Take the 1970s Music Quiz Challenge
Everything changed in music during the seventies. The Beatles broke up. Psychedelic music with focus on love, peace, and understanding rapidly declined and was replaced by hard rock and progressive rock. Groups like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Nazareth, and Black Sabbath emerged.
Political pop music was partly dominated by singer songwriters like John Lennon, Don Mclean and Joni Mitchell, but also by bands like Creedence Clearwater Revival.
In the late seventies, political music was to be defined by punk rockers.
New Diversity in the 70s
The big names like the Rolling Stones stopped playing in small clubs and theaters and moved to large venues, like outdoors sport arenas. Shows became costly and more complex with bands like Supertramp, Queen, Journey, and Electric Light Orchestra. Arena rock was born.
In the aftermath of Sgt. Pepper, themed albums became even more popular, much credited to bands like Pink Floyd and the Kinks.
Overall, 70s was a decade of new diversity. Bee Gees moved away from pop ballads to disco music. Their new disco style is probably what we remember best from this decade. Funk also became one of the most popular genre of music in the 1970s.
Glam rock was a new and short-lived genre in the 70s, dominated by artists like David Bowie, Marc Bolan & T. Rex, and Gary Glitter.
In 1975, Bob Marley had his international breakthrough, and reggae spread around the world.
This quiz takes you back to some popular songs from this decade. If you were young in seventies, you probably remember all of them.