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Subject: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 11/18/16 at 5:56 pm

Early 70s teen you'd be born around 1955 or 1956 and you'd be in jr. high in the late 60s, high school in the earlier 70s. You'd have an adolescence full of political turmoil like in the Wonder Years in the late 60s and "post 60s 70s" and college in the disco years.

Mid 70s teen you'd have teenage years like Dazed and confused with lots of wild parties and mid 70s rock.

Late 70s you'd be a kid in the early 70s and be graduating around 1979 or 1980. Picture that 70s show. Picture someone born in 1961 or 1962.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 9:17 pm

My 70s worked out fine for me. I do not remember any wild parties, and at the end of the 70s was happily in employment.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 11/19/16 at 7:20 am


Early 70s teen you'd be born around 1955 or 1956 and you'd be in jr. high in the late 60s, high school in the earlier 70s. You'd have an adolescence full of political turmoil like in the Wonder Years in the late 60s and "post 60s 70s" and college in the disco years.

Mid 70s teen you'd have teenage years like Dazed and confused with lots of wild parties and mid 70s rock.

Late 70s you'd be a kid in the early 70s and be graduating around 1979 or 1980. Picture that 70s show. Picture someone born in 1961 or 1962.


I'd rather be a mid 70's teen.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: 2001 on 11/21/16 at 12:08 pm

Early '70s. Flower power! I'd still be a young adult in the mid/late '70s. Not bad.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: yelimsexa on 11/22/16 at 7:35 am

My mom was an early '70s teen, while my father was a mid-'70s one, and you can tell by the musical choices he still sings today. That said, I'd pick late '70s because as a child, I could still be young enough to appreciate the first couple years of Sesame Street and The Electric Company since I did appreciate Barney as a 7/8/9 year old during its early years in the '90s myself, while still experiencing the tail end of '60s culture while enjoying the '50s nostalgia in its "glamorized" revival as opposed to its not as fun as it seemed reality that actually happened, and I'd be in the target demographic for Star Wars. And of course, I'd be the right age to be an '80s yuppie and still be able to appreciate MTV and early video games like Atari, and I'd be able to experience cable TV, VCR, or a PC around the time I'd be in college, or possibly high school if I'm a silver spoon. I'd also be the right age to catch all those great daytime game shows during summers/days off of school during their '70s heyday.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: #Infinity on 11/22/16 at 11:08 am

No strong preference any way, but probably late 70s because homosexuality wasn't legal in California until 1976.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: bchris02 on 11/22/16 at 12:05 pm

I strongly prefer the culture of the early 70s to the late 70s.  I really liked the music of the singer/songwriter era.  I am not too big on the disco era.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 01/10/17 at 8:30 am

Early 70's. Just because I get to have firsthand experience of the turbulent late 60's/early 70's. This would also mean I'd be one the last to remember the post WWII Expansion era (pre 1964). I'd also spend most of college years in the mid/late 70's, and be a Yuppie in the 80's. That would be badass!

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 01/10/17 at 9:52 am

Since I'm an early 10s teen. I'd love to be a early 70s teen. ESPECIALLY since I'm a black man. :D :D :D

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 01/10/17 at 2:31 pm


Since I'm an early 10s teen. I'd love to be a early 70s teen. ESPECIALLY since I'm a black man. :D :D :D


Wouldn't you want to experience the late 70's era, the one with the big Afros and weird styles of clothes?  ???

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/13/17 at 9:28 pm

Well - I was a mid-70s teen.  I guess it worked out OK for me ...

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/13/17 at 9:39 pm


Wouldn't you want to experience the late 70's era, the one with the big Afros and weird styles of clothes?  ???


Afros were pretty darn big by '72 or so - and clothes in the 70s were never NOT weird...

I agree that each part of the decade had a unique feel, to some degree.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 01/14/17 at 7:05 am


Afros were pretty darn big by '72 or so - and clothes in the 70s were never NOT weird...

