Monday, April 3, 2017

The 70s


Three Little Girls Who Went to the Police Academy / 1976 / WikiCommons


In the 70's, there was "jiggle TV" (Charlie's Angels),  crime dramas and science fiction. 

There was also a variety of popular music - hard rock, soft rock, southern rock, punk rock, glam rock, disco (could not embrace that one).

In 1971, I fell in love with a band (yes, the entire band) called the Eagles.   When their music played on the radio, the world stopped for me.  Though they were a few years older than I was, we were part of the same boomer generation.

My favorite song (the one where you roll down all the car windows & put the pedal to the metal) is "Take It Easy."   RIP Glenn Frey.





The band is featured in a two part documentary on Netflix called "The History of the Eagles."  If you're a fan, I would highly recommend it.




26 comments:

  1. Saw Joe Walsh on the ACM Awards show last night - cool..he is one of my faves for all time. (No I don't actually subscribe to Country music, but it caught my eye...I was more into the 'production' with Back Street Boys then anything else.)

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  2. LOVE Joe Walsh! What a character & a phenomenal guitarist. There was SO much music to like in the 70's.

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  3. I absolutely loved the 70's, Chris. Seeing that I was born in 1956, I was a teenager in the 70's, and in my view, this was a fantastic time to be a teen! Lots of fun! Discos, television, everything! I love gameshows and there were quite a few back then, and I am glad to see that they have brought back Match Game. It was one of my favourite shows. Still is. Lots of laughs and sometimes silliness, but all in good fun. Thank you so much for sharing and for bringing great memories back! Hugs to you. :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Yes, there was something for everyone in the 70's. I don't know, maybe it's my age, but that decade just seemed kind of magical & absolutely silly. And we saw the end of the Vietnam war. My cousin came home (in one piece, thank God).
      Thanks for stopping by. Hugs back to you!!

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  4. Love the Eagles, thanks for the heads up on the Netflix program.

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    1. If you love the Eagles, you will LOVE the documentary, Polly.

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  5. I grew up listening to them, more songs I would sing and friends would look at me funny lol

    and jiggle tv is a perfect name for that, also works for a lot of the scifi written not just filmed at the time. I read them because a lot of the time they are classic scifi, but jeeze, a lot of it is full of the sexy stupid women trope.an era full of boobs it seemed :p

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  6. Yes...the Eagles were special for me also. Lyin' Eyes was perfect, Hotel California and yes, Take it easy.
    Will definitely check Netflix. Hope it is streaming

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  7. Yes, the Eagles - such a great band that accompanied me through the youth!
    I still remember how shocked I was last year in January, when Glenn Frey died. But the music is always alive and awakens beautiful memories - that's how you feel!
    Ulrike

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  8. Omigosh!! Charlies Angels!!! I remember watching them at my Grandmas house... you must know that my Grandma wasn't amused about me watching them as a child. ♥ They weren't properly dressed, so she said. Bless her sweet soul.
    Things have sure changed since then.
    xo - Michelle
    P.S. Chris I just love what you wrote on my blog... "that we don't put ourselves in a creative box - that we don't need permission to explore other forms of art.“ Sometimes I just can't put things that I feel into words. May I use your words for a blog post ( I would of course link to your blog ). xo

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  9. lovely post! these three look very cute in their wavy hairdos! In India also, 70's was a musical era that started the 'pop' culture and changed the music scene in Indian movies! an era of transformation in many ways :)

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    1. Thanks, Ankita. Yes, when I look back over the decades, it really was an era of transformation.

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  10. Just love these posts Chris. Something for everyone and so full of memories.

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  11. Ah Chris - thanks for taking me down memory lane. Didn't us boomers have the best musicians of all times. Even the younger generation appreciates our music. Now I am going to say bye and go here those Eagles Hugs!

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    1. I think we did have the best musicians!! Thanks, Debbie.

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  12. Incredible how 'Take it Easy' just throws you back in time and makes you remember those days. And Charlies Angels..my heroines in that period , thank you for this lovely post.

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    1. Thank you, Jane. Wouldn't it be fun to step into a time machine and head back for a day?

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  13. YES!!! The Eagles! I loved them. Peaceful, Easy Feeling... I was so sad when Glenn Frey died. I couldn't believe it. I agree with everyone who posted about the music of the 70s. A lot of great music came out of that decade. Chris, I almost said I didn't like disco either, but then I remembered "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" by Tavares. I asked Alexa to play it and I was dancing around in the kitchen:) So I have to say I even like some disco music:)

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    1. Thanks, Candy. The 70s was the favorite decade of my youth. I was shocked when Glenn Frey died, too...
      And disco - well, maybe I like ONE song. (hahaha)

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  14. Love The Eagles! You have brought back memories of going to Uni for the first time... a ferry to the mainland then a drive from Weighmouth to Falmouth listening to The Eagles and Bob Marley (I have eclectic tastes ;o) ) not quite the scale of road trip you have in America but it felt epic when you come from an island nine by five miles as it is about three hours. I really like this series of work and the memories that you share. -best wishes

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  15. Thank you, Lisa. Glad you have nice memories of the 70s.
    I knew you lived near the sea (Seaside Studios), but didn't realize you lived on an island. Nine by five miles - I bet you get to know your neighbors pretty well.

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  16. Loving reading your posts Chris.
    Hotel California is still a great album.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Hotel California is still one of my favorites.

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