Rip it Up: the 70’s
From the producers of Rip it Up the 50’s and 60’s, comes the greatest music decade ever!
Join Olympic champion Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens (S Club 7), Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls) and Lee Ryan (Blue) for a groovy evening of singing & dancing.
The 1970’s were when icons were born. With the groundwork for a new sense of personal freedom laid in the swinging 60’s, people experimented with their sound, look and entire persona in more extreme ways.
From somewhere in space landed David Bowie and Marc Bolan - two other-worldly angels at the forefront of glam rock. In New York and Miami disco was born and music became more soulful with the sweet sounds of Philadelphia. The Eurovision Song contest made its greatest contribution to pop music with the birth of Abba.
There is a strong argument that this might have been the greatest decade of all-time for popular music. Michael Jackson went Off The Wall, Eagles were checking out of Hotel California, The Bee Gees defined a Saturday Night Fever, Bruce was Born To Run, Carole King wove her Tapestry, Fleetwood Mac had their Rumours, The Beatles Let It Be, John Lennon Imagined... And we have still yet to mention to Queen, Elton, American Pie, The Carpenters, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Sandy & Denny in Grease, Led Zeppelin climbing their Stairway to Heaven and Pink Floyd finding The Dark Side Of The Moon.
Probably the greatest decade for music ever. The 70s didn't do things by halves!
Tickets & Information
Sat 12 Oct: 7:30pm | Perth Concert Hall
£43, £38.50, £35.50, £26; no concessions (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)
About Horsecross Arts
Horsecross Arts is a creative organisation that runs the fantastic Perth Concert Hall, and the newly refurbished Perth Theatre, Scotland’s oldest repertory theatre company.
These two wonderful, contrasting venues - the historic Edwardian theatre with its classic proscenium arch and the state of the art concert hall with some of the finest acoustics in Europe - are at the heart of cultural life in Perthshire and the venues are a destination and a resource base for everyone.
The multi-award winning team has earned a reputation for adventurous programming, unique commissions, critically acclaimed performances by world-class artists and inspirational community activities.