How 'bout them 70s?

  1. This was the Era that brought us:

    Acute crushes on Donny Osmond, Davy Jones, and David Cassidy.

    Janet Jackson before she had boobs, pierced, naked or otherwise.

    Michael Jackson before his nose fell off, and his skin color faded.

    The Brady Bunch episodes that were new every week. (Remember when they talked about bringing a new baby into the plot line?)

    Tiger Beat and 16 magazine where you could find larger than life pull-out posters and fascinating articles of all those acute crushes and then some! (remember the "Spend The Night With Donny" article?!)

    Dr Scholls wooden sandals that were supposed to be good for you legs.

    The original click clack balls that hung from a string and gave you a head injury if you accidently let the ring slip out of your hand.

    Being totally cool if you had jeans that were covered with patches with really cool sayings like "curves ahead."

    Being cool enough to have a gypsy shag hair cut, or being on the cutting edge and getting a Toni Tennile haircut. (I had both bwahaha!)

    Or how about being cool enough to have elephant leg jeans, or hip hugger jeans? Yes, fashion really comes full circle doesn't it?

    Who could forget hot pants and mini shirts? Or how about those peasant blouses that if you saved them in the back of your closet for long enough, you could wear them later for maternity tops? (had a friend that did that)

    Or how about those schwin bikes with the banana seats? One speed, maybe with a basket but always really cool!

    Oh the memories! How time does fly. Anyone else have any fond memories of those sensational 70s?

    Pam :hatparty:
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   H ynnoD
    I prefered Marie over Donny
  4. by   Tweety
    I preferred Merrill Osmond over Donny.
  5. by   SickleMoon
    The music...

    Grateful Dead...Jim Croce...that cool funk music...Eagles...Aerosmith...Grand Funk Railroad...Creedence Clearwater Revival...even some disco (not all of it!!!) :chuckle . I could go on and on...but my cable company has a 70s music channel and I think I'll turn that on...Keep on truckin', y'all!


    Dakota
  6. by   Nur_1996
    Quote from SickleMoon
    The music...

    Grateful Dead...Jim Croce...that cool funk music...Eagles...Aerosmith...Grand Funk Railroad...Creedence Clearwater Revival...even some disco (not all of it!!!) :chuckle . I could go on and on...but my cable company has a 70s music channel and I think I'll turn that on...Keep on truckin', y'all!


    Dakota
    My husband is still stuck in the 70's, just bought him the "Partridge Family" CD this christmas, he still has the album somewhere.LOL! "I Think I Love YOU"
  7. by   AmyLiz
    The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show on tv. I preferred Parker Stevenson to Shawn Cassidy.

    David Cassidy...*sigh*

    Andy Gibb

    Leif Garrett (I don't know WHAT I was thinking with that one)

    Saturday morning cartoons that were actually GOOD.

    Schoolhouse Rock. Need I say more? I got through high school US Government class thanks to that. How else would I be able to remember the preamble to the constitution? Of course it was pretty funny when the entire class would break into song when we had to recite it.

    Big Wheels

    Donny & Marie. Oh yeah. Donny was hot. Heck, he still is hot. Remember those purple socks? Heheheh!

    Black velvet posters that you could color with pens & then they'd glow under a black light.

    Welcome Back Kotter, Barney Miller, M*A*S*H, All In The Family, The Jeffersons...etc, etc...

    Dynomite!!!! :chuckle

    Ah yes...I remember it well.
  8. by   MrsWampthang
    The Partridge family show.
    When CB radios were all the rage....catch ya on the rebound good buddy!
    (I met my ex thru a friend via a conversation over the CB)
    The first Star Wars movie (saw it 5 times!) Had such a crush on Luke Skywalker!
    Lost In Space.
    Jackson 5 and Osmond Brothers saturday morning cartoons!
    Sonny and Cher together-remember when Chastity was cute?!?
    How about the Defranco family? One hit wonder-Abracadra.
    45s and LP records!
    Black light posters.
    Pet rocks!
    Mood rings (another full circle thing)
    Mork and Mindy
    Happy Days
    Floor length skirts made from blue jeans.
    Picture hats on bridesmaids dyed to match the dresses.
    Gunny Sack dresses. Loved the style, are they still around?
    Platform shoes and sandals.
    Halter tops made from bandanas.
    Wearing bandanas on your head was in fashion.
    Jonathon Livingston Seagull.
    The Exorcist being XXX rated which would not even hardly be R rated today.

