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This decade was quite loaded: The Beatles breakup and continue in solo careers, early on Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all die at the age of 27, and Psychedelic music mutates into Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock, and Hard Rock.
By then touring bands were hitting clubs, theatres, and even sports arenas. Car stereos became common with FM radio, then 8-tracktapes, and followed cassette tapes, developing the means of music distribution.
This diversity accompanied by market growth created space for new genres of rock to come out. With the spread of disco music, Punk rock emerges as a reaction to progressive rock, disco, and arena rock. Later, Punk evolves into New Wave as musicians start integrating music synthesizers in their music.
The death of the King in 1977 at the age of 42 gave that century its intense ending. In Elvis’ words, it was A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bam-boom but still, some pretty awesome music came out of the insane 70s.
Those were the worldwide top 10 best selling albums in the 70s –
1. Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water – 1970
2. Fleetwood Mac – Rumors – 1977
3. Bee Gees – Saturday Night Fever – 1978
4. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon – 1973
5. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV – 1971
6. Pink Floyd – The Wall – 1979
7. Eagles – Hotel California – 1976
8. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers – 1971
9. Grease – The Original Soundtrack – 1978
10. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here – 1975