When Did It Become the 70's Again ?

Time to bust out my old bell bottoms. Better yet, maybe I should be finding that old rawhide choker I used to wear (ugh, please no).

As I awoke to news of yet another strike, I broke into a cold sweat. Why?

Because this is what the mid 70’s was all about. Everywhere you went in Canada there was a strike or lockout or some kind of labour unrest.

Fuelled by a totally different economic environment, Canada introduced Wage and Price Controls in 1975. I’m hardly a student of history, I just happen to be there at the time, a cub reporter no less, chasing stories in Calgary.

Most of you probably have no idea what things were like in 1975. You are forgiven. But just so you realize how utterly frightening this really is, let me remind you of something.

In 1975, the top 10 songs of the year were, in order:

1. Captain and Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together
2. Silver Convention – Fly, Robin, Fly
3. Elton John – Island Girl
4. Dawn – He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)
5. Neil Sedaka – Bad Blood
6. Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
7. David Bowie – Fame*
8. Elton John – Philadelphia Freedom
9. The Bee Gees – Jive Talkin’
10. KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s the Way (I Like It).

Now, if that isn’t enough to scare anyone into submission, I don’t know what is.

Please, we can’t live through 1975 again.

Please Please Please.

Besides, I looked like this in 1975:


robert in 1975

Need I say more ?

* I make an exception for David Bowie. He actually has a blog.

2 thoughts on “When Did It Become the 70's Again ?”

  1. What happened to Hotel California by the Eagles? I thought that was the No. 1 song of 1975. Although a popstrology guide once told me I was cosmically aligned with KC & The Sunshine band so who am I to argue with the top 10 list.

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