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My Bicycle

The author with his Moulton Mini bicycle -An innovation of engineering, using small high pressure tyres to give ease of turning and quality suspension. This particular model was limited only by the fact that it didn't have a gear changer. Visit  Moulton Bicycles to find out more about its unique design.

Photo: Moulton Mini bicycle circa July 1971 © Fynevue.
| EXIT | The Seventies | 60 | 70 | 80 | 90 | 00 | 10 | 20 |
| Music | James Bond | Cars | Space | The Weather |


Diamonds Are Forever (1971) James Bond Film Soundtrack by John Barry
Angel Fingers by Wizzard (1973)
Forever by Roy Wood (1973)
Don't Wish Too Hard by Carole Bayer Sager (1977) written by Carol Bayer Sager/Peter Allen
You're Moving Out Today by Carole Bayer Sager (1977) written by Carol Bayer Sager/Bette Midler/ Bruce Roberts Love's Unkind by Donna Summer (1978) written by Summer/Moroder/Bellotte
Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper (1979) written by Robert Hazard
Time Rag by Joan Baez

Telephone Themes

Nearly all the (great) records with telephone references were released between 1976 and 1978!

Telephone Line by ELO (1976)
Telephone Man by Meri Wilson (1977)
5705 by City Boy (1978)
Hello This Is Joannie -The Telephone Answering Machine Song by Paul Evans (1978)
Hanging On The Telephone by Blondie (1978)

James Bond

Sean Connery: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Roger Moore: Live and Let Die (1973), The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979)


Suffix marks were introduced in 1963, in the format:

for example XAR 109 J

Suffix J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Date Aug 70 Aug 71 Aug 72 Aug 73 Aug 74 Not used Aug 75 Not used Aug 76 Aug 77 Aug 78 Not used Aug 79


Air flights and space travel were expensive, against today's (2000s) health and safety regs, and were stretching the limits of current (1960s) technology, but we still did them!

The final (Apollo 17) moon landing was 11th December 1972.

The Weather

1976 was one of the hottest, driest summers the UK had ever seen. The Minister for Drought, Denis Howell had a slogan 'Drive a dirty car for Denis' as people were encouraged not to waste water.

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