Vintage Rarities Rediscover Forgotten Stories From The Best Time To Be Alive
By Sophia Maddox | October 5, 2023
Pat Klous, Connie Sellecca and Kathryn Witt were in Flying High as three sexy airline stewardesses (1978).
Step into the time machine, dear viewers, and let's take a nostalgic journey back to the days of groovy fashion, waterbeds, and Saturday morning cartoons. In this slideshow gallery, we've dusted off a collection of vintage photos that are sure to transport you straight into the heart of cherished memories. You might just spot a few familiar faces, or perhaps these snapshots will feel like a cozy embrace from days gone by. Whether you're reminiscing about the wild and wacky world of daytime dramas or yearning for the simplicity of yesteryears, these photos are here to ignite that warm, fuzzy feeling of nostalgia. So, what are you waiting for? Continue reading and let the nostalgia wash over you like a wave of retro awesomeness!
The comedy-drama television series Flying High, aired from August 28, 1978 to January 23, 1979. The main three characters, played by Kathryn Witt, Connie Sellecca, and Pat Klous, were all recruited from top New York modeling agencies. They had very specific requirements for the level of attractiveness… having any actual acting experience they were lenient on. This was meant to be just one of a number of “jiggle era” television programs a and its 2-hour pilot episode aired during the summer re-run season, so it was the most-watched prime time show of the week. But by mid-October it was painfully clear by the low ratings and negative reviews accusing it of trying to copy the success of Charlie's Angels that Flying High wouldn’t last. By January of 1979 it was over.
Before Cara Delevingne came along with her bold eyebrows, model Margaux Hemingway paved the way in the mid-70's.
Pictured here is the granddaughter of famed author Ernest Hemingway and fashion model Margaux Louise Hemingway. Her intense beauty brought her international fame and in the mid-1970s she was appearing on magazine covers all over the place: Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and TIME.
The supermodel even went on to sign a million-dollar contract for Fabergé as the spokesmodel for Babe perfume. But her personal life, sadly, was not so blessed. She suffered from depression and addiction and ended up committing suicide in 1996, by drug overdose when she was only 42-years old.
A 'tail' of two mermaids at work in Disneyland (1967)
In the weeks prior to Disneyland’s Submarine Voyage’s grand opening, they placed an advertisement in the local newspaper ad calling for “mermaids” and like clockwork, hundreds of strong swimmers with flowing locks and slim figures showed up for what was no doubt, an awesome job. Although… the early costume prototype was certainly not without its flaws.
According to Suzanne Brewster, a former mermaid, there was a wardrobe malfunction the first day the costumes arrived. Brewster, who was 18 at the time, told HuffPost that she was asked to demonstrate her dolphin kick for a group of Disney executives. “When I came up for air, all the men were turned around facing the other direction. My instructor leaned over and said, ‘Your top came off!’”
Debbie Harry on the drums at a Blondie rehearsal in 1975.
Pictured here is Debbie Harry, better known as “Blondie,” on stage rocking the drums back in 1975. The group, "Blondie" was founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein but also comprised of members Clem Burke, Gary Valentine, and Jimmy Destri. They were pioneers of the punk scene but were noted for their eclectic mix of musical styles. They incorporated elements of disco, pop, and reggae. For this, they are credited with introducing mainstream American listeners to alternative elements of Rock and Roll in the late 1970’s. Blondie has sold 40 million records worldwide, is still active, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
I Got My 'Eyes' Set On You! George Harrison clowning around in 1964.
George Harrison was 16-years old when he dropped out of school, much to his father’s displeasure, to focus on music. During that time, he played with the Beatles, worked as an electrician and at a local department store. In these early years, the Beatles performed a series of shows in various clubs in and around Hamburg, Germany. By the time this photo was taken, they could afford to goof off a bit. The Beatles were officially into their touring years (1963-1966) and Beatlemania had taken hold of much of the world (especially the female population).
Super model Paulina Porizkova, in the early 80's, was always a natural stunner!
Paulina Porizkova, the Czech-born Swedish model, actress and author stunned the world with her beauty in the early 80s. She was just 18 years old when she became the first woman from Central Europe to be on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1984. Then she became the second woman (after Christie Brinkley) to be featured on the swimsuit issue's front cover consecutive times (1984 and 1985).
