Alternachicks - Message for 70's Retro Alternachick friends

01-12-2003, 08:00 PM
Two minutes of reflection for Maurice Gibb of the BeeGees who passed away today.

Terri - big fan of Saturday Night Fever

01-12-2003, 08:08 PM
*gasp* Oh no! I hadn't heard! :(

I'll be listening to the Greatest Hits tonight, then.

01-12-2003, 10:38 PM
Yes, so sad. I feel awful for Barry, and Robin. First Andy, and now Maurice. :sorry: :cry:

01-12-2003, 11:12 PM
My teen years were full of BeeGees tunes. Way too young to die.

01-13-2003, 08:36 AM
Oh my... Maurice... I hadn't heard...

Someone has put up a nice tribute to him...

01-13-2003, 11:28 AM
Hearing news of his death this weekend has pretty much brought back every goofy memory of the 70's I have. My "I'm Eve" poster, my green shag carpet and mustard yellow walls, bell bottoms and rainbow shirts - remember those?? Time to watch Saturday Night Fever...

I agree, too young.


01-13-2003, 02:23 PM
On the news, they mentioned that Maurice was 53. I looked at my husband who is 40 - Maurice, only 13 years older - I can't imagine having only 13 years left with my husband.


I don't think I remember the "I'm Eve" poster. Please refresh my memory!

I remember our living room in the 1970s - burnt orange carpeting, moss green furry sofa with matching swivel chair! LOL

Last week I saw the movie "Coming Home" circa 1978- one of the main characters was reading "Desiderata" on a poster on the wall.

Remember that one?

Terri II

01-15-2003, 12:37 PM
Ooh I love nostalgia! What I remember of the 70's (and I remember a lot! lol!)-

Remember the kitchen appliances were one of three colors- Harvest Gold (really ugly mustard yellow), Avacado (really ugly olive green), or Bronze (impossible to clean dark brown)
My Mom had the Harvest Gold, and my Dad had the Bronze, yuck!

socks with the toes in them (and they're back!)

The Pet Rock

Roller Boogie

Wooden block letters you could spell you name out in.

Feathered hair cuts

Shag hair cuts



Tuesday nights on ABC- Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Three's Company, and Soap

Disco (of course)

The year long Bicentennial celebration (for Americans only, lucky Canadians didn't have to suffer)


Studio 54

Variety Shows

The Brady Bunch

Star Wars fever

Sky Lab

Saturday Night Live

Frosty Brown Makeup

Charlie's Angels

Farrah posters


Kiss in makeup

Goucho pants

Wearing your jeans inside your boots

Cowl neck sweaters

I'm with stupid, and stupid t-shirts

Beer mirrors

Black light posters

The t-shirts with the girl with hair over one eye, (does anyone remember these, besides me?)

The Exorcist



The birth of the sensitive man (thank god!)

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

I'm OK, You're OK

Have a nice day happy faces

6 Million Dollar Man/ Bionic Woman

The Incredible Hulk/ Wonder Woman


Ms. magazine/ Gloria Steinem

The Bay City Rollers

Shaun Cassidy/ Leif Garrett

1.98 Beauty Pagent/ The Gong Show

The Leisure Suit

Bell bottoms

The Detective/ cop shows- Barretta, Kojack, Police Woman, Rockford Files, etc.

Keep on Truckin' stickers

Ed Roth (cartoonist who did Rat Fink, and those crazy hot rods)

R. Crumb (cartoonist)

Those Thumbody loves you shirts, it was a thumb print made to look like a mouse.

I'm tapped I can't think of any more. LOL! I guess this is enough, huh?

01-20-2003, 07:17 PM
Ah, the seventies! My ex BF and I made a 70s list too Velvet but I have no idea where it is (somewhere in the chaotic basement, possibly!). But off the top of my (greying) head, here are a few more:

necklaces with your initial as the pendant

Ankh pendants (the Egyptian thingie)

Seventeen's "college issue" (I remember one with Jodie Foster in a kilt, would you believe! and the guest editors, how I wanted to be one!)

weird granola bars (tubular with icing in the middle)

grape Tang (yuck!)

purses with fringe or that looked like the top half of a pair of jeans (had both)

buying records for $5 at Woolworth's

& you could still buy underarm cream in a jar (Tussy - from the 40s, but still hanging on)

and hair mousse in chocolate, strawberry or lemon in enormous cans! and didn't we all think that was great progress in hair care!

pointy long collars outside the sweater

clogs & Earth shoes

cardigans with tie belts & crocheted vests

& ponchos (which are BACK! and in the right style are actually quite groovy)

And I had those socks with toes in them, Velvet! And oh that Bicentennial went on seemingly for YEARS, didn't it!