Why The ’70s Was The Greatest Decade For Rock n’ Roll

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The Golden Year

There are surely lots and lots of genres associated with any given year in the history of music, but the seventies will always have a place in our hearts.

Today, we’re longing for more rock music, but nothing can beat the best from the best of classic rock legends, and nothing is more good to romanticized than the 1970s golden era of classic rock.

The 1970s rock music emerged because of monumental events, and cultural shifts such as counterculture movement of the late sixties, the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War protests – and a lot of new ideas that influenced the life and changed many aspects of traditional culture.

1970 is when the climate of creative rock and roll music is best suited – the music was electrified, and the changes in studio recording techniques were certainly evolutionary.

The golden era where we saw our favorite rock artists honed their musicianship despite having limited technology, they created their art with the way they wanted to.

In the 70s, you have Progressive Rock, Glam Rock, Heavy Metal, Art Rock, Punk Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock, Funk and acts like T.Rex, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Roxy Music, New York Dolls, Flamin’ Groovies, Ramones, The Clash, The Stranglers, Blondie, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Can, Brian Eno, Funkadelic, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen…