Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


My other favorite decade. I'm going to do a post just on the 1970s in general. No specific year or anything like that. Just groovy 1970s, lol!!
-Plane crash kills 30 carrying Wichita State University football team
-In Milano, Italy, 63 people are arrested for rioting to get Rolling Stones tickets
-British newspaper Sun posts its first pin-up girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
-Rolling Stones left England for France to avoid taxes and also to produce what would become their Exile on Main St. album
-Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. becomes the first black admiral in U.S. Navy
-Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar", which was written exclusively for Mick's then girlfriend, Marsha Hunt
-A Clockwork Orange, one of the first movies to receive an X-rating, premiers

-"Bloody Sunday": British Army soldiers open fire on Catholics in Londonderry, 13 die. This is the basis for the U2 song "Sunday, Bloody Sunday"
-2 giant pandas arrive from China to the US
-"Bloody Friday": 22 IRA (Irish Republican Army) bombs explode in Belfast
-Kiss plays first show at the Coventry Club in Queens, New York (1973)
-Roe vs. Wade: Surpreme Court legalizes first and second trimester abortions
-Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge. I can't imagine that the Brits are too happy knowing that there is a nursery rhyme out there that goes "London Bridge is falling down..."
-A U.S. psychiatrist declares that homosexuals are not mentally ill for their sexual orientation
-The novel "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
-Monty Python's Flying Circus airs final episode
-John Lennon releases his cover of the Ben E. King hit "Stand by Me"
-Mick Jagger punches restaraunt window for some odd reason, gets 20 stitches (1975)
-Alice Cooper, shock rock master, falls off stage in Vancouver and breaks 6 ribs
-Pine Ridge Riot. Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist, is convicted of the murder of 2 FBI agents
-Ronnie Wood joins the Rolling Stones (1975)
-Scientists discover a new bacterium thought to cause the mysteriously rare Legionnaire's Disease
-David Berkowitz, aka The Son of Sam killer, pleads guilty to 44 caliber shootings (1977)
-Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire (1977). This historic nightclub in Southgate, Kentucky catches fire and 164 people die form their injuries and soon the injuries go to 165 people dying from the ravages
-Marvel Comics publish "Kiss" comic book, tributing heavy metal band Kiss (1977)
-Serial killer Ted Bundy escapes prison and is recaptured in Pensacola, FL (1978)
-ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is launched
-Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls" (1978)
-Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen
-The "Hillside Strangler" L.A. serial killer Kenneth Bianchi, is arrested in Bellingham
-Margaret Thatcher elected as first female prime minister to Great Britain (1979)
-Brighton, a seaside resort town in England, gets its first nude beach

-Black Sabbath
-Bad Company
-Led Zeppelin
-Golden Earring
-Elton John
-The Rolling Stones
-Def Leppard
-Robert Palmer
-Judas Priest
-Thin Lizzy

TV Shows
-Hawaii Five-O
-The Mod Squad
-Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
-All in the Family
-Sanford & Son
-The Six Million Dollar Man
-Happy Days
-Chio and the Man
-The Rockford Files
-Starsky & Hutch
-Charlie's Angels
-Barney Miller
-WKRP in Cincinnati
-The Jeffersons
-Dukes of Hazzard

-The Godfather
-Star Wars
-A Clockwork Orange
-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
-Apocalypse Now
-Taxi Driver
-The Exorcist
-Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
-Monty Python & The Holy Grail
-Mad Max
-The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-Monty Python's Life of Brian
-Dirty Harry

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