Greatest 60s and 70s Singers and Bands

This is a compilation of who I believe is the best from the 60's and 70's!

The Top Ten

1 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 more.

Are you kidding me? #3 that's crap. The Beatles should be #1! The Beatles are the most successful group in history! I'm 15 years old and the Beatles are my favorite band. I mean hearts name will fade into the past along with their music. The Beatles will live forever! They created everything we know. As president Obama said, "Elvis created rock and roll, The Beatles came in and busted the walls down. " We have to keep the Beatles alive, otherwise my generation and generations to come will never know what real music is!

How does the jackson 5 make this list 2 times? The bands who really deserves to be on this list two times is the Beatles. They influenced more bands than any any other in history. There music varied from rock to pop and the Beatles dominated in every genre and still manage to be inspiring to artists always. I'll give up if you can give one artist, just one, that the Jackson Five or Heart influenced then I'll give up. The Beatles had albums upon albums where you can name many of there albums. The two bands ahead of the Beatles had no albums and almost 0 hits. God bless the Beatles for there forever engraved in my memory. By the way, why is the Velvet Underground not on here?

This is the most influential band in the rock era. They wrote most of their music, and changed their style so rapidly that no other artist (s) could match them. Elvis Presley was undoubtedly a good singer, but his songs were written for him by other people. The Rolling Stones first learned how to write songs by watching Lennon and McCartney, and their style never evolved anything like the Beatles did. Brian Wilson may have been on a par with Lennon-McCartney as far as creativity goes, but the total body of his work does come close to the Beatles! This is like comparing Shakespeare with Neil Simon! The difference in the relative quality of their work is that much above almost all of their contemporaries.

Beatles, Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd in top three? This is a miracle, and I am happy to see it. - Stalin

2 Led Zeppelin 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 more.

THE most influentual band ever. I bet if Micheal Jackson was still alive, Jackson five would be nowere on this list - d3rrick95

led zeppelin is amazing jimmy page john bonham john paul jones robert plant four of the most talented musicians ever - rockman

First off, it's spelled led zeppelin, not zepplin. No band could match the aura of zeppelin. Within one hour that the people got the news that they were touring, all the tickets would be sold out. They outsold the Beatles and the stones put together 40-1

Their music will go on forever; my 26 yo son loves them! For that to happens really means their music is timeless! THere is NO ONE that can come close to them! I've never heard a voice like Plant's in my entire life (with the exception of Freddie Mercury)!

3 Pink Floyd 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 more.

I understand why this is number three but at the same time I don't. More people like the Beatles and Led Zeppelin ( I am a huge fan too) more than the number of people who like Pink Floyd the best so that's why they are third buy why they like em better is what I don't understand. I'm not saying that the number one and two are not good I'm saying because I absolutely love them both I'm saying that Pink Floyd id just better in my opinion but it makes complete sense that floyd is 3rd because the number outweigh and its totally predictable seeing as how many fans they have and had but I just had to put in my vote for floyd but all three are like my favourite bands but I've just had more of a personal liking to Pink Floyd more ever since I was like 5 but its really close because on a scale from 1-10 floyd is a 10 and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin are both a 9.5 but yeah I'm not arguing or soundin like a douche I just sorta wanted to say this because I'm in school and bored and not wanting ...more

Awesome song writing, music, voices, totally started a "new" progressive kind of music

Damn everybody who says pink Floyd is only for old guys. I'm a ten year old girl and I love this band to death. And to the person asking if we had forgotten Barrett, we haven't. He really was the beginning of pink Floyd, and seemed a magical bloke before he gave his life to LSD. There are many mixed opinions on him, but I think we should credit him on his naming of the band and his ethereal presence that continued to inspire his bandmates long past his departure. An amazing band. Keep on rocking, Roger.

No seems to remember who founded the band, Syd Barrett. He started the band, gave it its name and wrote most of their songs until he took too many drugs, misbehaved and got kicked out. You know Roger Waters for many years wrote Pink Floyd's songs about him after he was kicked out.

4 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 more.

No other words to describe this band.. THE BEST.

Queen is my life! - Misfire

None equal or better.

How could Heart be ahead of Queen? You don't know what music is - rodoglez

5 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.

Hypnotic, rich music, combined with poetic lyrics and a strong presence overall - the band, that seduces you, strips you naked, opens up your head and chest and dares you to look inside, to dig deeper every time you face fear and death, to go crazy and embrace the path you choose. Their music was bluesy, solid rock, individual and really influential, it had a message, it was like a door to a hidden face of our surrounding reality. And, no, I don't do drugs.

