Tag Archives: 70s Celebrities

Partridge Family’s Dave Madden: A 1970s Video Remembrance

I’m saddened to hear that today, in addition to losing Russell Johnson, the Professor on Gilligan’s Island, one of my favorite 70s TV personalities, Dave Madden has also died. Madden came to prominence in the 1960s on TV’s Camp Runamuck … Continue reading

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70s stories in the news: ABBA museum, ‘Rocky’ musical, recent passings

Numerous 1970s-related stories have been piling up in the ‘Disco files. Here now is a collection of news items you may find interesting reading including bits on the new Abba museum and recent passings of known persons. Investigate. Abba fans … Continue reading

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70s Shots: Everyday life in the hood: NYC, Ford & Pele

Today we have a quartet of exceptional, early-1970s images for you to ogle. Firstly, photos of Harlem and the Lower East Side, New York by Camilo José Vergara. Secondly, a quick presidential visit for soccer superstar Pele. Everyday Life in … Continue reading

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70s Shots: The Reapers, Bowies & Bee Gees

Welcome to the weekend. Here’s a trio of super 70s shots for you to soak up; a LIFE spread on early-70s NYC street gang The Reapers, David and Angie Bowie stepping out and the Bee Gees on the verge of … Continue reading

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Jerry Seinfeld: Comedy clips from the late 1970s

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld‘s popularity exploded in the 1980s and 90s but the man was performing on television (and in night clubs) as early as the 1970s. Here’s two brief clips featuring Jerry making with the jokes while still in his … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Pryor

Comedian, actor and social commentator Richard Pryor would have been 72 years old today. The sorely missed, boundary-pushing funnyman was born December 1st, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois. Let’s celebrate Pryor, who appeared on TV and in film throughout the 1970s, … Continue reading

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