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Do a Little Dance, Play a Little Bowls, Get Down Tonight
Feeling a little groovy baby? Get down and boogie with two decades of classic hits in the mix. DJ Kristian Fletcher with play the best rock 'n' pop music of the 1960s plus funk, disco and glam of the 1970s at New Farm Bowls Club on Saturday 22nd of July. He'll be spinning The music of The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, The Supremes, Elvis, ABBA, The Bee Gees, Suzi Quatro, Boney M, Skyhooks and many more from 5pm to 9pm.
New Farm Bowls Club dance floor will be packed with people celebrating the music that shaped the lives of the Baby Boomers. It's sure to be a whole lot of retro fun. If dancing isn't your thing, grab a meal or snack from their bistro and a drink or two from the licensed bar and sit back and enjoy the tunes and entertainment.
But wait… there's more! Kristain Fletcher events are always going that little bit extra and this one is no different. He'll have themed performances and go-go dancers too, to really set the mood of the swinging sixties and rocking seventies. Kristian would love it if you'd dress up for the occasion too, saying, "Are you Team 60s or Team 70s? Dress up in your favourite era!" It's not essential to dress up, but it sure does add to the fun of the event if you do.
The 1960s and 70s saw times of great innovation and change in music. Many new genres were invented as society changed and electronic innovations were introduced. There was still a hangover of innocence and the pop rock of the 50s, but music was evolving into something else. Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll became the norm. Acoustic instruments were put aside for their amplified alternatives.
Popular 1960s Music Genres
Folk Music Rock and Roll Psychedelic Rock
Blues and Roots Progressive Rock Bubble-gum Pop
R&B and Soul
Major Innovation: The Wall of Sound.
Also called the Spector Sound, this new music production style developed by American record producer Phil Spector does what it says on the tin; it layers several tracks to create a wall of sound. Spector developed the style at Gold Star Studios in the 1960s, with assistance from engineer Larry Levine and the session musician conglomerate called "the Wrecking Crew".
Blues and Roots
R&B and Urban
Disco and Funk
Major Innovation: Electronic Music.
This decade didn't just see musicians experimenting with exotic instruments from the world over. In the 1970s, many started using synthesisers and harmonisers in their tracks. In combination with the popular music of the time, it was called synthpop, but electronic music was also very popular in disco.
So some along to the Bowlo on the 22nd to experience the music that shaped a generation and still influences artists to this day.