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The 1970's

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.

Angus Young, AC/DC onstage at the Hammersmith Odeon, London in 1979 photographed by David Corio

AC/DC

AC/DC's guitarist Angus Young is a great musician but very difficult to photograph as he moves non-stop. - Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.

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AC/DC (ACDC001MAGO)

AC/DC

Martyn Goddard shot AC/DC in 1976 during their first UK tour when they played five gigs at the Marquee Club

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AC/DC (ACDC003MAGO)

AC/DC

Contact sheet of AC/DC photos taken whilst they were completing their 1976 residency at the Marquee Club, London.

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The B52s by artist Horace Panter

The B52s

Signed limited edition cassette print by Horace Panter of The B-52's

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Beatles, The (TB001BG)

The Beatles

John Lennon in New York City in 1974, this was during the period when he recorded 'Walls and Bridges'.

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Beatles, The (TB001MPUT)

The Beatles

John Lennon and Yoko Ono In the White Room in Ascot, 1971 where the classic video clip for ‘Imagine’ was shot

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Beatles, The (TB003BW)

The Beatles

John Lennon & Yoko Ono in the kitchen of their home in Tittenhurst Park Ascot, UK in 1971, taken after an on-site press interview.

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Blondie (BL002MAGO)

Blondie

Debbie Harry, Blondie recording Parallel Lines at the Record Plant Studio, New York in 1978

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Blondie (BL005MAGO)

Blondie

Debbie Harry leaning on Martyn Goddard's tripod with his Nikon FE camera. Shot on a New York rooftop in 1978

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Bob Marley (BM001JF)

Bob Marley

Bob Marley sitting on the bed of a rented apartment on Gloucester Road in London in February 1978

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Chic (CH001JF)

Chic

All four members of Chic cannot help but groove to the same beat.

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Clash, The (CL001MBR)

The Clash

The Clash giving it all onstage at The Music Machine (Camden Palace), London in 1978

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David Bowie cover artwork for Aladdin Sane photographed by Brian Duffy in 1973

David Bowie

Aladdin Sane is the one image that has defined David Bowie and is nicknamed the 'Mona Lisa of Pop' - Shot by Duffy in his London studio.

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David Bowie (DB001ID)

David Bowie

David Bowie performing as Ziggy Stardust at Newcastle City Hall in January 1973.

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David Bowie (DB002DUFFY)

David Bowie

Contact sheet taken from the photo shoot for Aladdin Sane

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David Bowie (DB003MR)

David Bowie

Iconic Mick Rock photograph of David Bowie during the 'Saxophone' Session in London 1973

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Terry Pastor print of David Bowie based on the original Hunky Dory cover artwork

David Bowie

Terry Pastor's photograph of David Bowie from the 'Hunky Dory' album cover photo session.

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David Bowie (MAC011)

David Bowie

David Bowie and photographer Geoff MacCormack backstage on the set of The Man Who Fell to earth.

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Elton John (EJ003BW)

Elton John

Elton John performing 'Crocodile Rock' onstage at the Edmonton Sundown in London in March 1973

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Elton John (EJ004BW)

Elton John

Elton John on Hampstead Heath, London in the Summer 1970

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Elton John (EJON001ALBY)

Elton John

The Rocketman himself, Elton John, brings it onstage at London's Crystal Palace in July 1971.

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Elton John (EJON002ALBY)

Elton John

Elton John performing onstage at the Crystal Palace Garden Party at Crystal Palace Bowl, London in July 1971

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Eric Clapton (EC001MPUT)

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton during a sound check for his USA Tour in Philadelphia, 1974

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Iggy Pop (IP005JF)

Iggy Pop

Contact sheet from Iggy Pop performing live onstage at the Rainbow Theatre in July 1979

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Exclusive David Bowie print specially created by The Postman for Rockarchive, based on a photograph taken by Dave Hogan at Live Aid in 1985

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Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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Adam Ant

Adam Ant photographed by Jill Furmanovsky during a cover shoot for The Face magazine in February 1981

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith photographed in the Netherlands in January 1980

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The Jam

Contact sheet of The Jam's photo shoot for the cover of their debut album 'In The City'

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix at the Melody Maker Pop Awards 1967

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