Best British Rock Bands of 70s

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The rock bands outside of England has been omitted form this list.

The Top Ten

1 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

Yas AMAZINGGG!

2 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

What are you kidding me? If you don't know they are the best rock band ever I want to know if you live on this planet!

Queen were famous in both 70s and 80s.Pink Floyd were famous in different decades.But Led Zeppelin were very popular in 80s until they broke - zxm

3 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
4 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
5 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
6 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.
7 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.
8 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
9 Yes Yes Yes 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.

Pound for pound. Best musicians in one group

Underrated drastically

I researched tousands hours of music but this is the best I could find within mainstream

10 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.

The Contenders

11 The Police The Police The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. They are most known for their songs "Message In A Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close To Me", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne", ...read more.
12 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

Tull should be higher on list. Concert attendance unequalled by other groups.

13 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
14 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Their last-ever recording session was January 3, 1970, and they had several new releases in 1970, so they do barely make it to the qualifying dates.

15 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy Thin 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.

Awesome dueling lead guitars!

16 Stray Stray

Were formed in 1966. They had more than 10 albums during the seventies ( from 1970 till the 00's ). Their best is the first one from 1970 and their second one from 1971. Early Hard rock.

A very hard working band who never let you down with every live performance! A superb great value for money rock band!

17 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
18 Procol Harum Procol Harum Procol Harum are an English rock band formed in 1967. They contributed to the development of progressive rock, and by extension, symphonic rock.

Super super!

19 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.

Number one in my book, Ken Hensley is the best combined songwriter, composer, multi-instrument player musician of all-time, and Mick Box just keeps getting better.

THIS IS TERRIBLE THERE SO GOOD HELP ME

20 Incredible Hog

Made one album in 1973 and it sounds almost like ACDC 1976-1977. This album is really incredible!

21 Electric Light Orchestra Electric Light Orchestra The Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.
22 Slade Slade

Just a great bad with great songs. What a fantastic live act.

One of the best rock bands of the 70’s

23 N.S.U.

They made one album in 1969 and several singles in the seventies. They sound is close to sixties " Cream "

24 May Blitz

Made two Hard Rock albums ( 1970 and 1971 ).

25 Man

Their best known single is " Erotica " from 1969 ( also in their first album of 1969 ). Moved on in the seventies as a heavy-Prog band with many albums.

26 The Soft Machine

Their first two albums are psychedelic rock ( 1969 - 1970 ). Later they became an Prog-rock band.

27 Toe Fat
28 Sex Pistols Sex Pistols The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, they are considered one of the most influential acts in the history ...read more.

The best band of the seventies. - shawnwalker

29 The Sweet The Sweet
30 Status Quo Status Quo Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 ...read more.
31 Elias Hulk

Made one Hard Rock album in 1970

32 Head Machine

One Hard Rock album in 1970 ( Orgasm ). This is Pre-Uriah Heep featuring Ken Hensley. Other Pre-Uriah Heep band was " The Gods " but this was late sixties.

33 Freedom

Started in the sixties and made several albums during the seventies. Their style is Hard Rock / Heavy Blues-Rock.

34 Jerusalem

Made one album in 1972 produced by Deep Purple Ian Gillan. High speed Hard Rock.

35 Leaf Hound

Made two very heavy ( more heavy than Led Zeppelin ) Hard Rock albums in the year 1970.

36 East of Eden

Started as psychedelic rock in the sixties and made later on prog-rock albums in the seventies.

37 Edgar Broughton Band Edgar Broughton Band

Their early albums are pretty heavy.

38 Ginhouse

Hardrock / prog band that released one album in 1971

39 Fresh Maggots

1971 album that mixed folk with heavy violent fuzz guitars.

40 Clear Blue Sky
41 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
42 Genesis Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

Genesis were an English rock band formed in 1967

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