in UK - the 1970's

from 1970s Teenager: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing, page 14:

There were a number of different and distinct styles of popular music when I was a teenager. There was a sort of snobbishness about which you favoured. Those who liked heavy rock like Black Sabbath would be a little ‘sneery’ about gentle stuff like James Taylor or Joni Mitchell, say. Those who liked Carole King would feel that their tastes were superior to somebody who liked ABBA and so on. Occasionally there was crossover from one type of music to another, but often teenagers were insular and conservative when it came to other people’s music.
cite as

Simon Webb, 1970s Teenager: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing (Stroud, 2013), p. 14. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: UK

Listening to

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pop music performed by ABBA, Carole King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell
Disastodrome performed by Black Sabbath

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium broadcast, live, playback

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:38:43 +0100