She married Ric Ocasek, the lead singer for the rock band The Cars on August 23, 1989. They went on to have two sons, Jonathan Raven Ocasek and Oliver Orion Ocasek.
All The Young Dudes - David Bowie with a different look back in 1970.
Here we have David Bowie, rocking yet another "different look" back in 1970. David Robert Jones grew up in London, England with his parents, and while his teachers said his voice didn’t particularly standout, he would grow up to be one of the most innovative and influential musicians in music history! He sang in choir, collaborated with his peers, enrolled himself in dance classes, and continued to be his awesome theatrical self which would eventually lead to his immense success. He would soon be widely known and appreciated for his unique musical talents and outrageous hairstyles, outfits and antics.
Animal House, the 1978 hit comedy about a fraternity of misfits!
This American comedy comprised of young and budding actors of the 70’s. This box office hit was based in the fictional American College Scene, directed by Kevin Bacon and featured actors such as John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon and Verna Bloom.
Now considered a classic, Animal House received pretty mixed reviews from critics upon its initial release. However, Time and Roger Ebert help boost its popularity by proclaiming it one of the year's best. Reviews aside, money talks and Animal House, which cost $2.8 million to make, turned around and grossed over $141 million, making it one of the most profitable movies in history.
1974's The California Kid made this three-window 1934 Ford Coupe one of the most famous hot rods of all time.
The 1974 movie, The California Kid starred Martin Sheen, Vic Morrow, Nick Nolte, Michelle Phillips, Gary Morgan, and Janit Baldwin. Oh and this three-window 1934 Ford Coupe, which became one of the most famous hot rods of all time thanks to this film.
In it, “A deranged, sadistic small-town sheriff has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. The brother of one of the victims rolls into town in his souped up hot rod to investigate his brother's death.”
Book Em Danno Detective Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) and Danno (James MacArthur) from the classic TV series Hawaii Five-0 (1968-80)
Pictured here are Detective Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) and Danno (James MacArthur) from the iconic police drama series Hawaii Five-O. The series originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980 and at the time of its last episode, it had been the longest-running police drama in American television history.
McGarrett and his team went after members of organized crime and various criminals plaguing the Hawaiian Islands.Many episodes would end with McGarrett saying his famous line "Book 'em, Danno!", sometimes specifying a charge such as "murder one".
Known for her mix of minimalism and bohemian flair, French singer and actress Françoise Hardy became an icon all her own in the 60's & 70's.
Pictured here, looking cool is Françoise Madeleine Hardy. The French model, singer-songwriter made her debut in the early 1960s and found immediate success with her song "Tous les garçons et les filles". She was known for her mix of minimalism and bohemian flair and found herself a fashion icon and at the very forefront of the French music scene.
She recorded in multiple languages started touring, and was widely considered an icon of the decade and "France's most exportable female singing star. It wasn’t long before she’d gained the admirations of music legends like Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, and Miles Davis.
Evel Knievel gives the crowd a thumbs-up before boarding his X2 Skycycle in his attempt to cross the Snake River Canyon on Sept. 8, 1974.
Here's Evel Knievel giving the crowd a thumbs-up on September 8, 1974, before boarding his X2 Skycycle in his attempt to cross the Snake River Canyon. Knievel, was a stunt performer and international icon. Evel’s first jump was at the National Date Festival in Indio, California back in 1966, and he spent the rest of his career outdoing himself. Each stunt became more ambitious and more dangerous than the last. Some of his most memorable being Caesars Palace (1967), Madison Square Garden (1971), Twin Falls, Idaho, Snake River Canyon(1975), and the famous Wembley Stadium jump (1975). Over the course of his career, he attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps and was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.
Hair's looking at you...Ann-Margret had some amazing hair in the early 70's (among other things...)
The onscreen chameleon was always doing something glamorous with those locks of hers. The Hollywood bombshell was often referred to her as the 'female Elvis’, for her sexy, throaty singing voice had the public and her love for motorcycles earned her a daredevil reputation. She met the King on the set of Viva Las Vegas back in 1964. As they worked together, they discovered just how much they had in common and things soon became romantic. Elvis and close friends all confirmed that aside from Elvis Presley’s family, Ann-Margret became the most important woman in the King’s life. Inevitably, though, it had to end, at least to Ann-Margret it seemed.
