Step back in time: to 1970

Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back at 1970. Welcome back to the start of the Seventies; fashion was eclectic, music was electric and all over Britain homes were filled with time-saving technologies like televisions, microwaves and washing machines.

The 70s are marked by new opportunities for men and women and an emphasis on art and music – from the rise of disco to an increase in international travel, in 1970 some of the most regular innovations of modern life today were just beginning to take shape.

So grab a cuppa and step back in time with us to 1970…

Pop Culture

Popular Culture offers a glimpse into the lives of people and the big and little things that made up the everyday. Here’s a snapshot of life and pop culture in 1970.

World Events

1970 wasn’t just an important year in Britain. Here’s a look at some of the most significant events that took place in 1970 around the globe. 

Sporting Moments

From big upsets to big wins, here are some of the most significant moments to take place in sport in 1970.

Famous Births

Some big personalities came into the world in 1970. Here’s a few of the famous faces born this year.



Nothing takes us back like music; these were some of the best-selling artists and most popular songs on the radio in 1970.


Best selling single of the year: Elvis Presley, The Wonder of You

Christmas number 1: Dave Edmunds, I Hear You Knocking

Other popular songs

Freda Payne – Band of Gold

Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky

Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime

Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

How old were you in 1970? Does our timeline bring back any memories? 

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12th Dec 2016
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Loved the 70s, the music and fashions were great and I was free from living at home, having moved to Birmingham in 1970. Being slimmer back then I loved my purple velvet flares, black satin hot pants and maxi dresses.
21st Nov 2015
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I grew up with the 70's music, no other music or era can top the 70's, it was a time like no other. Great music and musicians came out of that era.
17th Nov 2015
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I was 11 in 1970 and remember wearing flared jeans and a lot of cheesecloth. I also recall seeing Dave Edmunds outside Richmond Station in multicoloured satin trousers!
16th Nov 2015
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Great year and I remember the summertime songs best of all. I hear you knocking by Dave Edmunds and Band of Gold which was No 1 for about 9 weeks!

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