The 1970’s has brought us some of the most memorable icons of pop culture including Farrah Fawcett, the Six Million Dollar Man and Star Wars.
The decade began with the breakup of The Beatles and ended with disco.
In 1977, Donna Summer dominated the airwaves, 8-Track tapes were in style and rotary phones were still in homes. Reggie Jackson helped the New York Yankees become World Series Champions and KISS was the biggest band in the world.
Gene, Paul, Peter and Ace became household names.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane with 10 things you’ll remember if you grew up in the 70s
10. Ben Cooper Costumes
If you grew up in the ’70s, Ben Cooper costumes were synonymous with Halloween. The Batman masks were incredibly popular.
The 1970’s brought us some of the most memorable TV commercials. Who could forget Rosie and the “quicker picker upper” or the sexual undertones of the Charmin commercial.
8 Lava Lamps
Before the internet, kids around the world relied on these groovy things to occupy time. In a new study, 9 out of 10 stoners agree.
7. Paul Lynde
Paul Lynde showcased his comedic skills on the popular game show Hollywood Squares. In 1976, he hosted an all-star TV special called “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special.”
6. Bell Bottom Jeans
Believe it or not, bell-bottom jeans with a high-waisted fit and a solid heel was ’70s fashion. Today, I wouldn’t wear these if my life depended on it.
5. Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn disco. The soundtrack is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time.
4. Charlie’s Angels
Charlie’s Angels enjoyed huge popularity with audiences. Farrah Fawcett once attributed the TV show’s success to this fact: “When the show was number three, I figured it was our acting. When it got to be number one, I decided it could only be because none of us wears a bra.”
3. The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man reminds us why our childhood was awesome. Steve Austin became a pop culture icon of the 1970s and was loved by millions of kids from around the world.
On Friday, June 20th, 1975, a groundbreaking film from a relatively new director named Steven Spielberg was released. ‘JAWS’ took the nation by storm and became the first blockbuster. It also kept audiences out of the water for many years.
1. Star Wars
The first film of the Star Wars saga, A New Hope has continued to delight generations over the years. Its sound and visual effects went beyond what we all thought was possible.
Although the original Star Wars film had been released in May 1977, the toy company Kenner was unprepared for the unprecedented response to the film and the high demand for toys.
They sold an “Early Bird Certificate Package” which included a certificate which could be mailed to Kenner and redeemed for four Star Wars action figures.
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