We're back in our time machine with the broken dial, and this time we land in 1971.

What Was the Story?

Good old Richard Nixon was in the White House at the time, and his Watergate scandal was still a ways off. Hippie culture was everywhere, including long hair, bell-bottom jeans, flip-flops, huge sunglasses (wait... that sounds a bit like 2009). If you walked into a record store, you could buy -- on vinyl -- such gems as Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," Led Zeppelin's fourth album, Joni Mitchell's "Blue," The Who's "Who's Next," John Lennon's "Imagine," Sly and the Family Stone's "There's a Riot Goin' On" and the Rolling Stones' "Sticky Fingers." And a young kid called Elton John released his first single, "Your Song," thus ensuring himself a future recording bland songs for movies in 2011.