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The Seventies Section
What Happened in the Seventies?


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    The Seventies Quiz
      - Test your memory of the 70s
    The 70s Story
      - A description of this most bizarre decade
    Prices - What Things Cost
    Boomer Prime-Time TV
      - The Stuff We Watched
    The Boomer Years
      - Pick a boomer year; we'll tell you what happened
    The Boomer Music
      - Top songs, lyrics and memories
    Boomer Stats
      - Population statistics on the boomers
    Famous Boomers
      - Well-known boomers who shape our society
    Boomers, the Gen-X'ers & Beyond
      - A comparison of kids' behavior
    Boomer Essays
      - Humorous (?) reflections of a boomer
    Official Baby Boomer Qualifying Exams
      - See if you have the Boomer spirit
    Good Times, Great Oldies Radio Stations
      - The boomer music lives on
    Fashions in the 60s & 70s
    BoomerSpeak: the Words we Used
    The Boomer Peace Sign
    Vietnam - From a Distance
 
The Boomers' 70s Verbal Collage



Wake up, Maggie.
Only the good die young.
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Two all-beef patties, special sauce,
      lettuce, cheese.
Some people claim that there's a
      woman to blame.
If you build it, they will come.
It don't come easy.
May the force be with you.
Hey baby, I'm your handy man.
Did you remember to take your pill today?
Two out of three ain't bad.
Are you better off now?
Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce.
If it feels good, do it.
My name is Jimmy Carter, and
      I'm running for president.
I wanna' make it with you, baby.
Goils were goils and men were men.
Still the one.
I pity the fool.
Manly, yes; but I like it, too.
Come ride the little train that is
      rollin' down the track.
Please don't squeeze the Charmin.
Up your nose with a rubber hose.
Nothing comes between me
      and my Calvins.
Elizabeth... I'm coming, Elizabeth!
Your mission, should you decide
      to accept it.
I want my MTV.
Asking only workman's wages, I come
      looking for a job.
Regrets? I've had a few.
Mamma told me not to come.
Do you believe in magic?
I'm mad as hell.
I'm the friendly stranger
      in the black sedan.
You've come a long way, baby!
You're gonna' need a bigger boat.
All my men wear English Leather.
Now, all you have to do is
      hold the chicken.
Ain't no sunshine.
Adrieeeeeene!
Me and God are watching Scotty grow.
I'd like to teach the world to sing.
Black is black.
My name is Charlie; they work for me.
Somewhere, beyond the sea.
The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.
Come Monday, it'll be all right.
Green Acres is the place to be.
Hello again, it's me.
Whip inflation now.
Dance with me.
Burn baby, burn.
Papa-u-mau-mau.
Keep on truckin'.
Who loves ya', baby?
I don't know how to love him.
Does anybody really know what time it is?
And we sang dirges in the dark.
Everything is beautiful, in its own way.
I'm high on believin'.
The Un-cola.
We got a groovy kind of love.
Keep your feet on the ground.
When you're hot, you're hot!
In numbers too big to ignore.
If I can make it here.
I'm never gonna' stop the rain
      by complaining.
Breaker, breaker, 19....
Attention K-Mart shoppers.
Maybe I hang around here, a little more
      than I should.
Like a bridge over troubled water.
I'm in with the in-crowd.
You meathead.
I want some more, please.
The battle of the sexes.
The thrilla' in Manila.
I once was lost, but now I'm found.
Lust in my heart.
Special orders don't upset us.
Inna gadda da vida.
You can learn a lot from a dummy.
Lay a little lovin' on me.
Is the caller there?
Far out!
Sock it to me.
Elvis has left the building.
... and so it goes.



The Boomers' 70s Verbal Collage



When we think of social changes in the 20th century, we usually focus on the 60's. Indeed, the seeds of massive social change were planted in the 60's, and we saw some of the changes begin. But if you want to know how it all cut loose, you need to look at the 70s. It was absolutely nuts!

For you scholars and would-be freaks and geeks, you can take our 70s Quiz to test your knowledge of what happened in the 70s. And when you're done there, you can read the 70s Story, our description of that "far out" decade.

Click here to test your knowledge!

Beyond that, we have several features at BBHQ that span the boomer years. We taper off at the end of the 70s, however. The later part of the 70s was far less interesting; we leave that to the Gen-X'ers.

In This Week with the Chicowitz, This week, Hershel offers graduation advice:

In this essay I offer commencement speeches of three provocative thinkers. Kurt Vonnegut (allegedly): “Wear sunscreen. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.” Dennis Prager: “The greatest struggle in your life is not with society; it is with yourself.”  
 

A BBHQ Pop Quiz: From the BBHQ Name That Tune Collection, this is a classic crossover song from the country/western side of the musical buffet table. Here’s the intro:
The title of the song is “The _____________________.”


Your final answer is....



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BBHQ Boomer-in-Charge Hershel Chicowitz always has something to say, offering a boomer perspective on current events:

In This Week with the Chicowitz, This week, Hershel offers graduation advice:

In this essay I offer commencement speeches of three provocative thinkers. Kurt Vonnegut (allegedly): “Wear sunscreen. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.” Dennis Prager: “The greatest struggle in your life is not with society; it is with yourself.”  
 


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The BBHQ Feature Book is “Bobby Rydell – Teen Idol on the Rocks.” This is a “behind the scenes” story of one of the boomers’ first rock n’ roll stars. Told in the first person, Bobby chronicles his short ride to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his glide through the 70s and 80s, and how he nearly lost it all. Relax; it has a happy ending. Bobby was (and is) a “normal” Philly guy... with an absolute love of music and an amazing gift. For any fan of early rock n’ roll, it’s a wonderful story. And yes, Bobby Rydell is still on tour, playing to boomer fans all over the world. Click here for a closer look at the book.

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