The Seventies Research Paper

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The Seventies The seventies commenced with the death of several iconic musicians, as well as the death of many popular bands. In 1970, arguably the most successful band of all time, The Beatles, disbanded. By the beginning of 1975, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Duke Ellington, and Nick Drake were all dead. Despite the passing of many symbolic artists, this era is still considered to be one of the finest, due to the emergence of numerous new artists that redefined the genre of music they were associated with. These artists had a very innovative and unique way of writing music that led to the releases of ground breaking albums, which affected the course that the music industry had taken. Throughout the 70s, Progressive Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock,…show more content…
This LP contained the eight minute track “Stairway to Heaven”, which is most probably their most important track. When people think of Led Zeppelin, they think of this track. This track attracted a lot of attention and controversy, and has been sued by band “Spirit”, claiming that the song’s opening arpeggios were stolen from their song “Taurus”. Led Zeppelin have also been accused of “Backmasking”, which is a technique used to hide certain messages within a song, which are revealed when played backwards. Regardless, Led Zeppelin are one of the greatest rock bands of all time, and had a huge effect on the genre…show more content…
In 1965, Pink Floyd was formed in London by Syd Barrett, who later left the band due to health issues and was replaced by David Gilmour. Pink Floyd hit their prime during the seventies, and were mainly associated with progressive and psychedelic rock. They were also known for their very philosophical lyrics and original album arts. Pink Floyd released four albums in the 1970s which were instant classics, due to their innovative and distinct sound. “The Dark Side of The Moon” was released in 1973, which was followed by “Wish You Were Here” in 1975, “Animals” in 1977, and “The Wall” in 1979. Other Progressive Rock albums were also released in the 70s such as “Close To The Edge” by English band Yes in 1972 and “Foxtrox” by Genesis in

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