Friday, October 28, 2011

The 1970s

TGIF everyone! In this stop in the Decade Spotlight series, we highlight the "decade that taste forgot" the 1970s! Ah yes, the era of leisure suits and peacock fashion for men, hotpants, feathered hair, and platforms for women. The war in Vietnam finally ended, Title IV and Roe Vs. Wade became law, and the feminist movement hit its zenith. Then there was the debacle known as Watergate caused our president to resign for the first time in history. Musically, rock became more divided and bigger, disco and punk hit the airwaves, and Elvis permanently left the building (or did he? Muahahaha!). We also lost three of rock's biggest stars when Jimmi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison checked out way too soon. This is the decade that brought us something that would change our lives forever as Bill Gates brought us Microsoft and the now late Steve Jobs brought us Apple:

Other things that pop into my head when I think of the '70s? Pet rocks, mood rings, the continuation of lava lamps (hey, I love mine!), roller discos, and, oh yeah, this baby:

Any other thoughts, or stories? Share them below!

Peace and Love '70s Barbie
Celebrate, Disco Doll! Barbie
Celebrate, Disco Doll! Barbie

70s Cher

Kelly as Charlie's Angels

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