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OneFootInTheGrave Report 14 Sep 2014 13:40

In 1978 I was a mature student doing a diploma course in Business Studies.


Aries47 Report 14 Sep 2014 13:34

Let's think well I was working for the Portman Building Society in their Administration Centre on Richmond Hill, Bournemouth and probably enjoying my life as it was then!


**Ann** Report 5 Jan 2013 19:51

Bit of a 70's hippy then Maggie ;-)


GinN Report 5 Jan 2013 19:16

I'm a dedicated Folk music fan, and if ever Joan Baez, Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman - to name but a few - are appearing locally, I'm first in line for tickets.
Have many great memories of Folk clubs in the North East in the 60's and 70's.

Oh Dear, now all these nice people think I'm a nerdy wierdo !


PollyinBrum Report 5 Jan 2013 18:00

@ James C. Herman's Hermits, Freddie and the Dreamers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Gene Pitney, Cilla Black, P.J. Proby, The Tremeloes, Billy Fury, The Beatles, Adam Faith, Chubby Checker, Manfred Mann, Small Faces, The Who, and there were many more .......... Now! that is my era, happy days

Last summer I went to see a live Swinging sixties show with some of the originals from that decade, Herman's Hermits, Freddie and the Dreamers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, The Tremeloes, all oldies now, but they still packed the place out and it was a great night. OLd Rockers never die............ well thats what my OH says anyway.


Frederick Report 5 Jan 2013 15:12

And as for 1949.

December 1949 started 3 months Merchant Navy training at Gravesend Sea School.



MrDaff Report 5 Jan 2013 15:06

1978 - W.Germany. Where depends on the month - either Im Eichengrund, near Monchengladbach, or beautiful Celle, south of Hamburg.


Frederick Report 5 Jan 2013 15:03

Surprised all you mums missed this,

First baby is born from a test-tube.

July 26th 1978. Louise Brown born weighing 5 pounds 12 ounces.



Aries47 Report 5 Jan 2013 13:38

Oh dear 1978 - let me think - do you know, I have no idea - working and living in Bournemouth is all I can remember!!


OneFootInTheGrave Report 5 Jan 2013 12:40

GeordieinNorfolk, I hope your dad is ok, good job he had family on hand to help him :-)

Hi JohnLovesCocoa,

You, a boring old f**t, never, same here, it is not hip replacements I need but a new pair of legs so that I can walk, then I would not be mowing people down with my scooter :-(

The Birdie song originated in Switzerland in the 1950's, think initially it was called "The Duck Song".

Since the 1950's, throughout he world there have been numerous versions released over the years, and here in the UK when "The Tweets" sang it, I think it was in 1981, it reached number two in the charts.

Best Wishes,



JustJohn Report 5 Jan 2013 10:24

Geordie in Norfolk. So sorry about your dad. What a terrible night for you all. Hope things look a bit better today :-)

James. You must be a boring old f**t like me. I know all that music really well. Chubby Checker is the cause of many of our hip replacements. On other hand I thought Ottowa was capital of Canada and a chic was up in the Shetlands with a dog :-S :-S

Was the Birdie Song about 1978. I can still do the hand movements though I am no longer able to get down below the waist :-(


OneFootInTheGrave Report 5 Jan 2013 07:51

Watched it way back in 1964 :-(

A few blasts from the past:-

Herman's Hermits, Freddie and the Dreamers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Gene Pitney, Cilla Black, P.J. Proby, The Tremeloes, Billy Fury, The Beatles, Adam Faith, Chubby Checker, Manfred Mann, Small Faces, The Who, and there were many more :-)


GinN Report 5 Jan 2013 04:32

I got my divorce from my first husband in 1978, and got engaged to my now, lovely husband, at the ripe old age of 30.

Very rare to find me on the boards at this time of night, but my Dad has fallen out of bed, and my Hubby has gone up to the hospital with him. Don't think he's badly hurt, but I'm waiting for news.


maggiewinchester Report 5 Jan 2013 00:44

Ann - I had enough problems (later on) with my own husband!! A dog was soooo much easier - 'You don't kill those sheep or I'll be cross' works with a dog :-D

Also had the priviledge up there of being 'safe' - a predatory female wished to have intimate relations with every bloke she could - so they (the blokes) took me out as a 'foil'. Free drinks, taxi home .....possibly a bit of a reputation with those not 'in the know'

I was considered a bit of a 'loony' ( her with the dog) even in my early 20's :-D :-D


Muffyxx Report 5 Jan 2013 00:44

I was in primary school...but I preferred 1977 in terms of music...because of Grease lol


eRRolSheep Report 5 Jan 2013 00:17

Hey John - maybe because it is ages


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JustJohn Report 4 Jan 2013 23:50

Have just wickied 1978 cos I could think of nothing that happened.

These are the only two newsworthy events I found:

Mavis Hutchinson, 53, becomes the first woman to run across the U.S.; her trek took 69 days.
• Garfield, which eventually becomes the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.


JustJohn Report 4 Jan 2013 23:44

Hey!!! ErrolSheep. Good to see you, bro. Seems ages since you threaded. :-D :-D


**Ann** Report 4 Jan 2013 23:40

I think they were called the gynaecologists John ;-)

Maggie....thought you were going to say with someone's husband!