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The New Romantic Bands of the 1970’s

The new romantic bands appeared at the end of the 1970s and would only be in evidence from 1979 until 1981. It was definitely a reaction to the punk scene especially in the fashion that was associated with the music. The artists would dress flamboyantly. They would be as glamorous as glam rockers, yet the […]

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The Hard Rock of the 1970s

Hard Rock was started in the 1960s, but it was in the 1970s that the music developed into a major influence on the music scene with the formation of major groups. At the end of the 1960s these groups were creating their sounds in the music festivals, but the 1970s saw them maturing into legendary […]

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Country Rock in the 1970s

Country rock produced many artists in the 1970s having first appeared on the music scene in the late 1960. It is a mixture of country and rock music and most bands hailed from the United States, which was really the home for country music. Bob Dylan was one of the most prominent first country rock […]

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Almost Punk and Post Punk Music

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. […]

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Funk music in the 1970s

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 […]

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The Post “Hippie Period” and Glam Rock

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 […]

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The State of the Music Scene in 1970

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 […]