Christopher Lloyd was Reverend Jim 'Iggy' Ignatowski, an aging-burnt out-hippie minister-turned-cabbie in Taxi from 1978 to 1983.
When he wasn’t a wide-eyed, wild haired mad scientist traveling through time, Christopher Lloyd was an aging hippie minister burnt out from drugs, working a cabbie for the Sunshine Cab Company on the series Taxi. The basic premise centers on the everyday lives of taxi drivers in New York City and their abusive dispatcher.
The sitcom Taxi originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC and then it moved over to NBC from 1982 to 1983. To say the show was a hit would be an understatement, it won 18 Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Clint Eastwood on the set of The Beguiled 1971.
The 1971, Southern Gothic thriller The Beguiled was directed by Don Siegel and starred Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page. Clint was getting all geared up to make his directorial debut at this point. 1971 was a big and busy year for the iconic tough guy.
First, it was Play Misty for Me (1971), which was a psychological thriller that he both directed and starred in. Clint Eastwood, in his directed The Beguiled: The Storyteller, a Documentary short that same year.
Daisy Duke (Catherine Bach) with her Jeep, Dixie from The Dukes of Hazzard 1979.
Pictured here is a young Catherine Bach in the early '80s. She's donning a pair of short-shorts that are perfect for her iconic character Daisy Duke from the hit series Dukes of Hazzard.
Originally, the producers were looking for more of a Dolly Parton lookalike to fill the role (which Bach was not) but with those gams it didn't matter, she was hired on the spot anyway.
Bach is also responsible for Daisy Duke’s attire, the early idea was to have her in a tight white turtleneck, go-go boots, and a poodle skirt. But Bach went ahead and threw together a T-shirt, a pair of cut-off denim shorts, with some high heels, and the rest is history. The television series aired on CBS from January 26, 1979, to February 8, 1985. Interestingly enough, while starring on The Dukes of Hazzard, Bach had her legs insured for $1,000,000.
Dark Shadows ladies-Melanie Collins (Nancy Barrett), Catherine Harridge (Lara Parker) and Daphne Harridge (Kate Jackson). 1971
Here we have the lovely ladies of the gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows (1966, to 1971). It depicted the lives and tribulations of the wealthy Collins family of Collinsport, Maine, where supernatural occurrences take place on a regular basis.
The show featured vampires, ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, and warlocks. It dealt with time travel, parallel universe, dark plot twists… so basically it was the coolest soap opera on television.
The original network run of the show lasted for nearly five years, that’s a total of 1,225 episodes and as many have noticed, it’s inspired a feature film. Dark Shadows continues to have an intense cult following. In 2004 and 2007, Dark Shadows was ranked #19 and #23 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever.
English rock group, The Herd was founded in 1965 and their popularity in the late 60's launched the career of Peter Frampton (bottom left).
The English rock group, The Herd was founded in 1965 and launched the career of Peter Frampton. It was in 1966 that three members quit the group, their replacements would be the lineup that made it famous. Peter Frampton was just 16 when he joined the group to sing back in 1966 and had just left school. Frampton’s boyish photogenic looks led to his being named "The Face of ’68" by teen magazine Rave. By the end of 1968, Frampton left The Herd to form Humble Pie with Steve Marriott.
Gigi actress-dancer Leslie Caron and her daughter Jennifer in a beautiful photo from 1968.
Pictured here is actress and dancer Leslie Claire Margaret Caron, who appeared in 45 films between 1951 and 2003. She is one of the few dancers or actresses who has danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Rudolf Nureyev. Caron is best known for musical films such as An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), and Gigi (1958). She has been nominated twice for Academy Awards for Best Actress and in 2006, she won an Emmy for her performance in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Here she is with her daughter Jennifer back in 1968 in this stunning photograph. Little Jennifer grew up to become an actress, singer-songwriter, artist and journalist.
Glenn Frey admitted the Eagles were all on peyote during their first album photo shoot in Joshua Tree National Park in 1972.
Well, according to Glenn Frey the Eagles were all on peyote during (this) their first album photo shoot which was out in Joshua Tree National Park back. So here they are, back in 1972 high on peyote like so many rock stars before (and after) them at this very location.
