Traveltalkonline.com Forums



People Talk >> SXM People Talk

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | >> (show all)
GaKaye
Traveler


Joined: 07/09/06
Posts: 11593
Loc: Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: biglar]
      #1598271 - 07/12/14 05:34 PM (70.193.6.223)

Fun memories, indeed!

One fad that I haven't seen mentioned yet was slitting the legs of a pair of pants and inserting a gusset of a contrasting fabric to create the ultimate bell-bottoms. I remember making matching pairs for myself and my boyfriend. And of course, they were hip-huggers worn with a wide belt.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
charlieh
Traveler


Joined: 03/16/05
Posts: 3130
Loc: Greensboro, NC
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: GaKaye]
      #1598274 - 07/12/14 05:58 PM (67.232.31.137)

I don't think that long sideburns has been mentioned yet. I also really, really remember the Brylcreem ads on TV - a little dab will do ya. Guys pretty much had slicked back hair and of course the ole flat top fad - I had one as well as long sideburns. Funny to look at those old pictures now.

Cars w/o air conditioning were standard and the rolled down windows. I had one new dorm in college with air conditioning, and that was it till I moved into an apartment for my 1st job out of college.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Cincinnati_Kid
Traveler


Joined: 01/07/03
Posts: 1178
Loc: Cincinnati area
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: biglar]
      #1598283 - 07/12/14 07:42 PM (71.65.100.64)

How about TV Time Popcorn? and TV "test patterns" and 45's with Buddy Holly's Peggy Sue? (I was a kid then).

--------------------
Paradise is an island in the Caribbean!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Carol_HillAdministrator
Administrator


Joined: 08/01/00
Posts: 63319
Loc: Central Florida!
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: Cincinnati_Kid]
      #1598293 - 07/12/14 09:35 PM (173.145.74.232)

Heck, I saw "Jiffy Pop" in the store today and that brought back some memories, as I haven't had Jiffy Pop in a long time!!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
charlieh
Traveler


Joined: 03/16/05
Posts: 3130
Loc: Greensboro, NC
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1598294 - 07/12/14 09:39 PM (67.232.31.137)

Ya know it's sort of funny that there are no Westerns on TV these days. I grew up with Gunsmoke and Have Gun Will Travel.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
biglar
Traveler


Joined: 02/01/06
Posts: 897
Loc: PA
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: charlieh]
      #1598298 - 07/12/14 10:29 PM (71.254.120.214)

I want to thank all who have responded to my OP. Quite a few things that I had forgotten about. I too remember the test pattern on Sat. morning followed by Covered Wagon Theatre. Also the buckles on the back of boys pants that scratched school desks until they banned them from school. Lone Ranger and Tonto, Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry, Davy Crockett, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, etc. were my TV heroes. TVs that had 3 colors across them that people called color TV. The Henry J, Kaiser and Fraiser automobiles. Moon hubcaps for the car. The hula hoop which I absolutely could not do. My list can go on and on. Thanks to all who contributed already and I'm sure there will be more answers to my OP. Will be a challenge to type a story that doesn't require chapters. I find if I type something too long, fewer people look at it so I may have to write it in parts. If anyone prefers not to have me copy and paste some items, send me a PM and let me know. Thanks again.

--------------------
www.lifewithldub.blogspot.com


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
JimCandD
Traveler


Joined: 05/03/09
Posts: 1135
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: biglar]
      #1598321 - 07/13/14 07:35 AM (74.221.72.166)

In the 60's we had to go to our grandmothers to watch TV while my older brother and father milked the cows. We watched 'Our Gang' (now called 'Little Rascals'). There was a commercial on then for PF Flyers. Everyone wanted these since you could leap tall fences and do other amazing things.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SXMSAMMY
Traveler


Joined: 09/26/10
Posts: 900
Loc: N CENT COMMONWEALTH OF MA
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: biglar]
      #1598403 - 07/13/14 06:37 PM (68.187.209.207)

Locker loops on the back of men's shirts (remember when you used to pull them, some came clean off, others ripped the shirt also, lol) Tab soda, Moxie, thrush and cherry bomb mufflers, seat belts, no ignition and steering wheel locks, corvairs, fallout shelters, peace symbol, the twist, twiggy hairstyle, barbie dolls, james bond spy movies, phone phreaking, frisbees, topless dancing, sitins, skate boards, chinese firedrills......to be continued...

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TravelHat
Traveler


Joined: 04/15/14
Posts: 686
Loc: Middle Tennessee
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: SXMSAMMY]
      #1598409 - 07/13/14 07:02 PM (68.52.42.38)

CB radios. What was your handle?

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bostonbob
Traveler


Joined: 12/05/03
Posts: 232
Loc: Hendersonville,N.C.
Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: TravelHat]
      #1598412 - 07/13/14 07:11 PM (173.246.212.105)

none hit on streaking yet. sometimes got laughs for wrong reasons

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | >> (show all)



Extra information
0 registered and 12 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      TTOLCode is enabled

Topic views: 8632

Jump to

Contact Us Terms of Use Advertising on TTOL Traveltalkonline