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Definitions

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  • noun The 1970s.

Etymologies

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A common shortening of 1970s.

Examples

  • For instance, somebody like Mel Edwards goes to New York in '67, or Daniel LaRue Johnson comes in the 1960s, or David Hammons, who eventually comes in the mid-'70s, and Maren Hassinger, who also comes at that time.

    Dr. Tukufu Zuberi: Now Dig Kellie Jones Talking About Art and Black Los Angeles: Part 2

  • The mid-'70s Bay Ridge that is re-created in "White Irish Drinkers" hosted film crews shooting "Saturday Night Fever" and portions of "The French Connection," and Mr. Gray recalled a chance encounter with a movie-set transformation in Park Slope with particular fondness.

    Channeling Bay Ridge Past

  • Earth Wind and Fire albums, full of a novel fusion of the falsetto harmonies of the Four Seasons with the fabulous funk of the Famous Flames, were as common as grain alcohol punch at late-'70s dance parties.

    In concert: Earth Wind and Fire at The Kennedy Center

  • Rediscover "Interplay," from Return to Forever's mid-'70s fusion classic No Mystery.

    Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume 195

  • Earth, Wind and Fire albums, full of a novel fusion of the falsetto harmonies of the Four Seasons with the fabulous funk of the Famous Flames, were as common as grain-alcohol punch at late-'70s dance parties.

    Music review: Earth, Wind and Fire at Kennedy Center

  • Ms. Smith, 64, will have a career's worth of songs to choose from, dating back to the mid-'70s, including a few from her new album due in the spring.

    Auld Lang Syne—With a Backbeat

  • Its 62-title catalogue is a kaleidoscope of drive-in era sensation and schlock, from Euro-trashy softcore ("Emmanuelle in Bangkok") to mid-'70s Italian giallo thrillers (Lucio Fulci's "The Psychic") to the boisterous sub-genre known as Oz-ploitation ("BMX Bandits," with a teenage Nicole Kidman as an Australian bicycle stunt rider).

    The Strong, Silent Types

  • Some of the perpetrators over the past decade include Interpol (who vividly recall post-punk bands like Joy Division), Amy Winehouse ('60s pop-R&B, from Motown to Dusty Springfield), the Black Crowes (early-'70s Rolling Stones), and Oasis ("Revolver"-era Beatles).

    When the Music Stopped

  • Yet the Apollo was the last theater in the city presenting prewar-style live stage shows, up through the mid-'70s.

    No Myth: The Apollo's Power

  • Robert Caravaggi, co-owner of Swifty's—the Upper East Side refuge for "Bonfire of the Vanities" author Tom Wolfe's "social X-rays"—recounts the day in the mid-'70s when Burt Reynolds came into his father Bruno's fabled-and-gone New York restaurant, Quo Vadis, wearing an open collar, sans jacket.

    Jacket (Not) Required

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