The Doors influence on music is vastly under appreciated. Forget Marilyn Manson, Jim Morrison was the first "rockstar" & he only developed more depth/soul as time rolled on. One of the most original & talented individuals ever to create music, surrounded & assisted with 3 talented musicians in their own right.

Funky man

All the best frontmen were REALLY messed up... John Morrison was no exception. A brilliant young man (and fun to look at laugh out loud) who, unfortunately, had serious problems. He was a true poet. Robby Kreiger paved the way for electronic music through the years, and provided some of the most melodic tunes of the era. He was, in short, extremely overrated. The Doors broke the mold... And there will never be another band like them.

6 Jackson 5 Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, later known as the Jacksons, were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family.

I love Jackson 5 and their song Abc

Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 are literally the best no one at all can compare to them at all! Michael was 5 yrs old when he started and he could hit the highest notes, he could dance all day long and perform. He lost his childhood working all day everyday & he made the best beats. The Jackson 5 deserves to be #1 brotha

Was a great Band, just think that in this band was Michael Jackson!
- Laryssa

I grew up listening to the Jackson 5. I had their music on 45's to play on my record player.

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

Saw them in concert just this week and they are beyond great. Unbelievable how good the lead singer sounds. Best vocalist I've ever heard and one of the Top 5 hard rock shows I've ever seen.

They were absolutely brilliant! One, if not the best of female bands.
A personal favourite of mine. I have quite a few of their albums

Were brilliant?!?! ARE BRILLIANT! Just KILLED at the Greek last summer. One of the best bands and singers ever - male or female.

The all time best Female singers ever to belt out a song

8 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). more.

This group should be somewhere in the top 5. They were 2nd to the Beatles in the 60's an 2nd behind Zeppelin in the 70's among bands. Overall they were relevant in four different decades. How many other artist or bands can say they have these credentials?

Jagger-Richards, Aftermath, Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goats Head Soup.

And Mick Taylor's lead guitar playing (1969-74).

I put the Stones in the top 3. I'm 66 and remember singing Satisfaction on the school bus when I was 12 or 13! They are still rocking! They have adapted to the times and remain top notch. I'm seeing bands that were only together a few years with higher ratings? Wow

The longest running band of all time really 1500 hundred dollars a ticket and still filling arenas obviously just as influential as any of the above bands and jaggers intencity speaking which wheres ozzy on this list and what about maynard slayer no mention of the darker side of music Michael jackson is a creepy weird man yet the 5 make top 5 really come on this is bogus

9 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 more.

This is the greatest band of all time. Zeppelin has nothing on this innovative group. With the rock opera Tommy they made albums like The Wall possible. They were probably the best and most talented live band as well, each person brought a uniqueness to the group. The best scream in history in Wont Get Fooled Again, introspective songs people could relate too, and music that ROCKS! The Who are underrated, innovative, spectacular legends.

As if the rest of their catalog wasn't enough to rocket them to the top, Quadrophenia is likely the greatest album ever produced. It's combines the concept of the rock opera, which they kept coming back to, but after A Quick One (the track) and Tommy, it was perfected here. The band had earned the sophistication in the album. It had bite to it, but ultimately was uplifting. And Entwistle's performance is just ridiculous. My reason for wanting to learn bass.

I probably like The Beatles more, but they basically broke up by the 70s. The Who, on the other hand, were unbelievably strong both decades. I've been addicted to this band's music for a year, and I still loved them before that. Check out Who's Next and The Who by Number, changed my life.

I like majority of the bands on this list but.. How is the Who #8? The Rolling Stones should be somewhere in the top five as well, which is crazy.

10 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

Dylan's amazing lyrics and ability to adapt to various instrument styles makes him one of the most influential musicians of his era. On a completely separate note, why has Grateful Dead only gotten 0.2%!?!

Bob Dylan is the father of a lot of things we correlate with Rock. He should be WAY highter on this list

His lyrics are somewhat different from the others, and when you listen to some of his songs and imagine what actually he meant, gives you goosebumps. Surely a legend and a living great

Are you kidding? Beatles over Bob Dylan? You must be joking. Without Dylan there would be no modern music these days.


