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Celebrities Partying in the '70s: Photos

Travolta. Mercury. Bowie. You know the names—and you know they knew how to throw down.

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Ah, the seventies. Not unknown for its partying—and that's not limited to your everyday American. No, the decade's biggest celebrities were no strangers to an eventful night out. Here, we're looking back on (and raising a glass to) a time when it was done right, and partying vicariously through celebs of the '70s. And let's just say Studio 54 was the place to be.

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Cher and her boyfriend, Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers, attend a party for the Doobie Brothers in L.A. in 1975.

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Members of the rock band Faces celebrate the release of their album Ooh La La at London's Tramp nightclub in 1973.

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Elizabeth Taylor chats with Richard Burton and Grace Kelly at her 40th birthday party in 1972.

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Bianca Jagger mingles with photographer Francesco Scavullo during a New Year's Eve party hosted by Studio 54 in 1978.

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Cher shows off her moves at a Casablanca Records party at the Empire Roller Disco skating rink in New York City in 1979.

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Warren Beatty, Carole King, and Genevieve Waite party the night away at Hollywood's On the Rox club in 1975.

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Elton John amuses fellow party guests, including actress Nanette Newman, at an event in 1974.

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Fans flock David Bowie as he and model Vivienne Lynn arrive at a premiere party for Just a Gigolo at Café 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 in West Hollywood for Jacqueline Bisset's birthday party in 1979.

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Tom Jones cuts into his 34th birthday cake at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, surrounded by some very famous friends in 1974, including Joan Rivers, Joey Heatherton, Sonny Bono, Dionne Warwick, Debbie Reynolds, and Liberace.

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Cary Grant, Dina Merrill, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin bring Old Hollywood glamour into the seventies 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 Egon 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 then-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 The Rocket Record Company's 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 New York City nightclub Xenon in 1978 to celebrate a Richard Avedon exhibit opening.

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