Worldwide, The Eagles have sold over 150 million albums and they’ve won six Grammy Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Henley has sold over 10 million albums worldwide as a solo artist, had eight Top 40 singles, has won two Grammy Awards, and five MTV Video Music Awards.
Hayley Mills and Dean Jones in Disney's That Darn Cat! (1965)
Here we have the adorable Hayley Hills back in 1965 alongside Dean Jones in Disney’s That Darn Cat! Hayley Mills was a favorite child actor among Disney movie fans. Early in her career, young Hayley was hailed as a promising newcomer, won the Academy Juvenile Award for Disney's Pollyanna (1960). She appeared in six films for Disney, including her infamous dual role as twins Susan and Sharon in The Parent Trap (1961). She received the Disney Legend Award and then went on to more mature roles in the late 60’s
Hanky Panky Tommy James & the Shondells posing with a model for a magazine in 1969.
Pictured here is Tommy James and the Shondells in a publicity still back in 1969. This talented bunch didn’t waste anytime in rocketing to fame with a string of hits like starting with “Hanky Panky,” and followed by “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “Mony Mony” and many others. When asked what it was like to have his first album go straight up to No. 1 in 1966, James replied, “It’s one of the most disorienting things that could ever happen to you. You have no idea how it actually happened. I was 19 years old and I had been working in a record store in Niles, Mich. Suddenly I was at the top of the charts.”
Here's the 1950 Hudson Hornet Pig-Mobile from the 1981 teen favorite, Porky's.
Here we have the 1950 Hudson Hornet Pig-Mobile from the 1981 cult classic Porky's. The comedy is about the escapades of teenagers in 1954 at the fictional Angel Beach High School in Florida. The movie became a favorite among the teen population, in fact, it was the fifth highest-grossing film of 1982 and spawned two sequels: Porky's II: The Next Day (1983) and Porky's Revenge! (1985). There was also a remake of the original titled, Porky's Pimpin' Pee Wee (2009). The film is also credited with being a major influence on writers and filmmakers of the teen-comedy genre.
Hyde and Go Tweet - The time Tweety transformed into a 'Jekyll and Hyde' monster bird and Sylvester turned into his victim. 1960
Who remembers Hyde and Go Tweet? It was a Merrie Melodies animated short starring Tweety and Sylvester that was based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
In it, Tweety switches between his usual, innocent self (which Sylvester chases) and this big evil bird-monster form of himself, (which Sylvester runs away from). This back-and-forth chase goes on for several rounds before Sylvester nabs the little bird. He’s obviously unaware of the fact that the monster bird and little Tweety are one in the same, but he quickly discovers this. Tweety changes into his menacing form and devours his adversary whole.
Just then, Sylvester awakens... but is still terrified of the little bird and runs through a brick wall to escape him.
I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome to Fantasy Island! 1977-84
Pictured here are Mr. Roarke, played by Ricardo Montalbán and Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize) of Fantasy Island. Tattoo would hustle to the bell tower shouting his iconic line: "De plane! De plane!" to announce the arrival of a new guests for each episode. Mr. Roarke, was the island’s man of mystery and intrigue (who only seems to have one name). He would grant the island’s guests all their fantasies... for a price. The Fantasy Island television series was created by Gene Levitt and originally aired on ABC from 1977 to 1984 and then was revived for a 1998–99 season.
I'm talking to myself .. It helps me think.. Jack Nicholson misbehaving between the scenes in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest 1975
The 1975 comedy-drama classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is arguably one of Jack Nicholson’s best performances. The film itself is considered one of the best ever made. Nicholson stars alongside an incredible supporting cast of Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Will Sampson and Brad Dourif.
In it, Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) thinks his transfer out of a prison farm into a mental institution will be smooth sailing. However, Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) quickly proves him wrong with her abuse of patients, medication, and electroshock sessions. It becomes a battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the iron fist of Ratched.
It Takes Two Reverend Jesse Jackson and Marvin Gaye shooting some hoops back in 1976.
Here’s a fun shot of the Reverend Jesse Jackson shooting hoops with the ‘‘Prince of Motown’ Marvin Gaye back in 1976. Nothing like seeing two high profile people in their off time.
Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. is known as prominent civil rights activist and politician but also for his work as a, Baptist minister. He served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH.
