1970's Top Artists
Name it. The 1970s had it.
Genres emerged and continued to be relevant, in some form, for decades. Here’s a rundown:
Glam Rock: (David Bowie, T-Rex, Slade, Queen)
Glam Rock returned during the MTV era (Duran Duran) and influenced numerous Hair Metal bands in the late ‘80s.
Shock Rock: (Alice Cooper, KISS)
Cooper’s “offspring” included Twisted Sister, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson).
KISS led to Glam Rock and Groove Metal – from Metallica to Pantera.
Singer-Songwriter: (Billie Joel, Elton John – with lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Jackson Browne… not to mention Carole King and James Taylor)
Well-crafted songs (not as easy as it sounds) will always find an audience.
Country Rock: (Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Outlaws)
These bands were closer to the true Country ethos than anything coming out of Nashville at the time.