Tag Archives: 1978

memories of the ’70s – Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford

In 1978, the adopted daughter of Hollywood A lister Joan Crawford exposed her horrible childhood in the memoir A True Story: Mommie Dearest. Published by William Morrow & Co. in October, the hardcover memoir was the talk of the town … 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 – Le Freak by CHIC

At the end of 1978, holiday music was pushed aside for a disco/funk dance tune with the song Le Freak by CHIC. Released in September 1978, the song was written by CHIC members Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. The twosome … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Halloween

A horror film that launched a film career and was the beginning of a franchise of scary thrills: Halloween. Written and directed by John Carpenter, Halloween’s premise was focused on character Michael Myers, a six year old who murders his … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Van Halen

The self-titled debut album from Van Halen may not have been a critic favourite, but fans made it one of the best-selling albums of the decade and all time. An appearance at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Scruples by Judith Krantz

Using the old adage of an ugly duckling becoming a princess, Judith Krantz penned a fave mass market book of 1978: Scruples. A magazine journalist for several years, Krantz decided to try her hand at a novel, finishing this first … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Coming Home

In the late ’70s, a quiet film addressed the hard part for many war veterans in the film Coming Home. Based on an original screenplay by Nancy Dowd commissioned by Jane Fonda, the film was directed by Hal Dowd and … Continue reading

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