We can’t visit the 1970s without looking at the movie that shaped the decade: Saturday Night Fever.
This movie did several things. It propelled disco music and dancing to great popularity as well as made actor John Travolta a house-hold name for the upcoming decades. The soundtrack of the movie featured several songs by the Bees Gees which quickly became one of the top soundtracks of all time. This did wonders for their singing careers with Staying Alive as one of their most recognized songs.
(A side note: In case you didn’t know, Saturday Night Fever has a sequel, Staying Alive which interestingly enough was co-written and co-produced by none other than-Sylvester Stallone)
As a writer, I am also a lover of music and movies. I will run an Iconic Series featuring various musicians/songs/films that I love, and which ones I deemed as being iconic of the times. To start off I like to focus on the 1970s and one of the most iconic songs of that decade has to be “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
It’s a legendary and tragic tale, second most known of all shipwrecks behind the Titanic. “The Edmund Fitzgerald was lost with her entire crew of 29 men on Lake Superior November 10, 1975, 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan.” (Reference taken from the Shipwreck Museum website) Gordon Lightfoot, a Canadian singer, wrote and performed this ballad which created an even more (world-wide) interest in this iconic ship.