The 1970s - the decade of tanktops and glamrock, punks, perms and powercuts. They call it the decade that taste forgot, but people in Newcastle upon Tyne, the grimy and violent city depicted in the film Get Carter, seemed to be having a groovy, fab and funky time too in the pubs and clubs, listening to music, trying new restaurants. Of course there was a serious side to life. New motorways cut canyons through the city, demolition and rebuilding was everywhere as Newcastle re-invented itself. And dirty politics, strikes and going to work are all part of the picture. 'All Right Now! 1970s Newcastle' is crammed with photographs and memories from Newcastle Libraries collections, and from over 100 people who were there, famous and not famous at all, who lived, worked and played in the city 1970-1979.
Anna Flowers and Vanessa Histon edited All Right Now! 1960s Newcastle
Years may come, years may go: the 1970s Tach your children: schoolkids Sound of the suburbs: house and home Play that funky music: fans and bands Ballroom blitz: out on the town You wear it well: fashion Money, money, money: going shopping Run for home: A changing city 2-4-6-8 motorway: across the city No more heroes: politics and protest School's out: student life I don't like mondays: going to work Everyone's a winner: sporting memories Fanfare for the common man: culture vultures