Arts and Entertainment. There is so much to cover on this page so don't skip anything throughout poetry and literature, architecture, music and movies, dance and humor and all kinds of art.

Movies and TV shows

TV shows and movies... some of the best... of all time.
This is a good website to find popular tv shows and movies of the 1970's-'s_tv_movies.html

Sesame Street started up in 1969, but was very famous in the 1970's. The show is just a classic.  Every child's favorite and it captured the heart of many adults. It was a favorite from the start.

Sesame Street was the world of puppets. It was funny, and happy, and just plain old goofy sometimes. You can never decide which character is your favorite and they have been a success from the beginning and are still going good today.
Brady Bunch was one of the most popular shows of absolutely all time. It was a show about the funniest average funny of all time.

The theme song really explains it all. This is the original show about two families colliding which has been redone in many ways such and Yours, Mine and Ours and a couple of others, but this was the show that started it all and no on will ever forget it.
Hawaii 5-0 was another very famous and loved TV show with one of the best theme songs of all time. Click here to hear it.

Hawaii 5-0 was the TV show version of James Bond with the theme song that everyone had stuck in their head.


Music was huge! Music was changing completely. There was rock and punk and tons of disco! The very popular KDWB radio station even started up in these amazing 10 years.
1 Hotel California, The Eagles
 2  Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin
 3  American Pie, Don McLean
4  Stayin' Alive, Bee Gees
5  Heart Of Glass, Blondie)
6  Let It Be, The Beatles
 7  Dancing Queen, Abba
8  Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel
9  Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
10  My Sharona, The Knack
11  My Sweet Lord, George Harrison
12  I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
 13  American Woman, Guess Who
 14  Bad Girls, Donna Summer
15  Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Diana Ross
16  I Want You Back, The Jackson 5
17  Imagine, John Lennon
18  Lady Marmalade, LaBelle
19  ABC, The Jackson 5
20  One Way Or Another, Blondie
21  The Joker, Steve Miller Band
 23  I'll Be There, The Jackson 5
 24  You're So Vain, Carly Simon
25  Dreams, Fleetwood Mac
 26  Night Fever, Bee Gees
 27  Angie, The Rolling Stones
 28  Grease, Frankie Vallie
 29  Killing Me Softly With His Song, Roberta Flack
 30  Maggie May, Rod Stewart
31  Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, Michael Jackson
 32  The Long And Winding Road, The Beatles
 33  Best Of My Love, The Emotions
34  Band On The Run, Paul McCartney & Wings
 35  (They Long To Be) Close To You, The Carpenters
 36  If You Leave Me Now, Chicago
 37  Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye
 38  Smoke On The Water, Deep Purple
39  Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, B.J. Thomas
40  Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynyrd
 41  Get Used To It, Roger Voudouris
42  A Horse With No Name, America
 43  Good Times, Chic
 44  Brown Sugar, The Rolling Stones
 45  Kashmir, Led Zeppelin
46  Venus, Shocking Blue
 47  Ben, Michael Jackson
48  Pop Muzik, M
 49  Cat's In The Cradle, Harry Chapin
 50  Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
 51  How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees
 52  Superstition, Stevie Wonder
53  Me And Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin
54  Love Will Keep Us Together, Captain & Tennille
 55  I Think I Love You, The Partridge Family
56  Crocodile Rock, Elton John
57  It's Too Late, Carole King
58  You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone
59  Thunder Island, Jay Ferguson
60  You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, Bachman-Turner Overdrive
 61  Dream On, Aerosmith
 62  (Don't Fear) The Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
63  You've Got A Friend, James Taylor
64  I Just Want To Be Your Everything, Andy Gibb
65  Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen
66  I Can See Clearly Now, Johnny Nash
 67  Le Freak, Chic
68  Joy To The World, Three Dog Night
 69  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack
70  What A Fool Believes, Doobie Brothers
 71  Half The Way, Crystal Gayle
 72  That's The Way (I Like It), KC & The Sunshine Band
73  Fame, David Bowie
74  I Just Want To Celebrate, Rare Earth
75  Your Song, Elton John
76  Blinded By The Light, Manfred Mann
77  Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry
78  Cruel To Be Kind, Nick Lowe
 79  Alone Again (Naturally), Gilbert O'Sullivan
80  Rock Your Baby, George McRae
81  War, Edwin Starr
82  Anarchy In The U.K., The Sex Pistols
 83  You're The One That I Want, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
84  Brandy (You're A Fine Girl), Looking Glass
85  Theme From Shaft, Isaac Hayes
 86  Heart Of Gold, Neil Young
87  Hot Stuff, Donna Summer
88  Y.M.C.A., The Village People
89  Summer Nights, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
 90  Seasons In The Sun, Terry Jacks
91  Lean On Me, Bill Withers
 92  Mama Told Me (Not To Come), Three Dog Night
93  Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
 94  Come Sail Away, Styx
95  Ebony Eyes, Bob Welch
96  How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Bee Gees 
97  Desperado, The Eagles
98  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
99  The Love You Save, The Jackson 5
100  Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves, Cher
101  One Of These Nights, The Eagles
102  I Shot The Sheriff, Eric Clapton
103  What's Going On, Marvin Gaye
104  Tiny Dancer, Elton John
105  I Honestly Love You, Olivia Newton-John
106  Escape (The Pina Colada Song), Rupert Holmes
107  Get Down Tonight, KC & The Sunshine Band
 108  Afternoon Delight, Starlight Vocal Band
109  Kung Fu Fighting, Carl Douglas
 110  Fernando, ABBA
111  Let's Stay Together, Al Green
112  Rock And Roll All Nite, Kiss
113  Me And Mrs. Jones, Billy Paul
 114  We Are The Champions, Queen
115  Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb This information was from this strategy.


