000s]] may think outfits with knitted sweaters, jeans and moustaches, homes with bizarre pattern furniture, bars with pinball machines and nightclubs with disco balls [[FishOutOfTemporalWater are perfectly acceptable]]. Only by 2003-2004 the middle aged generation gradually abandoned them.
* GratuitousDiscoSequence
* GreaserDelinquents: The subculture essentially died out in the last years of TheSixties, save for a few holdouts in the Midwest, and what was left of that died out in the early 1970's. However, portrayals of greasers in fiction and pop culture start to pop up during this decade as nostalgia for TheFifties starts to set in. The most famous greaser delinquent in fiction, The Fonz, is a pop culture icon of The Seventies.
* HeavyMetal: In its earliest stages. Especially Music/BlackSabbath and Music/JudasPriest.
* ItsAllAboutMe: well, its not called [[TheMeDecade The "ME" Decade]] for nothing.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim (in late works about this decade)
* JiveTurkey
* [[JapanesePopMusic J-Pop]] First started getting it real start here with artists like Candies and Miyuki Nakajima.
* LGBTFanbase: A phenomenon making its ''public'' revival after the beginning of the modern gay rights movement and the easing of mandatory media/postal censorship.
* LimitedAnimation (Most of the worst products of TheDarkAgeOfAnimation would come out during this decade, and were [[AnimationAgeGhetto strictly kids stuff]], except for the occasional odd exception, like Creator/RalphBakshi's films.)
* LighterAndSofter:When compared the decades before it and after (at least the first half of it).
* NewWaveMusic: Emerged alongside punk rock (see below).
* NoFameNoWealthNoService (when it came to clubs like Studio 54)
* PimpDuds
* PornStache
* PrettyInMink (aside from the pimp coats, sheepskin and white rabbit jackets for ladies became popular)
* PunkRock: Started as a movement at large during this decade.
* TheRoaringTwenties: Not all nostalgia was for TheFifties. Even the days of jazz and bootleg booze got their slice of the cake in this heavily nostalgic decade.
* SerialKiller: Several of the more infamous ones (Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, John Wayne Gacy, BTK, The Zodiac, etc.) became active during the decade.
* SweaterGirl: Came back from TheFifties with a vengeance.
* TwoDecadesBehind: Many elements from the 50's and 60's stood specially in the first half of the decade.
* ThreateningShark
* VaporWear: Bras were out. Visible nipples were in.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: I wear hot pants
[[index]]

!!Works that are set (but not made) in this time period are:
[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing''
* As mentioned below, xxAbarenbou Kishi!! Matsutarou'' is based on a 70s manga but was animated over 40 years later.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/AlmostFamous''
* ''Film/AmericanGangster''
* ''Film/AmericanHustle''
* ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}''
* ''Film/TheBaaderMeinhofComplex''
* ''Film/BlackDynamite''
* ''Film/BoogieNights'' (partially)
* ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto''
* The first half of ''Film/{{Casino}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}''
* ''Film/TheConjuring''
* ''Film/DarkShadows''
* ''Film/DazedAndConfused''
* ''Film/DetroitRockCity''
* ''{{Dick}}''
* ''Film/DonnieBrasco''
* The second half of ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}''
* ''Film/CurseOfTheZodiac''
* ''[[Film/FrostNixon Frost/Nixon]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic''
* ''TheIceStorm''
* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}''
* ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''
* ''Film/ManOnWire'' is about daredevil tightrope walker Philippe Petit, who walked (and ran, and danced) on a wire strung between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
* ''Film/{{Milk}}''
* ''Film/{{Munich}}''
* ''Film/{{Nixon}}''
* ''PubertyBlues''
* ''Film/{{Radio}}''
* ''Film/RememberTheTitans''
* ''Film/RollBounce''
* ''Film/TheRunaways''
* ''Film/ScotlandPA''
* ''Film/SemiPro'': Few things are more emblematic of the 70s than white guys with afros playing ABA basketball.
* ''Film/{{Super 8}}''
* ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''
* ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides''
* ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' (partially)
* ''Vysotsky. Thank You for Living'' is a very good recreation of Soviet Seventees.
* The made-for-tv ''Elvis Meets Nixon'' comically imagined the events leading up to the meeting of two major players from TheFifties who fell off the radar in TheSixties only to get big again at decade's end.
* Part of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' takes place in 1973, complete with the PornStache, Richard Nixon, bell-bottoms and polyester.
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-70s-Factoid-Books/dp/1563896710 The Big Book Of The 70s]]'' (referred to as "the decade where nothing happened", although the chapter on the birth of terrorism is particularly [[HarsherInHindsight harsh in hindsight]])
* A great deal of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series by Creator/StephenKing
* The unnamed ''Literature/HarryPotter'' prequel, which takes place three years before Harry's birth, thus was set in 1977.
* ''Literature/TheLovelyBones''
* ''Literature/{{Replay}}'' - spans 25 years. [[GroundhogDayLoop Several times.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:{{Live-Action TV}}]]
* ''Series/FantasyIsland''
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks:'' Technically set in 1980, but the 70's hadn't quite worn off yet as disco is still around.
* ''Series/HawaiiFiveO''
* Much of the first season of ''Series/IkawLamang'' is set from 1975 to 1979.
* ''ILoveThe70s'' on VH1
* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'' (Set in 1973, before disco)
* ''Series/LifeOnMars2008'' (American remake of the above, set in the same year)
* ''PubertyBlues''
* ''The Seventies'', an NBC TV miniseries that was a follow-up (not a sequel) to the previous NBC miniseries ''The Sixties''.
* ''{{Swingtown}}''
* ''Series/That70sShow''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin What did you expect]]?
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''HotelDuskRoom215': Very borderline. It's set just mere days before 1980.
* ''VideoGame/{{Interstate 76}}'': [[AlternateHistory A different 1976]] anyways.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'': Set in late 1974.
* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes]]'': Takes place almost immediately after Peace Walker.
* ''[[VideoGame/GraviteamTactics Graviteam Tactics: Shield of the Prophet]]'': Set in July 1979.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BlackDynamite''
[[/folder]]

!!Works that were made in this time period:
[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/AttackNumberOne'' (Started in 1968, but continued through the early 70s.)
