When one thinks of the seventies and music, one word comes to mind; DISCO.
Disco came into pop culture towards the late seventies in the night clubs in Brooklyn New York. It combined majorly synthetic drum fills that back a popy melody. In time to come, disco clubs were poping up around the country and were the major scene in night life. Discotechs, as they were callled, had colored lights under a clear tiled floor and popularized the disco ball, simply a ball suspended from the celing that had numorus mirrored studs on it.
One hit wonders such as Gloria Gainer, Dona Summers, and K.C. and the Sunshine Band, seemed to signify a musical trend in the seventies. The Bee-Gees were the only group to hurdle this trend. Their music on the soundtrack to the movie Saturday Night Fever propelled them to rock stardom in 1977. Other artists such as Diana Ross and the Beatles kept producing record setting album sales. The Beatles, even with the success of Sgt. Pepers and the White Album, announced that they would stop doing tours and then finnaly announced thier breakup in 1979. Regretfully, 1979 was also the year that disco was pronounced dead and it is my firm belief that it will never successfully be ressurected.
Even though disco may have been the most popular type of music, jazz had a surge in the seventies. Miles Davis, probably the most famous, revolutionized the jazz scene in 1970 with the realese of Bitches Brew. His ambient song writting ability took jazz into the popular culture for the first time scince the '40s. Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane also rod this musical bandwagon to stardom. He inivated the style of jazz improvitisation by soloing for extended periods of time on on single scale or chord structure.
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