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The Magical 1970s


By o-din

19 days ago



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#1 19 days ago

This decade holds a special place in my heart and soul.

I wasn't born then, but spent ten years of my life in it. Economic times were tough and the world was in turmoil, but nobody was really in much of a hurry. and during all that and after the dust settled, it remains perhaps the most magical decade in my memory.

Sights and sounds of those magical 70s.

I'm going to start off with the obvious.
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#2 19 days ago

A little closer to home.
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#3 19 days ago

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#4 19 days ago

My favourite decade, too. I was born 65, so I experienced it firsthand in the UK.

#5 19 days ago

The 70's saw some of the best Rock bands in history; Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, Bad company, The Who, the list goes on and on! Born in the 50's so I lived the 70's. Graduated college and went to Texas for 6 yrs. before coming back home to Cincy.

#6 19 days ago

Vietnam. Tin soldiers and Nixon coming, we're finally on our own, this summer I here the drumming, more dead in Ohio.

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#7 19 days ago

Is this the young O-din?

Bears a resemblance I reckon ....

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#8 19 days ago

I’m guessing most people view the decade of their teens-20s to be the best one that ever happened.

“Life was simpler!”

No shit! You had almost no responsibilities or real problems! You had all your hair on your head, no hair on your back, were in the best shape of your life, no weird growths...

They were magical times indeed.

#9 19 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

You had all your hair

As Bruce so eloquently called them "glory days" indeed. I had hair down close to my waist back then, funny how that works out, you don't really lose it, it just migrates to other areas, your ears, nose, and back over time.

#10 19 days ago

No cell phones and no social media. . . but no Pinside. The best and worst of times.

There are times when I miss the days of being less connected that forced us to be more independent. I suppose that could be said of the 80's and early 90's as well. . . . and earlier decades but I was not around for those.

#11 19 days ago

The whole country got together and went all in for the Bicentennial. Every small town covered Main Street with flags and had parades. Our town painted the fire hydrants to look like minute men and colonial figures.

The music was great.

#12 19 days ago

The decade when I got my first Machine!

#13 19 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

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Billy beer...possibly the worst I ever tasted, it was free and terrible. The next week when the distributer rep came to the store I said no thanks anyway.

#14 19 days ago

I grew up in the 70's. Our house was in the country, backed on Lake Erie. Where we lived, we had to drive *north* to get to the USA: Detroit.

There was a village about a mile away that had a pier...and an arcade. My immigrant father always warned me about the "hippies" that hung out there - even though it was 1979 and the hippies long gone.

All the kids would hang out there and lots were smoking cigarettes and pot even at the ripe old age of 12.

There was pinball (maybe a Captain Fantastic and a Paragon); but we pre-teens were more focused on the newfangled video games: Space Invaders/Galaxian. Defender came a little later but that was the 80's technically so we won't go there

Good Times!

#15 19 days ago

1964-1974 best 10 yrs of movies, music, cars etc. 1974-1984 wasn’t too shabby either, except for the cars.

#16 19 days ago

1970's Lots of great stuff happening. There were too many good TV shows to list.
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Hot Wheels, could keep us occupied for hours at a time.
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Also the arcades filled with EM pinball machines.

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#17 19 days ago

I was born in '64 and grew up in the 70s. 1977 was one of the greatest years of my life.

In addition to arcades being everywhere -

1. I turned 13.
2. KISS was at the height of their power and touring the world on the LOVE GUN tour. ( I was later in a KISS tribute band in my 20s)
3. Van Halen released their first album.
4. STAR WARS was released, and the #1 movie of the year.
5. Smokey and the Bandit was released (#2 movie of the year.)(I've owned 2 '77 Bandit Trans Ams).
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#18 19 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I’m guessing most people view the decade of their teens-20s to be the best one that ever happened.
“Life was simpler!”
No shit! You had almost no responsibilities or real problems! You had all your hair on your head, no hair on your back, were in the best shape of your life, no weird growths...
They were magical times indeed.

All good points. I should have some of that back hair transplanted to my head.

#19 19 days ago

Spent way too much time watching M*A*S*H, Happy Days (never knew the Nip-It in Arnold’s wasn’t correct for the show’s 50s setting), All in the Family, Laugh-In, Brady Bunch, Partridge Family ....

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#20 19 days ago

Born in 62, and even though I didn’t buy it till 83, my first car, 77 Pinto, will always be special to me (and no, it didn’t explode)

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#21 19 days ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Born in 62, and even though I didn’t buy it till 83, my first car, 77 Pinto, will always be special to me (and no, it didn’t explode)[quoted image]

We had an 1974 orange Pinto. That thing was unstoppable. Ugly as hell, but it was a great car.

#22 19 days ago
Quoted from fuseholder:

except for the cars.

Yup. That's what I always say.
For the most part anyway, the cars sucked.
There were some exceptions, of course.

#23 19 days ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Also the arcades filled with EM pinball machines.

They were everywhere! By the end of the decade, I thought I'd never see another one. Who woulda thunk it?

