Remember the 70s

Derek Tait

 
Publication date:
March 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
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Overview
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When you think about the 1970s, what comes to mind? Flares? Queen? Rocky?

The 1970s was one of the most exciting, innovative and colorful decades of recent history. With major events in music, film and television, the introduction of new technology, and the rising tide of sociopolitical change, the decade played a key role in British social history.

This decade saw many memorable occasions: Kenny Dalglish became the most expensive footballer after a £440,000 transfer fee, Freddie Laker launched his budget Skytrain airline, Clive Sinclair launched the two inch television, the late 1970s saw the election of the country's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, and during 1977, the country became enthralled by the Queen's Silver Jubilee - street parties were held up and down the land.

Remember the 70s explores this chaotic and pivotal bygone era, and by doing so, the author uncovers hidden truths, gives insight into the dazzling array of inventions and the presence of popular culture, as well as remarking upon how these events, and how the decade as a whole, resonated until this very day.