the decade that launched the streaker, the Brady Bunch and the
smiley face -- not
to mention punks, the disco craze, a rising tide of one-hit wonders.And, let's not forget platform shoes and polyester leisure
the 70's really the time that taste forgot?
On the plus side, the 70's also saw the rise of Star Wars, The Godfather movie franchise, and the debut of a newfangled invention, cable TV.
In a follow-up to the more free-wheeling fashion styles of the 60's, leisure suits were a short-lived fad during the 70's decade.
70's shoe styles ranged from the ergonomic Earth Shoe to the high- heeled platform shoe that was marketed to both men and women.
The feathered layered look that was sported by Charlie's Angels TV star Farrah Fawcett created a nationwide craze for "Farrah hair".
70's soft rock came to the fore with popular artists such as Carole King (pictured), James Taylor, Cat Stevens, and The Carpenters.
The disco craze went full throttle with the release of the Saturday Night Fever sound track featuring the Bee Gees hit "Stayin' Alive."
As an allergic reaction to mainstream music, 70's punk rock gave rise to Iggy Pop, (pictured) The Ramones, and The Clash.
All in the Family created a wave of "social consciousness" sitcoms that tackled subjects such as prejudice and women's issues.
The life of an independent career woman was played for laughs on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, spinning off Rhoda and Phyllis.
Following the success of American Bandstand came Soul Train, featuring top black music artists and popular dance moves.
Remembers the 70's!
- A mixture of humor and pride with lists of movies, favorite TV shows, trendy catch phrases, pop chart lists with lyrics and
midi files, and a special look at 70's
1970's - Wikipedia - The decade distilled into events by year, along with fashion and pop culture highlights, photos, related resources.
- Extensive lists of the decade's music, television, movies, fads
and fashions with raves and rants, top ten, trivia quizzes.
Disco Fashion - A tribute to platform shoes, flared trousers,
bell bottoms, the mini and the maxi skirt, and more on the disco
dance craze that inspired them with photo gallery, courtesy of
Fashion Era com.