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Artists of the 70s

Some info on the 1970's music and it's artists!
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Lacey Nufer

on 25 May 2013

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Artists of the 70's! ELVIS! Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. He received his first guitar at age 11 and in the 50's quickly rose to fame with the help of "SUN Record Company."
During the 70's, he spent his time performing live concerts. He recorded over 400 songs in his life time and it is estimated that he's sold over one billion records. In the 70's, Elvis leaned more towards Country. Not only did he have his own songs, but he recorded covers of songs by other artists such as Neil Diamond, the Beatles and the Righteous Brothers.
In 1973, "Aloha! From Hawaii" was one of the first performances aired via satellite. The concert was held at the Honolulu International Center. It was a cancer benefit concert. Unfortunately, the U.S.A. didn't see it until 2 months later, because it would have aired on Superbowl Sunday. Even though the only other country he performed in was Canada, he was still popular all over the world. Some of his songs of the 70's:
-Burning Love
-The Wonder of You*
-Just Pretend Remakes:
-Unchained Melody- Righteous Brothers
-Hey Jude- Beatles
-Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond Aug 16, 1977- Elvis Aaron Presley passes away at his home, Graceland. Barry Manilow Barry Manilow, birth name: Barry Alan Pincus, is known for his soft rock/pop/easy listening style of music. Manilow was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 17, 1943. When performing, Manilow is found behind the piano. In his life time, so far, he's sold 80 million records world wide. A couple of Barry Manilow's most popular songs:
-Copacabana*
-Mandy
-Can't Smile Without You
-Looks Like We Made It ABBA ABBA is a pop rock/euro disco group from Sweden. What most don't know is that "ABBA" is an acronym for the members' first names:
Agnetha Faltskog
Benny Anderson
Bjorn Ulvaes
Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Agnetha and Bjorn were married and Anni-Frid and Benny were married. Popular songs by ABBA:
-Dancing Queen*
-Take a Chance on Me
-Mamma Mia Queen Queen is a British rock band which formed in 1970 in London. The original members of the band are:
-Freddie Mercury- vocals/guitar
-Brian May- vocals/guitar
-John Deacan- bass guitar
-Roger Taylor- drums/vocals
Each member has written more than one #1 hit. There were a few members of Queen, who all played bass, that only stayed with them for a year or two:
-Mike Grose- 1970
-Barrie Mitchell- 1970-1971
-Doug Ewood Bogie- 1971 Some of Queen's popular songs:
-Bohemian Rhapsody
-We Will Rock You (Filmed in Roger Taylor's backyard!)
-Somebody to Love*
-We Are the Champions The Temptations The Temptations are a part of Motown- the first black-owned record label which is know for it's soul genre of music influenced by pop. They're known for their R&B/soul type of music. They were the first group from Motown to receive a Grammy Award.
The original members of The Temptations were:
-Otis Williams
-Elbridge "Al" Bryant
-Melvin Franklin
-Eddie Kendricks
-Paul Williams The members of The Temptations changed over the years quite a bit. Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin who was also eventually replaced by Dennis Edwards. Even later Kendricks and Williams were replaced by Ricky Owens and Richard Street. Popular songs by The Temptations:
-My Girl*
-Ain't too Proud to Beg
-Papa Was a Rollin' Stone The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, brothers from Gary, Indiana, are also part of Motown. They're known for pop/disco music. When they first started out, Jermaine Jackson sang lead. Once their mother really heard Michael sing, she realized how strong of a voice he had. She told her husband that Michael should have a shot at singing lead. From then on, Michael Jackson sang lead in the Jackson 5. The members of the Jackson 5:
-Jackie Jackson
-Tito Jackson
-Jermaine Jackson
-Marlon Jackson
-Michael Jackson Popular songs by the Jackson 5:
-ABC*
-Rockin' Robin
-I'll Be There Facts About the 70's 1. The Vietnam War had a lot of impact on the music of the 70's. The war ended in 1975.
2. Disco was popular! (ex of Disco- "I Will Survive"-Gloria Gaynor, "Stayin' Alive"-The Bee Gees, "YMCA"- The Village People)
3. Disco was not the only popular style of music. Rock played a huge role.
4. Disco did not stay popular for long. Soon the youth of the time period were wearing shirts that said "Disco Sucks."
5. Progressive rock was also popular. It was a mix of rock and a different genre, like classical/opera. (ex- Queen)
6. Punk rock emerged in the 70's. This genre was carried on from the 60's, but had a harder, upbeat style to it. (One Way or Another- Blondie)
7. Southern rock also came out. Southern rock is all about electric guitars and vocals. (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
8. The 70's was really the birth of rock. Another type of rock, soft rock, brought more music. The Eagles are an example of a soft rock band.
9. Popular country music of the 70's was produced by artists like Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Ronnie Milsap.
10. The 70's was a bridge that brought the 60's defiant type of music to the 80's synthesized rock and roll. In the 70's, Ipods didn't exist! The people of the 70's had to purchase records, 8 tracks, and cassettes, which were much more bulky. 8 track cartridges were like cassettes only bigger and they would stop in the middle of a song to flip to the next station/track to continue a song. These weren't sold online, either. If you wanted music, you had to go to a record store! Performance Venues, Audiences, and Styles of Performances An interesting fact about Manilow is that he wrote commercial jingles before becoming a famous singer. Some of the jingles he wrote:

