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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 – 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 – If I Can’t Have You by Yvonne Elliman

With the success of numerous songs by the Brothers Gibb, a cover of their song also got a number one hit for Yvonne Elliman with If I Can’t Have You. Written by Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb for the Saturday … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Castle by David Macaulay

In the late 1970s, a picture book was given the Caldecott Honor, and created a world within walls in┬áCastle by David Macaulay. The author’s premise was to reveal how a Welsh castle was built during the late 12th century. The … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Incredible Hulk

In the late 1970s, a comic book star came to the small screen with the debut of The Incredible Hulk. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, The Hulk was developed by Kenneth Johnson for Universal Television, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Baby Come Back by Player

The late 1970s saw the creation of a band who garnered a number one hit with the soft rock ballad Baby Come Back. Player was formed in Los Angeles out of the ashes of two other bands – Skyband and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Candleshoe

In 1977, Walt Disney Productions brought a book to the screen for the holiday season: Candleshoe. Based on the novel Christmas at Candleshoe by Michael Innes, the screenplay was written by David Swift and Anne Marie Sisson, with director Norman … Continue reading

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