Greatest Rock Bands of the '70s


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121The Groundhogs

Great power trio, along with the Experience and Mahogany Rush.

I have a few albums are they are a top band with a 'blues' slant. Mr TS Mcphee is a master guitarist - Split is probably my favourite album while sont 3744 James Rd is my favourite song from album Hogwash... just love when Tony kicks the wah pedal at beginning of lead break, I think it's the sound of the switch, ?

122BadfingerBadfinger was a British rock band that, in their most prolific lineup, consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Bob Jackson.

Great guitar scape sounds of Peter Ham

One of England's best guitar soundscape and writer in Peter Ham

123Mott the Hoople

Criminally ignored. Amazing music that puts me in a good mood!

124Atlanta Rhythm Section
125Gentle GiantGentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members.
126Good Rats

Sorry but steve nix can't touch annie haslam 5 octave voice and renaissance is a classic rock opera band who was way ahead of their time where steve nix was more pop rock

Very good artists music few will understand

Next to Fleetwood Mac had the best female vocals with Annie Haslam

Loved their themes and their varied genres


Have you heard the guitar solo in green grass and high tides?

129Dead or Alive
130Captain Beefheart

Creativity should not be rated so low

131Procol HarumProcol Harum are an English rock band formed in 1967. They contributed to the development of progressive rock, and by extension, symphonic rock.

This band is so under rated. Wish the rock stations would play more of them.

This is Trower in the early days. Awesome.

Gary Brooker piano playing and vocals are breathtaking at times... Check out "The Final Thrust" on Ninth and "Wizard Man" on Something Magic

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Roadrunner is rocking so is get on

133Humble Pie

Gave the world the great Peter Frampton

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134The Four SeasonsV2 Comments
135SurvivorSurvivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978 by Jim Peterik. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s, garnering many charting singles, especially in the United States.
136Mike Oldfield

Most of our generation thrashed this as we did Pink Floyd

137Small Faces

Are you lot having a laugh? Tin soldier was one of the first rock songs ever made!

138The J. Geils Band

One of the best live shows, they would blow the house out. J Geils totally underrated as a guitarist, he could play anything, hard rock to funk


Smooth harmonies from these soft rockers. - FMFDoc

140WhitesnakeWhitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

White Snake has a great sound for the guitar. - joe0400

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