Dance... Where do I get started.....Lots of disco and grove. Women were so into dancing that when they went out dancing they wore pants and wouldn't wear their mini skirts. Couples would also go out disco dancing doing stuff like... of course the bump. I mean who doesn't know that dance. all you do is bump your buts together.  In the 1970s they made up a lot of their own silly dance moves. Some may still be around today and probably funnier than ever. They are totally fun to do. If you look below you will discover a list of some of these fabulous dances. and you can also watch some very funky dance videos too.     

-Walk Like An Egyptian
-The hustle
-Funky Chicken
-The bump
-The Shake


Lots of poetry being written in the 70's, but not many plays. There were some novels too.

One of the most popular authors to present themselves and write was Toni Morrison who wrote about being her kind. She had plenty of readers. Another famous writer was Rod McKuen. He was a poet and his work was immensely famous in the 1970's.

In the writing world, there were many books published in the 1970s. Like I said in many places on this website, there are much more than the examples I show you, but it would be years to find every single book published.
In 1970 or 1969, "Slaughterhouse 5" was made by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and it was about a man abducted by aliens. In 1970, the fantasy book "The Crystal Cave" by Mary Stewart was created, as well as the mystery novel "The Secret Woman" by Victoria Holt. In 1971, the book "The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" was made by Jimmy Breslin. In 1977, "Love Story", a book about lovers that are completely opposite was made by Erich Segal.

Some very famous or some of the best poets ever were Bruce Andrews, Rae Armantrout, Nicole Brossard, Clark Coolidge, Jayne CortezAnn LauterbachBernadette Mayer, Tom Raworth and Fred Wah. Poetry of the 70's was a weird style. Most was not light, fluffy or funny, but most of it was not dark or eerie either. 

In the poetry world, there was so many pieces of poetry in the 70s, and that is expected in a generation of peace and dance. I will show a few examples of what poetry is out there, but there is a bunch more, like I keep repeating (sorry if I am annoying you with repeating what I say).There were many poems, and here are a few. There is "Gather Together in My Name" by Maya Angelou, "A Poet's Alphabet" by Louise Bogan, "Margins" by Phillip Booth, "The Double Dream Of Spring" by John Ashbery, "Madness" by James Dikory, and "Earth Walk" by William Meredith. Notice how the majority of the poems are peaceful or explain feelings, kind of the theme of the 70s.


Everything was funny in those days. But jokes were finally getting complicated and they even had Your Mama jokes which people still use today. This is a great site with all of the best jokes of the 1970's-

Humor was in the groove!!!

In the 1970's, humor is very important. It can be as complex as a movie, or as simple as a comic strip. In whatever form it is in, there are many forms of it, and I chose a few to show to you.
Have you ever heard of "Cheech and Chong"? Well, they are three comedians that record their voice and make jokes in lifestyle. One of their popular recordings is "Sister Mary Elephant", featuring a teacher screaming at the class to "SHUT UUUPP!!!". Another person who talks humor is Steve Martin, a standing comic. He tells jokes on the stage, and is still alive today, and has recently been in "The Pink Panther".

Movies are also a good form of humor. In 1976, the classic disney movie "Alice in Wonderland" came out, and also "Freaky Friday", the original movie of the popular one made in 2003. In 1974, "Young Frankenstien", a parody of the original Frankenstien came out. In 1970, a disney classic, "The Aristocrats" came out. In 1973, yet another animated disney film came out, called "Robin Hood", and finally, in 1979, the classic horror movie "Dracula came out.


Architecture wasn't anything special in the 1970's really. But things were becoming more modernized and houses became a lot more personalized. People also realized and renewed the love of historical architecture and brought a little bit of that classic style back.

The Sears tower was the star building of the 70's and became the tallest building in the world. Several architects came together to build it and it was finished in 1973.

People in the 70's started to experiment with different materials and styles such as glass, and steel construction, but also open spaces.