Rock UK 70s

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ROCK UK 70s

rock UK 70s

Hard rock and progressive rock had their heyday in the early 1970s under the leadership of the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Who for hard-rock and David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Genesis for progressive rock. The tendency to let rock evolve into music that is thematically and melodically richer than the mid 60s beat rock and late 60s prog. rock is exemplified in the two rock/classical music fusions ‘Concerto for Group and Orchestra’ (1969, Deep Purple, 50') and 'Atom heart mother' (1970, Pink Floyd, 24'), both featuring a rock band along with a philharmonic orchestra. This trend towards melodic enrichment and longer pieces is confirmed in the songs Echoes (1971, Pink Floyd, 24') and Supper's ready (1972, Genesis, 23'), two essential references of psychedelic rock. At the same time, David Bowie's 1972 masterpieces Ziggy Stardust, Rock'n'roll suicide and Starman set high standards for British art-rock, both musically and spectacularly.

British progressive  rock subsequently saw the emergence of many great artists like Mike Oldfield, Supertramp, Queen, Dire Straits or the Police. Punk rock emerged in UK in 1975-76, driven by now cult names such as the Sex Pistols, the Damned, the Clash, the Jam, the Stranglers, Generation X (ft. Billy Idol) and the Undertones (ft. Fergal Sharkey). On this backbone, new wave and gothic rock developed in the late 70s as post-punk genres fueled by innovative artists and bands like Elvis Costello, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure, Joy Division, Simple Minds, the Boomtown Rats (ft. Bob Geldof) and Fisher-Z (ft. John Watts).

POP-ROCK  ∙  1970  ∙  In the summertime (Mungo Jerry )  ∙  Coz' I luv you (Slade)  ∙  1971  ∙  Get it on (T. Rex)  ∙  Crocodile rock (Elton John)  ∙  1972  ∙  Virginia plain (Roxy Music)  ∙  Stuck in the middle with you (Stealers Wheel)  ∙  1974  ∙  How long (has this been going on)  (Ace)  ∙  1975  ∙  Show me the way (Peter Frampton)  ∙  1976  ∙  Year of the cat (Al Stewart)  ∙  1977  ∙  Baker street (Gerry Rafferty)  ∙  1978  Wuthering heights (Kate Bush)  ∙  1979  ∙  Video killed the radio star (The Buggles)  ∙  Pop muzik (M)  ∙

HARD ROCK  ∙  1970  ∙  After midnight (Eric Clapton)  ∙  Child in time (Deep Purple)  ∙  Immigrant song (Led Zeppelin)  ∙  Paranoid (Black Sabbath)  ∙  1971  ∙  Brown sugar (The Rolling Stones)  ∙  Won't get fooled again (The Who)  ∙  Lady in black (Uriah Heap)  ∙  Breakthrough take (Atomic Rooster)  ∙  1972  ∙  Silver machine (Hawkwind)  ∙  1973  ∙  Ballad of the beacon (Wishbone Ash)  ∙  Caroline (Status Quo)  ∙  Who's that coming? (Rory Gallagher)  ∙  1974  ∙  Ballroom blitz (Sweet)  ∙  1975  ∙  I love rock'n roll (The Arrows)  ∙  She does it right (Dr. Feelgood)  ∙  1976  ∙  Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy)  ∙  1978  ∙  Long live rock'n roll (Rainbow)  ∙  1979  ∙  Bomber (Motörhead)  ∙

PROGRESSIVE ROCK  ∙  1970  ∙  The man who sold the world (David Bowie)  ∙  Take a pebble (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)  ∙  Darkness (Van Der Graaf Generator)  ∙  Indian woman (Brinsley Schwarz)  ∙  Heavy heart (Peter Green)  ∙  1971  ∙  Echoes (24') (Pink Floyd)  ∙  Rainmaker (Traffic)  ∙  The man (Patto)  ∙  Half baked (Jimmy Campbell)  ∙  Roundabout (Yes)  ∙  1972  ∙  Supper's ready (24') (Genesis)  ∙  Starman (David Bowie)  ∙  All the young dudes (Mott The Hoople)  ∙

∙  1973  ∙  Money (Pink Floyd)  ∙  Firth of Fifth (Genesis)  ∙  Tubular bells (25') (Mike Oldfield)  ∙  Faith healer (Alex Harvey Band)  ∙  1974  ∙  School (Supertramp)  ∙  1975  ∙  Bohemian rhapsody (Queen)  ∙  1976  ∙  Evil woman (Electric Light Orchestra)  ∙  Blinded by the light (Manfred Man)  ∙  Lunar sea (Camel)  ∙  1977  ∙  Solsbury hill (Peter Gabriel)  ∙  1978  ∙  Roxanne (The Police)  ∙  Airport (The Motors)  ∙  Sultans of swing (Dire Straits)  ∙  1979  ∙  Message in a bottle (The Police)  ∙

NEW WAVE & GOTH ROCK  ∙  1977  ∙  Heroes (David Bowie) ∙  Sex & drugs & rock & roll (Ian Dury & the Blockheads)  ∙  Watching the detectives / Alison (Elvis Costello)  ∙  1978  ∙  Pump it up (Elvis Costello)  ∙  Love will tear us apart (Joy Division)  ∙  Killing an Arab (The Cure)  ∙  Mittageisen (Siouxsie & the Banshees)  ∙  Driver's seat (Sniff'n The Tears)  ∙  Ever fallen in love (with someone you shouldn't've?) (Buzzcocks)  ∙

∙  1979  ∙  Boys don't cry (The Cure)  ∙  I don't like Mondays (Boomtown Rats)  ∙  Making plans for Nigel (XTC)  ∙  London calling (The Clash)  ∙  Lucky number (Lene Lovich)  ∙  Pretty paracetamol (Fisher-Z)  ∙  Heartbeat (Wire)  ∙  Are friends electric? (Gary Numan)  ∙  Broken English (Marianne Faithfull)  ∙  Life in a day / Real to real (Simple Minds)  ∙

PUNK ROCK  ∙  1976  ∙  New rose (The Damned)  ∙  Anarchy in the U.K. (Sex Pistols)  ∙  1977  ∙  Holidays in the sun (Sex Pistols)  ∙  White riot (The Clash)  ∙  No more heroes (The Stranglers)  ∙  Your generation (Generation X)  ∙  We love you (Cock Sparrer)  ∙  No brains (Eater)  ∙  1978  ∙  Down in the tube station at midnight (The Jam)  ∙  Teenage kicks (The Undertones)  ∙  My mind ain’t so open (Magazine)  ∙  1979  ∙  Upright citizen (Crass)  ∙  All the downs (Chelsea)  ∙  Damaged goods (Gang of Four)  ∙  1980  ∙  Kings of the wild frontier (Adam & The Ants)  ∙

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Rock UK 70s

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