Music in the 1970’s. Which artists and songs define the 1970’s?
Artists such as Eric Clapton, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Barry White, Eagles, Aerosmith, John Lennon and the Rolling Stones are just some of the groups that people will remember. Most of them were left over members of groups from the 60’s and now had groups of their own. Even in the year of 1970 we still had the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the Beatles in the Billboard charts.
There were so many good songs in the 1970’s that certain ones stand out more than others. So what are some of the songs that throw you right back into the 1970’s?
Maybe the Guess Who, American Woman or Brownsville Station, Smoking in the boys room, or maybe songs by Three Dog Night. Still in the early 1970’s we Heavy Metal music or Hard Rock gain a cult with such groups as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Then we also had R&B groups like James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Earth Wind and Fire, the Tower of Power, Ohio Players, the Commodores, War and Kool and the Gang. So with all these groups around, what about pop music, some people enjoyed these bands and some didn’t but it wouldn’t be the 70’ with out them. You can’t forget the Carpenters, Jackson Five, Bee Gees, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Chicago. Or what about the ladies like Roberta Flack, Carly Simon, Carole King, Donna Summer, these are just some of the ladies that also defined the music of the 1970’s.
This will be part 1 of our various artists of the 1970’s. So listen to the Little Red Rooster Show on the all new classic hit station KWMC 1490AM and find out more on these artists and unheard stories about themselves and their songs that gave us a whole new generation of classic songs in the early 1970’s. And as usual, all information and facts about the artists and songs are by Wendy Johnson and all artist of the month shows are produced by Javier Martinez Sr.