Greatest 60s and 70s Singers and Bands

This is a compilation of who I believe is the best from the 60's and 70's! Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
The Beatles
Are you kidding me? #3 that's crap. The beatles should be #1! The beatles are the most successful group in history! I'm 15 years old and the beatles are my favorite band. I mean hearts name will fade into the past along with their music. The beatles will live forever! They created everything we know. As president Obama said, "Elvis created rock and roll, The Beatles came in and busted the walls down. " We have to keep the beatles alive, otherwise my generation and generations to come will never know what real music is!
How does the jackson 5 make this list 2 times? The bands who really deserves to be on this list two times is the Beatles. They influenced more bands than any any other in history. There music varied from rock to pop and the Beatles dominated in every genre and still manage to be inspiring to artists always. I'll give up if you can give one artist, just one, that the Jackson Five or Heart influenced then I'll give up. The Beatles had albums upon albums where you can name many of there albums. The two bands ahead of the Beatles had no albums and almost 0 hits. God bless the Beatles for there forever engraved in my memory. By the way, why is the Velvet Underground not on here?
This is the most influential band in the rock era. They wrote most of their music, and changed their style so rapidly that no other artist (s) could match them. Elvis Presley was undoubtedly a good singer, but his songs were written for him by other people. The Rolling Stones first learned how to write songs by watching Lennon and McCartney, and their style never evolved anything like the Beatles did. Brian Wilson may have been on a par with Lennon-McCartney as far as creativity goes, but the total body of his work does come close to the Beatles! This is like comparing Shakespeare with Neil Simon! The difference in the relative quality of their work is that much above almost all of their contemporaries.
[Newest]Even if you don't care for the songs of The Beatles, (everyone is entitled to their opinions I guess, ) one still must look at the effect they have had on artists who came after them, and the innovations they made to the studio.
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2Led Zeppelin
THE most influentual band ever. I bet if Micheal Jackson was still alive, Jackson five would be nowere on this list

d3rrick95

led zeppelin is amazing jimmy page john bonham john paul jones robert plant four of the most talented musicians ever

rockman

First off, it's spelled led zeppelin, not zepplin. No band could match the aura of zeppelin. Within one hour that the people got the news that they were touring, all the tickets would be sold out. They outsold the Beatles and the stones put together 40-1
[Newest]Still listening today, still the best.

3Pink Floyd
Awesome song writing, music, voices, totally started a "new" progressive kind of music
No seems to remember who founded the band, Syd Barrett. He started the band, gave it its name and wrote most of their songs until he took too many drugs, misbehaved and got kicked out. You know Roger Waters for many years wrote Pink Floyd's songs about him after he was kicked out.
Pink floyds songs are awesome amazing singer and guitarist

rockman

[Newest]Their music stylings and unbelievably memorable lyrics make them number one in my eyes. Musical magicians!

4Jackson 5
Of course the Jackson 5... They will alwasy live in the hearts of all who grew up to there beautiful music... Michael was amazing as a little boy/young teen frontman...

love4mjj

Was a great Band, just think that in this band was Michael Jackson!

Laryssa

Popular in the late 60's?
NOT.
They were unheard of outside of their home town of Gary, Indiana until "I Want You Back" was released at the very end of December in 1969.
The album itself did not even chart until January of 1970.
[Newest]Mane my favorite boy band

Ajkloth


5Heart
They were absolutely brilliant! One, if not the best of female bands.
A personal favourite of mine. I have quite a few of their albums

Saw them in concert just this week and they are beyond great. Unbelievable how good the lead singer sounds. Best vocalist I've ever heard and one of the Top 5 hard rock shows I've ever seen.
Were brilliant?!?! ARE BRILLIANT! Just KILLED at the Greek last summer. One of the best bands and singers ever - male or female.

6Queen
How could Heart be ahead of Queen? You don't know what music is

rodoglez

YOU PEOPLE ARE SERIOUS? HAVE YOU HEARD BOTH QUEEN AND HEART?! :(

stevebobjo

No, I say Queen is the most influential ever. Look at Lady Gaga... Hm...

