The 1970s are widely regarded as one of history’s most hedonistic and glamorous decades. Some of the most legendary and iconic celebrities of all time appear in photos from the ultra-sparkly and decadent era.
Here, we’ve taken a fond look back at some of the most incredible photos taken from the ’70s and the historic parties that took place.
Jack Nicholson and Dyan Cannon
We’re curious – what were these two celebrities were chatting about?
Sylvester Stallone and Sasha Czack
Stallone is seen here dancing with his first wife, photographer Sasha Czack.
Oh, what we’d give to boogie alongside Diana Ross, the indisputable queen of disco!
John Lennon and Yoko Ono
These are the two faces that absolutely represent the historic decade.
Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin
Another iconic celebrity of the 1970s, Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is pictured with his long-term girlfriend, Mary Austin.
Cher and Greg Allman
There’s no way we could go through a list of the most famous celebrities of the 1970s without mentioning Cher. This certainly was the decade of icons.
Here Tom Jones is cutting into his 34th birthday cake at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with all his famous friends. We’d appreciate an invite to the next birthday party please, Tom.
Jon Peters and Barbara Streisand
Barbara makes an entrance in the only way she knows how – draped in fur and clutching flowers (along with her then-beau, Jon Peters).
Andy Warhol, Calvin Klein Brooke Shields & Rubell
These celebs are pictured at the iconic Studio 54 club in New York. Andy Warhol famously described the club’s success as being due to its formula: “a dictatorship at the door and a democracy on the dance floor.”
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
Paul Newman and his wife, actress and producer Joanne Woodward, appear nervous here. It’s might be because they’re at the Tony Awards…maybe.
Linda and Paul McCartney
Paul and Linda McCartney were another iconic 1970s couple. Paul was not only famous for being The Beatles’ heartthrob but here he is pictured with his wife at the premiere of the 1973 James Bond film Live and Let Die because he wrote the film’s theme music. A man with many strings to his bow.
Grace Jones, an actress and singer who is as well known for her looks as she is for her work, exemplifies the 1970s’ creativity and joyful freedom. She appears to be very pleased with her outfit choice here, and we don’t blame her.
Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger
It’s pretty unsurprising that Mick Jagger is on our list. Still rocking today, he was the embodiment of style and success in the 1970s.
Producer Allan Carr, Olivia Newton-John, and Elton John
We’ve got chills! Producer Allan Carr, Olivia Newton-John, and Elton John are pictured attending the premiere party for Grease on June 13, 1978.
It doesn’t get much more glam than disco, or Donna Summer for that matter.