New Book ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ Explores 1970s Music Year by Year

Even the most dedicated music fans would be hard-pressed to name a decade when music was as wild as the 1970s, a time when rock could be glam, prog, punk, hard, or soft, and new sounds like disco, funk and metal were blurring, blending and bending genres.

Through a collection of cultural observations, critical analysis and hormone-tinged memories, John Corbett’s new book, “Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music” makes the case that the 1970s was a musical decade unlike any other.

Corbett joins us in conversation. Read an excerpt from “Pick Up the Pieces.”

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