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The 1970s

Bubbling Up In The Hot '70s: Jacuzzis, The Untold Story

February 16, 2019

Turn the lights down low and fire up the jets -- it's Jacuzzi time in the '70s. Jacuzzis and hot tubs proliferated in the decade of disco, with these relaxing a...

LEGOs Came To The US In The '70s And Still Rule Our Liv...

February 8, 2019

The LEGO System -- or as most call them, LEGOs -- came to America in the 1970s but has been around in one form or another for over 60 years. And with the rel...

How Ted Bundy Invented Reality TV In The 1970s

January 28, 2019

Ted Bundy's image on a television screen on the lawn of the Florida State Prison. | Location: Starke, Florida, USA. Source: Getty/Bettmann In 1979 and 1980, a nation sat ...

What’s Love Got To Do With Tina Turner

December 16, 2018

The smashing Tina Turner grabbed the music world by storm, bringing more than just music to her fans. Her performances have always been high-energy entertainment. Worth arou...

Some Of The BEST Songs Of The Groovy '70s

December 14, 2018

George Harrison English singer-songwriter, guitarist and former Beatle, George Harrison (1943 - 2001), Cannes, France, 30th January 1976. Harrison is in Cannes for the Midem mus...

“The Giving Tree” Author Also Wrote the Novelty Song “C...

December 13, 2018

Photo of Shel Silverstein, 1968 (Photo by Alice Ochs/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Today, we remember the American writer Shel Silverstein more fo...

Groovy Magician Doug Henning

December 11, 2018

In the 1970's, the world of magic was dominated by two people, the dashing and debonair David Copperfield, and the groovy, hippie Doug Henning. Although Copperfield would pull off some of...

Who Dreamed Up the Crazy Premise of “My Mother The Car”...

December 8, 2018

There have been plenty of terrible sitcom ideas in the history of television, but the short-lived series, My Mother The Car, was perhaps the wackiest. As...

Groovy Prom Songs From The ‘60s And ‘70s

December 7, 2018

High school proms are and have been an exciting American tradition for many high school students. Typically, proms are exclusively for upper class-men and have historicall...

The UFO Craze Of The '60s and '70s

November 30, 2018

UFOs sightings happen fairly frequently (at least according to UFO sighting witnesses), but in the 1960s and '70s, alien crafts were spotted almost every week throughout America and the...

Groovy Nuances From The Modern ‘70s Home

November 30, 2018

Cake Making - A woman baking cakes in a fitted kitchen, circa 1975. (Photo by f8 Imaging/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) For many Americans owning a home is all part of the Amer...

Elvis Presley’s Favorite Songs …They May Not Be What Yo...

November 28, 2018

'Elvis' - The Comeback TV Special BURBANK, CA - JUNE 27: Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. ...

Groovy, Sexy Waterbeds

November 27, 2018

Model lying atop the 'Pleasure Island' waterbed in 1971 designed by Aaron Donner. (Photo by Heinz Kluetmeier/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) Throughout the 1970s, many swinging singles ...

“Tequila Sunrise” … By The Eagles

November 25, 2018

Tequila Sunrise CocktailIt is probably safe to say that most of the adult, civilized world recognizes “tequila sunrise” as an alcoholic beverage. The ingredients in a tequila s...

Christmas Episodes From The Groovy Era

November 23, 2018

With Christmas music starting the day after Halloween and retail giants having their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, it can be quite easy to become overwhelmed by the ma...

Love Is The Foundation: Conway and Loretta

November 21, 2018

1977 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - Airdate: January 31, 1977. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) A Country Music Legend: an electric connection that worked when the...

Remember “The Day of the Dolphin”?

November 20, 2018

Swimming with Dolphins (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images) In 1973, George C. Scott starred in The Day of the Dolphin, a film about the intelligence of dolphins and ho...

Catchphrases From Old Familiar Shows

November 17, 2018

TV actress Audrey Meadows and Jackie Gleason during rehearsal for The Honeymooners. (Photo by Leonard Mccombe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) A lot of the old shows we alw...

Lieutenant Uhura: Star Trek’s Most Groundbreaking Chara...

November 15, 2018

When the hit television series, Star Trek, first aired in 1966, it created quite a stir. The show followed a diverse crew of a starship, the USS Enterprise...

The Groovy Era Launched Penny Marshall to Stardom

November 13, 2018

Penny Marshall became a household name after staring in the sitcom, Laverne and Shirley, in the mid-seventies. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) The d...