"Like a good neighbor, state farm is there!" -State farm
"You deserve a break today!" -McDonalds
"I am stuck on band aid, because band aid's stuck on me!" -Band aid The Jackson 5's address was 2300 Jackson Street as they were growing up!
Jackie's real name is 'Sigmund.'
Tito's real name is 'Toriano.'
Randy's real name is 'Steven.' ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING! Elvis Presley Barry Manilow ABBA Queen The Temptations The Jackson 5 Gloria Gaynor The Bee Gees The Village People Blondie Lynyrd Skynyrd The Eagles Willie Nelson Kris Kristofferson Ronnie Milsap Simon and Garfunkel Aretha Franklin Diana Ross Elton John Alabama New York Discos:
Studio 54 Paradise Garage Copacabana Funhouse All of these night clubs were similar. Disco music was played live and it was a place to hang out all night. Sadly, they closed up once the 80's rolled around, except for the Copacabana. This one didn't change it's style until 2000. Now-a-days the Copacabana plays salsa and Latino music. This club also opened before the rest. Before it was a disco, it was a place for comedy and music acts beginning in the 1940's.

Paradise Garage was famous for being one of the first night clubs/discos that was openly gay. Singers such as Madonna would perform there. The disco was actually a garage converted into a club. It opened in 1976 and closed 1987.

Studio 54 was known to be a "famous people" club only. It opened in 1977 and closed in 1979 due to the owners not paying taxes. Today it is the Roundabout Theater Company.

Funhouse opened in 1979 and closed in 1985. The club was 28,000 square feet. It was popular for it's incredible DJ booth. Arcade games were just coming out at the time. Since there were arcade games in the club, it made kids want to sneak in and play. An interesting fact about ABBA is that they did not start out with the name "ABBA." At first they tried using their last names to create an acronym. "LUAF" didn't really stick. After that they were "AABB." That didn't seem to stick either, so eventually they decided on "ABBA." The King of Rock and Roll! More interesting facts about the 70's 1970 - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' came out (Simon and Garfunkel) and 'Let it Be' came out (Beatles) came out also
1971 - VCRs invented
1972 - Pocket calculators came out
1973 - U.S. Vice President resigns (Gerald Ford)
1974 - U.S. President resigns (Nixon)
1975 - Microsoft founded
1976 - North/South Vietnam joined to create Socialist Republic of Vietnam
1977 - "Star Wars" was released
1978 - First test tube baby was born
1979 - The 'Walkman' was released THE END! :)
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