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The seventies were calmer and more individualistic then the sixties The first British invasion had run its course-the Beatles had disbanded and the who were between projects Pioneering guitar kings Clapton and Hendrix had given up their thrones Clapton to heroin and Hendrix to the grim reaper But Eric Clapton along with the Rolling Stones Alice Cooper and Kiss continued to score commercial success The pop music scene was a jumble of styles from earlier days plus new styles and artists Many people say that the mainstream styles of popular music in the seventies were generally dull and unimaginative while there were more interesting things happening in the underground and progressive movements Rock continued to move in several different directions at once High-energy groups like the Rolling Stones continued to perform in much the same way they did in the sixties With song like Satisfaction still in the minds of fans we can see why the Rolling Stones continued to stay popular They released the live Get Yer Ya-Yas Out in the fall of 1970 It was their last album for DeccaLondon There was more musical influence on 1971s Sticky Fingers Following its release the band retreated to France on tax exile where they shared a house and recorded a double album Exile on Main Street The band remained popular throughout the 70s but their critical supportwasnt all there Goats Head Soup with the hit Angie released in 1973 reached number one as did 1974s Its Only Rock N Roll but neither record was particularly well received In 1976 they released Black N Blue During the mid- and late 70s all the Stones pursued side projects The band reconvened in 1978 to record Some Girls an energetic response to punk new wave and disco The record and its first single the thumping disco-rocker Miss You both reached number one and the album restored the groups image The group continues to
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