The 70s marked a decade in transition for pop music. Recording technology was rapidly developing, genres were bending and blending, and many huge talents appeared on the scene.
While rock royalty the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones. and The Who were still producing new material, artists like The Allman Brothers Band, Aerosmith, Chicago, ELO, Elton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, and Queen would arrive in the early to mid part of the decade.
Some of these artists can be found in isolated track examples, fortunately, allowing listeners to hear more clearly what went into some of their classic recordings.
Check out these fantastic examples that look inside the tracks:
Aerosmith | Back In The Saddle (Steven Tyler vocal only)
Allman Brothers Band | Ramblin’ Man (drums, bass only)
Chicago | 25 or 6 to 4 (Peter Cetera vocal, guitar, horns only)
ELO | Telephone Line (piano, bass, drums, strings only)
Elton John | Your Song (vocal only)
Lynyrd Skynyrd | Freebird (guitar only solo)
Queen | Bohemian Rhapsody (vocals)
Image credits: Aerosmith: bobnjeff/flickr.com, Elton John art: ssoosay/flickr.com, Freddie Mercury: Carl Lender/flickr.com