Greatest Rock Bands of the '70s

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61ZZ TopZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.

ZZ Top impacted rock bringing Southern Rock into classic rock great along with Lynyrd Skynyrd

From start to finish dam good music

62King CrimsonKing Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band had numerous band member changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (Guitar). ...read more.

Interesting, I will need to give them listening time

Listen to Red. It's got Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, and John Wetton (pre-Asia). This is one of the greatest bands of all time because they could always find a new sound and still be original.

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63Frank Zappa and The Mothers of InventionThe Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California that served as the backing musicians for Frank Zappa. Their work is marked by the use of sonic experimentation, innovative album art, and elaborate live shows.

Frank Zappa should be in the top10 any musician will say they the best band was the the Mothers

Probably the most underrated guitarist in rock history.

Strange funky weird cool hot rats great album

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64KansasKansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts and later with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind".

How can you have a list of 70's rockers without Kansas? - FMFDoc

65Cheap TrickCheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.

The best American rock band of all time.

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66TriumphTriumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.

Rik Emmitt -most under-rated guitarist and songwriter maybe ever

Oneof the nicest guys and groups in person. Very approachable and human. Did not think too much of themselves

67Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

No one rocked like Seger live in concert in the Seventies.

Some of the greatest songs ever written in my book.. Simple yet extraordinary.

Bob left memories that make me a wealthy soul...

Hands down bob seger is the best rock and roll band there ever will be

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68Bad Company

Bad Company at 60 They out sold almost everyone in the 70's, and probably had more hits then anyone on this list in the 70's, except maybe the stones

Hell ya paul rodgers best vocalist

Surprisingly they put out great albums

Good bikers music

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69Free

Probably the most underrated band of the 70's

They are so good Paul krossof is a very under rated guitar player

The best blues rock singer ever in Rodgers, the magnificent Kossoff on guitar, superbly supported by Fraser and Kirke, they shone all too briefly but they shone like a supernova

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70Wings

This list is a joke, Paul and the Wings put out some of the biggest hits of the decade.

No way is Wings this far down the list. One of the Best bands

With paul at the helm what could be bad, nothing.

Calm down, we all know

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71Def LeppardDef Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

They weren't in the 70s. One of the best in the 80s for sure!

Favorite band of the 1980's, Hysteria was the theme music for many of my teenage adventures, still love definitely Lep and always will consider them true Monsters of Rock!

72Styx

Styx has some very HARD roots in Rock and Roll. Just take a quick listen to Styx I, II and Serpent Rising will prove it. It was carried thru into Equinox and Crystal Ball but DD's relenting and unwavering influence turned the bands direction toward pop and more mellow "top 40" stuff which is were the "underrated" title began. The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Tour has done a lot to show the band in its best light as they continue to pack venues all over the states and around the world! ROCK ON STYX!

Wow, some of you must have lived in a different 70's or perhaps you were not growing up in the 70's. Styx was and is a "top 10" 70's rock band by all means. Too many albums that were all time best!

This band is underrated and better than people rate them. This should be in the top 10!

They're so underrated. - hype

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73Bee GeesThe Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Incredible songwriters and arrangers! Too often associated with disco, they wrote so many other songs and for other artists. Even their disco is great to listen to.

How are the Bee Gees not #1? They are the best band eve!

Very talented family and could write top songs in about 5 mins, which wasn't easy in the 70's because you had to be good, and the competition was fierce

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74Wishbone Ash

This is the band that inspired iron maiden... Check out the seminal album "argus".. It will blow you away... Twin lead guitars set the bar for bands to come...

They certainly deserve a higher ranking - and they are still unbelievable. The melancholic harmonics of their twin lead guitars are unforgettable.

Well we can't all get the limelight but worthy of collecting and should be much higher on list

The guitar work is something to be said a great band don't be afraid to buy there music

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75Moody BluesThe Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.

Classical music inspired rock before anyone else The first concept album, adding poetry to their songs before the doors, innovative and inspiring underrated genius

Fantabulous band of serious musicians. Not always good but when they tried they were one of the best bands. Many top songs and Melancholy Man, a B side to a top hit, was featured in a recent movie cause it's so good. Loved it when I bought the single as a young boy, and still do, as with all MB. No right to be at 66, at least in top 15.

Sit back have a beer or a bone and enjoy the greatness of the moody blues

Outstanding for sure, glad it made the list

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76Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersTom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the lead singer and guitar player, Mike Campbell as the lead guitarist, Ron Blair on bass, Stan Lynch on drums, and Benmont Tench on keyboards.

Tommy boy is just king in his world of songs

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77The Damned
78UFOUFO are an English rock band that was formed in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal.

Agree UFO and Thin Lizzy are awesome but Thin Lizzy are from Ireland. - Metal_Treasure

Force It is one of the best albums ever!

Rock bottom do I need to sat anymore!

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79The 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.

60s no talent bums. There was a nice pop hit after the breakup, in 1970 or 71

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80Mahogany Rush

Classic psychedelic power trio who blow all others away - except for Hendrix and Sabbath.

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