Stuck in the '70s

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Leif Busted for Heroin: Can You Still Love Him?


Leif Garrett, who just turned 44 this past November, was released from jail Friday after being busted for heroin. Bummer, man.

As you '70s fans know, Tiger Beat magazine doesn't miss a beat. I ran down to the local convenience store and found the current issue to get all the news that is news on Leif's recent charges.

At left is the cover I scanned in from this latest issue. I don't know about you, but I'm definitely entering the contest! :)

Poor Leif. I'll write more on this later. Meanwhile... feel free to leave your comments. (By the way, this is the actual cover from exactly 30 years ago this month, with a few slight Photoshop alterations as a collaboration between my brother Mike and myself. It doesn't get any better than this!)

Stay cool,
Jules

12 Comments:

  • At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    eeeek! he's got the uncanny look of danny bonaduce!
    poor guy. hope he finds the help he needs.

     
  • At 4:07 PM, Blogger ptcitychick said…

    I used to dream about Leif being my "the perfect boy". MAN, am I glad that fantasy didn't come true! What a mess he is! How many times has he been in rehab? And those "golden boy looks"? GONE!

     
  • At 4:49 PM, Blogger Suzanne said…

    I thought Leif was cute in the 70's. I watched the Behind the music special on him a while back and thought to myelf; Yeah he had gotten older and NOW, OMG! Egads Leif go to the Betty Ford Clinic and get some help

     
  • At 5:40 PM, Blogger ThoughtsInsideMyHead said…

    I never really liked Leif too much, but many of my girlfriends did. Nevertheless, he is part of our collective 70's teen-idol-dom and I feel terrible for him. I hope he can recover soon.

     
  • At 8:36 PM, Blogger trinkettt said…

    Geez, Heroin? Wow, I hope he gets help, and straightens his life out.

     
  • At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OMG!!! I was so "in love" with Leif growing up. What a horrible disappointment, but then again after viewing his picture I guess it wasn't that much of a shock. Life is what you make of it, I'll talk mine without the drugs.

     
  • At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    that's pretty mean, julie.

     
  • At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I thought it was pretty funny. Sad but funny. I was so in love with Leif in the 70's. But when I look at his pictures now, I think he looked a lot like a girl!!! I do feel bad for anybody who gets hooked on drugs and hope that they can overcome their addiction. He just looks horrible.

     
  • At 10:08 PM, Blogger LuAnn said…

    Wouldn't it be awful to have your best days behind you at 20 years of age? (Was he even that when his popularity had evaporated?) He was a victim, and continues to be one.

     
  • At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HILARIOUS! THE DOCTORED PIC OF LEIF'S MUG SHOT ON THE OLD TIGER BEAT MAG COVER CRACKED ME UP!

     
  • At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I actually knew a guy back in the day who was convinced that Leif Garrett WAS a girl. Hate to imagine what he did with his rather extensive picture collection of Leif. Probably had to go into therapy when he found out that LG really WAS a guy. Zoinks! On topic though, sorry to hear about Leif G. Danny Bonaduce made a great comeback. Hopefully, LG he can get his life back on track.

     
  • At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks. this site is great. I am doing a report on the 70's and i got a lot of info.

     

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