’70s music

This Career-Defining Stevie Wonder Hit Was Supposed to Be for Jeff Beck

Though it became the first No. 1 song of Stevie Wonder's adult life, "Superstition" was initially poised to be a… Read More

January 12, 2023

Earth, Wind & Fire Drummer Fred White Has Died

Fred White, drummer of legendary soul, R&B and funk band Earth Wind & Fire died on New Year's Day, although… Read More

January 2, 2023

Anita Pointer, Founding Member of The Pointer Sisters, Has Died

Anita Pointer, longtime member of Oakland R&B and pop girl group The Pointer Sisters, died on Saturday at 74-years-old. Anita… Read More

January 2, 2023

Watch Tayla Parx, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo & More In the First ‘Spinning Gold’ Trailer

Following the rise of independent label Casablanca Records, upcoming music film Spinning Gold releases in March 2023. The official trailer… Read More

December 15, 2022

bLAck pARty’s ‘Hummingbird’ Is An Ode To His Favorite Music Era — The ’70s

bLAck pARty spoke with Okayplayer about his new album Hummingbird, collaborating with Childish Gambino, why music peaked in the '70s… Read More

August 4, 2022

Legendary Disco Producer Patrick Adams Has Died

New York underground disco and house music producer and arranger Patrick Adams has died. He was 72-years-old. New York's music… Read More

June 22, 2022

‘Sugar Shack’ Painting Used For Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Want You’ Sold for $15.3M

Ernie Barnes painting "The Sugar Shack," which was used on the cover of 1976 Marvin Gaye album I Want You, has… Read More

May 17, 2022

Betty Davis, Legendary ’70’s Soul and Funk Singer, Has Died

Soul and funk trailblazer Betty Davis, who released three solo albums in the 1970s, has died at 77. Betty Davis,… Read More

February 9, 2022

The Making of Stevie Wonder’s Magnum Opus ‘Songs in the Key of Life’

On September 28, 1976, Stevie Wonder's masterpiece Songs in the Key of Life was released. We spoke with members of… Read More

September 28, 2021

How Earth, Wind & Fire Recorded Their Transcendent Classic ‘I Am’

You saw Earth, Wind & Fire face off against the Isley Brothers on Verzuz. Now read about how the legendary… Read More

April 4, 2021

How Stevie Wonder Overcame a Near Death Experience to Make ‘Fulfillingness’ First Finale’

In celebration of Stevie Wonder's 70th birthday, we spoke with two of Fulfillingness’ First Finale's most important collaborators, producer Robert Margouleff… Read More

May 13, 2020