Music and Art in the 1970's

  • Miles Davis

    Miles Davis
    Miles Davis' albums in the late 1960's set the stage for the music genre of jazz rock, or fusion, in the 1970's. In the early 1970's Davis continued to be a succesful artist even though some critics found him inconsistent
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    Music in the 1970's

  • 1970's Country Rock

    1970's Country Rock
    Musical artists including Flying Burrito Brothers and the solo career of the group’s singer, Gram Parsons, Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, and Linda Ronstadt, including the former members of her band who later became the Eagles.
  • Beatles Break up

    Beatles Break up
    On this day in the spring of 1970 the Beatles break up and each of them become successful solo artists. The break up became official on December 31st, 1970
  • The Who

    The Who
    The Who started off the 1970's with their successful new album, "Who's Next" released in early 1971.
  • The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones
    The Rolling Stones released their new album "Exile on Main Street" in early 1972 which brought them great praise.
  • Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd
    The British rock band released one of two of their best sellers in the 1970's, "Dark Side of the Moon"
  • Keith Jarrett

    Keith Jarrett
    Keith Jarrett was a former member of Davis' electric groups but became an acoustic pianist after he left. In 1975 he released his double album "The Koln Concert" which was a solo piano performance entirely improvised.
  • Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson
    Nelson moved back to his hometown of Texas in the early 1970's and began to hold picnics for musicians and artists. In 1975 he released his new album, "Red Headed Stranger"
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson
    Jackson 5 signed with Epic Records and eventually released multiple albums by 1976 including "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", "This Place Hotel", and "Can You Feel It".
  • The Eagles

    The Eagles
    The Eagles released their album "Hotel California" which was a huge hit and was released when rock had become big buisness in the 1970's.
  • Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac
    Fleetwood Mac was originally a British blues band but in the 1970's they sang passionate love songs about the romantic melodramas occuring within the group. In 1977 they released their album "Rumours"
  • Disco

    The 1977 film "Saturday Night Fever provoked the 1970's as a whole and featured John Travolta dancing around in his white suit
  • Bee Gees

    Bee Gees
    The Bee Gees wrote many songs for the film "Saturday Night Fever" including “Stayin’ Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “How Deep Is Your Love” which were all disco numbers featuring John Travolta
  • Al Green

    Al Green
    Al Green was a talented songwriter, arranger, and producer who released hit songs like, “Let’s Stay Together” and “Tired of Being Alone.”
  • Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd
    Pink Floyd releases their second best seller of the 1970's "The Wall". This rock band performed many live shows which included with light shows, film projections, and large inflatable props. These shows became very popular
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson
    His first solo album was released which got him four U.S. top 10 hits, including the singles "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" and "Rock with You". It reached number three on the Billboard 200 and soon sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
  • The Beginning of a Hip Hop Era

    The Beginning of a Hip Hop Era
    At the end of the decade the genre of music that is hip hop had it's first release when the Sugar Hill Gang released their hit single "Rappers Delight"