We loved wearing platforms, we never wore seatbelts

The 1970s were arguably the best decade in living history.

Although those of us who had the privilege of living through it might be a bit biased. I mean we did have David Cassidy pinned to our bedroom walls (and ceilings), got to wear bellbottoms, didn’t wear seat belts and drank cordial out of cool coloured metal cups.

It was a also, however, a decade of massive change and divide. The Vietnam War consumed the nation, and large parts of the world, yet we still enjoyed picnics in the park and the Sunday night family roast.

So if you remember singing along to Dancing Queen, falling in love with John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever and being allowed to stay outside until the street lights came on, then you’ll recognise most – if not all – of the 70 awesome (and not-so-awesome) things below from the glorious 1970s.

 

1. ABBA

Those dance moves...

 

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2. The cane

70s

3. Charlie's Angles

 

4. Priscilla curtains

70s

5. This

70s

6. Bicycle baskets

70s

7. School ports

70s

8. Rods

70s

 

9. Metal cups

70s

10. H. R. Pufnstuf

 

70s

11. The Leyland Brothers

 

 

12. Portable hairdryers

 

70s

 

13. Drip candles

 

14. Teledex

 

70s

15. Roller rinks

 

70s

16. Platform shoes

 

 

17. Holly Hobbie

70s

 

18. Encylopedias

 

70s

19. Glo Mesh purse

 

70s

20. Coca-Cola yo-yo

70s

 

21. David Cassidy

 

 

22. Suntan oil

70s

23. The fashion

 

70s

24. Lava lamps

70s

 

25. Swingsets like this

70s

 

26. Charlie perfume

70s

27. Drive-ins

70s

28. Fuzzy Felt

70s

 

 

29. Mickey Mouse watch

70s

30. Mork and Mindy

70s

 

31. Birthstone rings

70s

 

32. Storm Boy

70s

 

33. Tree Family

70s

34. Ballerina jewellery box

70s

 

35. Above ground pools

70s

 

36. The Partridge Family

 

37. Sherbert

70s

 

38. Bay City Rollers

 

39. The Brady Bunch

 

70s

 

40. Watership Down

70s

41. Bewitched

 

42. Music in a bottle

 

70s

 

43. Swap cards

70s

44. Shag pile carpet

70s

 

45. This hairstyle

70s

 

46. Picking mulberries from our neighbours trees

70s

47. Coloured glasses

70s

48. Stamp collecting

70s

49. Typing class

70s

50. These cars

 

70s

51. The VW Beetle

 

70s

 

52. Papasan chairs

70s

53. Record player cabinets

70s

 

54. Spurt chewing gum

70s

55. Tupperware

70s

 

56. String art

70s

57. Cigarette machines

 

70s

 

58. No seatbelts

70s

59. Playschool windows

70s

60. Starsky and Hutch

70s

61. Humphrey B. Bear

70s

62. Skippy

70s

 

63. These clothes hangers

70s

64. 8 track tapes70s

65. The NAB money bank

70s

66. Romper Room

70s

67. The mugs

70s

68. Playing Oranges and Lemons

70s

69. Roller skates

70s

70. Harrison Ford

 

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