It was the decade that everybody listened and danced to, disco. That’s right, they 70s brought us things like the movie Saturday Night Fever and hit song “The Hustle”. The era was also punctuated by “disco divas” like Dalida in Europe and Gloria Gaynor and Anita Ward in North America. Just like the 60s, DJs love this era because New Years Eve parties, afterparties and those celebrating their 40th birthday, the music from this period can bring back great memories that you can dance to!
It wasn’t just disco fever that took over in the 70s. Genres like rock saw an expansion into hard rock, arena rock and even heavy metal. Famous all over the world, AC/DC is requested frequently by all party goers.. AC/DC is an Australian hard rock band that was formed in 1973 and continues to produce music today! The DJs in Melbourne love to play songs by a band that has at least two streets named after them (AC/DC lane here in Melbourne, and “Calle de AC/DC” in Spain). This famous Australian band was even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
New wave also became a thing in the 1970s and was used to describe music that fell into both the rock and pop genres. Bands like Blondie became iconic and an important part of the development of music in the 1980s. Despite breaking up briefly, Blondie has experienced world-wide success both in their native North America as well as Europe and here in Australia. Just like AC/DC, the Blondie is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and disc jockeys as well as other professionals that provide event entertainment services often see requests for songs by Blondie (like “Heart of Glass”).
The 70s also brought about power pop—a genre that combined punk rock and pop music and was made famous by bands like The Romantics, Loverboy and Cheap Trick. Soft rock saw a beginning here, along with punk rock, blues rock and even country rock!
Fortunately, the 70s also saw the rise of R&B music. Mobile DJ services and RnB DJs still get a lot of business today thanks to artists like Bobby Womack and Bill Withers. DJs regularly play songs like “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers and the famous band Earth, Wind and Fire often contributes to events like university balls and reunion parties.
Many bands we know and love today got started in the 70s or can trace their roots back to this powerful era in music. Bands like AC/DC and the Bee Gees dominated the music scene while Australian artists like Olivia Newton-John made names for themselves across the globe. Regardless of your music needs, Globerockerz offers DJ and lighting services, event DJ services and mobile DJ services to meet your music needs from the 1970s!