The early 70s continued the theme established in the late 60s. Turbulence. The Vietnam War finally was starting to wind down, but the effects on society and music were huge. The ‘generation gap’ widened. Mistrust by youth of the establishment was rampant, fueled by the war, and the Watergate scandal. Drug use was now commonplace, especially the use of marijuana. The music reflected this change in society, or perhaps helped to drive the change. It was a very interesting time. And the music that came out of this time was to stand the test of time, and become ‘classic rock’!
This page contains links to individual pages about many of the artists that were popular during this time.
Each of the artist pages (click the buttons on the left or use the Site Search at the upper right) contain biographical information and trivia as well as links to other stuff for that band. There are also different ways to listen to and purchase each band’s music.