    I'll have to think on it to add some more. It was a happenen decade! :hatparty:

    Pam
  9. by   rollingstone
    Johnny Quest, Roller Derby, The Ghoul, Sir Graves Ghastley, Big Time Wrestling, Colombo, Dark Shadows, Night Gallery. And remember when TV stations went off the air at 2:00am after the National Anthem.
  10. by   AmyLiz
    heheh...I remember buying 45's at Kmart. They were $1, so I'd save up my allowance.
  11. by   nursecrickett
    Yup, I remember it well......we have Disco Saturday night on a local radio station here and I LOVE IT!!! How can you help but dance???

    How about dancing the Bump and the Hustle??? Saturday Night Fever!!!

    I LOVED Donny.....heck....only 2 years ago I got to meet him and I melted....how silly is that after all these years....hes still got it....actually getting sexier every year!

    Starsky and Hutch, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett....ah...the good old days when Reality TV wasn't even a glimmer. How many disgusting animal parts can we watch people eat???

    I wish I could live back in the 70s with the knowledge and maturity I have today.....wonder if I'd do things differently.....NOT.....but I wouldn't take them for granted!!

    Happy Reminiscing!
    Crickett
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    Then there was.........

    Annie Green Springs, Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill, and Maui Wowie (and getting drunk/stoned behind the drive-in movie screen)

    Platform shoes (and the poetic justice of seeing a queen b**** cheerleader fall off hers just before Homecoming)

    The Bicentennial......1976 was THE year to graduate from high school!! :hatparty:

    Wearing types of clothing which are banned in schools now: spaghetti straps, bare-midriff tops, bandannas, short shorts, micro-miniskirts, and T-shirts with all kinds of crude images or words on the front (my personal favorite had a cross-eyed duck and the words "Fupped Duck" on it). But you could get suspended for having a water fight on a 100-degree day.

    I did NOT prefer Donny OR Marie. I didn't even like David Cassidy. Instead, I had a crush on a Major League baseball player no one outside of San Diego probably ever heard of.

    Stickers with your name on them, stuck all over your locker, your purse, your notebooks.......only they didn't have stickers with my first name and I had to buy stickers with my middle name, Jean, which only confused people.

    Purple mania........you could buy almost anything in purple, including boots, cars, and houses. Also, lemons were big: there was lemon-scented bubble bath, perfume, room spray, even notebook paper (no, I am not making this up). And one of the most popular stores in town was called the Lemon Frog.

    Granola.

    Earth Day.

    Herbal Essence, Yucca Dew, and Beer on Tap shampoos.

    Jean Nate.

    Earth Shoes.

    President Ford tripping over steps, golf clubs, and air.

    HAVE A NICE DAY.
  13. by   warrior woman
    Sonny and Cher, Laverne and Shirley, Buch Rogers in the 25th Century, The Incredible Hulk, and Wonder Woman! Now THAT was must see TV!!
  14. by   jnette
    Quote from SickleMoon
    The music...

    Grateful Dead...Jim Croce...that cool funk music...Eagles...Aerosmith...Grand Funk Railroad...Creedence Clearwater Revival...even some disco (not all of it!!!) :chuckle . I could go on and on...but my cable company has a 70s music channel and I think I'll turn that on...Keep on truckin', y'all!


    Dakota
    Whooooooooot !!! YES !!! The 70's were, and still are my favorite years of all time...

    Hey, I grew UP in Dr. Scholls... and when I first came to the States back in '69, the American family I was living with had never seen sandals like that, and really thought I was wacko ! They kept making fun of my "wooden shoes"... and where I grew up, they were worn like sneakers are worn here in the US.. I mean, they are THE most common shoe for men, women, and children alike ! So I had been wearing them in the 50's and 60's ... all those years, and never gave them a second thought..'till they freaked out over them !

    I loved (and still do) the gauze type skirts and tops,, the skirts with those ties or strings with the little metal balls at the ends.. and the gauzy tops.. with embroidery, etc... and hey, I see SO MUCH of that again now in the stores.... still my favorites !!!

    And the MUSIC... simply the BEST !!! But never was into Donnie or Marie... NAH !
    Last edit by jnette on Feb 25, '04

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