The Contenders

11 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

I saw Jimi in 1967 at age 14 (lied to my parents) its been over 50 years and that experience was one ill never forget ever. Anyone that saw him perform would tell you the same thing, it was magical. When he played Manic Depression the whole placed shook. He should be at least 3rd or 4th.

The Eagles are the most iconic rock band group of the '70's. How could anyone vote The Jackson 5 as a more iconic group? That is ludicrous and idiotic in my opinion. They were like so many other boy bands of that era. Other than Michael doing some new dance steps, there was nothing new from this group.

Jimi 'the dead God' Hendrix revolutionized the electric guitar and spearheaded psychedelic rock like no one before or since. The fact that he is 9th on this list is ridiculous to me. I'm sorry but if you cannot see the beauty that Jimi communicates through his music I just feel sorry for you. I am 16 & know for a fact that he is a master of not just the guitar but music as well. Please, go light a candle & throw on a Hendrix record. You won't be dissapointed, I promise.
"Music is my religion" - Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix is a rock god and it's so shocking to see him so low on this list he was amazing in every way and played the guitar in a way that you could feel and hear his soul running through every tune and play - forever living on he is amazing! 0_0

12 Simon & Garfunkel

I'm only 14 and I fell in love with Simon and Garfunkel from the minute I first heard them! If only today's music was this good, what they have out now is garbage.
They should definitely be #1, or at least in the top 10!

The greatest musicians of all time. This list is crap.


13 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

The greatest ever, he was and is total class he laid the groundwork for others to follow in his footsteps. Sold more records than any other solo artist in history. Number 13? All this lot on this list put together couldn't achieve what elvis did. Not only a fantastic artist but a kind and generous man. Nobody but nobody will ever equal him. God bless you darling elvis, YOU are number 1.

Elvis is the greatest singer ever. He stands alone in music history, he changed the world and was a giant in the industry. He is still to this day a very influential artist. Passed away 42 years ago this month, the same number of years he was alive. God bless him.

Without this man there would have been no Beatles, no rolling stones and probably a lot more bands who would not have formed themselves, unfortunately he is responsible for cliff richards

Elvis is THE KING, THE BEST, EVERYTHING! Without him we'd be stuck with crappy music. He brought a new era, he was a humble, nice, caring person. He has sold more than ANY other solo artist in the world... EVER! What an accomplishment! Elvis changed the world forever, and still is changing it! Without Elvis, there is nothing.

14 The Hollies The Hollies The Hollies are a British pop/rock group best known for their pioneering and distinctive three-part vocal harmony style.

Best overall harmonies of the British Invasion groups!

Loved The Hollies, they bring back some happy memories.

Hollies had the best lead singer and finest harmonies of any of the "British Invasion" groups!

Always my favourite from young still love them now old.

15 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

During the 1970s Bowie recorded nearly 10 full studio albums, nearly one per year, each unique and ever so pioneering in lyrics, sound and vision. There is not an album that does not have a cult rock hit on it. He accompanied his music with spectacular theatrical performances, the likes other artist of the time just didn't have the courage to do -- many times he did them in colourful, amost drag-looking attire. He broke boundaries of music, gender and sexuality and presented himself as an androgynous, bisexual singer/songwriter/performer, all this in the conservative era of the 70s. He is also renowned for incredible music collaborations with legends such as Bing Crosby, Mick Jagger and The Queen. To get new sounds and techniques incorporated in his music, he often opted for gifted, but rather obscure musicians to help him on his albums. David Bowie was the definitive trend setter, collaborator and shock figure of the 1970s, a must-go-to inspiration for any musician.

Bowie should be at the top of that list so inspirational admire him so much such a great vocalist and amzing at writing lyrics, such an amazing man and tye most outrageous fashion sense which is one thing I admire so much I'm 14 years old and to be able to do what bowie does would be a dream come true to e bale to walk around in the stuff he wore and not care what anyone thinks is just fantastic

Most successful artist whether be music or lyrics, undoubtedly, and with the most harmonious evolution over time.
Just after Johan-Sebastian Bach!

Bowie should be up there with Pink Floyd. They both put on the most Fabulous stage shows. They are the most creative artists and most definitely the best rock 'n roll in the 70s besides the Beatles.

16 The Eagles The 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 rock.

The eagles should be on top. THEY're awesome! Come on people listen to their music and at least vote for the right band to get first! I mean seriously? The eagles"12"? Come on.. Without this people, we wont know about music especially the guitarist part. come'on people!

Heart in front of the Eagles. Are you serious. I really cannot take you seriously.

