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  • MAINSTREAM ROCK OF THE 70S & 80S

  • 70S MAINSTREAM ROCK

    Decade of Non-Direction Beatles Disbanding The Three Js Deaths Altamont Festival

    Society Fragmented into hundreds of Self-Interest Groups. Me-Decade TV expanded into over 40 channels Radio discovered Formatting Segregation of Music

    Included both American & British Influences

  • OTHER GROUP OF THE BRITISH INVASION

    The Rolling Stones - Formed a Counter-Image to The Beatles - Performances were more sexually suggestive - had long hair - scruffy unkempt look

    I Want to Be Your Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6-sRjMqvIg

    Satisfaction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a7cHPy04s8

  • 6 MAJOR COMPANIES

    By the end of the 1970s, the Rock market would be controlled by just six major companies. CBS Warner Communications Polygram RCA MCA Capitol EMI

    Negative Side-Effect: Music was not an Art, It was a Product.

  • TWO SIDES OF BRITISH MAINSTREAM

    HARDER SIDE Cream (Eric Clapton) Diraeli Gears (1967) Sunshine of Your Love

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt51rITH3EA

    Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley (1970) -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q64aVDA-s3UStyle Fragmented into Hard Rock Heavy Metal Punk-Rock

  • SOFTER SIDE Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ul-cZyuYq4 Elton John Rocket Man - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LX7WrHCaUA

    There was NO ONE star who equaled the success of Elvis or the Beatles

  • MAINSTREAM ROCK IN THE STATES

    For Each British Mainstream Fragment, There was an American Parallel. Usually Less Hard than the British Counterpart

    Creedence Clearwater Revival San Francisco Based Group Suzie Q - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mxaA-

    bJ35s

  • CCRs southern sound was closer to Rockabilly and sometimes to Original Blues. The group broke up due to a sibling rivalry between

    Tom and John Fogerty. Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me (1973) -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8kJq4QAPxE

    Good Vocals & Harmonies Clean Playing with Sophisticated Recording Prodution

  • Steve Miller Band Steve Miller, originally from Dallas, TX Achieved some success during the late-1960s but it wasnt

    until the 1970s that he reach his greatest success. The Joker -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzSC2__LXk4

    Steve Millers Style - Blues Roots, colored by touches of Country and the Old San

    Francisco sound.

  • Journey San Francisco Based Began in the 1970s but didnt reach success until the 1980s

    Journeys Style: Early Mainstream material was more milder.

    Open Arms: - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lLmYLw0WRI Later songs reflect a style closer to hard rock and heavy metal

    Edge of the Blade -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjk6HD0ZQEw

  • SOUTHERN ROCK

    By the 1960s, most rock came from big cities: Detroit, LA, San Francisco, Philadelphia, In the 1970s, there was an effort to get back to

    basics of Southern Rock & Roll

    The Allman Brothers Band Midnight Rider -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBf48xUIBLo Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye5BuYf8q4o

  • MAINSTREAM ROCK OF THE 1980S

    Bruce Springsteen One of the only iconic Rock & Roll stars of the 1980s Not an overnight success (paid his dues during the 1970s) Raw, Unsophisticated voice like Dylan, Joplin, Hendrix Lyrics reference to the frustrations, confusions, dreams of the

    average person.

    Born to Run (1975) Showed a multi-faceted musicians Born to Run -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3t9SfrfDZM Instrumental breaks sax solo

  • Went through several albums with relative success: The River (1980) Nebraska (1982)

    Biggest Success came with Born in The U.S.A. (1984) Born In The U.S.A. -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZD4ezDbbu4 Dancing in The Dark -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYtwQ7DCWAo

  • U2

    Irish Rock Group formed in 1976 Began by opening for several groups touring in

    England and Ireland for four years. Signed by Island Records in 1980 Had several underwhelming albums for over 7 years.

    The Joshua Tree (1987) Grammy for AOY With or Without You -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmSdTa9kaiQ I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY75dw64sqI