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memories of the ’70s – Animals, Animals, Animals

For kids of the late 1970s, the love for animals was fostered through a weekly show: Animals, Animals, Animals. Debuting in 1976, the ABC series was focused on teaching children about animals. Created by Lester Cooper and hosted by Hal … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Silly Little Love Songs by Wings

In the mid 1970s, this song by Paul McCartney became a radio favourite: Silly Little Love Songs. Written for the album Wings at the Speed of Sound, McCartney wrote this song in response to the criticism of his songwriting being … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy

For this Irish band, success hit after a worldwide hit with a song the band didn’t love – Whiskey in a Jar – but soon their name became synonymous with their next hit “The Boys are Back in Town.” Embarking … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Boston

This ’70s band named for a northeastern city had several hits that still get played regularly on rock radio: Boston. Formed by Tom Scholz, who worked with various bands and musicians, and kept writing songs and sending out demos that … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Shaggy D.A.

For kids of the 1970s, it wasn’t just Walt Disney animation that captured their interest – it was feature films with funny premises like The Shaggy D.A. Based on the 1959 film The Shaggy Dog and the out of print … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Quincy M.E.

Long before CSI glamourized the world of forensic sciences, in the mid 1970s it was all about one coroner – Quincy M.E. Starring Jack Klugman as the smart-witted and irascible Dr. Quincy, the show debuted on NBC in October 1976, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Slime

Were you the kid of the 1970s that absolutely, positively, had to have SLIME? I was. Debuting on store shelves in 1976 from Mattel, Slime was a slightly sticky, green, goopy and viscous – found in its own matching green … Continue reading

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