The rock bands outside of England has been omitted form this list.
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.
Best band ever, no doubt.
No doubt ever!
Queen by a gazillion glory miles!
2 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was 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.
I LOVE Led Zeppelin full stop
If this is about a "Rock" band then they have no equal. Queen were an awesome band but I would hardly call them "Rock".
Great, greatest band of all times.
3 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd was 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 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 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 were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. ...read more.
7 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 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.
Yes is an English progressive 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. Their best known song is their 1971 hit "Roundabout" off of their album Fragile.
Pound for pound. Best musicians in one group
I researched tousands hours of music but this is the best I could find within mainstream
10 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.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 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 The Clash
The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
17 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.
Slade are an English rock band from Wolverhampton. They rose to prominence during the glam rock era in the early 1970s, achieving 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones on the UK Singles Chart.
Just a great bad with great songs. What a fantastic live act.
One of the best rock bands of the 70’s
Stray is an English hard rock band formed in 1966. Vocalist Steve Gadd, guitarist Del Bromham, bass player Gary Giles and drummer Steve Crutchley formed the band whilst all were attending the Christopher Wren School in London. Richard "Ritchie" Cole replaced Crutchley in 1968.
Great band, very underrated
A very hard working band who never let you down with every live performance! A superb great value for money rock band!
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.
20 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
21 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.
22 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.
23 The Soft Machine
Their first two albums are psychedelic rock ( 1969 - 1970 ). Later they became an Prog-rock band.
Hardrock / prog band that released one album in 1971
25 The Sweet
The Sweet is a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Their best known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. The group was originally called Sweetshop.
26 Incredible Hog
Made one album in 1973 and it sounds almost like ACDC 1976-1977. This album is really incredible!
27 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.
28 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 Elias Hulk
Made one Hard Rock album in 1970
They made one album in 1969 and several singles in the seventies. They sound is close to sixties " Cream "
31 May Blitz
Made two Hard Rock albums ( 1970 and 1971 ).
32 Leaf Hound
Made two very heavy ( more heavy than Led Zeppelin ) Hard Rock albums in the year 1970.
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.
34 Edgar Broughton Band
The Edgar Broughton Band, founded in 1968 in Warwick, England, was an English psychedelic rock group.
Their early albums are pretty heavy.
35 Toe Fat
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
Supertramp are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. Though their music was initially categorised as progressive rock, they later incorporated a combination of traditional rock, pop and art rock into their music.
38 Bay City Rollers
The Bay City Rollers are a Scottish pop band whose popularity peaked in the mid 1970s. The British Hit Singles & Albums noted they were "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh", and were "the first of many acts heralded as the 'biggest group since the Beatles' and one of the most screamed-at teeny-bopper ...read more.
The very first, original boy band. Came the closest to capturing the essence of Beatlemania. A highly underrated band out of Scotland that deserves to be remembered properly.
Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums ...read more.
40 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.
Started in the sixties and made several albums during the seventies. Their style is Hard Rock / Heavy Blues-Rock.
Made one album in 1972 produced by Deep Purple Ian Gillan. High speed Hard Rock.
43 East of Eden
Started as psychedelic rock in the sixties and made later on prog-rock albums in the seventies.
44 Fresh Maggots
1971 album that mixed folk with heavy violent fuzz guitars.
45 Clear Blue Sky
46 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.
Iron Maiden was started in the mid 70s, with the debut album, even though releasing in 1980, most of the singles on the album had been being performed at clubs and such since their forming.
47 Bad Company
The release of their hit self-titled single “Bad Company” releases in 1975
Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.
Whitesnake released a couple hits before the 70s ended
Free were an English rock band formed in London in 1968, best known for their 1970 signature song "All Right Now".
Easily # 1, appreciation of this fantastic band continues to grow year by year. Rock Blues and Soul, with a pirate, take no prisoners swagger.