Best American Rock Bands of 70s

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 The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.

They are the most diverse Rock band from the 70's in my opinion, their musical talents were unreal, Joe Walsh is a deadset legend and an amazing guitarist, underrated I think

Lived my life listening to them 🎼

2 Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Living are Detroit during the 60' & 70's 1st fast cars 2nd Motown 3rd rock and there were 4 places always concerts stadiums concert halls the first was Aerosmith opening for REO which Aerosmith became a champ Toys in the Attic

3 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 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".

They should be at number 2... just behind Aerosmith.

5 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.

so so cool

6 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.
7 Boston Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s.
8 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 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.

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?

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.

10 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.

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11 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".
12 Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Railroad, sometimes shortened as Grand Funk, is an American rock band popular during the 1970s, when they toured extensively and played to packed arenas worldwide.

This list is a disgrace, GFR, the greatest American bad at rank 14? Be ashamed.

Should be number 1

13 Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, space rock, for live performances more.
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 The Doobie Brothers The Doobie Brothers is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

Damn good.

16 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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

17 Chicago Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1969. The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” began writing politically charged rock music, and later moved to a softer sound, generating more.
18 The Marshall Tucker Band
19 Van Halen Van 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.
20 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
21 The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.
22 The Cars The Cars are an American rock band that emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1976, with singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, lead guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer more.
23 Steely Dan Steely Dan is an American rock band founded by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals) in 1972.

Incredible tunes,love these guys

24 Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

Heart ♥ are a super band,deserve to be higher up 👆 the list...

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