Flashback

Our class was special and the years we spent at school was a unique time in history.
This page is dedicated to popular culture of the time. Go back in time with
Music, TV, Movies, Sports, Fashion, Technology, Politics, Personalities and more.


Politics

We voted for the first time in the November '72 presidential elections!! --after the ratification of the 26th amendment in the summer of '71.  

Movies

'72 Academy Award Winners: how many did you see? 

World Events

What can you remember ??

Music

Ah, music of 1972--some of the best ever recorded and it defined our lives!!  Best artists included Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Stones, Marvin Gaye--all arguably, of course!  Still to come: hard rock, metal, punk, funk, progressive rock, soft rock, disco, urban, country, new wave, hip  hop...who were your favorites?  Who do you listen to now?

Top 10 Billboard Hits of '72, rock
Top 10 Billboard Hits of '72, rock
Top 10 Billboard Hits, R&B
Top 10 Billboard Hits, R&B
Sports
Fashion
Did we really wear these clothes?!
Did we really wear these clothes?!
Love those aqua pants...!
Love those aqua pants...!
TV

Let's watch some TV!  Back in '72 we had few channels, unlike the plethora of viewing options today - turning us (ok, some of us) into couch potatoes.

Pop Culture

Lots happened in 1972....Pong became the first commercially sucessful video game....gallon of gas cost $.55.....David Bowie introduced Ziggy Stardust....HBO launched in the U.S. as first subscription cable service....digital watches were introduced....swimmer Mark Spitz wins a record 7 gold medals in the summer Olympics...and we all graduated from high school.