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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.

The B52s by artist Horace Panter

The B-52's

The B'52's are an American new wave band that emerged in the mid-70s with their quirky, fun sound

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Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy's music reflects a wide range of influences, including blues, soul music, psychedelic rock, and traditional Irish folk music.

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Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time, she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.

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Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson is a British singer-songwriter & bassist, who first became known in the late 1970s as a musician with the 'Tom Robinson Band'.

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Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Tom Waits is an American singer-songwriter known for his musical tales of bohemians, drifters, misfits & his blend of blues, folk & jazz.

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Undertones, The

The Undertones

The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends drawing on influences from punk rock and the new wave scene.

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison

Van Morrison is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician who is usually known by the name "Van the Man" to his fans.

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Who, The

The Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964 & are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century.

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Featured Prints

Van Morrison (VM001JF)

Van Morrison

Van Morrison performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London in July 1973.

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Jam, The ( JA013JF)

The Jam

Paul Weller, from The Jam, dressing for a cover shoot for 'The Face' in London in March 1983

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Chuck Berry (CB001MOHO)

Chuck Berry

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of Chuck Berry's 'You Never Can Tell' vinyl single

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Nirvana (NV002MG)

Nirvana

Kurt Cobain, from Nirvana, photographed in October 1990 outside the Dalmacia Hotel, Shepherd's Bush, London

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CY001RS)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young making their London debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970

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David Bowie (DB005MR)

David Bowie

David Bowie captured by Mick Rock whilst applying make-up in Scotland in 1973

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Featured Artists

Stone Roses

Stone Roses

The Stone Roses are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1983, meshing '60s-styled guitar pop with an understated '80s dance beat.

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Queen

Queen

Queen are a British rock band credited with making significant contributions to such genres as hard rock & heavy metal, among others.

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Specials, The

The Specials

The Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band, their music combines a ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude.

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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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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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Joy Division

Joy Division

Joy Division (originally named Warsaw), an English rock band formed in 1976 were one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement.

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Featured Collections

Rockarchive Edition 100

Rockarchive Edition 100

Edition 100 was created to give fans & collectors a chance to own classic, historical pictures of their favorite bands.

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Barry Schultz Collection

Barry Schultz Collection

A fantastic curated collection of museum quality fine art prints by leading music photographer Barry Schultz

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The Rolling Stones Collection

The Rolling Stones Collection

The Rolling Stones have been entertaining audiences for more than 50 years. Our collections share the best images spanning their career

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Born In The USA

Born In The USA

The USA has given us many of the world's greatest music artists - we celebrate the best of the best

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***New Arrivals***

Here are the very latest prints we have added to our collection. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Jazz & Blues Collection

Jazz & Blues Collection

Welcome to our Jazz & Blues Print Collection - over 50 years of iconic images of the world's greatest Jazz & Blues musicians

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