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The Smooth Late Show with Martin Collins 10pm - 1am
22 June 2018, 15:33
The 1970s was the decade of glam, dodgy hair and plenty of brown. All the brown.
These are the moments, items and stars who would have been part of your world if you grew up in the 1970s...
In 1971, the UK and Ireland decimalised their currencies. Overnight, everything changed!
It's all second nature now, but if you were a kid back then it was rather tricky to work out how many pence and shillings fit into what. Crazy times.
There were so many new pop genres in the 1970s: punk, new wave, disco etc.
But we'd argue if there was one genre that summed up the decade most, it was GLAM. Slade, T Rex and Sweet ruled the roost for what felt like forever, when in reality it was probably a couple of years at most.
And pretending they were saying something rude.
She's had about 315 different jubilees since then, but this felt like a HUGE deal at the time.
Think what hype this year's Royal Wedding had, and multiply it by 20. Street parties galore, and union jack flags as far as the eye could see.
It's hard to imagine this ever feeling stylish, but it was.
Old fat furry cat-puss.
OK, it's not exactly Uncharted, but this felt genuinely realistic and incredible at the time.
Those sweet Atari sounds will live on forever.
The Beatles split up in 1970, we lost Elvis in 1977, but the decade did at least introduce us to four Swedish icons.
We still go 'aaaaayyy' whenever we look in the mirror.
Were you Team Osmonds, Team Rollers, Team Cassidy or Team Jacksons?
To this day, there's nothing sweeter than when your opponent didn't spot that diagonal tactic.
We still have nightmares about that clown.
But we loved it regardless.
The Smash aliens, Henry Cooper selling Brut, the PG Tips monkeys, the R Whites bloke...
What are seat belts, again? (We're not saying this was a good thing, by the way!).
And not just for the David Cassidy posters.
The Green Cross Code Man and Charley Says were OK, but...
Most of these films just made us want to stay in at all times, let along even think about trying to climb an power line to retrieve our football.
We'll just pretend the coal strikes didn't happen.
Even generic Stormtrooper number #5.
Before FIFA, you had this. And it was amazing. Honestly.
They were even the most successful pop group of 1974!
And imagining what high school life was going to be like.
Answer: not like Grease.