Top 10 Greatest Decades for Rock MusicTimTamTheTurtleMan Rock music is one of the most popular forms of music of the 20th and 21st century. Many great and inspirational artists/bands have came and gone, shaping the world of rock music as we know it. Question is, what decade gave birth to the greatest artists?
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This was the classic time for classic rock. There wasn't one mediocre year for rock in the whole decade. Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd led the way while older artists, like the Rolling Stones and the Who, hit their peaks. The decade almost became synonymous with good rock. - TangyTiger
Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Ramones, ACDC, Pink Floyd, Queen, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, The Clash, Thin lizzy and coontless other bands had their prime in the 70s. It deserves to be number 1 - TimTamTheTurtleManV 1 Comment
About half the bands listed as 70's bands are actually 60's bands, and as the title line says, the 60's "gave birth to" Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, etc, etc, and they were extremely popular then. But they were all overshadowed by the Beatles, and no other band was going to be "biggest in the world" as long as they were together. The 60's ruled by far.
Yes, but for all the bands listed in the 70s, they belong in the 70s because that was when they were in their PRIME. They were only getting started in the 60s. - TimTamTheTurtleMan
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, the Yardbirds, Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Elvis Presley [started in 50's], The Who, Janis Joplin, the Moody Blues, Creedence Clearwater, many, many more. It's not close.
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