I agree that each part of the decade had a unique feel, to some degree.


Sorry I meant to say interesting for that time.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/14/17 at 7:52 am


Sorry I meant to say interesting for that time.


Yes, the late 70's were indeed a very interesting time...

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Cherie70 on 02/07/17 at 7:38 pm

I would have to say late 70's.  I was a kid growing up then.  There was no time better to appreciate all the things we loved from toys to early arcade games).  Children were allowed to be children and once the 80's came in everything changed. I loved the 70's and quirk about it. 

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: 80sfan on 02/08/17 at 1:06 am

Mid 1970's. I don't really like disco that much, and it dominated the late 70's.

The early 70's had that hippie thing going on and Vietnam, but that's not my thing. Although I do love reading about the 60's and early 70's.

1973 to 1977 probably is more of my taste.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 03/01/17 at 3:39 am

I was an early 70s teen. I have great memories of the time and I had a lot of fun during the disco era.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/01/17 at 4:23 am


I was an early 70s teen. I have great memories of the time and I had a lot of fun during the disco era.
I can only remember going to one disco during that era, the only record I can recall playing was "Dancing Queen" by ABBA.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 03/01/17 at 2:32 pm


I was an early 70s teen. I have great memories of the time and I had a lot of fun during the disco era.


Did you go to Studio 54?

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 03/01/17 at 6:39 pm


I can only remember going to one disco during that era, the only record I can recall playing was "Dancing Queen" by ABBA.


I remember going to a lot of parties and clubs in the 70s, I even remember when I went on a trip to South America in '79 and disco music was really big there too.
Dancing Queen is a great song, I was a huge fan of ABBA back then. Still am actually.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 03/01/17 at 6:57 pm


Did you go to Studio 54?


Yes, my girlfriend and I used to go there a lot. I remember the first time like it was yesterday, it was September 1977 and I had just turned 21. I don't really know how to describe it but the place had such a unique feel, definitely one of the best nights of my life.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 03/02/17 at 3:26 pm


Yes, my girlfriend and I used to go there a lot. I remember the first time like it was yesterday, it was September 1977 and I had just turned 21. I don't really know how to describe it but the place had such a unique feel, definitely one of the best nights of my life.


What was the song playing during that time while you were there? ???

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 03/02/17 at 7:34 pm


What was the song playing during that time while you were there? ???


That night? I remember "Best of My Love" by The Emotions and KC and the Sunshine Band's "I'm Your Boogie Man", among others.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/02/17 at 8:17 pm


I was an early 70s teen. I have great memories of the time and I had a lot of fun during the disco era.


Welcome to inthe00s!  8)  8)

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 03/03/17 at 7:42 am


That night? I remember "Best of My Love" by The Emotions and KC and the Sunshine Band's "I'm Your Boogie Man", among others.


good songs by the way. O0

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/03/17 at 7:59 am

Late 70s

That way I'd be born around 1961-1963, right on the cusp of Boomers and Gen X. Best of both worlds.

Maybe it's just me but I've always considered people born in the 60s(entire 60s, not just early or mid or late) to be the "coolest" age group. :)

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/03/17 at 9:35 am

I'll rather be a late 70s/early 80s teen.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 03/03/17 at 11:53 am


Welcome to inthe00s!  8)  8)


Thank you!  :)

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: aja675 on 03/10/17 at 9:45 am


Yes, my girlfriend and I used to go there a lot. I remember the first time like it was yesterday, it was September 1977 and I had just turned 21. I don't really know how to describe it but the place had such a unique feel, definitely one of the best nights of my life.


I saw the movie about Studio 54.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 03/10/17 at 2:07 pm


I saw the movie about Studio 54.


How was the film?

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Redhairkid on 03/13/17 at 11:40 am

I was a 1970s teen and believe me, I would rather have been a mid 1960s teen, the music was better.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/19/17 at 8:32 am


I was a 1970s teen and believe me, I would rather have been a mid 1960s teen, the music was better.


