Our Top 5 Fun Facts – Did You Know?

We’ve compiled a few of our favorite fun facts of the seventies and artists from the ‘70s Rock & Romance 2020 roster. How well do you remember the era that brought us this feel-good music? Join our community and add any fun facts to our Facebook page. Tag friends, favorite locales you’d visit that have a special place in your heart or even concerts you saw. We welcome any tidbits, pictures and your favorite memories of the seventies.

  1. The term “Yacht Rock” was coined by JD Ryznar, a Los Angeles-based writer, actor, and director after he noticed several similarities between Steely Dan and groups like the Doobie Brothers and Toto. These similarities include that a lot of the music of the era featured albums with guys on boats on the cover and songs about sailing and the fact that their music sounded really good on boats since it was good for relaxing, sitting back, and drinking.
  2. Cheap Trick’s name for their band was inspired by their attendance at a Slade concert where Tom Petersson commented that the band used “every cheap trick in the book” as part of their act.
  3. Randy Bachman was a part of the bands Triumph, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and The Guess Who.
  4. The Eagles started out as a backup band for Linda Ronstadt.
  5. The original name of the band Chicago was Chicago Transit Authority