Radio Gaga
Lady Gaga

I see something going on here
[Newest]All time favorites by them and the Beatles but still

7The Doors
Hypnotic, rich music, combined with poetic lyrics and a strong presence overall - the band, that seduces you, strips you naked, opens up your head and chest and dares you to look inside, to dig deeper every time you face fear and death, to go crazy and embrace the path you choose. Their music was bluesy, solid rock, individual and really influential, it had a message, it was like a door to a hidden face of our surrounding reality. And, no, I don't do drugs.
All the best frontmen were REALLY messed up... John Morrison was no exception. A brilliant young man (and fun to look at laugh out loud) who, unfortunately, had serious problems. He was a true poet. Robby Kreiger paved the way for electronic music through the years, and provided some of the most melodic tunes of the era. He was, in short, extremely overrated. The Doors broke the mold... And there will never be another band like them.
The most unique band ever. A poetic genius on the mic( as well as a drunk and an LSD abuser) but none the less a genius. Robbie Krieger is also quite possibly the most underrated guitar player of al time. Just cause the music was differnet doesn’t mean his talent wasn’t there...
[Newest]The greatest band ever!

8The Rolling Stones
Jagger-Richards, Aftermath, Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goats Head Soup.

And Mick Taylor's lead guitar playing (1969-74).
The longest running band of all time really 1500 hundred dollars a ticket and still filling arenas obviously just as influential as any of the above bands and jaggers intencity speaking which wheres ozzy on this list and what about maynard slayer no mention of the darker side of music Michael jackson is a creepy weird man yet the 5 make top 5 really come on this is bogus
Grew up in the greatest era of music in history. A lot of unbelievably, really great bands. But nobody touches the stones. When the last note fades away, they are just quite simply alone at the top!
[Newest]The stones should be number one and stones always crush Beatles

9The Who
This is the greatest band of all time. Zeppelin has nothing on this innovative group. With the rock opera Tommy they made albums like The Wall possible. They were probably the best and most talented live band as well, each person brought a uniqueness to the group. The best scream in history in Wont Get Fooled Again, introspective songs people could relate too, and music that ROCKS! The Who are underrated, innovative, spectacular legends.
This was a monster of a band during the 70's. With Heart's original line up, only a few could claim to have ever had their musical talent. Ann Wilson on Lead Vocals, Michael Derosier on drums, Steve Fossen playing bass and three of the most underrated guitar players of all time Nancy Wilson, Roger Fisher and Howard Leese. HEART could play with the best of them and if they would have been able to stay together they would have easily dominated rock music well into the 21st century.
I like majority of the bands on this list but.. How is the Who #8? The Rolling Stones should be somewhere in the top five as well, which is crazy.
[Newest]Saw The Who live once! Absolutely brilliant they were. Should be on the top five at least.

10Bob Dylan
Dylan's amazing lyrics and ability to adapt to various instrument styles makes him one of the most influential musicians of his era. On a completely separate note, why has Grateful Dead only gotten 0.2%!?!
Bob Dylan is the father of a lot of things we correlate with Rock. He should be WAY highter on this list
Are you kidding? Beatles over Bob Dylan? You must be joking. Without Dylan there would be no modern music these days.
[Newest]The greatest living poet, has written some of the greatest songs ever and covered by so many other great artists

The Contenders

11Jimi Hendrix
Jimi 'the dead God' Hendrix revolutionized the electric guitar and spearheaded psychedelic rock like no one before or since. The fact that he is 9th on this list is ridiculous to me. I'm sorry but if you cannot see the beauty that Jimi communicates through his music I just feel sorry for you. I am 16 & know for a fact that he is a master of not just the guitar but music as well. Please, go light a candle & throw on a Hendrix record. You won't be dissapointed, I promise.
"Music is my religion" - Jimi Hendrix
I loved Jimi Hendrix, he could really rock out on his guitar.
Jimi Hendrix was one of those people who should have lived because the world would be totally different like ozzy he was one who was suppose to live and he did and he is still going

