Rediscovered Nostalgic Photos Reshape History's Landscape

By Sophia Maddox | September 28, 2023

Cher doing some fancy rollerskating at Venice Beach in 1979

Welcome to a delightful journey down memory lane! In this captivating slideshow gallery, we've unearthed a treasure trove of recently discovered photos that are bound to strike a chord with those of us who lived through the '60s and '70s, as well as anyone with a passion for nostalgia. But let's be clear, this isn't just a trip down memory lane; it's a rollicking adventure through some of the most iconic moments in pop culture history.

From Cher dazzling on roller skates to behind-the-scenes snapshots with the legendary Led Zeppelin, and even a touch of magic with I Dream of Jeannie, these photos capture the essence of a bygone era. So, whether you're here for a dose of nostalgia or just some good old-fashioned fun, join us as we celebrate the timeless moments that continue to resonate across the generations. Don't miss a beat—continue reading to explore these captivating glimpses of the past!

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The Goddess of Pop wasn't the only one capable of fancy footwork on rollerskates! Cher was just one of many big-name celebrities that dove into the rollerskating craze of the 70's. Brooke Shields, Farrah Fawcett, and even Patrick Swayze could be found on roller skates during the groovy era. In fact, celebrity interest did a world of wonders to reinforced the fad and is probably the reason it lasted so long. 

As could be expected, the skate craze caught the interest of Hollywood filmmakers. Soon scripts with storylines centered around skating were being shot faster than they could be written. There are more roller skating films in existence than there ever should be but Skatetown U.S.A., Linda Blair’s Roller Boogie, and of course, Olivia Newton-John’s Xanadu are the only ones that matter. 

One of the greatest bands of 1968, Led Zeppelin

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This photo was taken in 1968, the year Led Zeppelin had just formed. The band experienced major commercial success in the span of a few years after being heavily sampled and influential in Rock and Roll.

Led Zeppelin consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's long-form songs with heavy, guitar-driven sound led to them being cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. They drew their unique style drew from a wide variety of genres including blues, psychedelia, and folk music. Although they were initially unpopular with critics their fame grew exponentially, with their song "Stairway to Heaven", now among the most influential works in rock music history.