One of the most revolutionary things I remember from the 1970s was the introduction of the urethane skateboard wheel. It raised the game to a an entire new level. You can throw away those old metal and clay ones now.
Born 62!!!! Love the 70’s!!!! Was a young kid then. Still love the cars front the 60’s and 70’s. Have several!!!
76-78 were truly magical years. I was born in 1969, so cool toys and movies and skateboards were happening.
Still have my Fiberflex with RatBonez wheels. I need a sticker!
And my favorite toy was this one:
"80's music" was WAYYY better in the 70s (new wave, punk, hard rock, etc) before the 80s ruined most of it...
Born in 68 and wish I was just a little older for the 70s cause it was great! As a kid there was so much going on you always felt like other levels of fun as you watched your parents and neighbors party. The songs, shows, movies, clothes, cars, the product design were one big trip. I remember adults cracking a beer when they started a car. Parents lighting a cigarette while the rest of the family was still eating. Lawn darts, glass klick klacks, sketching off the back of your friends bike on your new rubber wheels after they just paved the streets in your neighborhood. Every 4th of July especially the Bicentennial. We were able to leave our house in the morning and run around town with our friends all day as long as you were back home before the street lights were on. The evolution of the music throughout the decade. Pinball was everywhere! Arcades, bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, roller rinks, gas stations, campgrounds it was glorious!
I wish those days, could, come back once more...
For myself, I met my wife when we were 15 working at the Disney Bicentennial Parade, and a got my first car in 76.....a 68 GTO.
What was best, is that it was the last time/generation Without cell phones, Internet, or excessive TV.
Music was listened to, never watched.
Phone calls were to schedule when and where to meet, or chat with your girlfriend, only to be yelled out to get off the phone.
And everything was done in Person, face to face.
Just imagine a month with No cell Phone, or Internet!!
Why do we remember all this? Perhaps the weed wasn't up to par compared to what we have today. lol.
No, seriously. It was a very colorful time
The 60s I remember as a kid and we got Color TV and perhaps a man on the moon. The space race was on and the cars were getting more and more powerful. Kid's toys and cartoons may have been some of the best of all time.
The 80s went by in a blur and was a very stressed out time relatively speaking. Yuppies everywhere. Our future mortgaged, so some could get rich and live the high life. Joys from the 70s pushed aside in the name of progress. AIDS was a new terror, the likes of which the world hadn't see before. Albeit there were some great sports teams, movies and other media.
Th 90s was more of a throwback to the 70s as people again learned to relax, and culture became more freeform again. A sax blowing president set the tone. 90s was life on cruise control.
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I thought cell phones would be a passing fad... Boy was that wrong... I still recall my dad refusing to pay a charge on the phone bill for tone dialing and instead using a selector switch on our phone that used pulse dialing to avoid that added tone dialing fee. We had one phone in the house and if anyone was on it more than 5 minutes there were questions on what was wrong. The standing instructions were to say what you had to say and get off the phone. I got a pong game for Christmas that we played on the black and white TV for hours.. I was on the "B" difficulty and everyone else was on "A".
Didn't like Kiss then, don't like for them now.
Bands like the Allman Brothers or the Stones.... there ya' go.
Quoted from Fulltilt:
Didn't like Kiss then, don't care for them now.
Their fans were basically the kids that were in Jr. high when we were in high school. It gave use a good yuck as we were listening to more serious rockers.
I went off on my own because I had found an underground station that played alternative music that set the tone for the rest of my life. A lot of the kids did not understand what I was listening to. Today they seem to.
I had a Duncan YoYo, a skateboard with urethane wheels, a Schwinn Stingray and then a moped. For a while I worked in a liquor store or wherever else I could make a buck. I was happy as can be and got around. Bus was only 25 cents, so that allowed for endless trips to the beach or wherever else I wanted to go.
For those that have seen Dazed and Confused, it is very spot on.
1975 was the best year ever! Too young to drive a car but old enough to get in trouble. It was also the peak of EM’s.
When I was in college, a guy across the hallway in my dorm had a TRS-80 Model 1 with two 8 inch disc drives.
But, I had a TI-99/4A with a 300 baud modem, that connected to my expansion box terminal card, that had muffs for the phone receiver, which was a brand new idea at the time.
I was one of the 1st people at my school to use a modem to call the mainframe instead of going to the computer lab to make punch cards for batch processing and pick up your printout the next day in the "OUT" tray.
Everybody said that I was "Cheating" the system.
The internet was not a thing and I rode my bicycle to class...
That was around 1984 or so...
Quoted from Dent00:
You can't park there anymore?
No. They added California Adventure in that spot when the old man that owned all that property across the street and to the west of Disneyland died, and built a parking structure there.
Back when they still used tickets for each ride, I got on a mailing list which sent me flyers for private parties with unlimited rides. They weren't exactly private as I attended quite a few. Flyers are hard to find now, but check out some of these prices. It was around $10 in the late 70s.
I know we've all seen the movie and played the pinball machine, but pretty damn amazing story considering the technology of the day.
The nation and perhaps the whole world was holding it's breath.
No doubt. A bit of a visionary too. Installed solar panels on the WH long before that was ever going to be considered a "thing".
I'll never forget when he toured Three Mile Island during the meltdown.
I lived about 40 minutes away from TMI when it happened and it scared the Hell out of me as a kid. I actually remember feeling better about it when I saw the POTUS was coming to see the plant. Probably my most vivid memory of the 70s as a child. Besides getting pong
Remember when you’d get a call, and the person that answered said to you “ it’s long distance.....” holy crap, someone either died, or was about to!
The astronaut on the left, Jim Lovell, sat on the Board of Directors of Bally Manufacturing Corporation for a few years starting in the late '80's. I got to meet him and shake his hand at the Bally shareholder meeting held at their Reno Casino in June. 1989.
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