Golden 70s

San and me were going through some "interesting" videos on You Tube (where else!!!) and then she gave me idea of making a post about it. I think a lot of you will remember some of these songs. The list was wider but I decided to put here only the very pearls of those times πŸ˜€
To start with this one – Tony Orlando & Dawn with hit Knock Three Times.
Ah, romance…..
Next one was not that popular in Europe I think, well it was not in ex-Yugoslavia. But magnifficent as a previous one :happy:
Marching rhythm. At the same time in ex-Yugoslavia, one man gave his best to show how great macho men live in Balkan. Mirza and his Flock were bright ray of light in a darkness behind Iron Curtain. Apsolutno tvoj (Absolutely Yours)
Yeah, man, show `em all… whatever it was…. 😎
By now, I think you are ready for some serious hits. The next one is like that. A Serious One!!! I remember when I was in high school, on our way back to Belgrade from an excursion to Dubrovnik, there was this song on the radio and we all sang it – well, almost all, some of spiritual guys thought of that as embarrasment :irked: They were just ignorant.
I don`t remember that man was THAT hungry :left: Anyway, back to ex-Yu scene. There was a funny TV show made for making working class relaxed in saturday nights, after the whole week of hard working. Zdravko Colic and his ultimate hit Glavo luda with help of male band Sedmorica mladih. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
They thought it would be fun to dress like famous dancing group Lokice. But Lokice belong to a completely different story even though they were active at the same decade πŸ˜€
It was Tokyo Hotel lately. Back then it was Defranco Family.
One just can`t resist those pants. I always wanted to have those 😎 (And according to my parents, I did :faint: )
I will end this post with Paul Anka singing to his baby in his favourite hat πŸ˜€ I actually liked this one :up:
I am not sure why Opera keeps to double those embedded You Tube videos. Maybe because people could watch and listen twice all the songs and videos from their childhood or adolescence.
Clint, I know you would love this post :happy:

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66 Responses to Golden 70s

  1. volkuro says:

    From my part of the world, I only remember the first and the last.But I remember the first ever 45 record I bought :p

  2. sanshan says:

    πŸ˜† Louis, you are brave to admit that!

  3. volkuro says:

    Hey, I was 9!!

  4. thaodp says:

    I only know the first song πŸ˜€

  5. Suntana says:

    I'm certainly familiar with Tony Orlando & Dawn's Knock Three Times. :up: The title "Billy Don't Be a Hero" sure sounds familiar. I KNOW I heard the song many times in its heyday, but the melody is escaping me right now. I'm gonna have to break down and load a bit of that YouTube later. Do You Love Me … Hmmm? :sherlock: The version with which I am familiar is the old one from The Contours in the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack.

  6. gdare says:

    Louis, why didn`t I remember that :doh: This is one cool song :cool:Mit, I know some that were played in ex-Yu a lot, but some that San suggested was completely unknown to me :DCarlos, there is one from that movie but this one is different. Can you watch it on your computer?

  7. Aqualion says:

    Tune into German television, especially ARD… They still have the same hair and outfits and plays the same music as then.

  8. ellinidata says:

    I learned about the 70's music from my Plurk/Opera pal "noahcounte" I was always familiar about the 80s and 90s since it was more of my time music πŸ™‚ after I got to know the 70's I fall in love with it! the &0s music can be the best! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  9. Stardancer says:

    I still have Paul Anka's album (vinyl, no less! :eyes:) that I bought when that song was first released. And I just recently donated all my 45's to a thrift store operated by a local charity. My collection included "Knock Three Times," "Billy, Don't Be a Hero," and the DeFranco's "Heartbeat." (It also included an original release of Judy Garland singing "Over the Rainbow." Hope they got the full value of what that was worth.)Fun post, Darko.:up:

  10. gdare says:

    Martin, I don`t watch TV but I will believe you on that :up: .lol:Star, this post was made for us who still remember 70s πŸ˜€ Both good and bad songs πŸ˜€

  11. gdare says:

    Originally posted by ellinidata:

    the &0s music

    I think that would be 60s ?:)

  12. ellinidata says:

    no, the 70s can be the best! I just had a typo there πŸ˜€ I have no idea on the 60's music πŸ˜₯

  13. sanshan says:

    Sharif Dean's shirt made me laugh so hard I had an asthma attack. My stomach muscles are sore today. πŸ˜†

  14. sanshan says:

    Bad taste existed all over the world in the 70's! How refreshing to know! πŸ˜†

  15. gdare says:


  16. edwardpiercy says:

    If this is what having a girlfriend can do for a person's posts, then I'm getting me one of those! :lol:Two people = two videos maybe?Glavo luda — Holy Moly! Thanks for the phone link as it made it easy to add it to my playlist. Just for those occasions when I drop mescaline. :p :pAs for the Defranko family, I'll take the girl with the straight hair — you know how I am about Cher types. The lead singer, however, it took me two minutes to figure out whether they were a boy or a girl. Now THAT'S something to make me very afraid!

  17. gdare says:

    One more version of Zivis u oblacima mala, just because he was there with Lokice πŸ˜€

  18. Aqualion says:

    Originally posted by sanshan:

    Bad taste existed all over the world in the 70's! How refreshing to know!

