Duel is a 1971 television (and later full-length theatrical) thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Richard Matheson, based on Matheson’s short story of the same name. It stars Dennis Weaver as a terrified motorist stalked on a remote and lonely road by the mostly unseen driver of a mysterious tanker truck.Read more
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All Things Considered (ATC) is the flagship news program on the American network National Public Radio. It was the first news program on NPR and is broadcast live worldwide through several outlets. The first broadcast of ATC was fed to about 90 radio stations on May 3, 1971.Read more
A lively look back at the era that gave us “Hooked on a Feeling”, “Dancing in the Moonlight”, “I Am Woman”, “Seasons in the Sun”, and more. The authors, true-blue ’70s fanatics, have lovingly crafted a creatively categorized overview of the pop music that drifted from countless transistor radios 40+ years ago.
Written by Canadian brothers, Don and Jeff Breithaupt (who’ve both maintained thriving, but somewhat under the radar music careers) and published in 1996, “Precious and Few: Pop Music of the Early ’70s” is an insightful look back at at era of pop that never gets enough credit.Read more
Now mostly forgotten, comedian Flip Wilson was a huge television star who Time magazine labelled “TV’s first black superstar”. During the early seventies, the hour-long Flip Wilson Show aired on NBC to huge audiences. During its first two seasons, it was the second most watched show in the US.Read more
For over 40 years, “Rainbow Gatherings” have taken place the first week of July throughout the world. Strongly associated with counterculture and hippie subculture, they serve as a sort of communal protest against consumerism, capitalism and mass media, while encouraging peace, love, respect, harmony, freedom and community. The first gathering took place in July 1972 at Strawberry Lake near Granby, Colorado.Read more