Step back in time: to 1975

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Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back at 1975. Welcome back to the heart of the Seventies; Britain was in the midst of a double-dip recession and tension, innovation and change were present everywhere.

The 70s are marked by new opportunities for men and women and an emphasis on freedom, equality and individuality – from the rise of feminism to punk rock, in 1975 Britain was moving in a new direction and many aspects of modern life as we know it now were still new and radical in their time.

So grab a cuppa and step back in time with us to 1975…

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 1975.

World Events

1975 wasn’t just an important year in Britain. Here’s a look at some of the most significant events that took place in 1975 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 1975.

Famous Births

Some big personalities came into the world in 1975. 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 1975.

Best selling single of the year: Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers

Christmas number 1: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Other popular songs

Sailing by Rod Stewart

Cant Give You Anything (But My Love) The Stylistics

Pilot by January

Space Oddity by David Bowie

How old were you in 1975? Does our timeline bring back any memories? 





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22nd Sep 2016
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I just loved the Bay City Rollers, still do, am going to see Les Mckeown and his group in a couple of weeks then the Christmas Shang a lang woth Les Alan and Woody,I feel like A teenager again .
22nd Sep 2016
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Awe. These guys and the tartan clad days were magic along with scotlands football army.
31st Dec 2015
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I was 26 loved the sixties and seventies, the wife and I still have all our old vynl records from that era still listen to them,sometimes would love to go back to that time.
27th Dec 2015
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I was 21. In the RAF at RAF Locking doing my trade training. I had my whole Slade collection stolen that year.
27th Dec 2015
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I was 21 that year. And it was an amazing time to be young. Loved the music and yes, even the fashions! I was at Teacher Training College and the world was my oyster.

Thanks for a wonderful reminder - Happy New Year to you all 🙂
27th Dec 2015
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Yes, It all came flooding back to me! Hadnt realised that I was that much older than those celeb's born that year! I was 18 in '75, actually didnt think I'd ever get past 25, thought I'd burn out by then, as life was so much fun and I felt invincible! Telling my young uns yesterday, that I'll be 60 in 13months time and they were gobsmacked! Like everyone my age, we've lost lots of friends and relatives on the way, have experienced happy and very sad times, upset others and have been upset ourselves, but have lived to fight another day, so here's to the next 20!
Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you all!!
27th Dec 2015
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I was 21. Bought our first house for £8200 and married on November 1st. Queen were at number 1 with Bohemian Rhapsody. Remember that year as if it was yesterday, celebrated our Ruby Wedding this November.
27th Dec 2015
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As a teenager in the seventies this brings back good memories! I remember a very carefree time, lots of great music - I loved Slade, disco and American soul. I still recall many songs word for word when I hear them now. I danced my way through this decade!
21st Dec 2015
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This takes me back and on the one hand seems to be just yesterday but on the other a gulf of time away. I was a young lad and having a good time but no phones, computers etc.

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