But the 1970's were different.
All you needed to make your way was a flowery shirt, an elemental sense of rhythm, and a friend who had a somewhat ready supply of Quaaludes. And steady access to a shady individual who had seemingly put forth the considerable effort to graduate medical school for the express purpose of ministering bogus scripts to a scrufty waiting room full of manic 20-somethings was enough to make you into something of a minor league Travolta!
So did the 70's did have its virtues? Yes, indeed, Ms. Summer and the Bee Gees being high among them.
The 60's vs. the 70's? I dunno.
60's: This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
70's: This is the dawning in some odd person's bedroom ...
60's: One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small ...
70's: One pill makes you larger. (Not the same pill as in the 2,000's.)
60's: Long hair.
70's: Chest hair.
60's: Political Platforms.
70's: Platform Shoes.
60's: The New Left.
70's: "Left, right, kick, turn, left, right, kick, turn ...."
70's: Counter culture.
60's: The Lizard King.
70's: Lounge Lizard.
60's: Summer of Love.
70's: Lookin' for Love!
60's: Jefferson Airplane.
70's: Air Supply.
60's: Sugar Magnolia.
70's: Sugar, Sugar.
60's: Steal this Book.
60's: "It's 1, 2, 3, what are we fighting for?"
70's: "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 .... Instant Replay!"
60's: Power to the People!
70's: Village People.
60's: "What's your sign?"
70's: "What's her story?"
60's: "He ain't heavy, he's my brother ..."
70's: The Me Decade.
60's: "The answer, my friend, is Blowin' in the Wind."
70's: "The answer, my friend, is Blowin' in the Wind.
And now, my friend, lemme tell you 'bout my newest friend - Jesus!"