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memories of the ’70s – Vega$

In the late 1970s, the salacious city of Las Vegas became the setting for the latest private detective drama: Vega$. Created by Michael Mann and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, Vega$ starred Robert Urich as Dan Tanna. As a local … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – King Rocker by Generation X

For the punk crowd, this British band made a quick splash in the late 1970s with this single: King Rocker by Generation X. William Broad, John Towe and Tony James met forming the band Chelsea with John O’Hara, but soon … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Castle by David Macaulay

In the late 1970s, a picture book was given the Caldecott Honor, and created a world within walls in┬áCastle by David Macaulay. The author’s premise was to reveal how a Welsh castle was built during the late 12th century. The … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

In the early 1970s, author Judy Blume kicked off a series that would become a favourite for decades with the novel Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The book introduces two characters: brothers Peter and Farley Hatcher, the latter who … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – (Love is) Thicker than Water by Andy Gibb

The late 1970s brought another Gibb brother into the spotlight with younger brother Andy Gibb and the song (Love is) Thicker than Water. Recorded in 1976, Flowing Rivers was Andy Gibb’s first solo album and the first single was the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Incredible Hulk

In the late 1970s, a comic book star came to the small screen with the debut of The Incredible Hulk. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, The Hulk was developed by Kenneth Johnson for Universal Television, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Gordon’s War

In the early 1970s, a returning soldier finds his war isn’t done in the film Gordon’s War. Directed by Ossie Davis, the film was one of the Blaxploitation movies made in the early 1970s. Written by Howard Friedlander and Ed … Continue reading

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