October 3, 2013

Radio Broadcasts – The 1970s Music History

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The 1970s Music decade proved to be an era of the widest variety of music genres. Progressive Rock, Punk and Disco were the new genres which made a mark in the music world, to remain for years to come. Television channels like MTV and Radio Broadcast Stations aired the musical hits, reaching millions of viewers and listeners in Europe and America. Even today, hundreds of Radio Broadcast Stations and Websites provide hundreds of music tracks through airwaves and web streams, which find its way to more than just a substantial number of listeners, tuning in.

By the mid 1970s, Disco music crept into the limelight and soon, with its reverberating vocals adjusted to the 4 beat pattern, became a sensation in dance clubs. Donna Summers, Gloria Gaynor, Abba, Van McCoy and the Bee Gees dominated the Disco charts, and smashing singles like Stayin’ Alive, Dancing Queen, and The Hustle still raise nostalgic spirits today, when turned on. John Travolta’s Saturday Night Fever became so popular, that record firms capitalized on this segment and mass produced Disco tracks into the mainstream. Some Rock and Roll bands occasionally composed and performed Disco songs, which went along into their album. Punk music introduced by bands such as The Ramones, the Clash and the Sex Pistols, found a stronghold in some youth, where distinctive clothing, hairstyles and rebellion found its place.

By the 1970s, Rock and Roll music which was on fire yet gave birth to another prominent sub genre of Progressive Rock. Bands like Queen, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Jethro Tull, and Pink Floyd, invented song tracks of non conventional structure with deep melodies and symphonic backgrounds. Other Progressive Rock bands, such as Gentle Giant and Genesis, combined the new conventions with elements of Jazz and Blues. Progressive Rock, Punk and Disco music dominated the 1970s, giving mainstream Music a thrust on into the 1980s. Radio Broadcasts throughout kept pace with these developments, feeding millions of listeners with all they asked for, and more.