About The 70’S Tonight I will be speaking about one of the most controversial eras of our time. The 70s. When terms like Pardy Hardy! Goin’ Cruizin’ Right On! ROCK ON!! and Shake your Booty were getting used in everyday conversation. Guys wore their hair long and in afros. Pet rocks were a kids best friend, and mood rings let you know if someone was feeling down. 8 tracks had came and gone, with cassette tapes taking over in a hurry. For the weekend fun, disco clubs were the place to be.

If you didnt feel like dancing, cruising the highway while on your CB radio was the alternative, that was if the gas shortage wasnt to bad. You wouldnt have been alarmed if you saw a crazed naked guy running down the street either, because streaking was norm. (Now, in the) News In 1972 President Nixon ordered the biggest bombing raid ever on North Vietnam. In 1973 President Nixon agreed to turn over tape recordings of conversations that had some bearing on the Watergate break-in. In 1974 Muhammad Ali knocked out George Forman and regains his heavyweight title.

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In 1975 The Supreme Court ruled that paddling of unruly students is acceptable under certain circumstances. In 1976 from coast to coast, the United States celebrates its 200th birthday in In 1977 the worst aviation disaster in history becomes a collision between two jumbo jets in the Canary Islands, killing 574 people. In 1978 More than 900 American followers of cult leader Jim Jones committed mass suicide at their compound in South America. Now for the music of the 70s In my opinion, some of the best music ever, was released in the 70s. We had; The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Crosby-Stills-Nash and Young, The Who, Lynard Skynard, Peter Frampton, The Greatful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, and there are countless more who molded some of todays rock and roll.

To give you an idea of the peoples choice back in the day, Neil Sedaka was #1 in 1975 with Elton John at #3 on the top 40 charts. As for TV Shows in the 70s Saturday Night! Debuted in 1975. Welcome Back Kotter, The GONG Show, Sanford and Son, Dallas, All in the Family, The Jefferson’s, Mork and Mindy, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Three’s Company were all new to the TV world. Roots attracted 80 million viewers, which surpassed Gone With The Wind as the highest-rated program ever to be broadcast. Here are a few commercials that well never forget My bologna has a first name: It’s O-s-c-a-r..

Choosy Moms, Choose Jif! A sloppy Jo is a sandwich, but a Manwhich is a Meal! Weables wobble, but they won’t fall down! and Coke adds Life! As for the movies of the 70s, who can forget; Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, Smoky and the Bandit, Jaws, Shaft, Star Wars, Carrie, American Graffiti, Rocky, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and the ever popular Rocky Horror Picture Show. In conclusion, I would like to remind everyone who was born in the 70s that the reason we turned out the way we did is most likely because our parents had to live through DISCO. Speech and Communication Essays.