Ponks XD (ponkie) wrote in culture_awards,
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Challenge.007 [Music of the 1970s]

Deadline: Friday, April 20th, 2007; 5pm CST.
You may enter up to 2 [two] icons.
You may use any images you like or make text only icons if you prefer.
All effects are allowed [except animations].
All icons must meet LJ requirements.
Do not share your icons until voting has closed.
Enter by commenting to this post only, with icon(s) & url(s) & band/singer/song information.
Current entries: 24

This is the first time I am not providing you with images and I hope that does not deter you from entering this contest. Think of it as having a lot of freedom. I've come up with a few examples....you can make an icon:

- showing your favorite 1970s band/singer.
- that is lyrical based using a song from the 1970s and pairing it with a stock image that you think relates.
- that is text only; using lyrics/band [singer] names/venues/etc.

Those are just a few examples that I've just now come up with but don't feel limited to that. If you have an idea for an icon, post a comment asking if it's okay and if it meets the requirements of the challenge. If you're having a hard time finding a band to work with try looking at the Billboard Charts (make sure you only look at the charts from 1970-79).

Trends in music during the 1970s include the continuation of genres such as rock, country and reggae and the beginnings of glam rock, alternative pop, jazz rock, progressive rock, punk rock, and disco.

Musical groups which rose to fame in the U.S. during this decade include the progressive rock bands Yes and Pink Floyd; disco's Village People and Bee Gees, reggae's Bob Marley and the Wailers, and rock's Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purple, KISS and many more. Funk emerged as the dominant black musical style of the day[citation needed], with bands like Earth, Wind and Fire, Sly and the Family Stone, and the highly influential Parliament-Funkadelic. In Australia, bands such as AC/DC, Icehouse, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil and the Skyhooks emerged.

The seventies were a time of great social change and this was reflected in the music.[citation needed] Environmentalism still held momentum from the 1960s, Feminism was becoming more influential and gay rights was also becoming more widely recognised and accepted. Several groups adopted these movements as central themes, most famously The Village People, who had such hits as ‘YMCA’ and ‘In the Navy’.

Copied from wikipedia

Note: When you post your icon, please include the band/song information. It will be posted with the icons come voting. For this week, you do not need to supply the images you work with. Again, if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask! :D

Good luck!

P.S. There's still about 5 hours to enter Challenge.006 [Fantasia].

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