    :DImagine, what everybody will say about the close we wear and the music we hear in about forty years… Shit, I might not even be around anymore in forty years, so who cares…;)

  19. gdare says:

    Ed, I knew you woill have fun with those πŸ˜† If you are interested in Zdravko Colic`s early works I can give you few more links :devil:Originally posted by edwardpiercy:

    Two people = two videos maybe?


  20. edwardpiercy says:

    Hells yeah! Link away!:yes:

  21. gdare says:

    Originally posted by ellinidata:

    I have no idea on the 60's music

    There is always You Tube 😎

  22. edwardpiercy says:

    Whoa! πŸ˜† I'm going to have to come back in a few hours when I'm not on the Blackberry and copy those and paste them at a location that has yet to be determined. :D@ SanIt was considered totally cool dress back in the 70s. But then, we were usually stoned on something or another. :p

  23. qlue says:

    Good music! 😎

  24. ellinidata says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    There is always You Tube

    :yes:I even learned about "the birds and the bees" from YouTube πŸ˜€

  25. edwardpiercy says:

    PS. One question: Just who in the hell do you think came up with the word "niblets"?:p

  26. sanshan says:

    Here's a Green Giant commercial…

  27. edwardpiercy says:

    Ho ho ho!:DThat was the 60s. You need bourbon or gin for that one I think. πŸ™‚

  28. volkuro says:

    Only 50 cents and three proof of purchase to receive a rag doll of the gentle giant! They don't make promotions like that anymore these days. :right:

  29. Abbacus says:

    Ah, corny choreography, contrived costumes, and blow dried hair!:rip:

  30. Abbacus says:

    P.S. The Gibson Les Paul Guitar, (looks like a 1959 or early 1960) played by the 3rd guy from the left in Paper Lace-Billy Don't Be A Hero video, would be worth about $200,000. today in very good condition, all original. :yikes:

  31. Aqualion says:

    Not true. German television commercials are still the same. Meister Proper and Der Weisse Riese. Tjeck them on YouTube. They also have recent ones.

  32. L2D2 says:

    First song is the only one I remember Dare and San. No. 2 had a good beat, but totally unknown.Do You Love Me was excellent. Loved that. He did look a bit weird but he can sing. I REALLY like that song.The pink people were just too gay.In the Billy Don't Be a Hero—it's a bit unusual for the drummer to also be lead singer. Song OK but I don't remember it. My list of favorite songs from the 70s would be longer than this page. My favorite music era; also the 80s and some 60s.I saw our friend P2 in concert in the 80s when he was playing drums for .38 Special. Just didn't realize I'd seen him till I met here on OC. They were great!

  33. gdare says:

    Everything about Green Giant was completely unknown to me until someone mentioned him here. We never had that here. But recently Mr. Muscolo and Mr. Proper appeared on our TV and they look like someone from 70s or 80s.Abbacus, you are blues guitarist so I believe you would know about those things :up:Linda, the fact that I remembered Do You Love Me shows how popular that song was here during 70s. I guess it was all the time on TV and radio. One thing that made me choke laughing was that other couple dancing, that man was eating a flower (?) on her jacket :doh:Also, I decided to put most hilarious video spots – there are a lot of songs that I like and they were made during 70s – like this one, for instance:

  34. edwardpiercy says:

    Did mangage to copy those links. For now I just put then in my text editor — if I remember correctly hot links will open from there. Thanks again!

  35. gdare says:

    You are welcome πŸ˜€

  36. thetomster says:

    :up: nice walk on memory lane … some of them I had nearly forgotten … Tony Orlando … :eyes: I remember well, I could hear it on the radio all the time … πŸ˜€

  37. gdare says:

    You are welcome, Dirk πŸ˜€

  38. rose-marie says:

    I haven't heard of any of those!Might have to take a closer look on that fashion later… πŸ˜€

  39. thaodp says:

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  40. gdare says:

    You will find their shoes irresistible πŸ˜›

  41. gdare says:


  42. thaodp says:

    Ok, I know you still have some pairs of them πŸ˜‰

  43. gdare says:

    I don't πŸ˜† πŸ˜›

  44. sanshan says:

    Check this baby out! lol

  45. L2D2 says:

    Dare do you remember Heart? I liked them a lot—but not nearly as much as my son did. He went to several of their concerts. And I just found out while looking for them on the web, that they are together, have a new band and are touring again. This was a good one

  46. sanshan says:

    oh really? :yuck:

  47. gdare says:

    Linda, yes I remember them and they remind me on one European band from 90s, Roxette πŸ˜€ But I think Heart were mostly active during 80s, right?San, I actually loved this one. Patrick Hernandez was famous here with that particular song 😎 But you are right, that blue tie, walking stick and white shoes are just…. irrestistible 😎 :PIt is nice to see that now it is possible to embed You Tube video in comments. Sometimes Opera monkeys come up with really valuable update :yes:

  48. gdare says:


  49. Dacotah says:

    I only knew the first two songs. I know the last singer but not that song.

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