Disco Music of the 70s

Growing up in the 1970’s wasn’t really that much different than it is today. We all listened to music, whether it be rock, folk or disco music. I have been listening to a variety of music and bands since I was young. If it had a good beat, I was probably listening to it.

Disco Music

When I listened to music it was usually on my little radio, a Realistic from Radio Shack or my portable record  (LP) player. I had a variety records that I would play. One of my favourite shows is That 70s Show. The music from the show took me back to those days so long ago, memories I will cherish forever.

Disco Music

What is Disco? Disco is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa. it started around 1977 and began fading out in early 1980-1981. The disco era began with films such as Saturday Night Fever and Staying Alive.

There are many today, who refuse to admit that they listened to disco. I am not one of those people. I had a red pair of satin pants and loved to go to Roller Disco at the RoundAbout- A roller skating rink. 1979 was one of my favourite years growing up. I was 10, young and carefree.

Disco MusicWhen I do put music on these days, it is never anything in the past few years, it is always classic rock and some of my favourite disco tunes. I have created a few playlists to fill my need for days gone by. Yes, I am stuck in era when it comes to music.

Popular bands and singer

  • Abba
  • The Bee Gees
  • Donna Summer
  • Gloria Gaynor
  • Andy Gibb
  • Bony M
  • Diana Ross
  • K C and the Sunshine Band
  • The Village People
  • Leif Garrett
  • Shawn Cassidy
  • Bay City Rollers
  • Michael Jackson

While many other artists produced a few disco songs, many remained true to their usual taste of music. For a more detailed list, visit Wikipedia Disco A-Z list.

Did you grow up in the 1970’s? Did you listen to Disco Music and do you still?


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2 Responses to Disco Music of the 70s

  1. Lian Wright says:

    I was born at the end of the 70’s so I heard the tail end of this era. We listened to ABBA, Gloria Donna, Michael, KC, and so many others. It was fun to listen to and made rainy days a lot more enjoyable.