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“Hippie Period” 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.


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March 25, 2018

Country and Western Music in the 1970s


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Country music has been played and listened to around the world since it first appeared in the 1930s. In the 1970s a number of new and established artists produced a number of records that would result in the music becoming as popular it had ever been. With so many new music genres being created in […]


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March 15, 2018

The Ska, 2 Tone and Reggae Bands of the 1970s


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The 1970s saw a revival of ska and reggae, with 2 tone music being created as ska was mixed with the faster beat of punk music. Of the three genres reggae music has the slowest beat and is the most recognizable sound. Reggae music originated in the late 1960s in Jamaica and during the 1970s […]


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March 5, 2018

The New Romantic Bands of the 1970’s


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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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February 10, 2018

The Hard Rock of the 1970s


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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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January 18, 2018

Country Rock in the 1970s


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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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January 4, 2018

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. […]


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December 27, 2017

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 […]


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December 11, 2017

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 […]


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November 29, 2017

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 […]


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November 17, 2017

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 […]


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November 10, 2017

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 […]


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