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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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memories of the ’70s – Silly String

For kids in the mid 1970s, they may have asked for this from Santa, but it depends if you were naughty or nice if you got it: Silly String. An accidental invention by Leonard A. Fish, an inventor and Robert … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bob Newhart Show

A well-known comedian in the 1960s, Bob Newhart took his low-key brand of laughs and created a sitcom for the 1970s: The Bob Newhart Show. Newhart played psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley, with his wife Emily played by Suzanne Pleshette and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Waltons

In the early 1970s, there was one family we spent time with weekly: The Waltons. Based on the book Spencer’s Mountain written by Earl Hamner Jr, the series (also created by Hamner) focused on the life of a rural Virginia … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Madeline Kahn

This funny lady became a star in the 1970s thanks to director Mel Brooks, which made her a household name: Madeline Kahn. Growing up in New York City, Madeline Wolfson went to school on Long Island, studying drama, music and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mott the Hoople

In the early 1970s, the radio playlists added a new must play song by Brit band Mott the Hoople. Created from two bands, The Soulents and The Buddies, who had members form a new band called The Doc Thomas Group. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Streets of San Francisco

These partners focused on keeping the Bay City safe with the police drama The Streets of San Francisco. Starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas, the Quinn Martin produced series was focused on the relationship between the two cops, Stone and … Continue reading

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