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memories of the ’70s – Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

The beginning of the 1970s kicked off in the right direction for this well-known band with its tenth studio album Exile on Main Street. The Rolling Stones recorded the album at Keith Richards’ rental home in France called Villa Nellcote, … 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 ’80s – Lean on Me by Club Nouveau

The late 1980s brought a few gems from the past back into vogue – like the classic song Lean on Me by Club Nouveau. Written by Bill Withers, Lean on Me was released by the singer/songwriter as the first single … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Starman by David Bowie

For fans of David Bowie, 1972 was a memorable year for the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and its first single: Starman. Recorded in 1971, the album was almost finished when … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Watership Down by Richard Adams

In the early 1970s, a fantasy novel about the life of rabbits in England became a bestseller on the literary lists: Watership Down by Richard Adams. Inspired by his home in Hampshire, England and the writings of British naturalist Ronald … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – album design

This decade’s distinctive style came from many creative minds;¬†for several bands, their album design and image was¬†created by a Japanese artist: Tadanori Yokoo. (Above – Emerson Lake and Palmer 1972) His unique use of photo collage style to create a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Romper Room

For kids in Canada in the 1970s, they soon woke up to their own show – starring Miss Fran on Romper Room. Created in the United States in 1953, the show’s focus on preschoolers, those who were five and younger, … Continue reading

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