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Music and Entertainment of the 1970s

An overview of how the world changed the industry and how the industry changed the world...

Sophia Rich

on 14 December 2012

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1970-1979 Music and Entertainment MUSIC TV SHOWS MOVIES Broadway Musicals Black Soul
Folk Rock
Heavy Metal
Jazz Rock
Disco Music Genres Aretha Franklin
Al Green
Marvin Gaye
Stevie Wonder
Gladys Knight and the Pips
The Jackson 5
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
The Temptations
Diana Ross Black Soul Bob Dylan
Joni Mitchell
Paul Simon
Billy Joel
Don McLean Folk Rock Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
UFO Heavy Metal Miles Davis
Chick Corea (Return to Forever)
Herbie Hancock (Headhunters)
George Duke
Weather Report
Al Di Meola Jazz Rock Bob Marley
Peter Tosh
Ken Boothe
John Holt
Jimmy Cliff
Abyssians Reggae Steady, Pulsing Beat and Catchy Tunes
Donna Summer
Bee Gees
KC and the Sunshine Band
Village People
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
July 12, 1978 Disco Paul McCartney leaves the Beatles(April 10, 1970)
Janis Joplin (1970) Heroin
Jimi Hendrix (1970) Drug overdose
Jim Morrison (1971) Drug overdose
Cass Elliot (1974) Heart attack at age 32
Elvis Presley (1977) found dead in Graceland
Loss of energy and excitement
Growing caution toward drugs The Deaths of Famous Artists #1 You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone (1977)
#2 Le Freak - Chic (1978)
#3 Stayin’ Alive- Bee Gees (1978)
#4 Night Fever - Bee Gees (1978)
#5 Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb (1977)
#6 I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb (1977)
#7 Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart (1976)
#8 Hot Stuff - Donna Summmer (1979)
#9 How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees (1977)
#10 Joy To The World- 3 Dog Night (1971) Top 10 Billboard Hits of the 70s Sitcoms in urban settings
Socially-conscious programming
Swearing, Bad Words, Sex, and Violence
Jiggle Shows
Decline in Westerns
Rise in Science Fiction
Soap Opera boom
Daytime Game Shows
TV Newscasts
Telefilms on the Rise
Variety Shows
First Pay-TV channel
Large Screen Projection Color TVs (1973) What’s New in TV? All in the Family Sophia Loren
John Travolta
Paul Newman
Robert DeNiro
Sally Field
Ferrah Fawcett
Jaclyn Smith
Kate Jackson
Mark Hamil
Harrison Ford
Francis Ford Coppola Famous Actors M*A*S*H (1970)
Airport (1970)
The French Connection (1971)
The Godfather (1972)
American Graffiti (1973)
Earthquake (1974)
The Godfather II (1974)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975
Jaws (1975)
Rocky (1976)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Star Wars (1977)
Grease (1978)
Superman: The Movie (1978) Major Movies New Methods of Financing
New more efficient ways of marketing
New Technology
Pushing the limits
Elvis: That's The Way It Is
Beatles: Let It Be
Woodstock What’s New? Influences on Plot and Genre 148 New Broadway Shows Produced
Types of stories
Old-fashioned values
Second-Acting Broadway Famous Shows PRO SPORTS Football, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball

1972 The Superstars synthetic sports
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes

1970 FIFA World Cup
First to be televised
Philadelphia Flyers won Stanley Cup 1974-75
Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Yankees won Worlds Series 1977-78 Stats 1971- Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
April 29, 1972 - King's Island opens

Arab oil embargo 1973

May 20, 1976 - California's Great America
May 29, 1976 - Six Flags' Great America


Famous Parks Milestones
Disneyland opens "Bear Country" 1972
10 million people attend Disneyland (1970)
Corkscrew debuts in Knotts Berry Farm (1975) Theme Parks Statistics Civil and Feminine Rights THEME PARKS & VIDEO GAMES CONCLUSION INTRODUCTION THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED February 3 1959
Buddy Holly
Richard Valens
The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson Jr.)
"American Pie" - Don McLean 1971
ALTAMONT TRAGEDY Altamont Motor Speedway 1969
Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger
Hell's Angel's
Bad acid trips
Violence SHOWS Happy Days- 1974-1984 (ABC sitcom)
All In The Family - 1971-1979 (CBS sitcom)
The Brady Bunch - 1969-1974 (ABC sitcom)
Good Times - 1974-1979 (CBS sitcom)
Charlie's Angels - 1976-1981 (ABC crime drama)
M*A*S*H - 1970; 1972-1983 (CBS drama)
Laverne and Shirley - 1976-1983 (ABC sitcom)
Welcome Back, Kotter - 1975-1979 (ABC sitcom)
Saturday Night Live - October 11, 1975 (variety/comedy)
Three's Company - 1977-1984 (ABC/Brittish sitcom)
Little House on the Prairie - 1974-1983 (NBC western drama)
Mork and Mindy - 1978-1982 (ABC sci-fi sitcom) 1971-1979 CBS sitcom
#1 Show from 1971-1976
Written and Produced by Norman Lear
4th Greatest Show of All Time
Archie Bunker
Edith Bunker
Gloria Stivic
Michael Stivic
Confronted difficult and often taboo subjects
Many catch phrases
Archie and the typical white American male
Spin-offs New Advances in Technology and Space Exploration
Nostalgia for the 50s
Fear and Distrust of the Government
The Search for a Hero
Trying to Forget Troubles Godspell (1971)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1971)
Grease (1972)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1973)
A Chorus Line (1975)
Chicago (1975)
Annie (1977)
Aladdin (1979)
Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979) Famous Actors Sammy Davis Jr.
James Earl Jones
Andrea McArdle
Reid Shelton
Priscilla Lopez
Christopher Plummer
Jeff Fenholt
Yavonne Eliman Women's Tennis
Billie Jean King
1970 Open Tennis Tournament
1972 US Open

Arthur Ashe
July 5, 1975
Wimbledon Men's Singles tournament Famous Sports Figures Muhammad Ali
Allowed to box again in 1970
Regained title in "The Rumble in the Jungle" October 30, 1974

Evel Knievel
3/4 Mile rocket jump over Snake River Canyon September 8, 1974
Jumped 14 Greyhound Buses in Ohio October 25, 1975

The Big Red Machine
Baseball- Cincinnati Reds
Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Pérez,
Won 5 National League Western Division titles, 4 National League pennants, and 2 World Series titles

Reggie Jackson
Outfielder for Oakland A's (1967-1975) New York Yankees (1977- 1981)
Hit 3 successive home runs in 1977 World Series
Baseball Hall of Fame Music and Entertainment in the 1970s reflected a disillusioned America trying to escape from reality. Rock Rolling Stones
The Who
The Grateful Dead
Aerosmith Mellow Music James Taylor
Barry Manilow
John Denver
Linda Ronstadt
Barbra Streisand
Anne Murray
Carly Simon Other Famous Artists Queen
The Carpenters
Simon and Garfunkel
Abba VIDEO GAMES Golden Age of video arcade games
Apple II released June 1, 1977
Mattel Auto Race
Popular Games:
Space Invaders
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