Of The 70s  –  The Artists  –  The Songs

 The Golden 50sThe Golden  60s The Golden  70sArticles    Home  

imgres

By the 1970’s the dominant theme within and outside of the American Pop

Charts was fragmentation.  The Oneness was coming undone.  Pre-teens

were being brought into the fold with their Bubble-Gum music and new

teenie bopper idols; while the older crew were drifting into the Lps, long-

jam blues, Punk, and Folk/Protest/Singer-Songwriter pieces that were less

likely to make the Top 40 chartings; while urban youth danced the night away

to Disco–with extended play disks that could pulsate on for 8-10-12 minutes.

 The single as THE means of determining popularity was dwindling in importance; rapidly.  AM radio

with THE program–Top 40–was fading as THE focal point.  The writing was on the preverbal wall…

The Book "One-Hit Wonders" was written by Wayne JancikTo E-Mail Wayne Your Comments    Click Here