History of Popular Music: 1975 to 1979

Whilst the late sixties were the most creative in rock music, pop music continued to evolve into the seventies and beyond. We will play hear and listen to the music of this period from America, UK, Europe and Australia, covering one year per session starting with 1975. We look at, not just the famous acts, but also those less well known that still made an impact; the advent of the music video; and the exploding range of popular music from reggae to disco, soft rock and pop, heavy metal, glam rock, stadium rock and, of course, punk.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the music progression from the 60s to the 70s.
  2. Understand the various musical styles of the period.
  3. Understand how music TV and video became increasingly important.
  4. Reflect on how this part of the 70’s shaped music to come.

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