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The Decade That
Changed Music
Forever

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The Decade That
Changed Music

By Terence Winter, Vinyl Executive Producer

Vinyl is an epic rollercoaster ride through rock music history during the ’70s in New York City, which was a vastly different place back then. For me, that period is the most interesting because so many different things were happening: Specifically, 1973 was the year that punk, disco and hip-hop all were invented, if you will, within a six-month period of each other, within about a five-mile radius of each other in NYC.

That was the year the New York Dolls hit; the year that DJ Kool Herc threw his first hip-hop party in The Bronx; and the year of what you would describe as the first disco. So there was such a collision of musical styles at that point, and I thought it was just so interesting to explore that time period — all through the eyes of music executive Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale) who is reawakened to rock and roll in the pilot.

It was an absolutely insane time period in an insane business that encouraged incredibly raucous, irresponsible, but very fun, behavior. Along with Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, I’m excited to bring this era to life on HBO through Richie and the rest of the show’s characters. Stay tuned.

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Vinyl is an epic rollercoaster ride through rock music history during the ’70s in New York City, which was a vastly different place back then. For me, that period is the most interesting because so many different things were happening: Specifically, 1973 was the year that punk, disco and hip-hop all were invented, if you will, within a six-month period of each other, within about a five-mile radius of each other in NYC.

That was the year the New York Dolls hit; the year that DJ Kool Herc threw his first hip-hop party in The Bronx; and the year of what you would describe as the first disco. So there was such a collision of musical styles at that point, and I thought it was just so interesting to explore that time period — all through the eyes of music executive Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale) who is reawakened to rock and roll in the pilot.

It was an absolutely insane time period in an insane business that encouraged incredibly raucous, irresponsible, but very fun, behavior. Along with Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, I’m excited to bring this era to life on HBO through Richie and the rest of the show’s characters. Stay tuned.

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“Crime. Drugs. Sex. Guns. Madness.” You’re going to love 1970s New York.

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Mick Jagger: Back to the ‘70s

The Rolling Stones frontman and Vinyl executive producer throws back to his high-flyin', rockin' life in the ‘70s — all while giving you an early glimpse of the drama.

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Mick Jagger: Back to the ‘70s

The Rolling Stones frontman and Vinyl executive producer throws back to his high-flyin', rockin' life in the ‘70s — all while giving you an early glimpse of the drama.

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NYC 1973

All the best locations from the show. View the map taken from the episode. You can even share specific locations to your friends.

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Curated by Vinyl Music Supervisor Randall Poster

  • Elton John Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
  • David Bowie Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide
  • The Who Sea and Sand
  • Grand Funk Black Licorice
  • The Fatback Band Street Dance
  • Stevie Wonder Higher Ground
  • The Isley Brothers Get Into Something
  • Willie Hutch Brother’s Gonna Work It Out (Soundtrack Version)
  • Led Zeppelin The Song Remains the Same (Remastered)
  • New York Dolls Lonely Planet Boy
  • The Rolling Stones Angie
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)
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How Vinyl Recreated The '70s

Executive producers Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger — alongside stars Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde, as well as crew in charge of sets, art direction, costumes and makeup — unpack the details of how Vinyl was made.

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How Vinyl Recreated The '70s

Executive producers Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger — alongside stars Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde, as well as crew in charge of sets, art direction, costumes and makeup — unpack the details of how Vinyl was made.

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