A real class one band. I have listened their songs more than one thousand times but I swear that each time I explore anew THE EAGLES. I recommend that every single soul should at least hear it once, then become a fan of their fame. Thanks. Bye. Navee Rehman.

17 Billy Joel Billy Joel William Martin Joel is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s.

Are you kidding me?! The guy who revolutionized Pop and Rock music forever is at 20, below Queen and The Beatles! Plus, he's #80 on the best singers of all time list! He's under Adam Levine and Freddie Mercury and Demi Lovato! This guy would kill it even if he was kicked in the crotch and wearing a shirt way too tight and wearing a mask over his face the exhales steam! This is the lyrical, musical genius that wrote all by himself: "Piano Man", "It's Still Rock and Roll to me", "She's Always a Woman", "Just the Way You Are", "We Didn't Start the Fire", "Only the Good Die Young", "The Longest Time", "The Entertainer"! I just can't express my emotions enough! This guy is pretty much my main inspiration to sing like a 70's guy with tubas and all these instruments by the 2020's! This guy can be described in one word: "God"!

Top 20? Absurd! Top 10 if not better...

Come on guys billy joel has some of the catchiest songs

Billy joel had some of the best in that era

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18 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.


Michael Jackson was great but in the 70's he was mainly part of a group. His real individual fame started in the late 70's through the mid 90's.

Michael Jackson was great but in the 70's he was mainly part of a group. His real individual fame started in the late 70's an went through the mid 90's.

He is amazing, I don't see why he isn't number 1, he may not be as good as the Beatles at singing, but he is the best performer ever!

19 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

The greatest American band of all time

The Beach Boys should be way higher, a lot of great hits, and came out with an album last year that was in the top 5... lets see the stones or kiss do that... not to mention the fact that the Beach Boys have had 3 times the top 40 hits that Kiss ever thought of having.

Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys' songwriter, possesses an astonishing talent and is still active today. The Beach Boys deserve at the very least Top Ten billing.

Come on - they actually were the only bad that knocked out the Beatles in a number 1 slot. Also Paul McCartney gives Pet Sounds high praise.

20 Ike and Tina Turner

My favorite musical group my favorite singer is tina turner

Pure funk and soul
Nobody worked harder thn this duo with their music and dances!

After they broke up and later divorced, Tina Turner went solo and performed her cover of Missing You, much to John Waite's dismay, along with her personal favorite, What's Love Got to Do with it. - playstationfan66

21 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.

One of the best of all time

It's Marvin Gaye. That's all you need to say.


Excellent singer.. with a superb voice...

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22 Bee Gees Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Best harmonizing singers and songwriters for 50 years! They really are the best.

Totally, totally untouchable. The best group ever by several light years. No group now, or in the future, will ever get anywhere near them.

Number 1 Bee Gees fan

These 3 brothers wrote such a variety genre of music. This is so unlike the BEATLES whose music all sounds the same. Very little variety. The Bee Gees should be ranked MUCH higher than #25. They are totally genius!

They wrote songs for other famous singers that made it to 1# and remained top longer than others

23 Supertramp Supertramp 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.

My favourite band.

Brilliant band. Very unique sound.

What! Should be top 5 for Paris Live if nothing else.

A truely underrated band

24 Gladys Knight Gladys Knight Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian and author.

What a talent. I love all her music.

The Empress Of Soul had mega hits in the 60's and 70's: Grapevine, Neither One of Us, Midnight Train To Georgia, If I Were Your Woman, The Way We Were, Imagination, On and On ^^ many more.

She is the "Pip"!

25 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.

The greatest band ever. Just a group of spectacularly gifted musicians who could play anything. They continued to evolve, even through the tragic deaths of Duane Allman and then Berry Oakley. I can only imagine what they might have been had those two not passed.

What else can you say except... Fillmore East! That will live forever,... I rest my case, your honor.

The Allman brothers have always been a great bunch of musicians "no side shows, theatrics or tricks" just great musicians playing great music.

The most original and influential band in American history. Just ask any band who influenced them the most. Hands down it's The Allman Brothers Band.

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26 Diana Ross and The Supremes

Diana Ross paved the way for many performers. No one had a sound quite like the Supremes headed by Diana Ross. Still a legend in her own right.

Gotta love Diana Ross. - playstationfan66

27 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s.