Motorcycles From The Groovy '70s

November 9, 2018

1970 Harley Davidson Electra-GlideThe 1970s was a decade that had a little bit of everything. There was the epic energy crisis that left everyone waiting in long lines to buy gasoline...

Beanbag Chairs Were Legit Furniture In The Groovy Era!

November 7, 2018

Beanbag Chairs! When we think of furniture from the groovy era, beanbag chairs immediately come to mind. These casual furniture icons came on the scene in the la...

Remember Romper Room?

November 6, 2018

Hostess Susan Gifford of the TV show 'Romper Room' instructing the children. (Photo by Carl Iwasaki/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images) If you are a child of the sixties or seventies, you pr...

Retro Fragrances From The Groovy Era

November 4, 2018

The '60s and '70s were some really wild and crazy years. Social norms and behaviors were changing and so was fashion. As popular as fashion always was and continues to be, the out...

Conspiracy Theories of the '60s and '70s

November 3, 2018

In his 1997 movie, Conspiracy Theory, Mel Gibson played a conspiracy theorist whose life becomes endangered when one of his theories turns out to be true. But conspiracy th...

If You Were Born In The GROOVY Era Then You Will Rememb...

November 1, 2018

Diverse First Grade Classroom ST. LOUIS-03/17/67- A junior United Nations is present in the classes of Frazier School, Brentwood, Mo. where seventeen countries ...

Remember These Freebies From The Groovy Era? Definitely...

October 29, 2018

The '60s and '70s weren’t called the groovy era for nothing! Although it is an era remembered for being a time of social unrest in the United States, there w...

Remember New Math? The "New Math" Phenomenon Explained!

October 26, 2018

High School students in the 1970s working on an algebra problem. (Photo by Boris Spremo/Toronto Star via Getty Images) When the Russians launched Sputnik into or...

Groovy First Daughters Of The Sixties And Seventies

October 23, 2018

Growing up with famous parents can be challenging, but if your dad is the President of the United States, that makes it even more difficult. Sure, the White House m...

Common Practices From the Groovy Era That Would NEVER “...

October 22, 2018

According to American society’s standards of today, if you were born during or before the groovy era, you just might be lucky to be alive! The rite of pas...

Denise Nickerson…More Than Just a Character in the Groo...

October 21, 2018

Denise Nickerson as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.Like so many other child actors, Denise Nickerson was initially on the fast t...

Remember These Chick Flicks Of The 1970s?

October 18, 2018

American actors Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw in a promotional still for 'Love Story', directed by Arthur Hiller, 1970. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) Amid the...

Game Shows From the Early '60s and '70s

October 17, 2018

From the very beginning of television, game shows came out as popular entertainment. Contestants would jump at the chance to be on them for a chance to win valuable prizes a...

Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” is Arguably one of the Groov...

October 16, 2018

Portrait CIRCA 1969: Rock singer Rod Stewart poses for a portrait in circa 1969. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) As many songs do, Rod Ste...

Scary, Spooky Songs Of The Sixties And Seventies

October 15, 2018

American actor Gene Wilder stars as the grandson of the original Frankenstein in the Mel Brooks film 'Young Frankenstein', 1974. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Archive Photos...

Bubblegum Pop Music From The Groovy Era

October 12, 2018

Bubblegum pop music wasn’t just a genre of music produced by well-known artists and groups like The Monkees.  Many of the artists and groups known for producing bubblegum pop m...

Remember These Shampoo Brands of the 1970s?

October 11, 2018

Farrah Fawcett’s famous hair made her a natural for promoting her own brand of shampoo in the 1970s, Farrah Fawcett Shampoo. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)...

The 1970s were for Candy-Lovers: Ten Sweet Candies Intr...

October 9, 2018

June 10, 2004 in Fairfield, California. The late former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was known for his fondness for jelly beans during his political career and ...

Joe Walsh: More Than Just A Member Of The Eagles

October 8, 2018

Joe Walsh of the Eagles at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, August 19, 1978. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) No doubt that you know Joe Walsh was known for being...

Lee Majors: Pop Culture Icon

September 26, 2018

American actor, Lee Majors, was and is a part of our American entertainment history. His story is somewhat unconventional. He lost both of his parents in separate accidents as an infant. ...

Farrah Fawcett TV Commercials – “If You’ve Got It, Flau...