* ''Anime/CuteyHoney''
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}''
* ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''
* ''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove''
* ''Manga/GetterRobo''
* ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' (The manga started in 1979.)
* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': The manga series began in 1969, but the first anime series (Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket) began in 1971. The red jacket and movies would follow before the decade ended.
* ''Manga/MaoDante''
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' (Started in 1972)
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger''
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': the original aired in 1979.
* ''Notari Matsutarou'' ran from 1973 to 1998. In 2014 it got an anime adaptation.
* ''Anime/{{Raideen}}''
* ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'':
** ''Anime/CombattlerV''
** ''Anime/VoltesV''
** ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''
* ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' (Started in 1972)
* ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra''
* ''Manga/{{Swan}}''
* ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'' and its American dub, ''Star Blazers'' - considered the first breakaway anime hit not related to an earlier manga.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' (The manga started in 1978.)
* ''Anime/{{Zambot3}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/{{Tintin}}. Series started in 1929.
** Recap/TintinTintinAndThePicaros (1976).
* ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''. Series began in 1938.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes''. Series began in 1941.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske''. Series began in 1945.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'' . Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''. Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicStrip/PietPienterEnBertBibber''. Series began in 1951.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Jommeke}}''. Series began in 1955.
* ComicBook/YokoTsuno. First appeared in September, 1970.
* ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian. Adaptation of the literary character. First appeared in October, 1970.
* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}. First appeared in December, 1970.
* ComicBook/NewGods. Series started in February-March, 1971.
* ComicBook/ManThing. First appeared in May, 1971.
* ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}.
** Barbara 'Bobbi' Morse. First appeared in June, 1971.
** Received the codename 'Huntress' in January, 1976.
* Comicbook/RasAlGhul. First appeared in June, 1971.
* ComicBook/SwampThing.
** Swamp Thing/Alex Olsen. First appeared in June-July, 1971.
** Swamp Thing/Alec Holland. First appeared in October-November, 1972.
* Franchise/ArchieComics.
** Chuck Clayton. First appeared in August, 1971.
** Coach Floyd Harry Clayton. First appeared in March, 1974.
** Nancy Woods. First appeared in January, 1976.
* ComicBook/TheKreeSkrullWar
* ComicBook/{{Morbius}}. First appeared in October, 1971.
* ComicBook/TheDefenders. First appeared in December, 1971.
* Comicbook/DraculaLives. First debuted in August, 1973.
* Franchise/GreenLantern/John Stewart. First appeared in December, 1971.
* ComicBook/JonahHex. First appeared in February, 1972.
* ComicBook/WerewolfByNight. First appeared in February, 1972.
* "Him" became ComicBook/AdamWarlock in April, 1972.
* ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula. First debuted in April, 1972.
* ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire. First appeared in June, 1972.
* ComicBook/{{Etrigan}}. First appeared in August, 1972.
* Comicbook/GhostRider /Johnny Blaze. First appeared in August, 1972.
* ComicBook/ShannaTheSheDevil. First appeared in December, 1972.
* Comicbook/RedSonja. First appeared in February, 1973.
* ComicBook/{{Thanos}}. First appeared in February, 1973.
* ''ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied'' storyline, appeared in June-July, 1973.
* ComicBook/BlackOrchid. First appeared in July, 1973.
* ComicBook/{{Blade}}. First appeared in July, 1973.
* ComicBook/FreedomFighters. First appeared in September, 1973.
* ComicBook/AvengersDefendersWar. Began in september 1973
* ComicBook/HowardTheDuck. First appeared in December, 1973.
* ComicBook/ThePunisher. First appeared in February, 1974.
* ComicBook/{{Foolkiller}}. First appeared in March, 1974. At least the original version, since several characters have since [[TakingUpTheMantle Taken up the Mantle]].
* [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]. First appeared in May, 1974.
* ComicBook/{{OMAC}}. First appeared in September, 1974.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. First appeared in October-November, 1974.
* [[Characters/TheSandman Sandman]]/Garrett Sanford. First appeared in Winter, 1974.
* Comicbook/{{Storm}}. First appeared in May, 1975.
* ''ComicBook/XMen''. Revived in May, 1975.
* Comicbook/MoonKnight. First appeared in August, 1975.
* ComicBook/BatmanFamily. Series started in October, 1975.
* ComicBook/ScarletSpider
** An unnamed clone of Spider-Man first appeared in October, 1975. He would be reworked into Ben Reilly two decades later.
* ComicBook/TheWarlord. First appeared in November, 1975.
* ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse
** Bruto. First appeared in December, 1975.
* ComicBook/WhiteTiger /Hector Ayala. First appeared in December, 1975. He has since had two [[LegacyCharacter Legacy characters]].
* ComicBook/AmericanSplendor. Series started in 1976.
* ComicBook/PowerGirl. First appeared in January-February, 1976.
* OmegaTheUnknown. First appeared in March, 1976.
* ComicBook/{{Nova}}. First appeared in September, 1976.
* Comicbook/LadyShiva. First appeared in December, 1976.
* Carol Danvers became Comicbook/MsMarvel in January, 1977.
* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes. Series started in February, 1977.
* ComicBook/TwoThousandAD. Magazine launched in February, 1977.
** ComicBook/JudgeDredd debuted in the second issue.
** ''{{Savage}}''. First appeared as ''Invasion!'' in February, 1977.
** Comicbook/StrontiumDog appeared a year later, in May 1978.
** The ComicBook/ABCWarriors first started in 1979.
* ComicBook/TheKorvacSaga. Began on January 1978.
* ComicBook/SpiderWoman. First appeared in February, 1977.
* ComicBook/GhostGirlI. First appearted in March, 1977.
* ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}. First appeared in March, 1977.
* ComicBook/AlbanyAndSturgess. Series started in April, 1977.
* Comicbook/BlackLightning. Debuted in April, 1977.
* ShadeTheChangingMan. Debuted in June, 1977.
* ComicBook/WonderTwins. Adapted to the medium in October, 1977.
