Greatest 60s and 70s Singers and Bands

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21KissKiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

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! ;)

Hurts my Ears just thinking about how bad KISS sound.!

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22The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

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.

Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys' songwriter, possesses an astonishing talent and is still active today. The Beach Boys deserve at the very least Top Ten billing.

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.

They are amazing they are the best and they should be number 1!

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23Ike and Tina Turner

Pure funk and soul
Nobody worked harder thn this duo with their music and dances!

After they broke up and later divorced, Tina Turner went solo and performed her cover of Missing You, much to John Waite's dismay, along with her personal favorite, What's Love Got to Do with it. - playstationfan66

24Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .

It's Marvin Gaye. That's all you need to say.

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25Bee GeesThe Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

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

They wrote songs for other famous singers that made it to 1# and remained top longer than others

Amazing, inspirational songs. Such a variety of genres. Unbelievable creativity and talent.

Adored them. Danced my booty off to their music.

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26Moody 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.

Day's of future passed is a classic. The Moody Blues carved out a very special niche in the music of the late 60's and early 70's. They took those of us who are borderline bi-polar on a special trip into sanity.

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27The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.

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.

What else can you say except... Fillmore East! That will live forever,... I rest my case, your honor.

The Allman brothers have always been a great bunch of musicians "no side shows, theatrics or tricks" just great musicians playing great music.

The most original and influential band in American history. Just ask any band who influenced them the most. Hands down it's The Allman Brothers Band.

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28Supertramp

What! Should be top 5 for Paris Live if nothing else.

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29Gladys Knight

What a talent. I love all her music.

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.

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30Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.

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.

Always be number 1 on my list

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31YESYes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.

Totally agree saw them twice in early to mid 70's exceptional musicians and as you commented unique to the era, superb live performances.

Incredibly talented musicians, totally unique style and sound in that era.

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.

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32The 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.

Real music geniuses. Give credit where credit is due.

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33Diana 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.

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34The KinksThe Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

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!

They should be higher because so many bands' biggest songs were covers of some of their songs, that tells you how influential they were.

One of the best bands of all time as well as in the 60's and 70's.

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35The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

Shine shine, shine boots of leather

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36The 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.

Really unique sound that was different at the time. Should be a top 10 group

Great band, Frankie is one of the greatest singers of all time.

Just love their music - never tire of listening to it

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37Elton John

One of the best singers of all time. He is known for his Grammy Award Nomination of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (off the Soundtrack to The Lion King). He also produced It's a Boy Girl Thing and did one of the songs to the 2006 film. His songs are the best (including the theme song to DreamWorks' The Road to El Dorado). - playstationfan66

Elton John Is Simply AMAZING! He is a musical GENIUS! I'm 15 years old and he is my absolute favorite singer ever! I play the piano and I would love to be able to play the way he does! His music is so beautiful!

Led Zeppelin will always be my favorite band, but Elton John is what introduced me to music. He will always be one of my idols.

Equal Number 1 for sure, great talent. He and Bernie wrote and composed a great breadth of very popular work.

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38Sex PistolsThe Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.V1 Comment
39Janis JoplinJanis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

Most powerful female voice; no one is her equal.

I love her. She was amazing women with unique talent and voice. - Sid

The pain she went through in life and love came through in her music with such real passion you couldn't help but not love her. A voice you could never forget.

No one will ever match her talent.

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40Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Amazing California band with a deep south sound. Southern rock at its finest. Enough HITS for three albums!

Best American band of the time period

Should be at #1 followed by Elvis then the Beatles

Bring it home. Southern rock...

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