September 21, 2018

Farrah Fawcett American actress Farrah Fawcett (1947 - 2009), USA, 4th May 1970. (Photo by Harry Benson/Daily Express/Getty Images) Hopefully, you weren...

Song Lyrics That Exemplify The 1970s

September 20, 2018

Ray Davies, Mick Avory and Dave Davies of The Kinks, sing about gender fluidity in 1970s (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage) Artists, musicians, and songwriters often use their musi...

The Mark Spitz You Don’t Know

September 16, 2018

Before Michael Phelps became America’s best-known swimmer, there was Mark Spitz. A nine-time Olympic champion and world record holder, Spitz gained international fame when he won seven...

What You Didn’t Know About Michael Martin Murphey’s “Wi...

September 11, 2018

In 1975, singer and songwriter, Michael Martin Murphey released his biggest chart-topping hit, “Wildfire,” a haunting folk ballad that had fans calling...

Sissy Spacek As “Carrie”

September 4, 2018

American actress Sissy Spacek as the telekinetic protagonist of the horror film 'Carrie', 1976. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images) The epic movie, Carrie, was considered to b...

Legionnaires’ Disease Caused Widespread Panic

August 30, 2018

In the summer of 1976, amid news coverage of America’s Bicentennial celebrations, headlines across the country announced that a mysterious illness has swept through an ...

Dungeons and Dragons And The Rise Of Role-Playing Games

August 28, 2018

Books, die, figurines from Dungeons and Dragons to go with story on the game's creator, Gary Gygax (Photo by Simon Hayter/Toronto Star via Getty Images) In 1974,...

Clogs: The Seventies Footwear Trend Was A Scandinavian ...

August 23, 2018

English actress and model Caroline Munro with fashion models Nikki Ross and Lula wearing smock style tunics, 13th February 1972. (Photo by McKeown/Daily Express...

John Denver: Down To Earth Country Boy

August 20, 2018

CIRCA 1970: Photo of John Denver Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images The legendary name, John Denver, is unarguably well-known worldwide. Likewise, is his face. His ico...

Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Eight Facts You Never Knew Abou...

August 16, 2018

In a departure from the traditional family structure represented on other TV shows, ABC debuted a new television series in 1969 about a blended family called...

What Ever Happened To Seals And Crofts?

August 13, 2018

Seals and Crofts American soft rock duo Seals and Crofts performing, 30th April 1975. They are Dash Crofts (left) and Jim Seals. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images) Jim Seal...

New 1973 Soap Opera Targeted The Young And Restless TV ...

August 9, 2018

The soap opera was a fast-growing television genre in the 1960s and 1970s and viewers, mostly housewives, were glued to their TV sets in the afternoons to wa...

How To Identify A Groovy Stoner From Back In The Day

August 3, 2018

Woman Smoking Marijuana A hippie woman lights up a marijuana joint in Golden Gate Park. (Photo by © Ted Streshinsky/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) The countercultu...

Top Jobs In The 1970s: Working 9 To 5

August 2, 2018

Pictured: (l-r) Dena Dietrich as Wife, Doris Roberts as Waitress, James Coco as Husband in 'The Greasy Diner' -- (Photo by: Art Selby & Al Levine/Getty Images) Although unemployme...

Lynda Carter: Wonder Woman Then and Now

August 1, 2018

Lynda Carter Portrait Session LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1985: Actress Lynda Carter poses for a portrait circa 1985 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images) It...

The Great Barbi Benton Through Pictures Then and Now

July 31, 2018

Actress Barbi Benton poses for a portrait session at home in circa 1979 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maureen Donaldson/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) ...

Jim Croce – What Could Have Been?

July 27, 2018

Photo of Jim CROCE UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Jim CROCE; performing live onstage (Photo by Charlie Gillett/Redferns) Jim Croce was a young musician trying to make his way ba...

The Story Behind Angie By The Rolling Stones

July 24, 2018

Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Kieth Richards from The Rolling Stones perform live on stage at Twickenham Stadium on June 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Ball/WireIm...

Shirley Temple’s Greatest Role Was Talking About Her Br...

July 12, 2018

As a child star in the 1930s and 1940s, Shirley Temple Black was known for playing outspoken, brave, feisty characters. From “Heidi” and “The Little Prince...

Convoys, CBs, and Trucker Culture: Seventies Novelty So...

July 10, 2018

American singer-songwriter C.W. McCall released a novelty song called “Convoy” in 1976. This song, with its catchy tune and liberal used of trucker lingo, wa...

