Tag Archives: 70s Events

70s Stories In The News: ‘Sesame Street,’ Janis Joplin & The Eagles

Here’s a trio of recent 1970s-related stories you may find of interest. I certainly did. Sonia Manzano, aka Maria from Sesame Street, recently announced her retirement from the famed children’s show. She spoke with NPR about growing up in the … Continue reading

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70s Stories In The News: ‘Mean’ Joe Green & Coca-Cola (1979)

‘I was suddenly approachable,’ Greene recalled during a presentation at Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta. ‘Little kids were no longer afraid of me, and older people – both women and men – would come up and offer me a Coke.’ While … Continue reading

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70s Stories In The News: ‘Funky Turns 40,’ ‘Wheel In The Sky’

I’ve recently been contacted by a few folks promoting 1970s-related news. I’ll present the stories for you below and you can hit the links to explore further. Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition First Up, Pamela Thomas of the … Continue reading

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70s Moments (Bicentennial Week): 4th Of July Home Movies (1976)

I hope everyone in the US (and any concerned parties abroad) are enjoying this 4th of July holiday. I thought we’d take in some home movies from the 4th of July, filmed during the Bicentennial celebration of 1976. First up … 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 stories in the news: Abba’s Agnetha returns, cell phone is 40, recent passings

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. … Continue reading

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