Rediscovering the '60s and '70s: Photos Once Lost to Time

By Sarah Norman | May 9, 2024

Purple rain or purple reign. Prince in 1979

Ah yes, remembering the good old days…. It's enough to make you a wanna jump back into the past so you can slide back into one of these creepy space chairs (as pictured) isn't it? No, but seriously, there are so many worthwhile memories to explore right here, so sit back, relax, turn up the Stones, Madonna, or Zeppelin, whatever your flavor… and enjoy.  

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Yikes! Purple and fuchsia reign supreme in this photo of Prince back in 1979. At the time this photo was taken, his 1979 self-titled album Prince went platinum. His next three records were Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982). In 1984 Purple Rain, the soundtrack album to his eponymous 1984 film debut and it became his most critically and commercially successful project. It spent 24 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 and sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

Prince continued to have great success up until his death in April of 2016 from a fentanyl overdose. The artist was 57 years old.

Blondie's Debbie Harry sitting pretty in nothing but a blazer and shirt. (1979)

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Pictured here is Debbie Harry, better known as Blondie. The iconic Punk new wave singer founded Blondie and is also considered the first female rapper to chart at number one in the United States because of her work on "Rapture". She’s also had over 60 film roles and numerous television appearances.

The members of Blondie were pioneers of the punk scene but were noted for their eclectic mix of musical styles. They incorporated elements of disco, pop, and reggae. For this, they are credited with introducing mainstream American listeners to alternative elements of Rock and Roll in the late 1970’s. Blondie has sold 40 million records worldwide, is still active, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.