Thursday, April 3, 2014

Groovy 70’s Movies, 1970’s music, The Lingo, Retro Facebook Posters, Hunks & Idols and more!

It's Flashback to the 70's Day

Sit back in your beanbag chair and pop open a Tab cola

Yes, they  still sell Tab coca-cola only in 12 packs at bigger retail stores such as Wal-mart and Krogers.  Pick up a Chef Boyardee pizza mix while you are there!  Yum!  I have one in the cabinet still. Got two boxes for Christmas!  Been trying to get sleek for the summer (read my exercise for motivation blog for more details) so I was saving it for a special occasion.  I guess I have to celebrate Flashback Friday with you all, so having it for dinner tonight!  Thank you soo much for talking me into that!!!!

Here’s a retro poster you can take off our Facebook page to share to yours!  Let's all celebrate Flashback Friday -the 70's 

70's Lingo:   Groovy,  Foxy,  Far Out,  Can You Dig It,  Good night, John-boy,  May the Force Be With You,  The Man,  Jive Turkey,  Keep on Truckin',  Neato,  Out of Sight,  Right On,  Peace

Here are a list of some the great movies of the 1970’s.  Comment below on your favorite or your opinion what should of made the list and did not:

Mash (1970)
Love Story (1970)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Cabaret (1972)
The Way We Were (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)
Soylent Green (1973)
The Exorcist (1973) 
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Jaws (1975)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Logan's Run (1976)
Bad New Bears (1976)
Rocky (1976)
Carrie (1976)
Star Wars (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977) 
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Grease (1978)
Superman (1978)
Alien (1979)
The Jerk (1979)-Steve Martin drinks Tab cola in this!

1970's-The Music

Let It Be-Beatles (1970)
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel (1970)
Maggie May -Rod Stewart (1971)
Joy To The World -Three Dog Night (1971)
American Pie -Don McLean (1972)
Lean On Me -Bill Withers (1972)
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree -Tony Orlando And Dawn (1973)
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown -Jim Croce (1973)
Bennie And The Jets -Elton John (1974)
Sunshine On My Shoulders -John Denver (1974)
Rhinestone Cowboy -Glen Campbell (1975)
Love Will Keep Us Together -Captain & Tennille (1975)
Midnight Blue-Melissa Manchester (1975)
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover -Paul Simon (1976)
December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)- The Four Seasons (1976)
Dancing Queen -Abba (1977)
Undercover Angel -Alan O'day (1977)
Night Fever -Bee Gees (1978)
Shadow Dancing -Andy Gibb (1978)
Last Dance -Donna Summer (1978)
My Sharona -The Knack (1979)
YMCA -Village People (1979)

1970's Hunks & Teen Idols

Leif Garrett, Shaun Cassidy,  Robbie Benson, Demond Wilson, David Soul, Parker Stevenson, Ron Glass,  Harrison Ford, Andy Gibb, John Travolta, Donny Osmond, David Cassidy!  Please comment your thoughts.

My Favorite 1970's Hunk:

Barry Manilow songs of the 70's-Mandy, Ready to Take a Chance Again, Daybreak, Even Now, I Write the Songs, This One's for You,  It's a Miracle

Note: All three of these posters can be shared off our Facebook page.

This blog could go on and on with great tv shows like: The Brady Bunch, Sanford and SonSoap, Mary Hartman, Roots-The Miniseries someone stop me. The ERA and bra burning, Nixon and so much more.  I will end the blog with some originality... well, originality with help.

Helen Reddy sang "I Am Woman" (1971) and "Delta Dawn" (1972).  She doesn't know it, but one of her biggest fans (me) made a parody of  "Delta Dawn". This is my online debut, so let's give some support!!

Somerset Dawn

Somerset Dawn what's that flowered shirt you got on
Could you be a 70's chick from days gone by
Did I hear you say
Disco is here to stay
Are you on a flower power high.

It's 2014 and she still says groovy...
All folks around town says she's kinda moody
Won't by a CD player to save her life
Listens to a Leif Garrett Album every night

In her younger days they called her Somerset Dawn
Funkiest woman you ever laid eyes on
Then the decades went by in a flash
Oh, girl where's your LSD stash

O'Somerset Dawn what's that flower shirt you got on
Could you be a 70's chick from days gone by
Did I hear you say
Disco is here to stay!
Are you on a flower power high?

Yes, I once decorated my Christmas tree in Tab cans!

I hope you enjoyed Flashback Friday -The 70's

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  1. Wonderful flash back of classic shows and videos. Love the lingo as well lol :) great post!

  2. I love this post! I had a huge crush on Shaun Cassidy when I was a young girl. And I loved Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory because of Gene Wilder. It's so much fun to look back at this stuff and see how much things have changed.

  3. Most of the songs are played by my dad here at home so even if they are old, they are still well appreciated here. :)

  4. This post reminds me of my cousin who passed away a few years ago, but she was a TAB addict! Had to have them!

  5. I listen to the music still.. and my all time favorite movie is Rocky.

  6. Loved Jaws & Rocky LOVE The TREE LOL!

  7. My son actually is right now listening to the Beetles and he is 23 years old. lol Thanks for sharing.

  8. My favorite movie of all time is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

    Michelle F.

  9. Haha! Soylent Green and Barry Manilow still define the 70's for me! Oh, and a tab, of course ;)

  10. Nice list and I'll just add a little more soul with Billy Dee Williams and Richard Roundtree in the Hunk category; Shaft and Foxy Brown in the film category; The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face & Feel Like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack; What's Going On - Marvin Gaye; Just My Imagination - The Temptations; The Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes; Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips

  11. I sometimes wish I was alive during this time. I love Carol King!

  12. Of the movies, I was only able to watch Love Story, Rocky, Star Wars and Superman.

  13. Never heard of that but I just wanted to commend that Christmas Tree. Its really indigenous and nature friendly. hehe

  14. Tab was the first diet drink I ever tried. It was pretty nasty, but I kept drinking it anyhow. I didn't know it was around still though.

  15. Very nice list... some of the music albums are amazing!

  16. I remember the clear tab bottle. :D I was too young to watch the 70´s movies the first time around except for Star Wars. I was 10 at the time and totally in love with Luke.

  17. That is a pretty good list - I know my mom loves a lot of those!

  18. This is a great flashback, brings back so many great memories.

  19. Star Wars is one of my all time favorite movies, so I think you should bump that one up to the very top ;)

  20. ROFL I love the Christmas tree decorated with Tab. Many great memories of the movies I've seen

  21. This brings me back! Not TOO far back, because I was born in '85, but I SO wanted to be a flower child! I was into bell bottoms and all that in my teen years.

  22. Grease is absolutely my favorite movie from the 70's! Great list.

  23. Great list! I loved seeing the highlights all right there!

  24. Wow! Looks like you have a very comprehensive list!

  25. Leif Garrett...swoon! Haha. I'm certain I had a poster of him at one time! Fun memories :)

  26. Love the list of old songs and I knew some of them like the Dancing Queen of Abba and the Tie the Yellow ribbon. I used to sing some of the old songs on the Karaoke. Thanks for helping me remember them.

  27. I enjoy so many of these, still today. Especially MASH and Jaws! Nice post!

  28. oh i remember Tab! the original willy wonka is my favorite

  29. My mom is a huge Helen Reddy fan. I still remember the words to those songs and I haven't heard them in such a long time!

  30. Great list of songs! Even though I'm 26 I love the songs from the 70s!

  31. Is that soda cans on that tree? That's funny. It's nice to look back at certain quotes and lyrics.

  32. That's hysterical. I only remember a few of them but oh the memories.