Let’s take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the Music from the ’70s!
“The 1970s created a perfect musical bridge from the rebelliousness of the 1960s and the happy songs that are characteristic of the 1980s.” (People History)
The ’70s actually created a trend of dance music as well as relaxing music. Other music genres of the 1970s include Disco/Club, Progressive Rock, Punk Rock/New Wave, and Funk & Soul.
People may have grown tired of the fighting that happened during the ’60s. Perhaps they sought a refuge in dance clubs and other places to enjoy a good time. Disco emerged during this decade.
Singers and songwriters were also popular during the ’70s…John Denver, Carly Simon, Elton John & Glen Campbell…just to name a few.
The 1970’s was not a unique decade in terms of creating innovations in musical styles and genres, but it was unique in that it was a musical bridge connecting the hippie lifestyle of the 1960s with the characteristic yuppie lifestyle that was about to occur in the 1980s.
According to Retrowaste,
“There was more variety in music in the 1970s than ever before. Music listeners had dozens of genres to choose from and many of them rose to popularity at different points during the decade.
Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, Hard Rock, Soft Rock and Disco all carved out their place in the music world in the 1970s. The late 70s also witness the birth of another young music style: hip-hop.
Some of the best rock n roll of all time was recorded in the 70s. From David Bowie to Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd, the list I could make would keep you scrolling for days.
The 70s were a golden era for vinyl records. They were affordable to everyone and everyone had a record player. It seems like almost every song ever made in the 80s had a 70s sample in it.”
Suggestions to add to this list are:
Bee Gees, Doobie Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, The Association,
Who would you add to the list? “Comment” below to let us know who you think was left out!
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