12Elvis Presley
Without this man there would have been no beatles, no rolling stones and probably a lot more bands who would not have formed themselves, unfortunately he is responsible for cliff richards
Elvis is THE KING, THE BEST, EVERYTHING! Without him we'd be stuck with crappy music. He brought a new era, he was a humble, nice, caring person. He has sold more than ANY other solo artist in the world... EVER! What an accomplishment! Elvis changed the world forever, and still is changing it! Without Elvis, there is nothing.
You could dance and sing with Elvis' music. I have many great memories from the late 50's and into the 60's of Elvis' songs and music that I loved to dance to at Teen Town and enjoy with my friends at home! He really rocked during those days, and his music continues to rock and roll.
[Newest]Greatest artist of all time!

13The Eagles
The eagles should be on top. THEY're awesome! Come on people listen to their music and at least vote for the right band to get first! I mean seriously? The eagles"12"? Come on.. Without this people, we wont know about music especially the guitarist part. come'on people!
A real class one band. I have listened their songs more than one thousand times but I swear that each time I explore anew THE EAGLES. I recommend that every single soul should at least hear it once, then become a fan of their fame. Thanks. Bye. Navee Rehman.
Heart in front of the Eagles. Are you serious. I really cannot take you seriously.
[Newest]The eagles is friend's GOD

14Aerosmith
AEROSMITH IS JUST LEGENDARY!

STEVEN TYLER-AWESOME LEAD SINGER AND SEX SYMBOL
JOE PERRY-SEXY GUITARIST
TOM HAMILTON-CUTE
BRAD WHITFORD-AWESOME GUITARIST AS WELL
JOEY KRAMER-GREAT AT THE DRUMS
Legends. Greatest artists on the planet. No-one will ever exceed their status and ability.
I LOVE Steven Tyler. Without him the band would be nothing. Lead singer The best

15David Bowie
Bowie should be at the top of that list so inspirational admire him so much such a great vocalist and amzing at writing lyrics, such an amazing man and tye most outrageous fashion sense which is one thing I admire so much I'm 14 years old and to be able to do what bowie does would be a dream come true to e bale to walk around in the stuff he wore and not care what anyone thinks is just fantastic
Most successful artist whether be music or lyrics, undoubtedly, and with the most harmonious evolution over time.
Just after Johan-Sebastian Bach!
Bowie should be up there with Pink Floyd. They both put on the most Fabulous stage shows. They are the most creative artists and most definitely the best rock 'n roll in the 70s besides the Beatles.
[Newest]I love David Bowie. And like the others here said he should be way up.

16Eric Clapton
I cannot believe Clapton is this far down the list.
What the F is EC doing 18th on the list? He's a legend who far surpasses most of the bands listed higher in ranking.

17Michael Jackson
MJ should be #1. Are you all crazy?! He may not have been the best singer, blah blah blah... But he WAS the best, most influential, and most talented performer there ever was or ever will be. Y'all are trippin... #54. Whatever dudes. And how is the jackson 5 on the list twice... And before MJ?! Really? Get your facts straight.
Just have to say he should be #1
Are you kidding? He should be number ONE! He's the best! He's called THE KINNG OF POP!

18The Allman Brothers Band
The greatest band ever. Just a group of spectacularly gifted musicians who could play anything. They continued to evolve, even through the tragic deaths of Duane Allman and then Berry Oakley. I can only imagine what they might have been had those two not passed.
The Allman brothers have always been a great bunch of musicians "no side shows, theatrics or tricks" just great musicians playing great music.
What else can you say except... Fillmore East! That will live forever,... I rest my case, your honor.

19Simon & Garfunkel
ONE OF THE GREATEST AND LONGEST LASTING PERFORMERS, HIS MUSIC WAS ENJOYED BY ME 64 YEARS OLD AND MY DAUGHTER 25 YEARS OLD.
The greatest musicians of all time. This list is crap.

