70s music

The 1970s were all about sex, drugs and rock and roll; Beat welcomes you to our Disco Inferno.

Francois Palay2 months ago
I Feel Alright
1970. A year of many exciting events that shook our perceptions. In music, it was a killer year in the annals of rock and roll. One such event, was the release of Funhouse by The Stooges. From the beg...
Rasma Raisters3 months ago
It Was Easy Come, Easy Go
The title simply refers to a popular song by Bobby Sherman, who came into this world as Robert Cabot Sherman, Jr. on July 22, 1943. When the world was crazy for teen idols, he caught the eye of many t...
Sean Callaghan3 months ago
'Blue Moves'
After riding high in 1975 with two number one albums and still getting kudos for his 1973 double disc monster Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, it must have seemed to make sense for the always-prolific Elton...
Sean Callaghan4 months ago
'Rock of the Westies'
Rock of the Westies, a play on words of West of the Rockies, was the third album recorded by Elton John at Caribou Ranch in Colorado, his second album of 1975 as well as his second of 1975 to debut at...
Scott Bowen4 months ago
The Fascinating Story Behind the Obscure Michael Jackson Song "Happy"
The song "Happy" was originally written by legendary Smokey Robinson, but was first released as a single by Bobby Darin in 1972. It would reach the number 67 spot on the Billboard charts in the United States as Darin's last single to chart. Robinson wrote the song for the film Lady Sings The Blues, but the song was never featured in the film or on the soundtrack album—although the official title of the song was "Happy (Love Theme from Lady Sings The Blues)." Michael Jackson recorded the song as ...
Sean Callaghan4 months ago
'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy'
In early 1975, an exhausted Elton John, Bernie Taupin and their entourage returned from an exhilarating world tour to Caribou Ranch in Colorado to put down their next album. The tour was highly succes...
Rich Monetti5 months ago
Jen Clarke’s Evening of Drummers Rocks to the Beat in Shenorock
Last Saturday Night, Jen Clarke held her annual Evening of Drummers at the Shenorock Clubhouse. The format had the background music and vocals blaring in range from Led Zeppelin, Greenday, Van Halen a...
Sean Callaghan5 months ago
'Caribou'
Coming off the career defining success of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, it is hard to imagine any follow up could live up to it's illustrious predecessor. That is not to say there is nothing good on Elto...
Sean Callaghan5 months ago
'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road'
Released in October of 1973 Elton John's first double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was a significant moment in Elton's career. Interestingly this great album was initially born out of not so great ...
Bazooka Teaches6 months ago
Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Sought Paul McCartney for What Could Have Been a Sublime Project
Did you know that Jimi Hendrix wanted to make a super group with Miles Davis and Paul McCartney? Yes, Hendrix apparently wrote a letter to McCartney to join his band. Davis and Hendrix were already in...
Sean Callaghan6 months ago
'Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player'
After the success of Honky Chateau, Elton John decided to once again use Strawberry Studios in France to record his next album, titled Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player" released in January 197...
Sean Callaghan6 months ago
'Honky Chateau'
Honky Chateau was an album of many firsts for Elton John. Most notably it was the first of his albums not to be recorded in London. Inspired by the Rolling Stones, Elton opted to record in France at t...
Is "The Dark Side of the Moon" Truly Overrated?
Ever since the huge vinyl resurgence beginning roughly around 2010, Pink Floyd’s groundbreaker album The Dark Side Of The Moon has been the go-to purchase for young, Urban Outfitters patrons who are g...
Shandi Pace7 months ago
The Most Powerful Political Songs of the Decade: The 1970s
Where the 1960s sparked a change in America, the 1970s carried on the protesting torch. A new president had been in power with the promise of removing troops from Vietnam with no such luck, mass racia...
Sean Callaghan7 months ago
'Tumbleweed Connection'
Elton John's third album was released later in 1970 after his career-making second album was released earlier in the year. The Tumbleweed Connection album immediately sets a western mood with the phot...
Aaron Kerper8 months ago
Funkadelic: 'Wars Of Armageddon'
Funkadelic is probably best known for the alias Parliament-Funkadelic, which in itself was a pretty influential act in the 70s, introducing a style known as “P. Funk,” essentially just uncut-funk jamm...
Shandi Pace8 months ago
Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs
It’s hard to find a musician where their voice, talent and stage presence are equally unparalleled across the music world. There’s only one name that comes to mind in rock music; Freddie Mercury. As t...
Shandi Pace9 months ago
Why Wings Is Important
It’s official. Everyone still loves Paul McCartney. He made headlines once again after surprisingly being a part of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. The pair spent nearly six hours driving through M...