How It Used to be in the 70s

The music business used to spend insane amounts of money on marketing and promotion.  (Of course, most of this was charged right back to the artist, but that’s another story.)

The Huffington Post has a cool slideshow of the kinds of billboards that used to be seen up and down the Sunset Strip back in the 70s.  These appear in a new book called Rock N’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip.  

How times have changed.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “How It Used to be in the 70s

  • October 19, 2012 at 2:59 am

    This book looks amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on one.


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