Musician and record producer Marvin Gaye is credited with helping to shape the sound of Motown back in the 1960s. During the 1970s, he along with Stevie Wonder, became the first artists to break away from traditional production companies. It was Gaye's later recordings that ended up influencing several contemporary R&B subgenres: quiet storm and neo soul.
Jerry Lewis is The Nutty Professor who drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the obnoxious Buddy Love. (with Stella Stevens) '63
Iconic slapstick comedic actor Jerry Lewis had the leading role(s) as Professor Julius F. Kelp, Buddy Love, Baby Kelp in the 1963 version of The Nutty Professor. For those who don’t know this classic storyline Lewis plays a professor plagued by insecurity who mixes up his own formula for an alter-ego far more outgoing than his own. Of course now he has a split personality issue to deal with and the formula wears off at inopportune times, often to Kelp's humiliation... all while pursuing a love interest. So as you can imagine, hijinks ensue.
Land of Giants TV series (1968-70) The Spindrift crashes on a planet where everything is twelve times larger than the passengers on board.
In the science fiction television series Land of the Giants, The Spindrift crashes on a planet where everything is twelve times larger than the passengers on board.
Each episode was an hour-long and the show lasted two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968, and ending on March 22, 1970. It starred Gary Conway and special guest star Kurt Kasznar. Five novels based on the television series, including three written by acclaimed science fiction author Murray Leinster, were published in 1968 and 1969
Little tyke on a big bike - Mama Cass and her daughter Owen on her Norton Commando motorcycle in 1968.
Pictured here is Mama Cass of the popular folk-rock group The Mamas and the Papas and her daughter, Owen Vanessa Elliott, back in 1968. Although Mama Cass was married twice, she never married the father of her one and only child, producer Eric Nederlander.In fact, she never publicly identified the father, but many years later, Michelle Phillips helped Owen locate her biological father.
The Mamas and the Papas was composed of John Phillips, Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, and Michelle Phillips. They recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968 with a brief reunion in 1971 and were a defining force in the Counterculture of the 1960s and in the music scene in general.
Love Street - The Doors taking a walk down Venice Beach, CA back in 1969.
The Doors formed in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. In addition to being one of the most influential rock groups of the era, they were also among the most controversial. This was mostly due to Morrison's lyrics and highly unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison was found dead of in a bathtub under suspicious circumstances back in 1971, the band’s sales went through the roof but they ended up disbanding in 1973. Continuing on as a trio just wasn’t going to cut it.
Lovely brunette Linda Harrison (Planet of the Apes) was married to producer Richard Zanuk (Jaws, Cocoon), here she is in 1966.
In addition to her high profile marriage to film producer Richard D. Zanuck (Jaws, Cocoon, Driving Miss Daisy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) Linda Harrison has had much success of her own in the industry. The actress, director, and producer is internationally renowned for her role in the classic science fiction film Planet of the Apes (1968). She was also in the first sequel, Beneath the Planet of the Apes; she also had a cameo in Tim Burton's 2001 remake. The film was a critical and commercial hit, and had a total of four sequels followed between 1970 and 1973 and it also spawned two television series in 1974 and 1975.
Marilu Henner has a Highly Superior Auto-Biographical Memory, or H-SAM, a rare condition where she remembers every detail from her life.
Actress, producer, author, and radio host Marilu Henner, launched her career in entertainment with an appearance in the original production of musical Grease back in 1971. It wouldn’t be until 1977 that she would make her screen debut in the comedy-drama film Between the Lines.That same year she was cast in her breakthrough role as Elaine O'Connor Nardo in the sitcom Taxi, a role she played to 1983 and received five Golden Globe Award nominations.
Interestingly enough, Henner has a rare condition called hyperthymesia; which allows her to remember very specific details of virtually every day of her life (even childhood). In 2010, 60 Minutes aired a segment which featured six individuals thought to have this condition. Henner was included on the program and several others all discussing her rare ability.
Mark Hamill, Christie McNichol and Dennis Quaid in The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, loosely based on the Vicki Lawrence song. '81
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia is a 1981 musical drama film loosely based on the Vicki Lawrence song. It stars Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill and Don Stroud, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. In it, “A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.”
