Best Rock Bands of the '60s and '70s

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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.

Kiss was a great band of the 70's and rode the wave of Glam Rock but what they lacked musically they made up in there live shows. The first time I saw Kiss was in Indianapolis at the old convention center opening up for the James Gang when Tommy Bolin took over for Joe Walsh and Blue Oyster Cult. I doubt to many bands wanted Kiss as a opener!

Of the two decades, KISS was only active in the 70's. They were so great in that decade that they should be in the top 10, behind the Beatles and a handful of the groups that existed in both decades.

22Mad Dogs & Englishmen
23Van HalenVan Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
24The StoogesThe Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are ...read more.
25CreamCream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

In my white room with black curtains... Great creative talent

26T. RexT. Rex were an English glam rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex, released four folk albums under this banner.

Without Marc Bolan there would of never been Glam Rock... Marc was a incredible artist. There are few bands of the 70's that could say Marc Bolan and T- Rex wasn't a huge influence to buy a guitar...including myself!

27Golden Earring
28New York Dolls
29Patti Smith GroupV1 Comment
30Asia
31Supertramp
32Wishbone Ash
33The Hollies
34The ByrdsThe Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
35The Guess WhoThe Guess Who was a Canadian rock band formed in 1962. The band was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is mostly known for their hit "American Woman".
36The 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.
37The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceThe Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.
38Judas PriestJudas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date.
39RushRush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
40The Sweet

Powder puff rock at it's best. Glam it was but did you know they were once the loudest recorded rock bands in Europe

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