Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More: Music in the by Michael Ray

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Even supposing rock song persevered to dominate the track scene, the sounds of the Seventies and '80s differed significantly from the track of the previous a long time, reflecting more moderen social realities. The competitive sounds of punk track started to attract early life, whereas disco reached throughout cultures and taken assorted crowds jointly in dance golf equipment. New Wave had a playful, sit back believe, whereas the digital guitar-laden sounds heavy steel have been something yet. Readers research many of the forms of song that outlined the Nineteen Seventies and '80s, profiling the artists who captured the spirit of swift social and cultural swap.

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Neither Led Zeppelin nor Queen were afforded the level of critical examination that was applied to the Beatles or the Stones, but both bands were enormously popular, and each crafted a body of work that remains surprisingly fresh today. Two seminal musicians who bridged the divide from late ‘60s to ‘70s rock—Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin—performing live onstage at Earls Court Arena in London, May 1975. Dick Barnatt/Redferns/Getty Images On the other side of the Atlantic, a young man from New Jersey had just broken free of the East Coast bar band circuit.

In Britain, many of the offshore disc jockeys had migrated to the London studios of Radio 1 (the BBC’s popular music network). British DJ Johnny Walker (born Peter Dingley), for example, became popular on Radio Caroline and later shifted to BBC’s Radio 1; in the mid-1970s, he even worked on American radio. Doing it the other way around, British expatriate John Peel began in American radio in the 1960s, later joining pirate Radio London and then transferring to Radio 1. ‣ WMMS Radio stations, as a rule, reflect and serve the local community.

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