Posts tagged 1970s
Posts tagged 1970s
Robin Williams miming it up in Central Park, 1974
Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, 1970s
This is the result of when teenage me shows up at my local Encino park and the biggest rock star in the world is kicking a soccer ball in his speedos back in 1978. #RobertPlant
St. Lawrence River, Canada, 1974.Photograph by Sam Abell, National Geographic Creative
A few years ago, Leon Gregory reignited his passion for photography when he rediscovered old negatives he had taken of Sydney four decades ago in his old, moldy cupboard. This is what everyday life looked like in inner city Sydney back in the early 1970s.
Thanks to mymodernmet
Here’s what it was like to attend a literature seminar taught by Philip Roth in the seventies: “He barely looked at us or made eye contact, but murmured a hello, then sat down in his chair, crossed one long leg over the other, and slowly unbuckled his watch. That’s as sexy as it got.”
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Oct. 16, 1970: The Times chronicled the sale of used display stock at a warehouse on Long Island, an event that the reporter said “would have made a swarm of locusts look like a bunch of lazy butterflies.” The complete dummies cost $10 and $20, “but the parts were a bargain,” the caption said. “You could get a hand for five cents or buy an arm for a dime.” Photo: Gene Maggio/The New York Times
This year’s WFMU fund-raising marathon starts February 20th, and as an enticement, the station’s d.j. Michael Shelley has created a special tribute album in which contemporary rock and pop artists cover their favorite Top 40 hits from the seventies. All songs were recorded for the compilation only. It’s not available in stores, physical or digital. The only way to get it is to make a pledge to the station.Click to listen to Yo La Tengo’s cover of Todd Rundgren’s “I Saw the Light.” For three more exclusive previews, Ben Greenman’s take on each, and the full album list: http://nyr.kr/y6gbq8
(Source: newyorker.com / The New Yorker)