20The Velvet Underground
Was the spaeter von raus kam, Lou Reed, John Cale... Schon Spitze!

21Billy Joel
Come on guys billy joel has some of the catchiest songs

22The Hollies
Loved The Hollies, they bring back some happy memories.

23Kiss
The Forefathers of ROCK N' ROLL DURING THE 70S
These guys were at they're prime!
Voted most popular band by teenagers in America
Most controversial
The most branded brand then and now
Most revolutionary, set the bar for what a rock concert should be like
Sold the most tickets
Most merchandise
Most fans
Had their OWN MOVIE for pete's sake!
First band to EVER debut for solo albums from all four members on the
SAME DAY!
Most popular band in the 70s? You better believe it! Then and now
Case closed! ;)

KISS Is The Basis Of 70's Rock.

24Moody Blues
Nobody, but nobody can top the Moody Blues in continuing touring for so many years and still sounding like they did in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90, 2000 and to the very present day. Their talent supersedes any other group. Their songs are known worldwide, they have sellout crowds wherever they go and their music is timeless. It's just as valid today as it was when the songs were recorded. They'll always be #1 in my book.
These guys are the best band ever and are still going. They started in the 60's and are still touring and writing songs and singing the tunes that have influenced three generations of fans. I'll be on their Moody Blues Cruise in March and I'll see them again this year when they tour in the fall. They are brilliant!
The Moody Blues music is timeless, a classic band who are still around performing, selling out venues. What does that tell ya? They have the most loyal, devoted fan base who truly gets it. The Moody Blues made beautiful, incredible music.
[Newest]I agree. They have been a mainstay in Rock and Roll for many years. Chicago is another. The Moody Blues and Chicago both belong into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So many hits in 3 different decades for both groups. No other group has done that consistently.

25Bee Gees
Totally, totally untouchable. The best group ever by several light years. No group now, or in the future, will ever get anywhere near them.

Number 1 Bee Gees fan
Gréât songs, sexy guys, super creativity
They wrote songs for other famous singers that made it to 1# and remained top longer than others
[Newest]The Bee Gees rocked. Where would disco be without their talent.

26Ike and Tina Turner
Pure funk and soul
Nobody worked harder thn this duo with their music and dances!

27The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys should be way higher, a lot of great hits, and came out with an album last year that was in the top 5... lets see the stones or kiss do that... not to mention the fact that the Beach Boys have had 3 times the top 40 hits that Kiss ever thought of having.
Come on - they actually were the only bad that knocked out the Beatles in a number 1 slot. Also Paul McCartney gives Pet Sounds high praise.
The Beach Boys should be number 1, Brian Wilson a genius

28The Carpenters
Beautiful music that reached many people throughout the world. A real tragedy with the death of Karen Carpenter. There music is still very popular.
THE LATE GREAT KAREN AND RICHARD CARPENTER 2 MUSICAL GENIUSES!
With the unique voice of Karen & the beautiful harmonies Richard wrote, much of my youth was spent listening to these guys.
[Newest]Karen Carpenter had the most beautiful voice I've ever heard. She is missed greatly!

29Marvin Gaye
One of the best of all time

30Black Sabbath
The original heavy metal band. They should be number 1 because without them every metal and hard rock band would not even exist.
I can't believe they're not already on the list. Black Sabbath RULES
Best band of the 70's bar none! Ozzy's best years by far and they haven't been killed by over-playing on the radio like Led Zepplin.
[Newest]Always be number 1 on my list

31Janis Joplin
Most powerful female voice; no one is her equal.
I love her. She was amazing women with unique talent and voice.

Sid

I'm a huge fan. Interesting there are so few women on these lists

32Gladys Knight
The Empress Of Soul had mega hits in the 60's and 70's: Grapevine, Neither One of Us, Midnight Train To Georgia, If I Were Your Woman, The Way We Were, Imagination, On and On ^^ many more.