Yeah - I always looked over my shoulder at Woodstock, being only 9 at that time.  I thought I missed something special...  :-\\

At least we're not ten years older now  ;D

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Redhairkid on 03/19/17 at 12:44 pm

Good point. I was 10 when Woodstock came.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Zelek3 on 03/19/17 at 2:22 pm

Since you guys were born in 1959 and 1960, respectively, and were too young for Woodstock but old enough for disco, do you feel more like Gen Xers or Boomers?

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/19/17 at 9:59 pm


Since you guys were born in 1959 and 1960, respectively, and were too young for Woodstock but old enough for disco, do you feel more like Gen Xers or Boomers?


Born in early 1960 - for me, Boomers.  I relate more to the Boomers experience overall than Xers.  Although late Boomers have their own category (I've heard the term "Jonesers" or something like that).

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 03/20/17 at 2:30 pm


Born in early 1960 - for me, Boomers.  I relate more to the Boomers experience overall than Xers.  Although late Boomers have their own category (I've heard the term "Jonesers" or something like that).


So that would make you 57? ???

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/20/17 at 10:49 pm


So that would make you 57? ???


Umm, yes...

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 03/21/17 at 5:49 am


Umm, yes...


Sorry, didn't mean to ask your age.  :-[

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/21/17 at 6:20 am


Sorry, didn't mean to ask your age.  :-[


It's okay, Howard - if I was bothered by it, I wouldn't post that I was born in 1960  ;D

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Redhairkid on 03/21/17 at 12:00 pm

Neither, I'm just me.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 03/21/17 at 4:51 pm


It's okay, Howard - if I was bothered by it, I wouldn't post that I was born in 1960  ;D


I revealed the year I was born.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Redhairkid on 03/25/17 at 10:56 am

Nooo! My birth year is out now!  ;)

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Butterball on 01/01/18 at 9:54 pm

Late 70's teen for sure.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/01/18 at 10:13 pm


Late 70's teen for sure.


It was fun to be a teenager during the Disco years (for me, High School/College ages)  :) 

I graduated High School in '77, so I don't know if that makes me a "mid 70s teen" or a "late 70s teen"...

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 01/01/18 at 11:30 pm


It was fun to be a teenager during the Disco years (for me, High School/College ages)  :) 

I graduated High School in '77, so I don't know if that makes me a "mid 70s teen" or a "late 70s teen"...


I say you're firmly in the mid category.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 01/02/18 at 6:53 am


It was fun to be a teenager during the Disco years (for me, High School/College ages)  :) 

I graduated High School in '77, so I don't know if that makes me a "mid 70s teen" or a "late 70s teen"...


What was your favorite disco song during your teen years?

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/02/18 at 11:12 am


What was your favorite disco song during your teen years?


Ooooh - tough to nail down just one!  :D  I'll just list a few of my most favorites:

KC and the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man
Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
Foxy - Get Off
Heatwave - Groove Line
Earth Wind and Fire - September
Kleeer - Keep Your Body Working
Michael Jackson - Working Day and Night
Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
Carl Carlton - Everlasting Love
Donna Summer - Bad Girls

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 01/02/18 at 2:24 pm


Ooooh - tough to nail down just one!  :D  I'll just list a few of my most favorites:

KC and the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man
Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
Foxy - Get Off
Heatwave - Groove Line
Earth Wind and Fire - September
Kleeer - Keep Your Body Working
Michael Jackson - Working Day and Night
Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
Carl Carlton - Everlasting Love
Donna Summer - Bad Girls



Wow AG, you really did live the 1970's. :o

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Rainbowz on 01/02/18 at 4:39 pm


It was fun to be a teenager during the Disco years (for me, High School/College ages)  :) 

I graduated High School in '77, so I don't know if that makes me a "mid 70s teen" or a "late 70s teen"...

