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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...

7-Up

The Un-Cola. "You like it, it likes you" - It's lemonade alright? It's just lemonade (and nothing to do with Michael Apted).        

70s Speak

ADIDAS Brand-name graffiti appearing primarily on running shoes, including a pair that glows in the dark. AGEISM Discrimination against the elderly for being old. AIR SUPPORT "It's not bombing...

720°

“Skate or Die!” With its funky circular joystick and boom box cabinet, there was no mistaking 720° in your local arcade. Starring a brightly-attired slacker...

8-Track

This was the first practical way to play recorded music in your car and was invented by Bill Lear and developed in the 1960s...

80s Speak

"Awesome" is equal to or slightly better than "Cool", certainly better than "Bad" (or "Bitchin") and about on a par with "Gnarly", but definitely...

A-Line Dresses

The A-line was first introduced by Christian Dior in 1955, but the style was too extreme a departure from the tiny waist, full skirt...

Abbie Hoffman

1 9 3 6 - 1 9 8 9 Abbott "Abbie" Hoffman was a US left-wing political activist, and founder of the Yippies (Youth International...

Abigail

Abigail became the undisputed Number One female sex symbol in Australia during the 1970's, primarily as a result of her playing Bev Houghton in...

Abominable Snowman

During the 1950s and 1960s fascination with the Abominable Snowman (or Yeti) reached fever pitch. The Himalayan half man, half ape joined the Loch Ness...

Action Figures

What??? A boy playing with a doll??? Are you insane? These weren't dolls, they were 'Action Figures'. There's a big difference . . ....

Action Jackson

The Mego company got its start as an importer of toys and household novelties but in the early 1970s, they began production on an...

Action Man

Action Man was another product from America, where he was launched under the name GI Joe by Hasbro in 1964. The backlash against the...

Adidas

The name Adidas actually came from the brand’s creator, Adolf ‘Adi’ Dassler. Founded in 1920, Adidas revolutionised the lacklustre athletic performance shoe market, making an...

Aerobics

Aerobics word association - Lycra, Spandex, headbands, striped outfits, jiggling flab, overenthusiastic instructors, Flashdance (1983), sports bras, bike shorts, bad music, Richard Simmons, and in 1982, Jane...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...