33YES
Saw Yes in the mid seventy's awesome band!
Virtuosity at every instrument. The most musically talented band of the seventies by far.
Say them when they backed Janis Joplin at the Albert Hall.
[Newest]Incredibly talented musicians, totally unique style and sound in that era.

34Supertramp

35Creedence Clearwater Revival
One of the most creative and best US rock group from the 70ests
Amazing California band with a deep south sound. Southern rock at its finest. Enough HITS for three albums!
Obviously Creedence is the best. No contest. People who thing anything different tell me this: Who sang "Fortunate son"? Yeah, CCR all the way.

36Diana Ross and The Supremes
Diana Ross paved the way for many performers. No one had a sound quite like the Supremes headed by Diana Ross. Still a legend in her own right.

37Cheap Trick
Very under appreciated band, but they can rock hard.
The greatest bar band to ever come out of America.
One of the most underrated, but greatest bands.

FearlessFreep

[Newest]Why are these guys not in the Rock Hall

38ABBA
Record sales, beautiful voices, musical, what more is there to say. This was an incredibly popular band in the seventies and remains popular today, having the second spot in the UK's best selling albums list. They had eight wonderful albums and several hits, unfortunately only one in the US. ABBA is my favorite seventies band, because of the music. It's sad, but most people are unable to look past the band's cheesy appearance and lyrics, and see the brilliance in the music.
They revolutionized pop, put Sweden on the map, and had fans all over the world before anyone even thought of the internet. Two ladies with voices that no one could ever copy, and two gentlemen who put some of the most beautiful melodies into mainstream pop. Say what you will, but I absolutely love them.
So many of theirs that still catch my attention and make me wanna dance, after all these years. That's what makes it one of the best groups for me.
[Newest]Heartbroken that they never came together again. The best group from the 70s.

39The Kinks
The Kinks should be in top five. Most underrated group of all. Ray Davies is a one of a kind writer. It is an insult to have some of the people listed above the Kinks. They don't belong in the same conversation.
They should be at least in the top ten, they were extremely versatile and have influenced many groups from the past and present but still, they are impossibly underrated which is deeply saddening!
My favorite band of all time. On Face to Face, Village Green, Lola vs Powerman, and Arthur they could do no wrong. Didn't tour in America at the height of their powers do to legal problems and it severely hurt their popularity. One of a kind.
[Newest]One of the best bands of all time as well as in the 60's and 70's.

40Sex Pistols

41The Four Seasons
The four seasons invented a new sound that still impresses to this day! Many people don't know that they sing a lot of good songs.
They should be higher, as they are in the hall of fame!

42Neil Young
Not a Neil fan I see, had to scroll all they way down here to find him.
He spoke the truth and nothing but the truth so help me God!
I was quite dissapointed to see him this far down the list. His guitar playing abilities alone should place him much higher on this list.

43Sweet
Brian Connolly's voice is amazing! At least in the earlier days for them. They weren't superb however they're singing abilities may possibly have been the best! Better than Queen who've ripped them off completely.
Great group here! I'm surprised enough to even see it on this list. They have a lot of good songs but only a few of them are really original.

AlexandeHoyte

The sweet started glam rock their the most underrated 70's band

44Jefferson Airplane
Under appreciated in their day because they were a bit ahead of their time.

45New Seekers
Eve, Graham, peter doyle and lyn paul really made this band a class act.

46The Turtles
Funny name but no one knows who they r

47Grateful Dead
Dead Should be #1
Jerrys THE MAN

48Grand Funk Railroad
They are without a doubt the most known unkwons of the underground, but definetly one of my top ten..
One of the top Rock groups ever. Sold out many outdoor arenas. Many Top 40 hits. Deserve their recognition in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nothing better than the song " I can hear him in the morning"

49The Animals
THERE IS... A HOUSE... IN NEW ORLEANS...
Love to hear Eric sing, very sexy voice and just sexy! Under-rated definitely

50Alice Cooper
Alice is still great and still puts out great albums. Alice had a ton of hits in the 70's as a solo artist and with the original band as well and there is nothing like an Alice stage show.
Great onstage as well as off

51Linda Ronstadt
Power, range, great entertainer, so hard to pick a favorite song, to many to choose from, okay I'm going "Heatwave"
Beautiful woman, beautiful voice Should be ranked higher
The best female singer, ever.

