On PopRadio 77 you can experience some great memories from the 1970's. It was a great decade and the music was very special. Listeners had many genres of music to choose from and many of them rose to popularity at different points during the decade. Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, Hard Rock, Soft Rock and Disco all carved out their place in the music world in the fabulous 70's.
This was the decade for vinyl records; 45 and 33 rpm's. Music fans bought vinyl up at their favorite record store and then came home to play on the Sony or Panasonic record player. The 8-track tape was also popular during the 70's. But they would soon become replaced with the concept of the cassette tape.
Join M.G. Kelly for "Back To The 70's", 4 hours of the biggest songs from the groovy decade. It will become the 70's all over again. Tune in Saturday nights at Midnight.
Even more memories from the 1970's...when hippies ran rampant, disco ruled the clubs, no array of colors were ignored when it came to looking fab and shirt collars were the size of Dumbo’s ears. With so many amazing fashion choices to digest, it’s only appropriate that we get the skinny on the trends that made the decade so memorable.
Bellbottoms were like the clothing mullet before the mullet was really a thing. These pants that looked business up top yet screamed party down low were a staple for 1970s fashion goers everywhere.
Wanting to be taller is a common wish among people. High heels have done an amazing job of this for centuries, but then platforms hit the masses in the 70s and women fell in love with a new form of heightened shoe. The look even made a spicy return in the 90s… If you catch my zig-a-zig-ah drift.
Apparently, fashionistas were trying to reinvent pants in the 70s as high-waisted jeans, in addition to bellbottoms, swept across the fashion industry. Say hello butt and good-bye bellybutton.
The 70s were experimental to say the least and that extended into all aspects of trends, especially fashion. Plain shirts were so drab, so adding every color in the spectrum in unique cotton candy-like swirls, aka tie-dye, became all the rage for hippies everywhere.
Maybe it was the fine thin lines or maybe it was soft suede-like feel, but corduroy was extremely popular in everything from pants to jackets to hats and more.
Might as well just called this the Farrah Fawcett ‘do. This lusciously feathered and perfectly primped hairstyle added density and flowiness (we’re making it a word) to many a hairdo in the 1970s. By the 80s it became all about the hairspray.
Black leather jackets, hair that don’t care and studs all became a trend for punk enthusiasts, so much so that the fashion started to spill over into popular culture in the mid to late 70s.
LARGE, FLOPPY COLLARS
Men and women in the 70s were big proponents of tight fitting shirts with abnormally large collars. Collars in the 70s were nearly twice the size of today’s standard collars. Saturday Night Fever demanded that the more chest/neck that men showed with these excessive collars … the better.
Talk about risqué for the time. Hot pants were anything but pants. These women short shorts were the center of so many heated societal debates that they earned the name hot pants.
Maybe it was a result of watching U.S. troops fighting overseas in Vietnam, but there was a strong military trend (and surplus) that swept the decade as people donned khaki and olive green rucksack bags, fatigue-inspired jackets, belts, boots and more.
Made most infamous in the 70s by the late John Lennon, circular sunglasses gave wearers an added sense of style meets sophistication.
Similar in some ways to the hippie vibe, this look featured bright prints and patterns but focused more on cultural designs including strong nods to Native American features and European folk – dresses, ponchos, and embroidered patterns.