Back to the Seventies.

Here I am

In my seventies,

But I am expected to go back,

Back to the seventies,

The nineteen seventies

When long hair was the fashion.

Yes I was there,

Long hair,



Platform shoes,

Kipper tie

A dedicated follower of fashion.

So I will go back

But the clothes don’t fit,

The ties have departed,

But the hair will be back,

Not the moustache though,

Not this time.


  • orchidee

    A fine write and pic Gold.

  • Neville

    • Neville

      Thanks for the trip down memory lane GF60 and a great narrative throughout....


      • Goldfinch60

        Thanks Neville, those memories are still there.


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      • The Uneducated O.A.P

        Morning Andy,
        I used to have hair down over my back
        Now it's ear hair following the same track.
        Nice words great photo, Bill

        • Goldfinch60

          During that time I still used to go to a barbers to tidy it up sometimes. One day I was in there and a guy came in with his hair almost down to his waist and he asked for a quarter of an inch to be cut off. Surely he must have been doing that for a bet - it wasn't you was it!


        • dusk arising

          Blimey, look at you back then. During the 70's i was in several bands/groups and looking back on the stuff i wore on stage is making me smile. Perhaps my hey-day was early 70's when i fronted a soul band wearing a n-gg-r brown pinstripe 3 piece suit which made me feel quite the 'dogs b-ll-cks'.
          There were 'loon pants' budgie jackets, ox-blood zip-up boots and later that same era came those stacked soles and baggy trousers. Thank goodness we were youngsters. I have no idea what is fashionable now but an awful lot of people do just seem to look a mess.
          My current look is shaven head and a goatee beard which i am allowing to grow as long as it will throughout this isolation period.

          Thanks for giving me a good humourous read and taking me back to those formative years. Stay safe.

          • Goldfinch60

            One of my memories was at my brothers wedding long hair, beard, moustache, very pale grey suit with bell-bottom trousers, button down shirt, kipper tie and white platform shoes. Great times though.
            I even remember the sixties so according to folklore I wasn't there!


          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            BRIAN HERE - Good Friday Uncle Andy ! Thanks for a fab pic and a Great Video & Song DFOF ! Love hearing Seniors rabbiting on about The Excesses of Male Fashion in the 50s 60s & 70s and looking @ photos of Gramps & My Dad ! I was born in *83 and Male Fashion has been quite dull. The same with the MUSIC. Thnaks GOD for digitalised CDs . Thanks for sharing - GREAT !

            Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
            Love BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Brian, the change was the sixties when we came out of the depressive fifties following WW2. It was a great time to be involved in and fashion really came to the fore for ordinary people and that continued into the seventies.


            • Jerricho

              Words bring back memories. Nostalgic.

              • Goldfinch60

                Very true Jerricho, very true.


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