Just a little bit more about fashion in the 1970’s…

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That was basically my ‘uniform’ for the 1970’s… bell bottom blue jeans with patches, a black t-shirt… usually with ‘Bad Company’ written on it, and with a big pot leaf below that. Yeah, I wore a vest over my t-shirt. Sometimes I even wore the vest without a shirt underneath it.

Two questions should spring immediately to mind.

One… But Arthur, you said you had really long hair in the 70’s, where is it?

I did have long hair for most of the 70’s, but I was in the U. S. Navy for two years, when I was 17 and 18. They made me cut it off…

Two… Uh, Arthur, why are you wearing Alice Cooper makeup?

Well, a friend and I, who were stationed on a Navy base in San Diego at the time, were going to a midnight show of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Yes, I know that Alice Cooper has nothing to do with that movie, that’s why it’s funny.

You might also be wondering about my glassy eyes. Hey, it was Saturday night. I was on drugs. Probably a lot of them. If it had been Tuesday morning, I would have only been on one kind of drug… maybe. Because… the 70’s.

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That is me on the right, if you had any doubts about my military service. I was 17-years-old. I was a trouble maker. I had a problem with authority… any kind of authority.

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That’s me in boot camp, learning how to make my bed the correct military way, and scratching my newly-shaved cranium.

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I also helped keep the garbage cans polished… because that is how we fought Russia, the evil empire of communism, back in the day.

I am sorry about the quality of these pictures. They are scans of really old photographs.

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There I am, on the right, in an even older photo. I was about 14-years-old in this family Christmas picture. Notice the long hair already… and the look my mom is giving me.

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I was already growing my trademark mustache…

I have decided, despite my attempts to keep this blog family friendly, as well as not wanting possible employment options to be scuttled, to be upfront about my trouble-making day. Anybody who won’t hire me because I did drugs that many decades ago can kiss my grits.


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15 Responses to Just a little bit more about fashion in the 1970’s…

  1. Memories of 79’svHair and platform form shoes…his snd hers….and cuffs on bell bottoms make me want to want to spew Capt.Crunch snd Mr. Pinb and thing written, produced, voiced, or conceived by Casey Kasem..

  2. adamjasonp says:

    Omg. That last photo/angle makes you look like Ryan Gosling.

  3. Jim S. says:

    The irony of course is that while you served in the U.S. Navy, you’re actually British. 😀

  4. List of X says:

    Hmm, I was thinking that it was also the Navy that made you wear the Alice Cooper makeup and do drugs.

  5. chris jensen says:

    Thanks for serving so †hat could be me!


    i would have died…

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