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A Decade Full of Contrasts

The 1970s were a decade full of musical contrasts and started with a shock. In April, Paul McCartney announced what everyone had suspected anyway. The Beatles are going to choose the separate ways in future. To everyone’s great surprise it was Ringo Starr who landed a number 1 hit first. George Harrison was the first […]

Disco Is Not Dead

It has been enough times that you may have begun to believe it, but contrary to the popular belief disco is not dead. Although the clubs may not be full of flared suit wearing gentlemen and spandex wearing gals with cumbersome afros, the sound of disco is still one that is adored by many. Although […]

70s Rockers Still Going Strong

Some of the most famous bands from the last century made their name during the era of the 70s. Thanks to the popularity of television, transportation, consumerism and the high regard assigned to sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, this point in time was a perfect time to be a touring rock musician. As time […]

Why 70s Rock Was Unique

Quickly Dissecting the Genre 70’s Rock takes those who were around to indulge in it back to a very special time. Though it’s an indicator of getting old to constantly compare the modern ‘bad’ music with the classic ‘good’ music, its easy to see that the sounds of popular music have clearly altered dramatically. Though […]

Why 70s Rock Was Unique

Quickly Dissecting the Genre 70’s Rock takes those who were around to indulge in it back to a very special time. Though it’s an indicator of getting old to constantly compare the modern ‘bad’ music with the classic ‘good’ music, its easy to see that the sounds of popular music have clearly altered dramatically. Though […]

Masters Of 70s Funk

The 70s music scene spawned many things that continue on today, one of which is the sound of funk. The elements of this music movement including ever moving basslines, quick horn hits and head nodding rhythms moved into popular music more and more as it hit crowds in 1970s. Amongst those trying to incorporate the […]

The Electronic 70s

Electronic music may seem like a very recent phenomenon but in fact bands have been dabbling with the fun bleeps and distorted tones that electronics can bring to instruments for decades. Thanks to the rise of leftfield sounds in the 70s due to a change in the cultural mindset (and no doubt thanks to an […]

Musicians Who Followed Acting Careers

There were a number of performers who started their careers in the music industry and gradually made their way on to the screen. Some of the stars stuck with their move while others would combine the both and perform in either profession, depending what professional opportunities were available to them. One of the UKs biggest […]

The Surprise Number 1 Records of the 1970s

The 1970s was a decade when popular music genres changed regularly. The decade saw so many different styles of music that the youth of the country were becoming increasingly self-aware of what music they were listening to and what they were buying. This was reflected by what people were wearing. At the start of the […]

The Classic hit singles of the 1970s

The 1970s were a period during which classic singles were released. It was an era of great experimentation in the music scene, with several different genres of music proving popular during the same time. Many groups were experimenting with their musical style and they pushed the boundaries as they searched for records that would define […]

The Female Rock Stars of the 1970s

As music entered the 1970s, all different types of rock acts were emerging, but the vast majority appeared to be fronted by male lead singers. It wasn’t long, however, before female lead singers were guiding their bands, and by the end of the decade there were even bands that were composed entirely of female performers. […]