You're a mid 70's teen IMO since you were basically out of high school for the rest of the late 70's.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Howard on 01/03/18 at 2:37 pm


Ooooh - tough to nail down just one!  :D  I'll just list a few of my most favorites:

KC and the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man
Peaches and Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
Foxy - Get Off
Heatwave - Groove Line
Earth Wind and Fire - September
Kleeer - Keep Your Body Working
Michael Jackson - Working Day and Night
Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing
Carl Carlton - Everlasting Love
Donna Summer - Bad Girls


What about the worst disco you've listened to? You must've had at least one.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: BornIn86 on 01/21/18 at 11:33 pm


I would have to say late 70's.  I was a kid growing up then.  There was no time better to appreciate all the things we loved from toys to early arcade games).  Children were allowed to be children and once the 80's came in everything changed. I loved the 70's and quirk about it.


In what did everything change?

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: yelimsexa on 01/22/18 at 6:37 am


In what did everything change?


The beginnings of the 24/7 lifestyle, such as cable TV along with more affordable technologies like multiple TVs in a house, VCRs, video game consoles, and early PCs. This allowed fewer people to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle that the '70s was geared toward (many HS yearbooks from this decade often have the senior class pictures taken outside). You also had the expansion of cartoons to weekdays, especially in the morning and after school, making more people appreciate He-Man and Go Bots figures than just playing on hoppity hops and playing with animals. Although popular in some areas in the '70s, the '80s was also when the mall really became the place to hangout. But I'd say that the bigger change came towards the end of the '90s and early 2000s when the Internet and cellphones took off and became normal even for kids to have. But at least the '80s and '90s each had their own childhood-geared trends and fads unlike today. In the '70s, all you had to stay inside was Saturday Morning cartoons, but in addition to basic outdoor fun, memberships for a lot of clubs and camps was much less expensive comparatively speaking. The teenage years were the real time to have fun though with rock/soul music, roller skating, short trips, and hanging out by the park after dining out.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 01/22/18 at 9:40 am

I would like to have been more of a late '70s teen. Being a teen from 1976-1979 would have been a fun experience.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 01/22/18 at 11:07 am


I would like to have been more of a late '70s teen. Being a teen from 1976-1979 would have been a fun experience.


The late ‘70s were from 1975 to 1977. You listed the first two years of the 1980s (1978 and 1979).

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Rainbowz on 01/22/18 at 1:51 pm

^Omg stop.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 01/22/18 at 2:37 pm


The late ‘70s were from 1975 to 1977. You listed the first two years of the 1980s (1978 and 1979).

STOP IT!

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/22/18 at 2:51 pm

I was a late '70s teen. I always felt that I should have been born 5 years before I was. But, now I'm glad I wasn't because I would be 5 years older.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 01/22/18 at 3:09 pm


STOP IT!

^Omg stop.


The ‘70s were not a period of ten years, but I’ll let it go this time.  ::)

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/22/18 at 7:47 pm


Wow AG, you really did live the 1970's. :o


Indeed I did!  :)


What about the worst disco you've listened to? You must've had at least one.


Well, I'll call them "forgettable" because I forget the bad ones  ;D

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 02/20/18 at 10:40 pm

Late 70s teen.
Disco is a small price to pay when you also have Queen, Judas Priest, Ramones, Sex Pistols, etc.
I probably would've been like Hyde from That 70s Show.

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Cherie70 on 02/26/18 at 5:46 pm

Would rather be a 70's teen.  Love the 70's!

Subject: Re: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: 90s Guy on 04/09/18 at 2:09 am

Early 70s teen for the rock music (you're still able to see The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin live on tour in 1970), late 70s teen for the Disco experience.

Subject: Would you rather be an early 70s teen, mid 70s teen, or late 70s teen?

Written By: Dude111 on 04/13/18 at 10:07 am

Early 70s teen....

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