The theme tune became very recognisable and we watched it for ten minutes before the six o'clock news started and Zebedee bounced up and said,"Time for bed."
Zipper dresses were dresses with zips down the front instead of at the back of the dress. The zip had to have a large ring on the end of it. I had a few in psychedelic designs with mandarin collars. I still recognise some of the patterns on dresses in the shops today.
ZZ Top from Houston Texas. Formed in 1969 singing blues music and are still together and playing today.
Zip-a-Dee- Doo- Dah This was a 1946 song from the Disney film, "Song of The South" sung by James Baskett. It won an Oscar for best original song.
I have loved this song since I was little but did you know it has been recorded at least nine times in the sixties by, Guy Mitchell, Bob B soxx and The Blue Jeans, Connie Francis, The Hollies,The Dave Clark Five, Doris Day, Louis Armstrong and The Jackson Five and the funny thing is, it's not a pop song.
In 1972 Ziggy Stardust was the alter ego of David Bowie. He did this entering the glam rock era where most groups seemed to need something extra to attract attention. He painted his face and wore outrageous clothes and at times we wondered if he was male or female he was actually supposed to be half alien as Ziggy. Lady Ga Ga is not unique, Bowie was there first.
His album and tour as Ziggy Stardust was called, " The Rise of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"
I have now reached the end of the A to Z Challenge, it's been both good fun and hard work as I'm sure everyone who has taken part will say. I have prepared a speech, like an Oscar winner, because, I deserve it.
Thank you to everyone who has read any of my posts, I really appreciate your time. Thank you also to the kind people who took time to leave a comment, again, much appreciated and it spurred me on to write the next post.
Some people have been with me everyday and read every post, my daughter Karen and my husband Jim, I know I've driven you both mad.
Rosalind who has a fifties and sixties A to Z theme but blogs on a wide range of subjects.
Guuye who's A to Z is about differences she found coming to the UK from Mongolia
Trish who writes and blogs from her treehouse in New Zealand, and of course my friend Louise who shared the memories with me.
Finally, thanks to Arlee,Tina, Shannon and the rest of the A to Z challenge team for all their hard work and organisation.
I hope many of you will continue to read my posts although they won't be everyday. Did I hear a sigh of relief from someone? Thank you and goodnight.
I'm leaving you with a musical trip through the seventies full of songs I had either forgotten or had no room to include, I hope you enjoy these last moments of my A to Z Challenge.