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memories of the ’70s – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The first novel published by Toni Morrison, this tale of children dealing with racism, incest and violence is one that has become noted as one of the top 10 most frequently challenged books. The Bluest Eye focused on three little … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Bill Murray & SNL

In 1977, Saturday Night Live’s second season on NBC was Bill Murray’s first and he started a three year stint of creating some memorable characters. One of the favourite recurring characters of Saturday Night Live’s late ’70s era with Murray … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tony Orlando and Dawn

From a solo artist, to becoming a group act to starring in their own variety show, Tony Orlando and Dawn were an essential part of the sounds of the 1970s. Orlando had made his name in the 1960s as a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Amazing Kreskin

In the early 1970s, viewers became obsessed with the power of one man’s mind with the debut of George Joseph Kresge, better known as The Amazing Kreskin. From 1970 to 1975, CTV affiliate CJOH started airing The Amazing World Of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Little Big Man

Despite the entrenched view of the cowboy in American culture, in 1970 a satire challenged the stereotype with the film Little Big Man. Based on a humourous novel by Thomas Berger published in 1964, Little Big Man for the big … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mississippi Queen by Mountain

Rocking into the new decade after appearing at Woodstock in 1969, the rock band Mountain created a unique sound that was noted for one instrument. Working on their debut album and the first single,which became their best-known: Mississippi Queen. The lead … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Masterpiece: The Art Auction Game

Board games weren’t just for kids – in 1970, Parker Brothers released a unique game: Masterpiece: The Art Auction Game, designed by Martin Glass. Three to six players compete to bid on paintings and can also trade, build a portfolio … Continue reading

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