1970s: Bellbottoms and Afros
Style Icons: The Jackson 5
The 1970s saw the shining period of disco, soul and funk as the leading sound of pop music. As the tunes got bigger in structure, so did the hairstyles and pant-leg openings. With all the dancing that Motown’s leading boy band, The Jackson 5, were doing on stage, the extra leg room was probably beneficial. Whatever the inspiration was, the ‘70s became an unmistakable style era for artists with hair as big as their hit records.