* Comicbook/{{Cerebus}}. First appeared in December, 1977.
* ComicBook/{{Huntress}}/Helena Wayne. Debuted in December, 1977.
* ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer. First published in 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Quasar}}/Wendell Elvis Vaughn. Debuted in January, 1978.
* ComicBook/MadameXanadu. Debuted in February, 1978.
* ComicBook/ElfQuest. Series started in Spring, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}. Debuted in March, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Steel}}/Henry "Hank" Heywood. Debuted in March, 1978.
* ComicBook/DCComicsPresents. Series started in July, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Vixen}}. First appearance in Fall, 1978. But in a title only available to DC personnel.
* FlamingCarrot. First appeared in 1979.
* Franchise/{{Micronauts}}. Series started in January, 1979.
* ComicBook/{{Ant-Man}}
** Scott Lang. First appeared in March, 1979.
** Scott Lang assumed the Ant-Man identity in April, 1979.
* Lt. Col. James Rhodes (debuted March, 1979). He would become better known as ComicBook/WarMachine.
* ComicBook/AlphaFlight. First appeared in April, 1979.
* ComicBook/CaptainUniverse. First appeared in August, 1979.
* RomSpaceknight. First appeared in December, 1979.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eastern European Animation]]
* ''Animation/ThirtyEightParrots''
* ''Animation/FantasticPlanet''
* ''Animation/FiringRange''
* ''Animation/IcarusAndWisemen''
* ''Animation/IShallGiveYouAStar''
* ''Animation/KittenNamedWoof''
* ''Literature/LudasMatyi''
* ''Animation/MagyarNepmesek''
* ''Animation/MalekKhorshid''
* ''Animation/PomyslowyDobromir''
* ''Animation/TheRabbitWithTheCheckeredEars''
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* See: FilmsOfThe1970s
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Han-guk Manhwa Aenimeisyeon]]
* ''Animation/RobotTaekwonV''
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* See: LiteratureOfThe1970s
[[/folder]]

[[folder:{{Live-Action TV}}]]
* ''[[Series/{{Alice1976}} Alice]]''
* ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall''
* ''Series/AllInTheFamily''
** ''Series/TheJeffersons''
** ''Series/{{Maude}}''
*** ''Series/GoodTimes''
* ''Series/AntiquesRoadshow''
* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed''
* ''Series/ArthurOfTheBritons ''
* ''Series/TheAuntyJackShow''
* ''Series/BarneyMiller''
* ''Series/BassieEnAdriaan''
* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic''
* ''Series/{{Beachcombers}}''
* ''Series/{{Bearcats}}''
* ''Series/TheBetterSex''
* ''Series/TheBillCosbyShow'' (premiered in 1969, ran until 1971)
* ''Series/TheBionicWoman''
* ''Series/BlackSheepSquadron''
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''
* ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': for many, ''the'' 70s Sitcom[[note]]although it actually debuted in 1969[[/note]].
* ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury''
* ''Series/TheBugaloos''
* ''Series/{{Centennial}}''
* ''Series/CharliesAngels''
* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho''
* ''Series/ChicoAndTheMan''
* ''Series/CHiPs''
* ''Series/ChristmasEveOnSesameStreet'' - 1978 ''Series/SesameStreet'' ChristmasSpecial
* ''{{Definition}}''
* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''
* ''Series/DustysTrail''
* ''Series/EightIsEnough''
* ''Series/{{Emergency}}''
* ''{{Emmerdale}}''
* ''FaceTheNation''
* ''Series/FarOutSpaceNuts''
* ''Series/FawltyTowers'': Ricky Gervais has noted that Basil Fawlty's obsession with climbing the social ladder was much more important in the 1970s than when ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' was made - when David Brent's preoccupation was becoming a celebrity.
* ''Series/FernwoodTonight''
* ''Series/TheGallopingGourmet'': The first cooking as entertainment show.
* ''Series/GiveNTake''
* ''Series/TheGongShow''
* ''Series/GoodTimes''
* ''Series/HappyDays''
** ''Series/LaverneAndShirley''
** ''Series/MorkAndMindy''
* ''Series/HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries''
* ''Series/HartToHart''
* ''Series/HeresHumphrey''
* ''Series/HRPufnstuf'': Originally produced and broadcast in 1969, but was rerun for 3 more seasons before being taken off the air in 1972.
* ''Series/InSearchOf''
* ''IssuesAndAnswers''
* ''Series/JasonOfStarCommand''
* ''Series/{{Kojak}}''
* ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''
* ''Series/LancelotLinkSecretChimp''
* ''Series/LandOfTheLost''
* ''Series/LogansRun''
* ''TheLostSaucer''
* ''Series/TheLoveBoat''
* ''Series/ManAboutTheHouse''
** ''Series/GeorgeAndMildred''
* ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow''
** ''Series/{{Rhoda}}''
** ''Series/LouGrant''
* ''Series/{{MASH}}''
* ''Series/{{Mastermind}}''
* ''Series/{{McButt}}''
* ''Series/MeetThePress''
* ''Series/MindYourLanguage''
* ''Series/MrSquiggle''
* Franchise/TheMuppets
** ''Series/TheMuppetShow''
* ''Series/MusicalChairs1975''
* ''Series/TheNBCMysteryMovie''
* ''Series/NewZooRevue''
* ''Series/NightGallery''
* ''Series/{{Nova}}''. [[LongRunners Running continuously]] on Creator/{{PBS}} since March 3, 1974.
* ''Theatre/TheOddCouple''
* ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily''
* ''Series/ThePaulLyndeHalloweenSpecial'' - 1976 HalloweenSpecial [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin starring Paul Lynde]]
* ''Series/{{Pinwheel}}''
* The ''Literature/PippiLongstocking'' TV series, and its re-edition as feature films
* ''Series/PoliceWoman''
* ''Series/TheProfessionals''
* ''Series/ProjectUFO''
* ''Series/{{Pyramid}}''. Debuted in 1973.
