Rock Music – 500 Word Essay

QUESTION: The landscape for rock music saw an immense expansion during the 1970’s, in terms of musical style and fashion. These styles were directly influenced by artists and styles from the 1960s. Choose an artist from the first half of the 70’s and describe how their music was an expansion and development of the “hippie aesthetic.” Be sure to include at least one song example that supports your analysis. Also explain any other significant contributions the group made to rock music. Then, choose a starkly different artist from the second half of the decade and contrast their musical style with the first artist. Finally, describe how both groups were influenced by artists and styles from the 60’s.