MASH season premiere in 1974 with Loretta Swit, Larry Linville, Wayne Rogers, Gary Burghoff, Alan Alda and McLean Stevenson.
M*A*S*H was an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart which aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. The show is set during the Korean War and follows members of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (which is where the acronym MASH comes from). The show ran for 11-years despite the fact that the Korean War lasted just over three years.
M*A*S*H brilliantly wove humor into serious situations in efforts to escape the horrors of war. Often described as a “Dark Comedy,” episodes were both plot and character driven with tones that could seamlessly shift from goofy to sobering. It was well written, well acted, and well received. It’s no wonder that M*A*S*H was one of the highest rated shows of all time. Ranked at 5th best series ever written by the Writers Guild of America and eighth greatest show of all time according to TV Guide ranked it as the eighth-greatest show of all time.
Mick and Bianca Jagger just after their wedding in St. Tropez, France. She was 4 months pregnant then and was the only woman he ever wed. '71
Mick Jagger at Jagger's wedding with Bianca Moreno in Saint Tropez was a confusing embarrassment. Between four different people claiming to be the "best man" and the last minute obstacles the couple faced, it's a wonder the wedding happened when it did at all.
They found out, that under French Law, they needed to have a civil ceremony in the town hall before they could have their church ceremony. The town hall of course, was opened to the public which reporters took full advantage of. The paparazzi invasion was so intense the priest locked the church and Mick had to bang on the doors to be let into his own wedding in front of reporters.
They also found out last minute they had to legally declare "what property they had in common" which wasn't as much as Bianca thought and she threatened to call the wedding off. It was later described as, “the shabbiest free-for-all in the history of both rock and marriage and skin-crawlingly embarrassing for all the key participants.”
Unsurprisingly, the Jagger and Moreno ended up divorcing in 1978, after spending 7-years raising their daughter Jade together.
Originally called the Escorts, The Allman Joys was an early band with Duane and Gregg Allman fronting them from 1965-67.
The Allman Joys was an early band with Duane and Gregg Allman fronting. They were originally the Escorts, then The Allman Joys, and eventually they went on to form the group Hour Glass and then the Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band were known for their incorporation of elements of Southern rock, blues, jazz, and country music.
Gregg Allman also made healdines for his public, tumultuous relationship with Pop Div Cher. The pair started dating while she was in the midst of a messy divorce and with Sonny Bono. They ran off and got married as soon as the divorce finalized!
Otto Pilot, Leslie Nielsen and Robert Hays in the hilarious comedy, Airplane (1980).
Airplane! Is a satirical comedic gem from the 1980s that stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty, and the hilarious Leslie Nielsen. Also features Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lorna Patterson. The film is a parody of the disaster film genre, particularly the 1957 film Zero Hour!, and Airport 1975, both of which, it took various elements from. It’s fast-paced and full of puns, gags, and slapstick comedy goodness. Airplane! was a critical and financial success, grossing over $83 million! It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Stevie Nicks doing some stretches on the ballet barre and getting ready for the Tusk Tour in 1979.
In 1979, Fleetwood Mac embarked on their 111 show-long world tour promoting their new album, Tusk. Pictured here is Stevie Nicks getting ready for what would be a physically demanding tour by doing some stretches on the ballet barre.
The tour began on October 26, 1979 in Pocatello, Idaho and ended on September 1, 1980 in Hollywood, California. In addition to being physically and mentally exhausting, the tour was also excessively expensive. Apparently the members of Fleetwood Mac couldn’t stand being cooped up together for so long because as the tour progressed, tensions between the band members rose and they nearly parted ways
Suzi Quatro was the first female bass player to become a major rock star in the 70's and had a role on Happy Days as Leather Tuscadero.
Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music. The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress had a string of hit singles in the 70’s. She had a recurring role as bass player Leather Tuscadero on the sitcom Happy Days, and her duet "Stumblin' In" with Smokie's lead singer Chris Norman reached No. 4 in the US.
She released her eponymous debut album in 1973 and has released fifteen studio albums, ten compilation albums, and one live album since. The award winning artist has sold over 50 million albums and continues to perform live, worldwide.
Terry Bradshaw graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1966 where he was quarterback on the football team & an outstanding javelin thrower.