* ''Series/{{Quark}}''
* ''Series/QuestionTime''
* ''Series/{{Quincy}}''
* ''Series/TheRockfordFiles''
* ''Series/{{Room 222}}''
* ''Series/{{Salvage 1}}''
* ''Series/SapphireAndSteel''
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''
* ''Series/{{SCTV}}''
* ''Series/TheSecretsOfIsis''
* ''Series/{{Shazam}}!''
* ''SigmundAndTheSeaMonsters''
* ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan''
* ''Series/{{Soap}}''
* ''Series/SomeMothersDoAveEm''
* ''Series/{{Space1999}}''
* ''Series/StarskyAndHutch''
* ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco''
* ''Series/{{SWAT}}''
* ''Series/TheSweeney''
* The {{Toku}} genre exploded in The Seventies, giving us several classic shows and two franchises that are still with us. More {{Toku}} shows aired per year in this decade than any other decade before or since.
** ''Franchise/KamenRider'' began in 1971 with [[Series/KamenRider its namesake series]], and it's still going on (except for that break between 75 and 79 when Ishinomori was working on Sentai, and the break between 1980 and 1987, and the break between 1988 and 2000).
*** ''Series/KamenRider'' (1971-1973)
*** ''Series/KamenRiderV3'' (1973-1974)
*** ''Series/KamenRiderX'' (1974)
*** ''Series/KamenRiderAmazon'' (1974-1975)
*** ''Series/KamenRiderStronger'' (1975)
*** ''Series/KamenRiderSkyrider'' (1979-1980)
** ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' began in 1975 with ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'', and it's still going on (except for 1978, where the ''[[Series/SpiderManJapan Spider-Man]]'' {{tokusatsu}} aired in its place, making way for the giant robots that are common in Super Sentai nowadays).
*** ''Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger'' (1975-1977)
**** ''Series/NinjaCaptor'' (1976-1977) was once counted as Super Sentai, but not anymore.
*** ''Series/JAKQDengekitai'' (1977)
*** ''Series/BattleFeverJ'' (1979-1980)
** ''Manga/ChoujinBarom1''
** ''Series/KaiketsuZubat''
** ''RobotDetective''
** ''SpaceIronmenKyodain''
** ''Series/{{Spectreman}}''
** ''Series/SpiderManJapan''
** ''Series/WarriorOfLoveRainbowman''
* ''Series/TalesOfTheUnexpected''
* ''Series/{{Taxi}}''
* ''Series/ThreesCompany''
** ''Series/TheRopers''
* ''Series/{{Tiswas}}''
* ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople''
* ''Series/TopGear''
* ''Series/{{UFO}}''
* ''Series/UnDosTres''
* ''UpstairsDownstairs'' (original run)
* ''Creator/VanKootenEnDeBie'': (Ongoing)
* ''Series/{{Vegas}}'' (1978-81)
* ''Series/TheWaltons''
* ''Series/WhatsHappening''
* ''Series/WivesAndDaughters'' (1971)
* ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati''
* ''Series/WonderWoman''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* Music/{{ABBA}}. Debut album in 1973, first number 1 in 1977.
* Music/{{ACDC}}. Formed in 1973, debut album came out in Australia in 1975.
* Music/{{Aerosmith}}. They formed in 1970 and rose to become among the most popular hard rock bands of this decade, many of their best known songs came from the 70s.
* Music/AgnesChan. Hong Kong pop singer who was brought to Japan in 1972 and was very famous in Asia in this decade.
* Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand. Formed in 1969, became one of the standard-bearers[[note]]Music/LynyrdSkynyrd were the other[[/note]] for SouthernRock in the 1970s.
* Music/TheB52s. Formed in 1976, debut album in 1979.
* Music/BadCompany. Formed in 1973.
* Music/JoanBaez. Started her career in the '60s, but had her biggest commercial success in this decade.
* Music/TheBand. Formed in the '60s, continued until their "farewell concert" in 1976 (released two years later as the {{rockumentary}} film and triple-album ''The Last Waltz'').
* Music/SydBarrett. Continued recording up until 1974.
* Music/{{Bauhaus}}. Formed in 1978, debut single in 1979.
* Music/TheBeachBoys. Continued releasing well-received new material up to 1973, their 1960s songs had a resurgence in popularity from 1974 onwards.
* Music/BeastieBoys. They formed in 1979.
* Music/TheBeatles. Released their last hit album in 1970, prior to disbanding.
* Music/TheBeeGees. They formed in the 1960s, but reinvented themselves in this decade. Releasing some of their greatest hits. Their most famous song, "Stayin' Alive" topped the charts in 1978.
* Music/BlackSabbath. Formed in 1968-1969, debut album in 1970. Signature album "Paranoid" and their three most famous songs were released later that year.
* Music/BigStar. Formed in 1971, disbanded in 1974, reunited off-and-on from 1993-2010.
* Music/{{Blondie}}. Formed in 1974-1975. They gained mainstream success by 1978; scored a number-one hit in 1979.
* Music/BlueOysterCult. Formed in 1967, debut album in 1972. Their best-known song, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" was a hit in 1976.
* Music/TimBuckley. Career started in the sixties, still made albums throughout the seventies, until his death in 1975.
* Music/MarcBolan. Led T. Rex to GlamRock greatness in the 1970s.
* Music/{{Boston}}. Debuted in 1976.
* Music/DavidBowie. Rose to stardom in this decade (he'd been recording since 1964), and became iconic and influential enough, especially in his native England, that two of the above-mentioned works set in it -- ''[[Series/LifeOnMars2006 Life on Mars]]'' and ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' -- are titled after songs of his. The latter is a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed take on his GlamRock period (his starmaking AlterEgoActing persona of Ziggy Stardust debuted in 1972).
** ''Music/HunkyDory'' (1971)
** ''Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars'' (1972).
** ''Music/DiamondDogs (1974)
** ''Music/{{Heroes}}'' (1977)
* Music/JamesBrown: Still scoring hits in the charts until the advent of disco.
* Music/BillBruford. Started his career in the 60s, but peaked in the 70s.
* Music/KateBush. Debut album and first hit song in 1978.
* Music/{{Buzzcocks}}. Debuted in 1976.
* Music/JohnCale. First solo album released in 1970.
* Music/{{Cameo}}. Debuted in 1974.
