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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 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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Larry Hagman has died: A 70s video remembrance

As you have likely heard by now – actor Larry Hagman passed away on Friday. 1970s-era fans will best remember Hagman as Major Anthony Nelson on reruns of I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970) and as J.R. on nighttime soap, Dallas … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Kotter’s Ron Palillo has died

Sad to hear that actor Ron Palillo, best known for playing Arnold Horshack on TV’s Welcome Back, Kotter, has died today at the age of 63. According to CNN, Palillo died of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. … Continue reading

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70s stories in the news: 78-yr-old Tony Disco, Thomas Eagleton affair, recent passings

Here are the latest 1970s-related stories ripped screaming from the headlines. Investigate with gusto. At 78, Tony Ferrante Keeps Disco, And Its Clothes, Alive The New York Times has a great story up on Tony Ferrante, an older fellow who’s … Continue reading

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