Step into the exclusive 1970s club: A treat for the chosen few

The 1970s were a great time to be alive, and if you lived it, you might share some of these 70s memories. From ottomans to silly putty, the 70s were fabulous!

You may recall the ‘Citizens Band Radio,’ also known as the ‘CB.’ This system allowed short-distance voice communication used by businesses, especially truck drivers, in every 70s and 80s movie.

The ottoman was in every household, and 70s families would prop their legs up on this comforting piece of furniture. While relaxing, a person could enjoy a comic book, which rose in popularity in the 70s to new heights.

In 1974, Patricia Campbell Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. During her time with them, she committed crimes. Her wealthy family tried to prove her innocence, but she was sentenced to prison.

The hit song ‘American Pie’ by Don McLean debuted in 1971 and hit number one for four weeks straight. Due to its long length, the song required both sides of a 7-inch single.

The 70s brought us some classic inventions. The mechanical pencil came with replaceable lead. Silly putty was a toy that could be manipulated into shapes similar to Play-Doh. The blockbuster film ‘Jaws’ debuted in 1975, directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie terrified fans and kept many people out of the ocean the following summer.

In 1975, President Gerald Ford signed the ‘Metric Conversion Act of 1975.’ It declared the metric system as the preferred system of weights and measurements in the United States. The 1970s had it all; if you lived through the decade, you might have remembered these unique things.

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Step into the exclusive 1970s club: A treat for the chosen few