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70's Music Influences

Discussion in '70's Music' started by MUSICGEEK, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. MUSICGEEK

    MUSICGEEK Junior Member

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    I have to work on a project and I would like to know what the social and musical influences that rock music had during the 70s. Thank you all in advance.
     
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    Schmetterling Senior Member

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    Can you be a bit clearer and more specific please....?

    For example... what kind of project...? musical, historical, social, or what...?

    and what level are you working at ...? school, university...?
     
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    It was a bad influence.
    And that's why we loved it.:pirate:
    Like your best friend that your parents hated to see you hang around with cause you always got into shit.
     
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    Yep....:D
     
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    It is for my history class on the 3 decades after WWII. A high school senior level.
     
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    I can only speak for myself but I would say that the biggest influence that the rock & roll of the 70's had on me was to think for myself and not give a shit what others thought about my beliefs, attitudes , tastes etc.
    Reaffirming my opinion on these issues...in a nut shell...screw conformance. .inform yourself and be strong in your convictions.
    I grew up listening to what could be termed as " 70's Metal" and Progressive Rock..these form of music were considered noisey, meaningless, even stupid and drug addled and looked down upon by the masses who were into Pop , Disco, C&W , even more mainstream Rock.
    This gave us " outsiders" a bit of a rebellious brotherhood of sorts. A feeling that we were togather in our contempt for the sheep herd and it's constant positioning to be hip and "In" with the flavor, opinions and style of the hour.
    True nonconformacy...oh, and something to party to and rally around...ha

    It was our love for this music and its complexities and the feeling that all of us understood that there was more to our attraction to it than just the sonic waves of that ( although that was a HUGE part of it) sound that bought us all togather. That and a love of good weed..lol
     
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    So that would take you up to 1975 then. That's a massive project but I see you specified only the 70s. Well : punk rock didn't appear until 1976 so if you set your limit at 1975 you can't really mention that, but if your parameters are a bit more flexible you could include that as just about the biggest music revolution of the decade, even bigger and more influential than the hippie thing which happened in the 60s. There are so many different avenues you could investigate for this but I suggest you keep your research to maybe one or two key points. You could for example maybe look in to the influence of the big prog bands at the time and their cult effect on people - bands like Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Led Zep etc. Plenty of them to choose from and they all tended to have a faithful following which has lasted right up until the present day so they're influence was obviously profound.

    You could also look at the influences certain people had on the development of rock music itself - Jimi Hendrix being a good example of one of the most important pioneers of guitar based rock music and it's development. But of course there were others too, bands like the Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Doors etc.

    People who listened to "more serious" (note quotation marks) forms of music rather than commercial pop music tended to believe they had a greater appreciation of the musicians skills and writing talents, considering the latter to be all rather empty headed, although that was certainly not always the case.

    Anyway, best advice I can think of to give you is to pick a couple of bands from whatever genre you fancy and go do your research on them and their following at the time and if you have any specific questions, just ask. Someone will reply.
     
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    Haha, all too true. Couldn't have put it better myself... :p
     
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    That's pretty much my experience as well!
     
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