Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
Not to nit pick, but just to clarify, the Police came out in 1978.
70's rock left us with a lot of good stuff. 70's pop can be forgotten.
Exactly...not being there, it at least seems seems that way.
R&B from that era (Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Kool and the Gang etc) was also great. Then you had all those really good horn bands, and of course the iconic rock groups, alongside undiluted fusion /the Miles albums like Jack Johnson, On the Corner,
the Dregs, Weather Report, Return to Forever/ Zappa in his prime, and even a kind of big band jazz revival with guys like Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson reigning in American band geek groupies. It certainly appears to have been one of the most fertile periods ever for non classical music.
Still, people from that time have to admit that their pop music was probably worse than any other generation's before or since.