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memories of the ’70s – A Chorus Line

In the middle of the 1970s, a play took the oldest story of Broadway and made it the show: A Chorus Line. With music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, the musical focused on the 17 dancers chosen … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Real People

At the end of the 1970s, tv talk show, news and reality tv combined in a popular television series called Real People. Debuting in 1979 on NBC TV, the series was the idea of producer George Schlatter, who had previously … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Atari 2600

In 1977, the coveted toy for Santa to bring was The Atari 2600. Early on in the personal gaming universe, it was The Atari 2600 that every kid pleaded Santa and their parents to bring them for Christmas 1977. Debuting … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Led Zeppelin III

The beginning of the decade started with an anticipated album that became one of the best of the year: Led Zeppelin III. The band had solidified their presence in the music scene with their two previous albums and extensive touring, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – James Bond’s nemesis: Francisco Scaramanga

In the 1970s, the James Bond film series had a noted villain who was almost as beloved as the lead: Francisco Scaramanga. Created by Ian Fleming, the character first made his appearance in the book Diamonds are Forever. Scaramanga is … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume

Author Judy Blume put a little of herself in this poignant novel of the mid ’70s: Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself. The story begins with 10 year old Sally, who moves with her brother, parents and Grandmother from New … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Angie by The Rolling Stones

The early 1970s brought a ballad from The Rolling Stones to the top of the charts: Angie. Credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the song was the lead single of their 1973 album Goat’s Head Soup, but consequent articles … Continue reading

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