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    1970s

    A WHOLE
    NEW
    GROOVE

    Big, bold and fab—of course it’s the ’70s! Everything’s making noise, and that goes for entertainment, too. Disco from the Bee Gees dominates the Billboard charts. Donna Summer’s out with her new smash, “Last Dance.” Motown hits radio gold with songs from the Jackson 5.

    And the parade’s got talent to spare.

    Diana Ross, Queen of Motown, is on the lineup. So is motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel! Even the Kermit the Frog balloon heads to England for a royal event.

    But perhaps the biggest star of the parade is behind the scenes. In 1977, Jean McFaddin joins the show as parade director, and her entertainment ideas take the show to a whole new level. At the top of the list: give the show a big dose of Broadway.

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