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

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41The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
42Television
43Richard Hell and the Voidoids
44The Ronettes
45Atlanta Rhythm Section
46Paul Revere and The Raiders
47Gentle 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.
48YesYes 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.

Yes someone has messed up YES should be in the top ten! Come on! Fragile, Close to the Edge, Relayer, Topographic Oceans, Going for the One, Tormato, even had a huge comeback in the 80's. Jon Anderson has one of the most distinct voices in progressive rock and Chris Squire is one of the greatest bass players ever. RIP Chris Squire

I have seen Yes twice in early 70's excellent musicians, real deal. Coming in at # 40 someone is mistaken. I'm 64 my favorite Beatles, Pink Floyd, Yes, Zepplin, Doors, Cream saw all live Wow!

49Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
50Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.
51The 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.
52Jefferson AirplaneJefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered the American counterculture movement as well as psychedelic rock. ...read more.
53Animals
54Love
55The Talking Heads

They formed in 1975 so I think this counts

56Thin LizzyThin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.
57Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.
58Blue Oyster CultBlue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".
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