* Music/{{Can}}. Debuted in 1968, released some of their most acclaimed albums in the 1970s.
* Music/CaptainBeefheart. Started his career in the 1960s, still active in the 1970s when he was appreciated more by the punk movement.
* Music/{{Carpenters}}. They debuted in 1969, but all their commercial hits were released in this decade.
* Music/TheCars. Debut album in 1978; "Just What I Needed" is probably still their SignatureSong.
* Music/JohnnyCash. Debuted in the 1950, still going strong during the 1970s.
* Music/HarryChapin. Debut album in 1972. Died in a car accident in 1981.
* Music/CheapTrick. Formed in 1973, debut album in 1977.
* Music/{{Cher}}. Recording career started in the 1960s. Released several commercial hits between 1971 and 1974.
* Music/{{Chic}}. Debut album in 1977. Their two number-one hits were both in this decade.
* Music/EricClapton. Started in the 1960s, self-titled solo debut was released in 1970.
** Music/DerekAndTheDominos
* Music/TheClash. Formed in 1976, debut album in 1977.
** ''Music/LondonCalling (1979)''
* Music/GeorgeClinton. Started in the 1960s, first Parliament and Funkadelic albums were released in 1970.
* Music/AliceCooper. First major hit for the band in 1971. Signature song in 1972, first solo album for the singer in 1975.
* Music/ElvisCostello. Debuted in 1977.
* Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival. Formed in the 1960s. Released a number of hits (most of which peaked at #2) before disbanding in 1972.
* Music/JimCroce. Started in the 1960s with his wife Ingrid. First solo album released in 1972. Died in a plane crash in 1973.
* Music/TheCure. Formed in 1976 as "Malice", renamed in 1977. Debut album in 1979.
* Music/TheDamned. Formed in 1976.
* Music/DeepPurple. Debuted in 1968. Released some of their greatest hits in this decade including "Smoke on the Water".
** ''Music/DeepPurpleInRock'' (1970)
* Music/{{Devo}}. Formed in 1972; first album 1978 (although they did have a single release and two movie appearances prior to their first full-length LP).
* Music/NeilDiamond. Became famous in the 1960s. Albums ''Hot August Night'', ''Jonathan Livingston Seagull'', ''Serenade'' and ''Beautiful Noise'' were released in the 1970s
* Music/BobDylan. Career started in the 1960s. Released a number of hits within this decade.
* Music/{{Eagles}}, Formed in 1971,[[note]]originally as a backup band for Music/LindaRonstadt, but proved to be good enough to demand their own following[[/note]] debut album in 1972. Their most popular song, "Hotel California," and its parent album came out in 1976.
* Music/ElectricLightOrchestra. Formed in 1970, debut album in 1971, commercial success began in 1974.
* Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer. Debut album in 1970.
* Music/GloriaEstefan. The first Miami Sound Machine records came out in 1977.
* Music/{{Faces}}. Debut album in 1970.
* Music/TheFall. Formed in 1976, debut album in 1979.
* Music/FelaKuti.
* Music/FleetwoodMac. Formed in 1967, released some of their greatest hits in this decade.
* Music/{{Foreigner}}. Formed in 1976, debut album in 1977.
* Creator/LeifGarrett. Had a steady acting career throughout the decade before releasing his debut single in 1976.
* Music/{{Genesis}}. Started in 1967, had their most successful period in TheEighties, but was influential in ProgressiveRock in this decade.
** ''Music/TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' (1974).
** Music/PeterGabriel. Former lead singer of Genesis released debut solo album in 1977.
* Music/GeorgeHarrison. Career started in the 1960s. Released a major hit album in 1970.
* Music/{{Hawkwind}}. Formed in 1969. Debut album in 1970.
* Music/{{Heart}}. Previously known as "The Army", "White Heart", and "Hocus Pocus". Debut single in 1975, debut album in 1976.
* Music/MichaelJackson. Debut album in 1972. Released his first "adult" hits in 1979.
** ''Music/OffTheWall'' (1979)
* Music/TheJam. Formed in 1972, debut album in 1977.
* Music/JeanMichelJarre. Debut single in 1971, debut album in 1972. First hit album in 1976.
* Music/JethroTull. Started in 1967, had their most successful and productive period in the 1970's. Had two #1 albums in the decade -- both [[ConceptAlbum concept albums]] [[EpicRocking that took up the entirety of the album]].
* Music/BillyJoel. Career started in 1964, but his solo career took off in 1972--1973. He scored his first top 10 hits around the end of the decade.
* Music/EltonJohn. Career started in the 1960s, but John first enjoyed mainstream popularity in this decade.
* Music/{{Journey}}. Formed in 1973, debut album in 1975.
* Music/JoyDivision. Formed in 1976-1977, first recordings in 1978.
** ''Music/UnknownPleasures'' (1979)
* Music/JudasPriest. Formed in 1969, debut album in 1974.
* Music/{{Kansas}}. Formed in 1973, debut album in 1974.
* Music/CaroleKing. Her breakthrough solo album ''Tapestry'' was released in 1971.
* Music/TheKinks (A BritishInvasion band from TheSixties that was still going strong). Their 1970 hit "Lola" is still one of their most famous songs.
* Music/{{KISS}}. Formed in 1973, debut album in 1974. SignatureSong "Rock and Roll All Nite" came in 1975.
* Music/{{Kraftwerk}}. Debut album in 1970. A hugely influential Electronic band.
* Music/LedZeppelin. The group formed in the 1960s, but reached the height of their popularity in this decade.
* Music/JohnLennon. Debut solo album in 1970. Released a major hit album in 1971.
** ''Music/{{Imagine}}'' (1971)
** ''Music/JohnLennonPlasticOnoBand'' (1970)
* Paul Kanter (and the Jefferson Starship)
** ''Music/BlowsAgainstTheEmpire'' (1970)
* Music/NickLowe. Solo debut released in 1978.
* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd. Formed in 1964, debut album in 1973. First hit in 1974.
* Music/BobMarley. Started in the 1960s, became '''the''' face of Reggae in the 1970s.
