[Picture of Disco Party Costume Hire]THE 1970s gets a raw deal in the media these days. Revisionists dominate today, to the point where far too many people think the 1970s were merely about discotheques, afros and flared trousers.

By way of an example, I recently saw a club poster promoting something they called a “70s night”, where people were encouraged to come dressed up in long collared shirts, bell bottom trousers and platform shoes, the music was to be Abba, the Bee Gees and the Jackson Five!

If Disco and ‘Saturday Night Fever’ did not define or represent the decade, then what did?

That is the question that I will try to answer. Read the rest of this entry »