Vincent Vega Posted January 31, 2011 Share Posted January 31, 2011 (edited) It's been said here by a few people, for example, that most of the bands of 1967 broke up by the mid '70s, and certainly even earlier bands like the Beatles broke up just at the dawn of the 1970s, or other bands like Pink Floyd radically changed their sound in the '70s to remain relevant.I just find the Stones continued relevance and massive success into the 1970s and 1980s amazing, because they somehow survived the early-mid 70s disappearance and deaths if you will of artists like Joplin, Hendrix, Morrison and the break ups of bands like the Beatles and the fading away of other bands. They survived the early 1970s rise of Glam like Bowie, T-Rex and Mott the Hoople, soft rock like Elton, shock rock acts like Alice Cooper; Anyone of these could've stolen the Stones' thunder in terms of raw rock spirit or showmanship, but yet the Stones still triumphed.I mean even in the face of challenges by new, big and awesome contenders like Black Sabbath (debuted in 1968), Led Zeppelin (debuted in 1969, was a massive force until 1977), Aerosmith (debuted in 1973 and became huge by 1976), and others, and even in the face of stuff like Disco and the aggression of Punk, they somehow survived the massive changes which the 1970s brought musically and remained just as relevant in 1977 as they were in 1967. Edited January 31, 2011 by Indigo Child Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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