Exploring the Past: Vintage Images Reveal History's Dynamic Sides

By Sarah Norman | May 13, 2024

Another celeb couple back in the day was Rick Springfield and Linda Blair, he was 25 and she was 15 when they met and dated from 1974-76

The faces of the groovy era you will see in this collection of photographs are nostalgic, inspiring, and intriguing. Behind their very public lives were real people with lives that were filled with excitement, heartache, highs, and lows. As you scroll through these slides and learn about the actors, singers, models, and other celebrities of the 1950s. 1960s. 1970s, and beyond, you will appreciate the achievements and contributions they made to our pop culture. 

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In the 1970s, it seems, folks didn’t raise much of an eyebrow to underage relationships. Singer Rick Springfield was a 25-year-old struggling musician in the seventies when he did a show at the Whiskey A Go Go. Afterward, Linda Blair, one of the hottest young Hollywood actresses of the time thanks to her recent role in The Exorcist, approached Springfield and asked him if he would like to join her at the club down the street for a drink. She noted that her sister, Debbie, would buy him a drink. He soon learned why. Blair was only 15 years old. That didn’t stop him from accepting the invitation. The couple enjoyed their drink, then went back to Springfield’s apartment to enjoy other things. Blair and Springfield kept their relationship quiet, but the press caught wind of it. As you can imagine, Springfield faced some scrutiny about his underaged lover. 

Stevie Nicks in 1977, photographed by Sam Emerson.

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In the late 1970s, Stevie Nicks often wore black outfits when she was performing. She said it was because black is slimming, and she felt better wearing that color. But a bunch of craze fans began accusing her of being a witch and dabbling in Satanism. Nicks tried to assure people that she was not a witch, but the accusations kept coming. These people were so threatening and intimidated that, out of fear, Nicks stopped wearing black on stage. But she later said she never felt pretty in the seafoam greens and peach outfits that she wore. Finally, in 1983, she went back to dressing the way she wanted to while performing and she learned to turn a blind eye to the rumors spread about her.