Best American Rock Bands of 70s

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Most of the rock bands of 70s are british but there are some greatest american rock bands of 70s.

Including all sub-genres of rock

The Top Ten

1 Eagles Eagles The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
2 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".
3 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
4 Blue Öyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult Blue 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".
5 KISS KISS Kiss 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.

Never been any better than the average garage band.

6 Boston Boston Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.
7 Ramones Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.
8 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

A couple of Brits as members, were they really an American band?

Fleetwood isn't's pure American.I didn't include them.don't know who added them - zxm

9 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

The majority of their activity took place in the 60's, but Jim Morrison died in July of 1971, making them easily the greatest American rock band of the 70's.

You must be trying to regurgitate the old quote: "singularly meaningless psychedelic non-sequitirs", which in reality applies to all rock lyrics save the loftiest of Dylan's, S&G's, and Lennon/McCartney's. True that they don't top the Lads, the Glimmer Twins, or Zep, but they beat all the American entries by a mile, and most of the pretenders to the throne like Tyler, Rose, etc are simply bad Jim Morrison imitators.

Oxford hyphen, writer's discretion. Apologies on the spelling.
I see now that you are the OP, but are pretending not to be.
Amateur? I was there at Venice Beach that summer, how about you?

10 Kansas Kansas Kansas 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".

The Contenders

11 The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band The 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.
12 Grateful Dead Grateful Dead
13 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Phony "working-class hero" who never had a real job, or an original musical idea.

14 Crosby, Stills & Nash

It's really Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, which is just 2 Americans, plus a Canadian and an Englishman. Not really an American band at all.

Beautiful harmonies. Moronic politics.

15 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.
16 The Marshall Tucker Band
17 Black Oak Arkansas
18 Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Railroad
19 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
20 The Doobie Brothers
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