** ''Music/CatchAFire'' (1973)
** ''Music/{{Burnin}}'' (1973)
** ''Music/ExodusAlbum'' (1977)
* [[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=]]]. Released his first solo album in 1970.
* Music/RonnieMilsap. Debut album in 1971, first major hit in 1974.
* Music/TheMisfits. Formed in 1977.
* Music/MissionOfBurma. Formed in 1979. One of their songs gained an audience through a college radio station before they even managed to release a single.
* Music/JoniMitchell. Debuted in 1968, had many successful albums during this decade.
* Music/TheMoodyBlues. Formed in 1964. Released a number of hit albums within this decade. "Nights in White Satin" regained popularity this decade.
* Music/GiorgioMoroder. Famous RecordProducer.
* Music/VanMorrison. Started in the 1960s but enjoyed most of his commercial success in this decade.
* Music/{{Motorhead}}. Formed in 1975, debut album released in 1977.
* Music/MottTheHoople. First album in 1969, but best known for their work during this decade.
* Music/{{Neu}}. One of the major bands of the German movement which was dubbed {{Krautrock}}.
* Music/NewYorkDolls. Debuted in 1973.
* Music/MikeOldfield. Debut solo album in 1973. Oldfield had previously performed and recorded both in a duo (with his sister Sally Oldfield) and in collaborations with various bands.
** ''Music/TubularBells'' (1973)
* Music/JohnOtway. First album in 1977.
* Music/DollyParton. Her recording career started in the 1960s, but she gained mainstream success in this decade.
* Music/PattiSmith.
** ''Music/{{Horses}}'' (1975)
* Music/TomPetty. Debut album released in 1976.
* Music/PinkFloyd. While formed in the 1960s, they released their most notable works within this decade:
** ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' (1973)
** ''Music/TheWall'' (1979)
* Music/ThePolice. Formed in 1977, debut album in 1978. "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle" were 1979 hits.
* Music/ElvisPresley
* Music/ProcolHarum. Recording career started in 1968. They continued releasing successful albums and singles to 1975.
* Music/PublicImageLtd. Formed in 1978, releasing their debut album and their first hit single within the same year.
* Music/{{Queen}}. Formed in 1970, debut album in 1973. Their three most famous works came this decade.
* Music/GerryRafferty. First solo album released in 1971.
* Music/TheRamones. Formed in 1974, debut album in 1976.
** ''Music/{{Ramones}}'' (1976).
* Music/LouReed. Started in the 1960s with the Music/VelvetUnderground, [[SelfTitledAlbum Self-titled]] solo debut was released in 1972.
** ''Music/{{Transformer}}'' (1972)
** ''Music/{{Berlin}}'' (1973)
* Music/TheResidents: Debuted in 1973.
** ''Music/ThirdReichAndRoll'' (1973)
* Music/{{Rodriguez}}. Issued debut album in 1970.
* Music/TheRollingStones. Formed in 1962, the group released a series of hit albums within this decade.
** ''Music/StickyFingers'' (1971)
** ''Music/ExileOnMainSt.'' (1972)
* Music/LindaRonstadt. First active in the mid-1960's; first album 1969 but would become the top-selling female artist of the 1970's.
* Music/RoxyMusic. Formed in 1971, debut album in 1972.
* Music/TheRunaways. Formed in 1975, debut album in 1976.
* Music/{{Rush}}. Formed in 1968, debut album in 1974.
* Music/{{Scorpions}}. Formed in 1965, debut album in 1972.
* Music/ScrittiPolitti. Formed in 1977, debut single in 1978.
* Music/{{Gil Scott-Heron}}. Debuted in 1970.
** ''Music/TheRevolutionWillNotBeTelevised'' (1975).
* Music/NeilSedaka. Started in 1957. Took a hiatus in the Sixties after TheBeatles came out. Revived in this decade and had some of his biggest songs during it.
* Music/BobSeger. Started in the 1960s but found his first major success in this decade.
* Music/SexPistols. Formed in 1975, debut single in 1976.
** ''Music/NeverMindTheBollocksHeresTheSexPistols'' (1977)
* Music/SimonAndGarfunkel. Career started in the 1950s. Released their last hit album in 1970 featuring their big hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water", before ending their partnership.
** Music/PaulSimon. Career started in the 1960s. Released a number of hit albums within this decade.
* Music/CarlySimon. Debut album in 1971.
* Music/SimpleMinds. Formed in 1978, from the remnants of previous band ''Johnny & The Self-Abusers''. Debut album in 1979.
* Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees. Formed in 1976, debut album in 1978.
* Music/{{Slade}}. Glam rockers who were arguably the biggest band in Britain around 1972-4.
* Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone
* Music/PattiSmith. Debut album in 1975.
* Music/BruceSpringsteen. Debut album in 1973.
* Music/{{Squeeze}}. Debut album in 1978.
* Music/RingoStarr. Debut solo album in 1970.
* Music/StatusQuo. Formed in 1960s, but released notable commercial hits in this decade. None were big in the U.S. though.
* Music/SteelyDan. Debut album in 1972. The duo had previously recorded a number of demos and an unsuccessful single.
* Music/{{Steppenwolf}}
* Music/AlStewart
* Music/RodStewart. Solo recording career started in 1969. First major hit in 1971.
* Music/TheStranglers. Formed in 1974, first album was in 1977, had significant chart success from 77 through to the Eighties and onward.
* Music/BarbraStreisand. Her singing career started in the 1960s, but Streisand released several major hits in this decade.
* Music/{{Styx}}. Debuted under this name in 1972. Previously known as ''Tradewinds'' and ''[=TW4=]''. They had their first major hit in 1975.
* Music/DonnaSummer. First single in 1971, first album in 1974. First hit in 1975.
* Music/{{Supertramp}}. Formed in 1968. Classic lineup formed in 1972. Had first major hit in 1975. Released their best selling album in 1979.
* Music/{{Sweet}}. Formed in 1967, first album in 1971.
* Music/TalkingHeads. Formed in 1975. Debut single and album in 1977.
* Music/JamesTaylor. ''Sweet Baby James'' was released in February 1970.
* Music/{{Television}}. Formed in 1973, debut single in 1975.
