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The 1970s, pronounced "the Seventies", was the decade that started on January 1, 1970 and ended on December 31, 1979. It was the eighth decade of the 20th century.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Disco Tasteless music for a tasteless decade
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 The Entire Decade Vietnam, Worst Economy Since The 30s
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1 AGreed with ya, DolFan, and I too am a music historian. -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on October 26, 2015, 11:12 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 You people are obviously judging the decade upon the whole "how good was music, movies, TV, etc." crap. You are not seeing the whole picture. True, life was remarkably easier then, especially compared to today, and the good outweighed the bad...regardless of the truth that: The economy (at the time) was the worst since the 1930s Depression, racial/class tensions (rich/middle class vs poor, majority vs minority), cities falling apart, and so forth. I like the real 1970s, but not everything was lily white and rosy back then. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on December 19, 2013, 9:51 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 The 70s were hit or miss to me hit hot women particularly in the late 70s and it was still okay to look, political correctness hadn't quite set in it was still okay to be a man, you still had cool cars, and in spite of disco you still had some good rock. The miss affirmative action if you were a white man you were hosed, feminism if you were a man in general you were hosed, liberalism you thought it was bad in the 90s the 70s made the 90s look like the 50s, the whole sex drugs and rock and roll culture might have embraced it to a degree if I were in my 20s or 30s back then but as child very confusing. -- Submitted By: (JimPickens) on March 23, 2012, 12:33 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Kingbk, it was actually '74 when music started going downhill, with songs like Cat's In The Cradle, Kung Fu Fighting and The Night Chicago died (all topping the Billboard charts). I'm a rock music historian so I know these things :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on October 25, 2011, 7:41 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
5 The 70s up until about 1975 had great music, some good TV shows and some good movies. It seems though starting with 1975 things took a dip. Recall this was about six months after Richard Nixon's resignation, so I have no idea if these things correlate, but it seems that starting in 1975 music started getting really awful (bland folk, disco, etc.), TV shows started declining in quality, movies just weren't as good as they were earlier in the decade. Then Jimmy Carter was elected, the energy crisis hit, disco almost destroyed rock, and the women's liberation movement went into full barrage. By the time the disco demolition day happened in Chicago, rock was making a comeback with new wave developing into a huge 80s movement, good movies returned to the box office, and the women's lib movement was drowned out by America longing for the return of conservatism. TV shows continued their long drought in quality well into the 80s. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on October 20, 2011, 5:22 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
6 The early 70's seemed to have a lot going for it but somewhere in the middle things began to happen. Disco, bands breaking up and tv shows being canceled and spunoff...The late 70's were like death. -- Submitted By: () on October 16, 2011, 2:50 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
7 I couldn't disagree more with JayD: The '70s were to me the ultimate Vanilla Decade. There were some decent TV shows back then, and of course a number of classic movies, but there was also lots of empty-headed crap on both big screen and small. Pop culture was more vacuous than it had ever been before, and the fads and fashions we so loved back then look pretty childish to me now. And the music, for the most part, was bland and forgettable - until the punk movement came along and things started to get interesting again. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 5, 2011, 3:54 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Frierich...LOL! The bell-bottoms getting caught in the bicycle with the banana seat! Oh, I remember it well. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 7, 2010, 2:52 pm - (5 votes) - Login to Vote
9 All I remember about the 70s is disco and Star Wars figures (born in '73). But that still makes it better than the 80s in my book! Well, the mid to late 80s anyway. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 20, 2010, 8:20 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I suppose I'm so fond of the 70's because I was between the ages of 4 & 14 in that decade. Some of the fondest memories of my life occurred in that decade. No responsibilities, no worries, not a care in the world. The popular music and the TV shows were great! I will say that the only thing that really boned in the 70's (IMO) were 'Elephant Bells'. Those jeans/slacks with the MASSIVE bells at the cuff. Any time I rode my bike (metallic purple with the high handle bars and the 'banana seat' with the 'sissy bar'), I had to roll up one leg of my pants to keep from getting them caught in the chain. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 19, 2010, 10:42 am - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
11 The 1970s had the best of everything: music, TV, and movies. From Abba to ZZ Top, the seventies rocked in more ways than one. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on July 17, 2010, 11:56 pm - (6 votes) - Login to Vote

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