The Story Of 'Mercedes Benz,' Janis Joplin’s Final Reco...

July 9, 2018

The soulful classic rock singer Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" is one of her most affecting songs, and it also happens to be the last recording she made be...

Crazy (Ugly) Linoleum Kitchen Floors in the '70s

July 5, 2018

DIFF'RENT STROKES cast stand in the family's kitchen. Note the ugly linoleum flooring! (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Remember the linoleum flooring th...

Killer Bees: 1970s Fear-Mongering or Legitimate Threat?

July 3, 2018

A Colony Of Honey Bees Pictures In Piru, California March 27, 1999. Africanized Colonies Have Been Found As Far North As Ventura County. The Queen Is The Larger Be...

Music GREAT, Bob Seger!

July 2, 2018

Bob Seger On Stage Musician Bob Seger performs, Michigan, July 2, 1977. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images) Bob Seger is one of those musicians that has stood the test of time. He has been ente...

Like A 'Rhinestone Cowboy:' Glen Campbell's Life In One...

June 30, 2018

Singer Glen Campbell performs onstage in July 1974. (Photo by (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Getty Images) The late Glen Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy," relea...

Dodge Rolled Out These Game Changing Models in 1970

June 27, 2018

Dodge Coronet Hemi RT 1970 Dodge Coronet Hemi RT 1970. By Simon Clay. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images) Dodge is one of those all-time fa...

Yeah, People Really Celebrated Their Independence In Th...

June 26, 2018

Characters from Season 12 of the daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives, celebrating the 4th of July. (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) ...

Groovy Posters From The Glorious '60s And '70s

June 19, 2018

Nearly every teen bedroom in the 1960s and 1970s had posters covering all the walls. Teens created shrines to their favorite hot celebrity, favorite band, and even favor...

The Charm and Art of Macramé… Was It Just For Hippies?

June 15, 2018

Macramé is described and defined as a succession of weaving and knotting used to make something. Years ago, it was associated with the groovy countercultu...

Statue of Liberty photos from the '70s

June 11, 2018

Statue Of Liberty/Statue of Liberty with the sunset in the background The Statue of Liberty, also well known as Lady Liberty, is a representation of the Great American Melting Po...

Incredible Engagement Photos From The '70s

June 8, 2018

Happy couples in the 1970s were eager to share the news of their upcoming nuptials with family, friends, and neighbors. Typically during the seventies, engagements were anno...

Totally Awkward Family Photos from the '70s

June 4, 2018

1970’s MOTHER FATHER AND SONS BY CHRISTMAS TREE (photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/GettyImages) What in the world were we thinking? The '70s was a time of pushing ...

Rare Walmart Photos From The 70s

May 30, 2018

No one could have envisioned how much Walmart stores have changed since the 1970s, not even the store’s famous founder, Sam Walton. The growth of the mega-chain was spurred on by Walt...

Scary Crime Scene Photos from the 70s

May 29, 2018

For some reasons, people are drawn and seem to gawk at dramatic, unpleasant and often gruesome sights; similar to the proverbial train wreck. Otherwise, why would police need to...

Rare Photos of Hotty Suzanne Somers From The 70s

May 25, 2018

Actress Suzanne Somers poses for a portrait in 1982 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images) Blonde, fit, and with a big, sexy smile, Suzanne S...

Famous Dogs of the 1960s and 1970s

May 23, 2018

During the 1960s and 1970s, numerous dogs proved that they are man’s best friend through their heroic deeds, by servicing as goodwill ambassadors, or by simply entertaining us. Thes...

Do You Remember Tang? The Groovy Drink Mix Of The Ameri...

May 22, 2018

American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin E. Aldrin Jr) set up an American flag on the surface of the moon during NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mi...

The Charm of the 1970s Roller Rink

May 18, 2018

Oh, how much fun it would be to travel back in time to the 70’s. The counterculture was an unsettling time in the United States for many reasons. There were many social, moral, ec...

The Sexy Susan Sarandon was on top of the World in the ...

May 16, 2018

Susan Sarandon was one of those beautiful starlets we couldn’t get enough of. She dominated the big screen with her beauty, brains and seamless acting abilit...

The Most Perfect Costumes For Your Next 70s Party!

May 10, 2018

Deciding on your perfect 70s costumeNo doubt, the 1970s were a decade filled with some wild and crazy fashions. Costumes from the 70s run the gamut from tit-dye and ...