#24 19 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

They were everywhere! By the end of the decade, I thought I'd never see another one. Who woulda thunk it?

At least they ended up in basements where we could get em cheap years later!

#25 19 days ago
Quoted from FrankJ:

The decade when I got my first Machine!

My brother (also Frank J.) got his
"Subway" in '77 (still has it), and I got my first pin, "Hearts and Spades" a bit later. It's long gone.
Do you still have your first game, and what was it?

#26 19 days ago

Man, the 70's, 80's, and 90's. I loved every one of those decades for different reasons. I had a ball for 30 whole years. I consider myself very lucky to be born when and where I was. I don't know many people from any prior generations in the entirety of human history that have had as much fun as some of us have.

#27 19 days ago

"Isn't fun the best thing to have". Arthur

#28 19 days ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Man, the 70's, 80's, and 90's. I loved every one of those decades for different reasons. I had a ball for 30 whole years. I consider myself very lucky to be born when and where I was. I don't know many people from any prior generations in the entirety of human history that have had as much fun as some of us have.

Amen.

So glad we didn't grow up in the cell phone/camera age, we couldn't have gotten away with half the things we did.

#29 19 days ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Man, the 70's, 80's, and 90's.

Couldn't agree more. I was born in 72, so the 70s were a bit fuzzy, but I loved its simplicity. Even though I agree with crazylevi, that a lot of that has to do with our age, the times were still less complicated. No 300 channels, no smartphones, smart this smart that, 24 hour news cycles with political BS rammed down our throats at every turn. Kids played outside and people were frugal. A lot had to do with having less, but that forced everyone to be creative and hang out with real people. Plus the best music came from those three decades. Yes, I'm very happy I was born during that era.

#30 19 days ago

I was born in the 70s so it must have been a good time. For my dad.

Can you imagine today’s America ever being so patriotic as the 70s were? Absolutely shocking!

And I was just telling my kids what it was like to be in a road trip and get lost back before cellphones. If I could go back, I would. Things were so much calmer back then.

#31 19 days ago
Quoted from radium:

Can you imagine today’s America ever being so patriotic as the 70s were? Absolutely shocking!

Yeah all Americans loved everything about their country in the 1970s and were completely happy about everything and nobody spoke up against anything their government was doing and never used their patriotic right to speak up about it. Good call dude! It was a simpler time!

Funny how some people only care about history when it’s to defend some old relic of the past that people
Find offensive.
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#32 19 days ago
Quoted from radium:

Can you imagine today’s America ever being so patriotic as the 70s were? Absolutely shocking!

Probably little things like Kent State and 'Nam might have something to do with lowering the patriotic level.

#33 19 days ago

I was told I was a mathematical genius, but fk this thing.

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#34 19 days ago

This was more my speed.

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#35 19 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

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Sit!

Stay!

#36 19 days ago

There was a period of time where the yoyo got big again. Without cell phones, we needed something entertaining in our hands.

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#37 19 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

...nobody spoke up against anything their government...

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Do you ever take a day off from politicizing every thread you encounter?
It must be exhausting being that tone deaf.

#38 19 days ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

the 70s were a bit fuzzy

Well that's pretty much a given.

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#39 19 days ago

Can remember all the girls wearing the “clogs”. They made lots of noise, kinda cool back then.
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#40 19 days ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

Do you ever take a day off from politicizing every thread you encounter?
It must be exhausting being that tone deaf.

It must be exhausting not noticing I was responding to a politicized response in this thread. And it must be exhausting politicizing the nfl thread whenever you get a chance.

Thanks for playing.

#41 19 days ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Can remember all the girls wearing the “clogs”. They made lots of noise, kinda cool back then.

I more remember them wearing Dittos.

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#43 19 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

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#44 19 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Odin loves that polyester look.

Back then the girls were hot and weren't afraid to flaunt it. Love them halter tops too. They didn't halt much.

#45 19 days ago

I think Susan George was wearing something close to Dittos.

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#46 19 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Is this the young O-din?
Bears a resemblance I reckon ....
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High school yearbook picture, junior year 1978. Pretty much the same as I look today, I reckon.

Who's got a Farrah do?

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#47 19 days ago

“You can’t beat fun for a good time” Jason Tessman RIP

#48 19 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I was responding to a politicized...
Thanks for playing.

Odin’s thread title includes the word “magical” and he opens with images of flags, Betsy Ross, bicentennial parades and crazy red, white & blue fashions.
You? You rush to google images & counter with signs including a swastika, obscenities & political upheaval.
Admit it dude. You got triggered!!!

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#49 19 days ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

Odin’s thread title includes the word “magical” and he opens with images of flags, Betsy Ross, bicentennial parades and crazy red, white & blue fashions.
You? You rush to google images & counter with signs including a swastika, obscenities & political upheaval.
Admit it dude. You got triggered!!!

I mentioned the economy was crap and the world was in turmoil. So what did we do? We made the best of it. We turned gas lines into a social event and a party.

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#50 19 days ago

I agree. Some things totally sucked in the 70’s

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