Almost Punk and Post Punk Music

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By the end of the 1970s Punk Rock was already starting to disappear. It had given the music scene a much-needed shot in the arm and in reality, its job had been done. Certain individuals in the bands were outgrowing their groups and they wanted to break free in order to attain their musical aspirations. […]

The Late 1970s and the Arrival of Punk Rock

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The late 1970’s saw the rise of Punk Rock with the vast majority of the bands emerging from the British Isles. The effect that this genre of music had on the rock scene was immense and although Punk never really lasted beyond the early 80’s the effects of this music can still be felt in […]

Funk music in the 1970s

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Although funk music was created in the 1960s it was at its most popular in the 1970s. Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate between disco and funk, but there are major contrasts between the two genres although many funk tempos can be heard in disco records. Funk music has its own special rhythm. It […]

The Post “Hippie Period” and Glam Rock

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The “hippie period” was at its most popular from 1967 as the summer of love began with numerous rock festivals being arranged around the San Francisco area. The hippies were anti-war and USA‘s activities in Vietnam and Korea, added to the race tensions in the States, added momentum to the movement. The rock concerts gave […]

The Development of Disco Music in the Early 1970s

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There is no better picture painted of the early 1970s, than one that comes from the movie “Saturday Night Fever” with film star John Travolta dancing along to disco music. Resplendent in glittering shirt and flared trousers, the Hollywood actor dances across the dance floor expertly to the sounds of the Bee Gees. This scene […]

The State of the Music Scene in 1970

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As the new decade of the 1970’s emerged the music industry was still reverberating from the after-shock of the swinging sixties. This previous decade had seen an era of great upheaval as the younger generations started to question the actions of the world’s most powerful governments. This was reflected in the music as scene as […]