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Ok I was born five years after the decade ended, but I am totally in love with the 70s anyway. Awesomely funky fashion, music, movies and more. Just watch old reruns of Soul Train and tell me it wasn't an awesome decade!
There was a lot of good funk and reggae made in this period, definitely.
I was seven when this decade ended, so this is the time of my early childhood. What I miss from this decade is my father trying really hard to look like Lennon. The world seemed rather sunny at this time; I was a fairly happy child in the 70s. Time on the beach. Icecream. Treehouses. Exploring. The fascination of the natural world.
Pretty much the same for me as I was five when the 70s ended - it's more nostalgia for my childhood than for the period. Looking back on it historically, there was some fantastic music and (for the UK)some of the hottest summers recorded to date. The political/economic background was pretty dire though. I wouldn't want that back (although some would say it is, up to a point).
Yes, I remember those drought years. Damn! And the Queen's Silver Jubilee, for which I mostly remember the village having a big party on the village green with rides and us kids getting to ride around pulled by a tractor.
Too young to have been there. But, as others have said, I like a lot of the music.
This. Pretty much everything I listen to was made by people who are either dead or really old. And that song is awesome.
What drunk himself said.
*listens to both living and dead artists*
Of course, I listen to the living as well.
I was born in 1977, so I barely even remember the 70s. Some of the first songs and TV shows I remember seeing and hearing were sometime in 1979 or 1980, I think.
Was just watching the famous clip of Oscar and Felix on the game show Password, and i'd totally embed it if I wasn't on my iPod. Goddamn what a Crowning Moment Of Funny.
I miss that show, and all the other 70s sitcoms on Nick at Nite. The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Taxi, aforementioned The Odd Couple, The Bob Newhart Show- what a great time for sitcoms!
Forgot Fawlty Towers. To me, it was funnier than Monty Python. -dodges bullet-
@Juan - I agree on Fawlty Towers. I have to admit I find some of the Python series just too silly to be funny. The films are better.
Bob Newhart was interviewed on BBC radio this morning about his live comedy album. It sounded hilarious from the clips. I'd hardly heard of him before.
edited 19th Mar '11 12:44:31 PM by Captainbrass
I have many fond memories of watching Python with friends in high school, I almost don't want to watch them now out of the fear I won't find them as funny as I used to.
Bob Newhart is just wonderful. I tend to laugh my ass off the more deadpan the delivery is.
I was a baby when it ended. I spent most of my time pooping in my diaper and sleeping.
So much classic TV from the 70s: Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-O, Alias Smith and Jones, Tom Baker as the Doctor (which I saw in the 80s)....
See? I told you I didn’t just hallucinate that whole “Amayzing” thing!
And of course I had to look up Murder at the Mardi Gras on IMDB. Good God, but this is 70s Second Banana Heaven! Didi Conn (Grease), David Groh (Rhoda), Barbi Benton (as herself!), Wolfman Jack, Bill Daily (The Bob Newhart Show), Harry Morgan (M*A*S*H), Ron Silver (Rhoda, again!), David Wayne (Ellery Queen) and Joyce Van Patten (bit parts in almost every TV series known to man in the 60s and 70s!)!
edited 22nd Jun '11 11:10:14 PM by Bananaquit
The '70s was the other decade of Classic Rock.
Especially since three of my favorite bands had their heyday then. Led Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purple...
I too was born too late, but I was hit by the nostalgia factor of my family, leading me to like a lot of music from that time. Then when we got cable, the Série Club channel and some others aired a lot of older shows like The Wild Wild West (including B&W episodes), Hawaii Five O, Batman, and much, much more.
...Shows whose Theme Tune I already liked thanks to these two CDs.
edited 4th Aug '11 5:27:56 AM by Medinoc
It's a little hard to be nostalgic: the '70s could be a godawful time to be a kid.
Try to imagine being 10 years old, and getting dressed in bellbottoms and a flower-patterned shirt with ginormous collar peaks. Imagine not knowing about changing dress fashions, and worrying that you, and people around you, will be dressing this way FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. Through TV, it was still possible to get a glimpse of what American life was like not long ago. For a child, it was hard to avoid the impression that, culturally and politically, human civilization had undergone some kind of massive crippling stroke—that in certain important senses, the world had ended shortly before you were even born. Watergate and the Iranian hostages bookended the '70s political scene.
Nearly all the enjoyable things about the 1970s—SNL, Led Zeppelin, the sexual revolution—were the sort of things you had to wait for high school to get the benefit of. (Psych! by the time you reached high school, SNL was in the Joe Piscopo years, Zeppelin had broken up, and AIDS had been discovered.) Sigh ... at least the Gong Show was going strong. And the Rockford Files theme KICKED ASS.
edited 28th Dec '11 12:31:30 PM by Jhimmibhob
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