Explore the British History Timeline from the Neolithic to the present day World War One Centenary Find out more about how the BBC is covering the World War One Centenary , and see the latest ... 1970s Music History,type of music,disco,hard rock,funk,punk,folk,inventions 1970s Music History While many people think of the 1970s as the disco decade or the beginning of metal, there were also developments across the entire musical spectrum that included funk, punk, folk and completely new electronic sounds. The music exhibition is the first of its kind to tour throughout the United States and Canada and will become a huge success, boosting the popularity of a new generation of rock bands like Jane's Addiction, Living Colour, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, L7, Hole and the Smashing Pumpkins, as well as provocative hip ... 1970s Music. After Watergate, many people withdrew from politics altogether. They turned instead to pop culture–easy to do in such a trend-laden, fad-happy decade. ... A Timeline. January 1969 ... Early 1970s music trends With more than 200 discos in Manhattan alone, New York City becomes the world capital of discotheques.; Glam rock is created, based on British and American performers like David Bowie, New York Dolls and Lou Reed.