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The 1970's

The 1970's saw the rise of disco, which became one of the biggest genres of the decade, especially in the mid-to-late 70s. In Europe, a variant known as Euro disco rose in popularity towards the end of the 1970s.

Aside from disco, funk, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, and soul remained popular throughout the decade. Rock music played an important part in the Western musical scene, with punk rock thriving throughout the mid to late 1970s. Other subgenres of rock, particularly glam rock, hard rock, progressive, art rock and heavy metal achieved various amounts of success. Other genres such as reggae were innovative throughout the decade and grew a significant following.

Hip hop emerged during this decade, but was slow to start and didn't become significant until the late 1980s. Classical began losing a little momentum; however, through invention and theoretical development, this particular genre gave rise to experimental classical and minimalist music by classical composers. A subgenre of classical, film scores, remained popular with movie-goers.

Alongside the popularity of experimental music, the decade was notable for its contributions to electronic music, which rose in popularity with the continued development of synthesizers and harmonizers; more composers embraced this particular genre, gaining the notice of listeners who were looking for something new and different. Its rising popularity, mixed with the popular music of the period, led to the creation of synthpop. Pop also had a popularity role in the 1970s.

AC/DC

AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. they have dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".

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Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer, best known as the lead singer of the Box Tops and Big Star.

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B.B. King

B.B. King

B.B. King is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues"

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Beatles, The

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 and widely regarded as the most influential acts of the rock era.

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Billy Idol

Billy Idol

Billy Idol is an English musician, singer, songwriter & actor. He achieved fame in the 1970s as a member of the punk rock band Generation X.

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Blondie, Debbie Harry in London, 1977 Photo | Fine Art Print by Sheila Rock

Blondie

Blondie is a American rock band founded by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein that pioneered the New York new wave & punk scenes of the 1970s.

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Bob Marley (and the Wailers)

Bob Marley (and the Wailers)

Bob Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, & guitarist who achieved international fame & acclaim.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.

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Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band, formed in 1976 by singer-songwriter-guitarist Pete Shelley and singer-songwriter Howard Devoto.

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Captain Beefheart

Captain Beefheart

Described as "one of modern music's true innovators" with "a singular body of work virtually unrivalled in its daring and fluid creativity."

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Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana.

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Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens (real name Yusuf Islam) is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist

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Chic

Chic

Chic is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers & bassist Bernard Edwards.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

So sad to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll legend who influenced generations of great musicians

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Clash, The

The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

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Cortinas, The

Cortinas, The

The Cortinas were a pioneering punk band from Bristol successful in the late 1970s. Their guitarist Nick Sheppard went on to join The Clash.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's music unerringly reflected the tastes & viewpoints of the counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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The Cure, 1980 by Jill Furmanovsky

The Cure

The Cure are an English rock band formed in 1976 & has experienced several line-up changes with Robert Smith being the only constant member.

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David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades & regarded by critics & musicians as a true innovator.

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour

David Gilmour is a guitarist, vocalist and writer with the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, but is also renowned for his solo work.

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Devo

Devo

Devo is an American rock band, formed in 1973 their music mingles science fiction themes, surrealist humor & satirical social commentary.

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Dr Feelgood

Dr Feelgood

Dr Feelgood is a well-loved British R&B band hailing from Canvey Island, Essex most known for their singles 'Roxette' & 'Back in the Night'

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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader and is considered to have elevated the perception of jazz to an art form.

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Elton John

Elton John

Sir Elton John is an English pianist, singer-songwriter, composer & pop icon who has sold millions of records and won countless awards.

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Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello is an English musician, singer-songwriter & record producer, his career began in London's pub rock scene during the 1970s.

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is an English rock & blues guitarist, singer & songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Faces, The

The Faces

The Faces were an English rock band formed in the wake of the Small Faces’ split in 1969, releasing four studio LPs and one live album.

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Fall, The

The Fall

Of all the bands formed during the '70s punk revolution, The Fall, led by frontman Mark E. Smith were the most longer-lived & innovative

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Fats Domino

Fats Domino

Fats Domino was one of the all-time great performers, pioneer of rock'n'roll and piano wizard that influenced generations of musicians.

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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are one of the world's greatest rock bands having sold over more than 100 million records over the last 50 years

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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

As a self-taught composer and performer, Zappa's diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to categorize.

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Free by artist Horace Panter

Free

Free were an English rock band formed in 1968 & credited with laying the foundations for the rise of hard rock.

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Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges.

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Jam, The

The Jam

The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. They were formed in Woking, Surrey.

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter & arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.

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John Lydon

John Lydon

John Lydon is an English singer, songwriter & musician. He is best known as the lead singer of the late 1970's punk band The Sex Pistols.

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Featured Prints

Beatles, The (TB001ALBY)

The Beatles

John Lennon performing at Madison Square Gardens, New York in August 1972

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Beatles, The (TB005WHIT)

The Beatles

Iconic photo of John Lennon with a flower in his eye, fondly known as 'Adoration'.

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Pink Floyd (PF005CP)

Pink Floyd

The original Pink Floyd line-up on their first ever photo shoot in Ruskin Park, London

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Morrissey (SM001KC)

Morrissey

Morrissey performing upside down on a monitor during his Kill Uncle Tour at the Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, New York in July 1991

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Bob Dylan (BD002ROSA)

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan hanging out on the streets of Portland, Orgeon prior to performing there as part of his Gospel Tour in January 1980.

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Oasis (OA038JF)

Oasis

I was asked to shoot a band session at Abbey Road, about a month after the media furore that was going on at the time.

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Featured Artists

Rolling Stones, The

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band who were in the vanguard of the British music Invasion that became popular in the US in 1964–65.

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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher is best known as the charismatic, self-assured front man of Manchester Britpop band Oasis.

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Clash, The

The Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave

Referred to as rock music's 'Prince of Darkness', Nick Cave's music is characterised by emotional intensity & a wide variety of influences.

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Kate Bush

Kate Bush

Catherine Bush is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, known for her eclectic and experimental music.

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice and a trademark look, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black"

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Contact Sheets Collection

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David Bowie Remembered

David Bowie Remembered

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Jill Furmanovsky Collection

Jill Furmanovsky Collection

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Born In The USA

Born In The USA

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The Duffy Archive Collection

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