Pictured here is former professional football player Terry Bradshaw back in 1966 when he was still in highschool. Bradshaw attended Woodlawn High School and led the Knights to the 1965 AAA High School Championship game. While at Woodlawn, he set a national record for throwing the javelin 245 feet (74.68 m), which earned him a spot in the Sports Illustrated feature Faces In The Crowd.
From there it was on to college football and then on to pro. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989, his first year of eligibility, and into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
The 5th Dimension (originally named The Versatiles)- Florence LaRue, Ronald Townson, Marilyn McCoo, Lamonte McLemore & Billy Davis Jr. 1969
The popular music vocal group, The 5th Dimension was coined as "Champagne Soul." Formed as The Versatiles in late 1965, the group changed its name to the hipper "The 5th Dimension" by 1966 and broadened their repertoire to include pop, R&B, soul, jazz, light opera and Broadway.
During the late 1960s and early 1970s they became very well-known for their popular hits: "Up, Up and Away", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Medley: Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)", "Wedding Bell Blues", "One Less Bell to Answer", "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All", and The Magic Garden LP.
'The bet is on, whoever loses her virginity first, wins!' Little Darlings was a teen film starring Kristy McNicol and Tatum O'Neal. 1980
It’s while away at summer camp (because that’s where all the good 80’s shenanigans happen) that all the girls in camp begin betting money on which virgin they think will do the deed first. One group is rooting for Ferris (Tatum O'Neal) and the other group in on team Angel (Kristy McNichol). The girls choose their "targets", and embark on their mission.
Naturally the two competitors are complete opposites: Angle is cynical, streetwise, and comes from a poor background. Ferris is far more naive, sheltered and prissy. She’s a rich girl and a romantic. Regardless of their differences, both girls discover that "it" is not what they thought it was.
The cast of Barney Miller which ran from 1974–1982.
Pictured here is the cast of Barney Miller which ran from 1974–1982. The sitcom was set in a substation for the New York City Police Department in Greenwich Village. Barney Miller takes place almost entirely within the confines of the detectives' squad room and a typical episode would follow the detectives handling several complainants and dealing with suspects; usually, two or three separate subplots each episode. There was a fairly equal split between the detectives' interactions with each other and with suspects and witnesses involved in each case.
The series won numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1982, after it ended. It received six other nominations in that category, from 1976 to 1981.
The Czech-born Festrunk Brothers, Yortuk (Dan Aykroyd) and Georg (Steve Martin) fave catchphrase was We are.. two wild and crazy guys.
Ah yes, the iconic sketch The Festrunks brought to us from comedic geniuses Dan Akroyd and Steve Martin.The recurring sketch debuted in 1977 and followed Yortuk (Aykroyd) and Georg (Martin), two brothers who had emigrated from Czechoslovakia to the United States.
The hilarity comes from their interactions. Two culturally inept brothers go out to various social events and bars to meet attractive American women ("foxes"), however, they are too obnoxious to get very far. Their catchphrase says it all "We are, two wild and crazy guys!!"
The Kinks brothers Ray and Dave Davies, dressed up in school uniforms to promote their album 'Schoolboys In Disgrace' in 1976.
Pictured here are The Kinks brothers Ray and Dave Davies, all dressed up in school uniforms to promote their album 'Schoolboys In Disgrace' back in 1976.
The Kinks were formed back in 1964 and are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the '60s decade.They were briefly part of the British Invasion of the United States until their touring ban in 1965.
They released a string of hit singles between the mid-1960s and early 1970s, through their studio albums sold less than compilations of their singles, they still drew good review.
The legendary Hall of Fame and Dodger announcer, Vin Scully, doing what he did best for 67 years.
Here’s the legendary Hall of Fame and Dodger announcer, Vin Scully, doing what he did best! Now retired, Vincent Scully was a sportscaster that spent 67 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. From 1950 until 2016, making his run the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single team in professional sports history. He is also second only to Tommy Lasorda (by two years) for the longest number of years associated with the Dodgers organization. He is considered by many to be the greatest baseball broadcaster of all time.
The original Blues Brothers- B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Elvin Bishop, New York 1967.
Here’s an awesome shot of B.B. King performing with Eric Clapton and Elvin Bishop in New York on September 15th, 1967. Because BB King knows everyone. The King of Blues, B.B. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato, which later influenced many electric blues guitarists.
