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25 spectacular and nostalgic images that will bring back memories from the glorious 1970s

It's a total trip down memory lane for Gen Xers.

25 spectacular and nostalgic images that will bring back memories from the glorious 1970s
Cover Image Source: (L) Reddit | u/0997512; (R) Reddit | u/akujidragon

From timeless fashion trends to remarkable global events, the 1970s was a vivacious decade, witnessing some of the biggest moments in history. As the "Swinging Sixties" came to an end, the cultural revolution and the chaotic freedom that came with it also ended. The 1970s were marked by some major political shifts caused by occurrences like the Watergate scandal, the Vietnam War, the decline of the Civil Rights Movement and so on. On the pop culture front, the death of Elvis Presley and the splitting of the Beatles caused quite a stir. However, on the brighter side, the 70s was an era of evolving technology and lifestyle.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Jill Wellington
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Jill Wellington

The dawn of disco, heavy metal, punk rock and hip-hop drastically altered the urban nightlife scene in America and other countries. The fashion scene was booming with bold and colorful attire, where bellbottoms, wide-collared shirts, midis, maxis and accessories like headbands, chokers and dramatic glasses were the hottest trends. The entertainment sector prospered and telephones and TV sets were gradually making their way to every household. Being the prime time of the baby boomers and Gen X, the decade seemed to be brimming with life. And with the power of the internet, we can now take a trip down memory lane with the help of r/70s. This Reddit community is home to 70s nostalgia and here are 25 pictures that only people from that decade can relate to.

1. Remember these parachute guys?

Image Source: Reddit | u/mwuttke86
Image Source: Reddit | u/mwuttke86

2. "Chuck Berry reacting to Yoko Ono's 'musical contributions' (1972)"

Image Source: Reddit | u/ASGfan
Image Source: Reddit | u/ASGfan

3. This guy was sort of like the Steve Irwin of the '70s

Image Source: Reddit | u/Medical-One9202
Image Source: Reddit | u/Medical-One9202

4. The "Match Game" show

Image Source: Reddit | u/Giveitallyougot714
Image Source: Reddit | u/Giveitallyougot714

5. Remember these water rockets?

Image Source: Reddit | u/akujidragon
Image Source: Reddit | u/akujidragon

6.  "Used to have Jane Curtin rolling with laughter"

Image Source: Reddit | u/Medical-one9202
Image Source: Reddit | u/Medical-one9202

7. The original and the classic 1977's "Star Wars"

Image Source: Reddit | u/0997512
Image Source: Reddit | u/0997512

8. Who has a smallpox vaccination scar?

Image Source: Reddit | u/Planet2527
Image Source: Reddit | u/Planet2527

9. Christmas in the '70s

Image Source: Reddit | u/Invader1976
Image Source: Reddit | u/Invader1976

10. "Pop some Boston in the cassette deck and let's cruise"

Image Source: Reddit | u/earthman34
Image Source: Reddit | u/earthman34

11. "First car and wife (1970 Oldsmobile W31)"

Image Source: Reddit | u/9102Taco
Image Source: Reddit | u/9102Taco

12. The Gong Show

Image Source: Reddit | Panther2-505
Image Source: Reddit | u/Panther2-505

13. Live from N.Y. 1976

Image Source: Reddit | Reddit user
Image Source: Reddit | Reddit user

14. "I was 8 years old when I and my neighborhood buddies watched Salem’s Lot- I was scarred for life! (1979)"

Image Source: Reddit | u/Quick_Presentation11
Image Source: Reddit | u/Quick_Presentation11

15. The sweethearts of '70s

Image Source: Reddit | u/Planet2527
Image Source: Reddit | u/Planet2527

16. Legos of the decade

Image Source: Reddit | u/The_Patriot
Image Source: Reddit | u/The_Patriot

17. "Pizza day was the best day of the week in elementary school in the 70s"

Image Source: Reddit | u/Quick_Presentation11
Image Source: Reddit |u/Quick_Presentation11

18. "They sold a lot of this during Halloween in the 70s"

Image Source: Reddit | u/joetrumps
Image Source: Reddit | u/joetrumps

19. "If you ever used one of these perpetual towel contraptions to dry your hands in the 1970s you’re probably immune to all forms of viruses and diseases now"

Image Source: Reddit | u/Quick_Presentation11
Image Source: Reddit | u/Quick_Presentation11

20. "50 years later, they still won't give you the time of day"

Image Source: Reddit | u/mistermeek67
Image Source: Reddit | u/mistermeek67

21. The Digital Derby

Image Source: Reddit | u/Bulminator
Image Source: Reddit | u/Bulminator

22. "How could anyone have known?"

Image Source: Reddit | u/Iwouldntifiwereme
Image Source: Reddit | u/Iwouldntifiwereme

23. The glorious Underdog and his villains

Image Source: Reddit | u/Seen2much4now
Image Source: Reddit | u/Seen2much4now

24. "If you didn't take him up on the roof, you didn't truly 'live' the 70s"

Image Source: Reddit | u/The_Patriot
Image Source: Reddit | u/The_Patriot

25. "When we got bored with our cap guns we started bashing the whole rolls with a hammer! Fun times in the 1970s!"

Image Source: Reddit | u/Quick_Presentation11
Image Source: Reddit | u/Quick_Presentation11

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