* Music/TeresaTeng. One of the highest selling Asian artists of all time. Her songs broke through RedChina.
* Music/ThinLizzy. Formed in 1969. First single in 1970, first album in 1971. Only hit in 1976.
* Music/UriahHeep. Formed in 1969. Debut album in 1970. Only hit in 1973.
* Music/VanHalen. Debut album in 1978. Considered one of the most successful debuts by a rock band, reaching a top 20 position in the charts.
* Music/VillagePeople. Debut album in 1977. First hit in 1978.
* Music/ScottWalker. Released five solo albums and reformed the Walker Brothers 1975-1978.
* Jeff Wayne
** ''Music/JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds'' (1978)
* Andrew Lloyd Webber
** ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar'' (1973)
** ''Music/{{Evita}}'' (1977)
* Music/{{Whitesnake}}. Debuted in 1978.
* Music/TheWho. They formed in the 1960s. But released notable works within this decade:
** ''Music/{{Quadrophenia}}'' (1973)
** ''Music/WhosNext'' (1971).
* Creator/JackWild. Debuted in 1969, but cut two more records in 1972 and 1973, and also did some acting work in this decade.
* Music/PaulWilliams. Debuted in the late '60s, composed most of his most well-known songs in this decade.
* Music/{{Wings}}. Formed in 1971.
* Music/{{Wire}}. Formed in 1976, debut album in 1977.
* Music/StevieWonder. Debuted in the 1960s, released some major best sellers during this decade.
** ''Music/SongsInTheKeyOfLife'' (1976)
* Music/{{X}}. Formed in 1977.
* Music/{{XTC}}. Formed in 1977, debut album in 1978.
* Music/{{Yes}}. Formed in 1960s, but released several hit albums in this decade. First hit in 1972.
* Music/NeilYoung. Debuted in 1968. Released his greatest chart hits in this decade.
* Music/FrankZappa. Recording career had started in 1966. Solo career took off in this decade, with two of his most successful albums released in 1979.
** ''Film/TwoHundredMotels''. Released in 1971.
** ''Music/JoesGarage''. Released in 1979.
* Music/WarrenZevon. His [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]] major label debut was released in 1976.
* Music/ZZTop. Debut album released in 1971.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music genres]]
* {{Disco}}
* GlamRock. Musical style hugely popular in the UK in the 1970s.
* PunkRock
* HeavyMetal was invented in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}''. Started in October, 1970.
* ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead''. First appeared in March, 1971.
* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean''. Started in March, 1972.
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' . Started in February, 1973.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}''. Started in September, 1973.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}''. Started in November, 1976.
* ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell''. Started in 1977.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}''. Started in 1977.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''. Started in June, 1978.
* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse''. Started in September, 1979.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/AirborneAvenger'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/TheAtarians'', 1976.
* ''[[Pinball/CaptainFantastic Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy]]'', 1976. Based on Music/EltonJohn's album and the movie ''Music/{{Tommy}}''.
* ''Pinball/EightBall'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/ElDorado'', 1975.
* ''Pinball/EvelKnievel'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/{{Fireball}}'', 1971.
* ''Pinball/{{Flash}}'', 1979
* ''Pinball/{{Genie}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/HarlemGlobetrottersOnTour'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Hercules}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{KISS}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/MataHari'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/{{Meteor}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/{{Paragon}}'', 1979.
* ''[[Pinball/PlayboyBally Playboy]]'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/{{Sinbad}}'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/SpaceInvaders'', 1979. Based on the hit video game (sorta).
* ''Pinball/SpaceRiders'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/SpiritOf76'', 1976, appropriately enough.
* ''Pinball/StarTrekBally'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/StellarWars'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Superman}}'', 1979.
* ''[[Pinball/{{Wizard}} Wizard!]]'', 1975
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher
* Wrestling/ChrisAdams. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/GeneralSkandorAkbar. Debuted in the 1960s, became a manager in Texas in 1977.
* Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano. Started his managing career in 1970.
* Wrestling/AndreTheGiant. Debuted in the 1960s, but made his Japan debut in 1970 and started with [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] and Wrestling/{{WWE}} in this decade.
* Wrestling/BobBacklund. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/PaulBearer. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/FreddieBlassie. Started his managerial career in this decade.
* Wrestling/BoboBrazil
* Wrestling/BruiserBrody . Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/HaystacksCalhoun
* [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Allen Coage[=/=]Bad News Allen[=/=]Bad News Brown]]. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/TheCrusher
* [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase Ted [=DiBiase=]]]. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/DickTheBruiser
* Wrestling/DynamiteKid. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/JackieFargo
* [[Wrestling/EdFarhat Ed "The Sheik" Farhat]].
* Wrestling/PamperoFirpo
* Wrestling/RicFlair. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/TerryFunk. Debuted in 1965, became one of the top wrestlers in the world in the 1970s.
* [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Giant Haystacks[=/=]Loch Ness]]
* [[Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham "Superstar" Billy Graham]]. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/EddieGraham.
* Wrestling/StanHansen. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/JimmyHart. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/BobbyHeenan. A top manager for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation throughout the 1970s.
* Wrestling/HulkHogan. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/SirOliverHumperdink. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/KingCurtisIaukea
* Wrestling/TheIronSheik. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/JunkyardDog. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/{{Kamala}}. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/KillerKhan. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/IvanKoloff
* Wrestling/JerryLawler. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/MarkLewin
* Wrestling/RickMartel. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/{{Chief Wahoo McDaniel}}
* Wrestling/{{Vince McMahon}}. Debuted in 1969, took on lead announcer role in 1971.
* Wrestling/{{Meng}}. Started as Prince Tonga in 1978.
* [[Wrestling/MissingLink The Missing Link]].
* Wrestling/MrFuji
* Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon
* Wrestling/PedroMorales
* Wrestling/DonMuraco. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/TheOneManGang. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/KenPatera. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/RoddyPiper. Debuted in 1969, first made his name in the Mid-Atlantic and Los Angeles territories in the 1970s.
* Wrestling/HarleyRace
* Wrestling/DustyRhodes
* Wrestling/JakeRoberts. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/AntoninoRocca
* [[Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose "Playboy" Buddy Rose]]. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/JimRoss. Debuted as a referee in 1974.
