Ah, the 1970’s. Not unknown for its partying—and that’s not limited to your everyday American. No, the decade’s biggest celebrities were no stranger to an eventful night out. Sure, a party in the ’70s might not entail what it does today—but that might actually be a good thing? Here, we’re looking back on (and raising a glass to) a time when it was done right, partying vicariously through the celebs of the ’70s.
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Cher and her boyfriend, Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers, attend a party for the Doobie Brothers in Los Angeles in 1975. Cher and Allman began dating after her separation from Sonny Bono and got married just days after her divorce was finalized.
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Elton John amuses his fellow party guests, including actress Nanette Newman, at an event in 1974.
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Fans flock David Bowie as he and model Viv Lynn arrive at a premiere party for Just a Gigolo at the Cafe Royal in London in 1979.
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Morgan Freeman and his wife, Jeanette, look like they’re ready for a fun night, as they arrive at the Mighty Gents premiere in 1978.
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Rod Stewart and Alana Hamilton embrace the disco lifestyle, dressed in head-turning neon outfits, as they arrive at Flipper’s Roller Disco in West Hollywood, California for Jacqueline Bisset’s birthday party in 1979.
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Cary Grant, Dina Merrill, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin bring some Old Hollywood glamour into the ’70s at a Las Vegas party held in Sinatra’s honor in 1979.
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Diane Von Furstenberg lounges on the couches at Studio 54 in 1978, alongside her friend, Ara Gallant. She was at the nightclub for the launch of her husband Egor Von Furstenberg’s book, The Power Look.
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Rock and roll star, Alice Cooper, helps himself to a cocktail while attending a party with girlfriend Cindy Lang in 1970.
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Ali MacGraw and her husband, Robert Evans, steal a slow dance at an Academy Awards after-party in 1970.
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Grace Jones joins British fashion designer, Zandra Rhodes, at a party in New York City in 1979. Jones, who began her career as a supermodel, was just starting her music career.
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Jack Nicholson rubs elbows with Barbra Streisand during an Academy Awards party in 1970. Nicholson attended the event as a first-time nominee for his role in Easy Rider.
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Elton John takes center stage in a mosh pit as he performs at the Rocket Records launch party at the Moreton-in-Marsh village hall in Gloucestershire, England in 1973.
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Diana Ross is all smiles to ring in 1979, as she and Steve Rubell attend Studio 54’s New Year’s Eve party in New York City.
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Lauren Hutton and Susie Forrestal arrive at the New York City nightclub, Xenon Disco, in 1978. Hutton dresses in a suit and brimmed hat for the opening party for Richard Avedon, while Forrestal is decked out in all leather.
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The Rolling Stones sign autographs for fans at a release party at the Trax nightclub for the band’s Love You Live album, September 23, 1977 in NYC.
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Jack Nicholson and Dyan Cannon at a party, circa 1975.
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Amy Irving, Carrie Fisher and Teri Garr, circa 1978.
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Michael Jackson visits Studio 54 on May 31, 1977 in New York City.
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Freddie Mercury drinking a class of champagne as Mary Austin, his ex-girlfriend, looks on during party for friends at home in 1977.
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Elton John, Neil Sedaka and Bernie Taupin partying in London in 1975.
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David Bowie jams at a party thrown by publicist and future nightclub impresario and DJ Rodney Bingenheimer at lawyer Paul Figen’s house in January 1971, in Los Angeles, California.
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Jacqueline Carlin and Chevy Chase during the RFK Pro-Celebrity Tennis Tournament Party at the Rainbow Room in New York City, 1976.
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Mick Jagger with Billy Preston at a promotional party for the band’s album Goats Head Soup, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on September 6, 1973.
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Robin Williams gives in to the disco beat at Studio 54 with model Cheryl Tiegs in 1979.
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Sylvester and Sasha Stallone paid a visit to the nation’s most popular disco, Studio 54, in 1978.
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Ron Wood (left) of rock group Faces, and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones (second from left), at a reception for producer Phil Spector, October 4, 1974.
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Glenn Frey with Elton John at a party thrown by The Eagles on April 26, 1977.
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Diana Ross dancing at Studio 54 in New York City, 1979.
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Liza Minelli at Studio 54 in NYC in 1978.
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Stevie Wonder attends New Year’s Eve Party on December 31, 1977 at Giorgio’s Restaurant in New York City.
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