The 70s

Date Events Hit records Movies
1970
  • Voting age lowered from 21 to 18
  • Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister
  • In the Summertime (Mungo Jerry)
  • The Wonder of You (Elvis Presley)
  • Band of Gold (Freda Payne)
  • Love Grows (Where my Rosemary Goes) (Edison Lighthouse)
  • All Kinds Of Everything (Dana)
  • Bridge Over Troubled War (Simon and Garfunkel)
  • MASH
  • Woodstock
1971
  • Decimal currency introduced
  • CAMRA formed
  • Hot Love (T Rex)
  • Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
  • Knock Three Times (Dawn)
  • Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep (Middle Of The Road)
  • Coz I Luv You (Slade)
  • Grandad (Clive Dunn)
  • Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) (Benny Hill)
  • Get Carter
  • The French Connection
  • Diamonds are Forever
1972
  • "Bloody Sunday"
  • Without You (Nilsson)
  • Amazing Grace (The Pipes, Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards)
  • Puppy Love (Donny Osmond)
  • My Ding-A-Ling (Chuck Berry)
  • I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (New Seekers)
  • Long Haired Lover From Liverpool (Little Jimmy Osmond)
  • Cabaret
  • The Godfather
  • Last Tango in Paris
1973
  • Britain joins the Common Market
  • The last American troops leave Vietnam
  • Blockbuster (Sweet)
  • I Love You Love Me Love (Gary Glitter)
  • Eye Level (Simon Park Orchestra)
  • Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree (Dawn)
  • Cum On Feel The Noize (Slade)
  • Welcome Home (Peters and Lee)
  • Life On Mars (David Bowie)
  • The Sting
  • The Exorcist
  • Live and Let Die
1974
  • Harold Wilson becomes Prime Minister
  • IRA bombing campaign in mainland Britain
  • She (Charles Aznavour)
  • Tiger Feet (Mud)
  • Sugar Baby Love (Rubettes)
  • Seasons In The Sun (Terry Jacks)
  • Waterloo (Abba)
  • Merry Xmas Everybody (Slade)
  • Confessions of a Window Cleaner
  • The Great Gatsby
1975
  • Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Acts passed
  • Britain votes to stay in the Common Market
  • Bye Bye Baby (Bay City Rollers)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
  • Sailing (Rod Stewart)
  • Whispering Grass (Windsor Davis and Don Estelle)
  • Hold Me Close (David Essex)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1976
  • The great drought
  • James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister
  • Save Your Kisses For Me (Brotherhood of Man)
  • Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John and Kiki Dee)
  • Dancing Queen (Abba)
  • If You Leave Me Now (Chicago)
  • Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) (Wurzels)
  • The Omen
  • Rocky
  • Taxi Driver
1977
  • The Queen's Silver Jubilee
  • Freddie Laker introduces low cost Skytrain service
  • Red Rum wins the Grand National for the third time
  • Knowing Me Knowing You (Abba)
  • Way Down (Elvis Presley)
  • Mull Of Kintyre (Wings)
  • When I Need You (Leo Sayer)
  • Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Julie Covington)
  • God Save the Queen (Sex Pistols)
  • The Floral Dance (Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band)
  • Jaws
  • Annie Hall
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Star Wars
1978
  • John Paul II becomes Pope
  • The Winter of Discontent
  • Your The One That I Want (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John)
  • Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring (Boney M)
  • Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush)
  • Night Fever (The Bee Gees)
  • YMCA (Village People)
  • Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty)
  • Rat Trap (The Boomtown Rats)
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Grease
1979
  • Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister
  • Bright Eyes (Art Garfunkel)
  • We Don't Talk Anymore (Cliff Richard)
  • Are 'Friends' Electric (Tubeway Army)
  • Heart of Glass (Blondie)
  • I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
  • Message In A Bottle (Police)
  • Alien
  • Kramer vs Kramer
 
 

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