The Kinks should be in top five. Most underrated group of all. Ray Davies is a one of a kind writer. It is an insult to have some of the people listed above the Kinks. They don't belong in the same conversation.

They should be at least in the top ten, they were extremely versatile and have influenced many groups from the past and present but still, they are impossibly underrated which is deeply saddening!

They should be higher because so many bands' biggest songs were covers of some of their songs, that tells you how influential they were.

They were the best thing since Sliced Bread... God Save the Kinks

28 Elton John Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Not only does Elton John have one of the best voices of the century he also has deep meanings to his lyrics and amazing melodies

Elton John's body of work is timeless.

No one bigger in the 70's and has stood the test of time!

Elton John Is Simply AMAZING! He is a musical GENIUS! I'm 15 years old and he is my absolute favorite singer ever! I play the piano and I would love to be able to play the way he does! His music is so beautiful!

29 Black Sabbath 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. more.

The original heavy metal band. They should be number 1 because without them every metal and hard rock band would not even exist.

I can't believe they're not already on the list. Black Sabbath RULES

War Pigs is clearly one of the finest ever! Just found this band, vary embarrassed, after years of growing up with the Grateful Dead and 60's sing along BS. Sabbath is 1 the Dead is not far behind, and Skinnard is top 10, left on a desart island Waiting for Columbus is all I need!

Best band of the 70's bar none! Ozzy's best years by far and they haven't been killed by over-playing on the radio like Led Zepplin.

30 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".

Another icon! One of the best concerts I have ever attended. Like the Stones, this is a group who survived the changing times while adapting to the times.

Legends. Greatest artists on the planet. No-one will ever exceed their status and ability.

I LOVE Steven Tyler. Without him the band would be nothing. Lead singer The best

greatest american rock band, should be much higher on your list.

31 The Carpenters

You will never here another voice in the music world like Karen Carpenter truely great in there day I also grew up listening to there music as it got me through a bad time as my daughter's grew up listening to there music too till this day

Beautiful music that reached many people throughout the world. A real tragedy with the death of Karen Carpenter. There music is still very popular.


With the unique voice of Karen & the beautiful harmonies Richard wrote, much of my youth was spent listening to these guys.

32 The Four Seasons

The movie was great,they sounded great and I have a 1951 Studebaker with the wrap around rear window, a classic.

The four seasons invented a new sound that still impresses to this day! Many people don't know that they sing a lot of good songs.

They are one of the best singers. I rank them in the top 10.

Really unique sound that was different at the time. Should be a top 10 group

33 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

Shine shine, shine boots of leather

Was the spaeter von raus kam, Lou Reed, John Cale... Schon Spitze!

34 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, more.

From Rod Evans to Ian Gillian, including Joe Lynn Turner, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, from Shades... to Now What?! All amazing musicians.

Simple best! Enough said!

In my opinion the greatest earley rock band.

What to say about Purple - unique rock band.
For me - the different sound of rock,exceptional.

35 Moody Blues 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 more.

Nobody, but nobody can top the Moody Blues in continuing touring for so many years and still sounding like they did in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90, 2000 and to the very present day. Their talent supersedes any other group. Their songs are known worldwide, they have sellout crowds wherever they go and their music is timeless. It's just as valid today as it was when the songs were recorded. They'll always be #1 in my book.

These guys are the best band ever and are still going. They started in the 60's and are still touring and writing songs and singing the tunes that have influenced three generations of fans. I'll be on their Moody Blues Cruise in March and I'll see them again this year when they tour in the fall. They are brilliant!

The Moody Blues music is timeless, a classic band who are still around performing, selling out venues. What does that tell ya? They have the most loyal, devoted fan base who truly gets it. The Moody Blues made beautiful, incredible music.

The albums were carefully crafted to include music that worked together, one song leading into the next. Today, crap like rap all sounds alike. There are no albums, but only single releases. If they tried to make an album, it would sound like nothing but a 30 minute cut of the same thing over and over again.

36 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

Never forget her.

My favorite singer. and I'm 14

Most powerful female voice; no one is her equal.

I love her. She was amazing women with unique talent and voice. - Sid

37 YES YES 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.

Totally agree saw them twice in early to mid 70's exceptional musicians and as you commented unique to the era, superb live performances.

Incredibly talented musicians, totally unique style and sound in that era.

Virtuosity at every instrument. The most musically talented band of the seventies by far.

Saw Yes in the mid seventy's awesome band!

38 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

I cannot believe Clapton is this far down the list.