52Fleetwood Mac
The best music from the 70's and 80's, one of the best selling bands of all time and it's obvious why.
Should be much higher. Like the eagles they were all musical.
The best Rock and Roll Group next to the Eagles...

53Emerson, Lake & Palmer

54Boston
so great with the tom scholz brad delp combo.
the most underrated band ever!
BEST BAND EVAR!

wolf10

If any music can be both driven rock and beautiful at the same time - it was Boston. Great melodies with a good beat. Incredible guitar and keyboards forming awesome musical interludes.
Boston's vocal and guitar harmonies remain signature rock accomplishments. Boston took the best of the past and created the future of harmonic and melodic rock and roll.

55King Crimson
Awesome, changes every few years so never get boring. Fripp is outstanding.
Lets here Epitaph, you may say that it happens only for the others.A. sOUFARGI

56James Taylor
Sweet baby blue eyes!
James Taylor is the best artist there will ever be.
Very unique in everything he presents...

57The Grass Roots
If your stereo speakers could belt out COOL, then Grass Roots are playing. Sounded way ahead of their time.
One of the top groups of the late 60's and early 70's with many top 40 hits to their credit.
The Grass Roots is an American rock band that charted frequently between 1966 and 1975

58O'Jays
100% SUPERNATURAL GROUP WITH AWESOME LYRICS.

59Electric Light Orchestra
One of the greatest and most unique bands of all time. Misunderstood and misinterpreted, ELO and Jeff Lynne did things with music that no other band has done since. Each album is different and every song is highly diverse with a unique mix of beautiful melodies, stunning orchestral counter-melodies, rock rhythms, electronic/synth effects, spacey effects, etc. Often perceived as 'cheesy' by a lot of rock snobs but is truly TRIPPY on many levels and may take multiple listen-throughs on some albums to hear whats REALLY going on. Incredible.
Absolutely a hit making group that was different than the rest. Had many top 40 hits. More than several groups that are currently in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. They deserve their place in history.

60The Jackson 5
Can You Feel? Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight... Amazing group. Michael and his brother made magic.
This is one of my favorite bands growing up and I always used to come home after school and listend to it nonstop

61Leonard Cohen
I never knew who he was until an ex roommate had me listen 10+ years ago. Never realized how many different variety he played including in movies. I can now pockets him out its amazing thank you
The most amazing singer and song writer.. A legend!
Saw live in Christchurch nz just bloody incredible

62Cream
Legendary eric clapton ginger baker jack bruce. no greater supergroup than these 3
All 3 were masters of there instrument

63Peter, Paul and Mary
Iconic in their persistence to sing about peace. Harmony and consitent audiences until Mary passed on.

64The Mamas & the Papas
Everyone love them, if they listen, fantastic
Speaks to the heart, thanks Cass

65Black Oak Arkansas

66Crosby, Stills & Nash
The most intricate harmonies and deep meaningful music of any era. With out a doubt they were American's Beatles.

67Dave Mason
Most underrated musician of all-time... Listen to any of his albums and you will get an immediate respect for his music... See him in concert and you will be a fan for life.
Dave Mason is still the best, beautiful songs he is an excellent guitar player and singer.

68Lynyrd Skynyrd
There is no WAY Lynyrd Skynyrd is this low! He is a great singer. Lynyrd and Jim Croce should at least be in the top 5, which in fact Jim Croce's real position is actually number 2. I looked it up!
Should be up there with the Allman Brothers. Great band whose time was cut short by a plane crash.
Should be a lot higher

69Johnny Cash
I cannot believe Johnny Cash is this low on the list. Horrible list.