King performed tirelessly throughout his career, over 200 concerts each year on average. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time.
They say it's your birthday! John Lennon and Ringo Starr feed cake to Roy Orbison on his 27th birthday , 1963.
They say it's your birthday! Happy 27th Birthday to Roy Orbison who turned 27 in 1963 and Beatles John Lennon and Ringo Starr feeding him cake. The Beatles were fans of Orbison, in fact he influenced their work quite a bit. John Lennon spoke of Orbison being the source of inspiration for both "Please Please Me" and "(Just Like) Starting Over", and he went on to say Roy was his all-time favorite singer. Unlike a great deal of the artists that came before the British invasion, Orbison continued to have hits.
Tuesday Weld & Dwayne Hickman chatting between scenes of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. (1962)
Here are actors Tuesday Weld & Dwayne Hickman on the set of the sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which aired from 1959 to 1963. Dobie Gillis was the first television program to feature teenagers as leading characters that was produced by a major network in the United States.Sure there were plenty of teens in shows, Father Knows Best and Leave It to Beaver, but they were only as supporting characters in a family story. Dobie Gillis broke ground by depicting elements of the counterculture, primarily embodied in a stereotypical version of the "beatnik".
Welsh singer Shirley Bassey before a show in 1960. She sang the James Bond theme songs for Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.
Pictured here is Welsh singer Shirley Bassey just prior to a show back in 1960. Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey began her career in the mid-1950s, and quickly became known for her distinct, powerful voice. In January 1959, Bassey became the first Welsh person to gain a No. 1 single. She sang the James Bond theme songs for Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker. Bassey has been called "one of the most popular female vocalists in Britain during the last half of the 20th century.
Who can forget Luke and Laura's November 17, 1981 wedding, which brought in 30 million viewers that day on soap opera General Hospital.
Luke Spencer and Laura Webber were the signature super couple of the soap opera world, in fact, they are credited with defining the term super couple and leading other soap operas to try to duplicate their success.The unconventional and unlikely pairing became popular in spite of Luke’s drunken date rapist past. Somehow writers turned his character around to focus on love and redemption… So what 30 million viewers were really watching for an hour on November 17, 1981; was a rape victim marrying her rapist.It remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history and viewers continued to watch as L&L had two children and two decades of marriage together.
Who remembers filling up one of these bad boys in the 70's or 80's?
Oh man, who remembers having to fill one of these splooshy things up? Or how about trying to repair them with those little patch kits once they sprung a leak? Ugh. The modern version of the waterbed was patented in 1971, and became a ridiculously popular consumer item in the United States all through out the 1980s. It seemed like everyone had one, then suddenly no one had them anymore. They currently they account for less than 5% of new bed sales…. Guess the groovy novelty just wore off.
Who remembers singer B.J. Thomas back in the 70's? He was most famous for this little song, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head in 1969.
Billy Joe "B.J." Thomas was really popular back in the 70’s, he has quite a few hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s to his name. Many of which, appeared on the pop, country, and Christian music charts. He is probably best-known for the song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" and the original version of the Mark James song "Hooked on a Feeling". Thomas also scored another hit, when he recorded "As Long As We Got Each Other", which was the theme to the hit family show Growing Pains.
Who remembers the Flamingo Road TV series that ran from 1980–1982?
Who remembers Flamingo Road? The notorious character of Constance Weldon made #16 on E!'s list of The 50 Most Wicked Women in Prime time. Flamingo Road is a television soap opera that was first seen as a TV movie on May 12, 1980, and then as a series on January 6, 1981 that was created to compete against Dallas and Knots Landing. The show itself was based on the 1949 movie starring Joan Crawford, which is, in turn, based on the novel by Robert Wilder.
Saturday morning fave, Wacky Races-Penelope Pitstop's pink car had robot arms for nail polishing & lipstick applying while she drove.
Wacky Races was an animated Saturday morning favorite which was inspired by the 1965 slapstick comedy film The Great Race.It featured 11 different cars racing against each other in hopes of winning the title of the "World's Wackiest Racer." The cartoon had a large number of regular characters, with Penelope Pitstop's pink car had robot arms for nail polishing & lipstick applying while she drove. She also got her own spin-off series, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, and was voiced by Janet Waldo.