Clapton should be at the top of this list for the simple reason that HE IS GOD!

Clapton is God

What the F is EC doing 18th on the list? He's a legend who far surpasses most of the bands listed higher in ranking.

39 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Should be top 5.

Should be at #1 followed by Elvis then the Beatles

Amazing California band with a deep south sound. Southern rock at its finest. Enough HITS for three albums!

Best American band of the time period

40 Andy Gibb Andy Gibb

The most gorgeous and beautiful voice of all the Gibb family, handsome, charms, talented, lovely, nice, good looking, he had all the world for himself, but the life had another way for him. Give the world beautiful and few songs, but enough for all his fans, wonderful things comes in small quantities, so his songs aren't much but are the best cause he was special and excellent. Much love for Andy, from the bottom of my heart always I will be His DESIRE.

A beautiful young man that went very soon but gave us beautiful songs, many written by him. A beautiful style of singing, you can listen to his songs, and always sounds modern

My Everlasting Love, my Desire, my Melody, WHY did you go so early? Some day you will come and go together

Gone but not forgotten x

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41 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.

One of the greatest and most unique bands of all time. Misunderstood and misinterpreted, ELO and Jeff Lynne did things with music that no other band has done since. Each album is different and every song is highly diverse with a unique mix of beautiful melodies, stunning orchestral counter-melodies, rock rhythms, electronic/synth effects, spacey effects, etc. Often perceived as 'cheesy' by a lot of rock snobs but is truly TRIPPY on many levels and may take multiple listen-throughs on some albums to hear whats REALLY going on. Incredible.

Absolutely a hit making group that was different than the rest. Had many top 40 hits. More than several groups that are currently in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. They deserve their place in history.

I mean the Beatles said if they kept making music into the 70s they would want to sound like ELO!

Best band of them all. Time has the final word: recently Four consecutive sold out nights at the O2, two consecutive sold out nights at Hollywood Bowl, and one sold out night at Wembley stadium after all these years. That says it all.

42 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.

The Forefathers of ROCK N' ROLL DURING THE 70S
These guys were at they're prime!
Voted most popular band by teenagers in America
Most controversial
The most branded brand then and now
Most revolutionary, set the bar for what a rock concert should be like
Sold the most tickets
Most merchandise
Most fans
Had their OWN MOVIE for pete's sake!
First band to EVER debut for solo albums from all four members on the
Most popular band in the 70s? You better believe it! Then and now
Case closed! ;)

KISS Is The Basis Of 70's Rock.

Hurts my Ears just thinking about how bad KISS sound.!


43 O'Jays


If. Was. Group. Like. These. Artis. A. Iot. Veterans. Was. Not. Made. Thur. Veterans
Doing. War. Time. In. 60and. 70

44 Rush Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.

This low? Come on.

3 guys! That put out that much great music.. There the best! Shawn e. Lord.

45 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.

A share that such a talent is such a arrogant rude person

Not a Neil fan I see, had to scroll all they way down here to find him.

He spoke the truth and nothing but the truth so help me God!

I was quite dissapointed to see him this far down the list. His guitar playing abilities alone should place him much higher on this list.

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46 Cheap Trick Cheap Trick Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. As of 2010, the band currently consists of Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen.

If people think Cheap Trick is only about The Flame they are sadly mistaken. One of the greatest bands ever with dozens of classic / flat out amazing songs. Also not just a " bar band " - an all time great band.

The greatest bar band to ever come out of America.

One of the most underrated, but greatest bands. - FearlessFreep

Only remember one song of theirs, The Flame. I LOVE that song!

47 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”. more.
48 The Turtles

You have to be my age to know who they are.

Funny name but no one knows who they r

49 Grand Funk Railroad 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.

They are without a doubt the most known unkwons of the underground, but definetly one of my top ten..

One of the top Rock groups ever. Sold out many outdoor arenas. Many Top 40 hits. Deserve their recognition in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fame came from their music, not hairdos and accents like the mediocre Beatles.

The Greatest American Garage Band of all time, and without a doubt, the most powerful live group of the 70's... If it was based on shere numbers, GFR would have been in 20 years ago... One of the biggest injustices in rock & roll.

50 Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums.

Should be in the top 5 of entertainers during the 70 s

Power, range, great entertainer, so hard to pick a favorite song, to many to choose from, okay I'm going "Heatwave"

Beautiful woman, beautiful voice Should be ranked higher

The best female singer, ever.

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