70s stories in the news: Abba’s Agnetha returns, cell phone is 40, recent passings

ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog returns with a new album in 2013

ABBA’s Agnetha Fältskog returns with a new album in 2013

The 1970s-related news stories have been piling up over the past weeks – so let’s get right to it. First up, comes the news that ABBA’s Agnetha Fältskog has released a new single and an album is due May 13th. “When You Really Loved Someone” is the name of Fältskog’s single and you can take in the official video below. For more info hit stories at The Guardian and Billboard and Agnetha Fältskog’s Web Site.

Agnetha Fältskog ‘When You Really Loved Someone’ Video, 2013

‘OMG! The cellphone turns 40’

London UK, a model demos a new mobile phone, 1972. (Photo: Getty Images/CNN)

London UK, a model demos a new mobile phone, 1972. (Photo: Getty Images/CNN)

Next up, mobile communication is celebrating a milestone as the cellular phone turns 40-years-old. Doug Gross at CNN has a story about the first mobile handset making its debut on April 3, 1973.

More 1970s-related stories you may want to ingest:

The Bay City Rollers Did NOT Suck… (HuffPost)

Cheryl Tiegs Lists L.A. Mansion For Sale (HuffPost)

Voyager Solar System ‘exit’ debated (BBC)

‘Dark Side of the Moon,’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Added to National Recording Registry (Time)

‘Big Bang Theory’ cast members find their inner ‘Rocky Horror’ (L.A. Times)

Barbara Walters to retire in 2014 (EW)

Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace Movie Looks Glorious (Slate)

Jane Fonda Calls Vietnam Photo ‘An Unforgivable Mistake’ (HuffPost)

Valerie Harper reunites with co-stars (USA Today)

25 Terrifying Characters From Your Childhood (Babble)

Recent passings of 1970s-era notables

Milo O’Shea – Actor

Roger Ebert – Film Critic

Jane Henson – Co-Creator, The Muppets

Phil Ramone – Record Producer

Harry Reems – Pornography Actor

James Herbert – Horror Author

Frank Thornton‘Are You Being Served?’ Actor

Bobbie Smith – Spinners Singer

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