1972:

MICHAEL JACKSON's first solo hit "Ben" reaches No. 1. "Ben" is a number-one hit song recorded by the teenager Michael Jackson. The song spent one week at the top of the U.S. pop chart.

The 70's

...MEANWHILE:

.Disco music gained popularity.

 

.'Hip-hop' emerged as a blend of rock, jazz, and soul with African drumming in the New York City.

 

.Nonstop music videos were released by MTV..

 

.The debut album of MADONNA "Holiday" becomes a hit.