Remember the 70s

Derek Tait

Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
50 illustrations
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When you think about the 1970s, what comes to mind? Flares? Queen? Rocky?

The 1970s was one of the most exciting, innovative and colorful decades of recent history. With major events in music, film and television, the introduction of new technology, and the rising tide of sociopolitical change, the decade played a key role in British social history.

This decade saw many memorable occasions: Kenny Dalglish became the most expensive footballer after a £440,000 transfer fee, Freddie Laker launched his budget Skytrain airline, Clive Sinclair launched the two inch television, the late 1970s saw the election of the country's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, and during 1977, the country became enthralled by the Queen's Silver Jubilee - street parties were held up and down the land.

Remember the 70s explores this chaotic and pivotal bygone era, and by doing so, the author uncovers hidden truths, gives insight into the dazzling array of inventions and the presence of popular culture, as well as remarking upon how these events, and how the decade as a whole, resonated until this very day.

About The Author

Derek Tait is a full-time author who lives in Plymouth. Born in 1961, he lived his early years in Singapore and Malaysia and has written several books about his time there, including Sampans, Banyans and Rambutans. A former photographer and cartoonist, his work has been featured in newspapers and magazines around the world. Being a keen historian, his books include 1950s Childhood, A 1960's Childhood, A 1970s Childhood, and several Great War books for Pen & Sword. He has also written many local history books, including Plymouth at War, Saltash Passage, St Budeaux, Mount Edgcumbe, and Images of Plymouth: Stonehouse.

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