Monthly Archives: June 2011

ABBA: Take a Chance On Me

By law, if your web site even so much as mentions the 1970s you must feature ABBA at least once per month. Who am I to argue? ABBA’s “Take a Chance On Me” was recorded in August 1977 and released … Continue reading

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Peter Falk, TV’s “Columbo” Has Died

Charismatic and beloved actor Peter Falk, best-known to 70s fans as TV’s “Columbo,” has died at the age of 83. In recent years Mr. Falk had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and passed away Thursday evening in his Beverly Hills home. … Continue reading

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Cheap Trick: Dream Police

In September of 1979 Cheap Trick released the “Dream Police” LP. The eponymous title track and lead-off single reached a high of #26 on the US charts and the album climbed as high as #6, grabbing platinum status within months. … Continue reading

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People Magazine Jan 30, 1978: James at 15 Loses His Virginity

Flipping further into the January 30, 1978 issue of People Magazine we find a rare look at teen actor Lance Kerwin and his acclaimed (much-too-short-lived) show James at 15. James at 15 premiered October 27, 1977 on NBC and lasted … Continue reading

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People Magazine Jan 30, 1978: Lenny & Squiggy

People Magazine began publication in March 1974 and is still going strong today. The weekly magazine is a wonderful resource for 70s pop culture and we’ll peek inside various issues from time to time here at Bionic Disco. Today, let’s … Continue reading

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June 20, 1975: Jaws Released, Beaches Empty

36 years ago today Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was released to theaters across America on June 20th, 1975. Based on the hit 1974 novel by Peter Benchley, Jaws is considered by many to be the first summer blockbuster (hotly contested by … Continue reading

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