Best Articles & Videos about 1970s on the web

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Read the best 1970s articles from around the internet, or watch the most insightful videos about 1970s from platforms like Youtube, Vimeo or leading publishers like The New York Times, The Atlantic, LA Times, Bloomberg, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal and many more.
The Chaotic Story Of Dexys Midnight Runners & “Come On Eileen”

The Chaotic Story Of Dexys Midnight Runners & “Come On Eileen”

History Videos

When faced with the phrase “One Hit Wonder” Dexys Midnight Runners would be one of the first bands to come to most minds. Their megahit “Come On Eileen” is one of the eternal dancefloor fillers. So who were Dexys Midnight Runners? Why did they go through sixteen members before their worldwide smash?

Merry Across The Mersey: Tom Wood’s Visions Of Liverpool

Merry Across The Mersey: Tom Wood’s Visions Of Liverpool

Art History Photos

Known affectionately as the ‘photie man’ across Merseyside, Tom Wood worked in the region at a time of great social and political change. From buzzing match days at Anfield to couples snogging during nights out on the Wirral, a new retrospective of his work highlights his bond with the city.

“I Met The Walrus”, An Animated Interview With John Lennon

“I Met The Walrus”, An Animated Interview With John Lennon

Art History Videos

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film.

Stephen Shore’s Unorthodox Photography Teaches Us To Celebrate The Everyday

Stephen Shore’s Unorthodox Photography Teaches Us To Celebrate The Everyday

Art Photos

Though color film had already been used for decades, it was considered crass by the heavyweights of black-and-white photography and was most often used in advertising or by amateurs. Shore is often included in the cohort of artists that brought about the rise of color in the 70s, but not given credit for his prescience.

The School Shooting That Austin Forgot

The School Shooting That Austin Forgot

Crime History Long Reads

John Ray barely remembered the details of that day—May 18, 1978—when a friend at his Austin junior high school walked into class and, in front of Ray and twenty other eighth graders, shot and killed their teacher, Wilbur “Rod” Grayson. Ray and his classmates still wonder: What really happened?

What Ever Happened To Waterbeds?

What Ever Happened To Waterbeds?

Business History

After a heyday in the late 1980s in which nearly one out of every four mattresses sold was a waterbed mattress, the industry dried up in the 1990s, leaving behind a sense of unfilled promise and thousands upon thousands of unsold vinyl shells.

Stunning Photographs Of A Pre-Fame Prince In 1977

Stunning Photographs Of A Pre-Fame Prince In 1977

History Photos

In 1977 the photographer Robert Whitman was asked to take some promo shots of an unknown 19-year-old musician called Prince Rogers Nelson. Over a couple of days, he shot the 19-year-old musician all over Minneapolis. Whitman was the first professional photographer ever to shoot Prince.

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Inspiration
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Work, Protest And Play On The Streets Of Hackney

Work, Protest And Play On The Streets Of Hackney

History Photos

During the 1970s and first half of the 80s photographer Neil Martinson recorded the lives of those who lived and worked in Hackney, east London. At that time, children still played in the street and on old bomb sites yet to be developed.

Before Tinder, There Was Dateline

Before Tinder, There Was Dateline

Apps Life Tech

Operation Match was a computer dating service started at Harvard in 1965 by two undergraduates, that paired students together for dates for $3 a pop. Students filled in questionnaires which were processed by an IBM 1401 before receiving the names and telephone numbers of their matches in the post.

The Death Of The Hippies

The Death Of The Hippies

History Life Photos

Professional photographer Joe Samberg remembers how drugs destroyed Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue scene. Still, the hippies did end up having a lasting impact on American culture—even if it wasn’t quite the one they’d intended.

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