* Wrestling/TitoSantana. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/RandySavage. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/LarrySharpe. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/IronMikeSharpe. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/SgtSlaughter. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/JimmySnuka. Debuted in 1969.
* Wrestling/GordonSolie
* Wrestling/RickySteamboat. Debuted in 1976.
* Wrestling/GeorgeSteele
* Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet
* Wrestling/BigJohnStudd. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/KevinSullivan. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/GenichiroTenryu. Debuted in 1976.
* Wrestling/LouThesz. His last decade as a regular competitor.
* Wrestling/JumboTsuruta. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/GregValentine. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/JesseVentura. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff
* Wrestling/KokoBWare. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/AntonioInoki. Became popular in the 1970s.
* Wrestling/TheBlackjacks. Team formed in 1973.
* Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos
* Wrestling/TheSheepherders.
* Wrestling/VonErichFamily. Kerry, Kevin and David all debuted during this decade.
* Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling. Established in 1972.
* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. Established in 1972.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Radio/CarTalk''. Began on local UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} radio in 1977.
* ''Radio/CBSRadioMysteryTheater''. Began in 1974.
* ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce''. Began in 1973.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (1974)
* ''TabletopGame/TheFantasyTrip'' (1977)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/AccidentalDeathOfAnAnarchist''
* ''Theatre/TheWiz''
* ''{{Theatre/Company}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Ride/ActionPark opened in 1978.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toys]]
* Franchise/{{Micronauts}}. Toyline launched in 1976.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/MainframeAir Air]]''
* ''VideoGame/AirSeaBattle''
* ''VideoGame/AntiAircraft''
* ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}''
* ''VideoGame/AtariBasketball''
* ''VideoGame/{{Avatar}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Blockade}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Breakout}}''
* ''VideoGame/ColossalCave''
* ''VideoGame/{{Combat}}''
* ''VideoGame/ComputerSpace''
* ''VideoGame/AtariCopsNRobbers''
* ''VideoGame/CrashNScore''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dnd}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dungeon}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gotcha}}''
* ''VideoGame/GranTrak10''
* ''VideoGame/HiWay''
* ''VideoGame/HuntTheWumpus''
* ''[[VideoGame/Atari2600Indy500 Indy 500]]'' (Atari 2600)
* ''VideoGame/JetFighter''
* ''VideoGame/LunarLander''
* ''VideoGame/MazeWar''
* ''VideoGame/MultiUserDungeon''
* ''VideoGame/NightDriver''
* ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail''
* ''VideoGame/{{Panther}}''
* ''VideoGame/PLATOEmpire''
* ''VideoGame/PLATOMoria''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pursuit}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Quadrapong}}''
* ''VideoGame/AtariQwak1974''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rebound}}''
* ''VideoGame/SharkJaws''
* ''VideoGame/{{Snake}}''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceRace''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spasim}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Sprint 2}}''
* ''VideoGame/StarRaiders''
* ''VideoGame/{{Starship 1}}''
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame''
* ''VideoGame/{{Steeplechase}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/Atari2600Superman Superman]]'' ({{Atari 2600}})
* ''VideoGame/{{Tank}}''
* ''VideoGame/TouchMe''
* ''VideoGame/VideoPinball''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''
* ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesTVFunnies''
* ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' (Australian cartoon shown on U.S. network TV)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBradyKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBugsBunnyRoadRunnerShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels''
* ''WesternAnimation/CBBears''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChapiChapo''
* ''WesternAnimation/ChorltonAndTheWheelies''
* ''WesternAnimation/ClueClub''
* ''WesternAnimation/ACosmicChristmas''
* ''WesternAnimation/DoctorSnuggles''
* ''WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fangface}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch''
* ''WesternAnimation/HereComesPeterCottontail''
* ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHoundcats''
* ''WesternAnimation/InchHighPrivateEye''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJackson5ive''
* ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle''
* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''
* ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats''
* ''WesternAnimation/LaffALympics''
* ''LooneyTunesInTheSeventiesAndOnward''
* ''WesternAnimation/MissionMagic''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman''
* ''[[Series/GilligansIsland The New Adventures of Gilligan]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMisadventuresOfIchabodCrane''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheOddballCouple''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Paddington}}'''
* ''[[ThePartridgeFamily Partridge Family 2200 A.D.]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays''
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies''
* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
** ''WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies'' (1972-1974, CBS)
** ''The Scooby-Doo Show'' (1976-1979, ABC)
*** ''The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Show'' (1976-1977, ABC)
*** ''[[WesternAnimation/LaffALympics Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics]]'' (1977-1979, ABC; renamed ''Scooby's All-Stars'' in second season)
** ''Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo'' (1979-1980, ABC)
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceSentinels''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy''
* ''WesternAnimation/SportBilly''
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperGlobetrotters''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheseAreTheDays''
* ''WesternAnimation/UncleCrocsBlock''
* ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome''
* ''WesternAnimation/WheelieAndTheChopperBunch''
* ''WesternAnimation/WheresHuddles''
* ''ComicBook/WonderTwins''
* ''WesternAnimation/YogisSpaceRace''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Companies]]
* Creator/ChuckECheese
* Apple Computer got its start during this time too, although it wouldn't be a serious competitor to IBM until the mid-'80s.
* Nike adopted its iconic "swoosh" logo in the closing years of the decade.
* UsefulNotes/McDonalds brought fast food to the masses, introducing breakfast items on its menu for the first time and opening its first foreign restaurants (first [=McDonald's=] in Great Britain in 1974). The Big Mac hamburger (introduced in 1968) first became popular at this time. Ronald [=McDonald=] (who had gotten a classy makeover in 1967 with the now-familiar yellow jumpsuit and striped socks) was joined in [=McDonaldland=] by his friends Birdie, the Hamburglar, the Grimace (originally an octopus-like creature who loved milkshakes) and the Fry Kids. Mayor [=McCheese=] is a relic of this era, nowadays only turning up in parodies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comedy]]
* The Firesign Theatre
** ''AudioPlay/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus'' (1971)
[[/folder]]

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