So much film and TV has idealized ‘70s style. The look and sound of rock’s heyday has had an enduring influence on American pop culture, as filmmakers across genres have sought to capture the laid back yet adventurous cool that defined the era. As the promise of late-'60s counterculture blossomed into a mainstream American obsession, the way that Americans listened to music, watched movies—and even wore clothes—changed over night. Rock ‘n roll hit its high watermark and American culture changed forever.

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