Tag Archives: 1972

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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memories of the ’70s – Maude

And then there was Maude. A spinoff of 1970s’ All in the Family, Maude Finlay is the cousin of Edith Bunker and her notable appearances from 1971 resulted in her own sitcom, debuting on CBS in 1972. Created by Norman … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Joy of Sex

With the matter of factness of an academic and the influence of a cookbook, British author Dr. Alex Comfort made information very accessible with the publication in 1972 of The Joy of Sex. Modelled on the same layout as The … Continue reading

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