Greatest 60s and 70s Singers and BandsThis is a compilation of who I believe is the best from the 60's and 70's!
The Top Ten
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.
The best group ever with members Takeoff Offset and QuavoV 86 Comments
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
LED ZEPPLIN #1 OFF ALL TIME. BEATLES TOO OVER PLAYED AND IS A SALE OUT. - Jackmoon6191V 31 Comments
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.
I really like Pink Floyd he's great. I love his song Another Brick In The WallV 20 Comments
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.
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.
Great uniqe amazing bandV 14 Comments
How could Heart be ahead of Queen? You don't know what music is - rodoglez
YOU PEOPLE ARE SERIOUS? HAVE YOU HEARD BOTH QUEEN AND HEART?! :( - stevebobjo
The Beatles were incredible songwriters - they brought pop music to the world - but they weren't the greatest singers of that era. However, their voices suited their songs. Queen, on the other hand, brought classic rock to the world with amazing songs & the fabulous voice of the late great Freddie Mercury, & Queen are still dearly loved & revered around the world
How could The Beatles ahead of Queen?
Quincy Jones: 'The Beatles were the worst musicians in the world'
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!
I grew up listening to the Jackson 5. I had their music on 45's to play on my record player.
I would never include them among the best rock bands.V 8 Comments
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
World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band.V 16 Comments
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.
They are still the best live rock bandV 8 Comments
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.
goodV 4 Comments
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.
You could dance and sing with Elvis' music. I have many great memories from the late 50's and into the 60's of Elvis' songs and music that I loved to dance to at Teen Town and enjoy with my friends at home! He really rocked during those days, and his music continues to rock and roll.
The best that was...The best foreverV 24 Comments
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
He should without a doubt be top 2 I really don't know how tf the Jackson 5 are above themV 7 Comments
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.
JOE WALSH AT HIS BEST! - Jackmoon6191V 19 Comments
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
Best guitarist ever!V 11 Comments
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
Still one of my favorites. Always will be. Rock on.V 5 Comments
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!
David Bowie is truely an amazing artist. Fantastic singer, actor, and he is very attractive, smart, and funny. She deserves to be higher on this list.V 13 Comments
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.
ONE OF THE GREATEST AND LONGEST LASTING PERFORMERS, HIS MUSIC WAS ENJOYED BY ME 64 YEARS OLD AND MY DAUGHTER 25 YEARS OLD.
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
Best guitarist, so many groups, songs, albums
should be: 1 beatles 2. bob dylan 3. eric claption
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
BERRY GIBS AT HIS BEST. - Jackmoon6191V 20 Comments
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!
Under rated band :(
Always my favourite from young still love them now old.V 3 Comments
Come on guys billy joel has some of the catchiest songs
Billy joel had some of the best in that era
He has to be higher than this
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!
AMAZING! LOVE HIM! he's STILL ALIVE!V 14 Comments
The Forefathers of ROCK N' ROLL DURING THE 70S
These guys were at they're prime!
Voted most popular band by teenagers in America
The most branded brand then and now
Most revolutionary, set the bar for what a rock concert should be like
Sold the most tickets
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! ;)
Hurts my Ears just thinking about how bad KISS sound.!V 3 Comments
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.
Pet sounds! And I love Sail on SailorV 7 Comments
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
It's Marvin Gaye. That's all you need to say.V 4 Comments
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
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.
They should be nomber 1!V 2 Comments
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.
Day's of future passed is a classic. The Moody Blues carved out a very special niche in the music of the late 60's and early 70's. They took those of us who are borderline bi-polar on a special trip into sanity.V 15 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
What! Should be top 5 for Paris Live if nothing else.V 1 Comment
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.
Say them when they backed Janis Joplin at the Albert Hall.V 2 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
Beautiful music that reached many people throughout the world. A real tragedy with the death of Karen Carpenter. There music is still very popular.
THE LATE GREAT KAREN AND RICHARD CARPENTER 2 MUSICAL GENIUSES!
With the unique voice of Karen & the beautiful harmonies Richard wrote, much of my youth was spent listening to these guys.
Favorite of all time @V 9 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
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.
One of the best bands of all time as well as in the 60's and 70's.V 3 Comments
Shine shine, shine boots of leather
Was the spaeter von raus kam, Lou Reed, John Cale... Schon Spitze!
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.
Really unique sound that was different at the time. Should be a top 10 group
Great band, Frankie is one of the greatest singers of all time.
They are one of the best singers. I rank them in the top 10.V 2 Comments
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!
One of the best singers of all time. He is known for his Grammy Award Nomination of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (off the Soundtrack to The Lion King). He also produced It's a Boy Girl Thing and did one of the songs to the 2006 film. His songs are the best (including the theme song to DreamWorks' The Road to El Dorado). - playstationfan66
Led Zeppelin will always be my favorite band, but Elton John is what introduced me to music. He will always be one of my idols.
Equal Number 1 for sure, great talent. He and Bernie wrote and composed a great breadth of very popular work.V 2 Comments
NOOO this should not be on the list
Most powerful female voice; no one is her equal.
I love her. She was amazing women with unique talent and voice. - Sid
The pain she went through in life and love came through in her music with such real passion you couldn't help but not love her. A voice you could never forget.
No one will ever match her talent.V 1 Comment
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
Should be at #1 followed by Elvis then the Beatles
Great music w/girlfriend, great $#@...V 5 Comments
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 xV 1 Comment
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.
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!V 2 Comments
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.
Neil young is the greatest musician of all time even though I'm only 14... First of all hos Music is so good and his voice makes the final touch! He should be number 1
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.V 3 Comments
Legendary band played great music, great vocals
This list is a joke...they put ABBA ahead of the Dead...talk about a travesty
Best songwriting group ever, pioneered whole new form of music.
No Way! at least in the top 15.V 3 Comments
Under appreciated in their day because they were a bit ahead of their time.
Dick Cavett show August 18th 1969, long before I was born
Funny name but no one knows who they r
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 higherV 3 Comments
Record sales, beautiful voices, musical, what more is there to say. This was an incredibly popular band in the seventies and remains popular today, having the second spot in the UK's best selling albums list. They had eight wonderful albums and several hits, unfortunately only one in the US. ABBA is my favorite seventies band, because of the music. It's sad, but most people are unable to look past the band's cheesy appearance and lyrics, and see the brilliance in the music.
They revolutionized pop, put Sweden on the map, and had fans all over the world before anyone even thought of the internet. Two ladies with voices that no one could ever copy, and two gentlemen who put some of the most beautiful melodies into mainstream pop. Say what you will, but I absolutely love them.
So many of theirs that still catch my attention and make me wanna dance, after all these years. That's what makes it one of the best groups for me.
great bandV 7 Comments
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