70Flo & Eddie
Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman had a good run with the Turtles, then hooked up with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and had some success there, but their several albums as Flo & Eddie are genius as well as artistically beautiful. They were great on the stage also.

71Genesis
Maybe one of the most influent rock band with gabriel collins banks rutherford and hackett.
Best Band ever of all the time.

72Kate Bush

73Status Quo

74Helen Reddy
This woman made me horny every time I saw her. Her voice was among the best, right up there with Karen Carpenter in talent and looks.

75Neil Diamond
One of the best singer and song writer. Coming to America and Sweet Caroline are the best among many others.
How do you count him out?

76Santana
Gotta love Santana. I've seen them 4 times - the first was the early 70's in Milwaukee.
Top 10 guitarist ever. In my opinion.
In my opinion there's two Masters Guitar Players with the best sound and no one comes any closer when they play with deep Feelings They are the Best. Mr. Carlos Santana & Mr. Eric Clapton. Like I said is my opinion I am also a Guitar playerand I know what I'm saying.

77Herman's Hermits
PETER no one IS THE BEST OF THE BEST AND THE GREAT OF THEM ALL
I remember how I felt when I heard them sing. It bothers me I can not remember their names. Can anyone help?

78Slade
SLADE should be in the Top 10 of any 1970's rock list!
Before KISS.

79Jethro Tull
Tull (Ian Anderson) are one of the best bands of all time. They have been going for so long and have played many different genres of music not to mention the number of albums sold. They are still touring. can't beat that.
All time best overall music.. Original genre... Follows no pattern.. But is above the standard... Unbelievable timing, modulations, effects... Just unbelievable...

80Sonny & Cher
Sonny and cher made me a very happy person in California at the age of 16 being all alone I ENJOYED LISTING TO I've GOT YOU BABE

81STYX
Had more hits than the Velvet Underground, Parliament, The Beastie Boys, Run DMC, and The Staple Singers combined.
Greatest BAND EVER! Enough said...
Very underrated musicianship. Tommy Shaw is a amazing talent

82The Zombies
They should be higher than this number! They were an awesome band despite being so underrated.
Brilliant keyboard player; Rod Argent, coupled with brilliant lead voice; Colin Bluntstone equals brilliant group!

83Sly & The Family Stone
Ya gotta have some funk on the list!!!!!!

84Delaney & Bonnie

85Jefferson Starship

86Dave Clark Five
I like their theme "Because"
Best rock band of that era for me anyway!

87Ted Nugent
PAPA Nugent is the greatest. I went deer hunting with him last year on his ranch. It was on The Animal Planet. I found him to be a down home kind of man with no proud attitude. He wasn't a star in his eyes. You were an equal in his view.

88Petula Clark

89Good Rats

90Carly Simon
Loved this girl! All her songs were so heartfelt and I loved every minute of them. I am still a fan.
I'm going back to re-discover singers I liked. Carly is one.

91T. Rex
Unicorn even better period

92The Real Thing

93The 5th Dimension

94Raspberries

95America
Songs like Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Daisy Jane and Sister golden hair are some of the best of the 70's.
Greatest harmonizers of all time.
Great music and and song writers

96Melanie
Was the breakout performer at Woodstock in '69. She continues to sing all over the world with her message of peace, love and light.
Should be much higher.

97Three Dog Night
A great group of the 60's & 70s. I followed them through my 1st & 2nd Navy enlistments and like them to this very day as a now 72 year old man. Their music to me is timeless.
Legendary group from the 70's. Played in 2 super bowls.
Fun tempo variation. What a variety of music they played. 59 and still listen to this old stuff
[Newest]Listen every time I play pool

98Griffin
The most underated band in the history of American Metal rock, ever, Music Talents, Monster Rockers, your collection, is empty with out them.
One word only, AUSOMBAND...

dimis1950


99Diana Ross

100Martha and the Vandellas

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