Greatest Bands of the 1970s
The Top Ten
Led Zeppelin, hands down, created the biggest impact in Rock history since The Beatles.
I'll admit, the other people in the list are excellent bands; I like them all. But Led Zeppelin, with Jimmy Page's intense guitar skills, Robert Plant's screaming wails, John Paul Jones's deep rhythms, and of course John Bonham's powerful hands, and its musical diversity, they are the best of the 70s.
Try to find a band better than Led Zeppelin from the 70's. You can't. although I personaly think that pink floyd are better than Queen. I'm not saying Queen are bad, I just think that pink floyd are better.
No it didn't.59 Comments
Seriously? Heart and ABBA above Queen? Led Zeppelin I can kind of understand, but seriously? Before you vote for any other band, go look up Bohemian Rhapsody on iTunes or YouTube or something. Now, Freddie wrote that in a SINGLE NIGHT. And you hear that amazing guitar solo? That was Brian May on his first try (also he built his own guitar from bits and bobs he found around England. Now go listen to Another One Bites the Dust. Hear that amazing bass and drumming? Well the drumer dit that WHILE HE WAS DRUNK. I kid you not, go look it up, ol' Roger Taylor always had two shots of "the strongest stuff I could get sent to me in 45 minutes" before each studio recording and live performance. And as for John Deacon (the bass guy), well, his awesome playing speaks for itself. Their Live Aid concert was the best in music history. I think enough has been said.
I totally agree with you on how incredible Queen were, but some info is a little off. First of all, Freddie wrote Bohemian Rhapsody in a space of YEARS (Not that this fact takes anything away from it. In fact, that makes it sound even better). However, Freddie did indeed write a Queen song in one day in 1979 (Crazy Little Thing Called Love) for 1980's "The Game". Also, Brian built his guitar from bits and bobs lying around in his house (the body was made from his fireplace). Only the electronics were from an external source. - Rickygforce
To me QUEEN is the best band of all time
Queen is cool
They were much better in the 70s in my opinion. But, it's understandable. Music evolves. - Misfire45 Comments
See you on the dark side of the moon
How is this even a question? Of course Pink is the best
Pink Floyd put out their best work during the 1970s.
With "Dark side of the Moon" they made an album that not only sold millions but it gave the listener a story or sense of realism about the modern world. Other bands durning this time were writing about pop songs that were radio friendly but had no real meaning that stands the test of time nearly 40 years later.
Led Zeppelin are not even close to Pink Floyd, I'm a fan of all music but Floyd sets the standards, every song they did has something for everyone and a meaning.
I'm not sure I would say Pink Floyd is my FAVORITE band, as I tend to change my opinion at times, but I can without a doubt state that it has the strongest, most down to earth, brilliant and honest lyrics I have ever heard. Stuff that's so good, I felt the need to rethink about my life, and life in general.
Songs like 'Welcome to the Machine' even made me sort of depressed at times.
With a combination of brilliant lyrics, chill to badass beats, and just about the greatest songs, you can't go wrong with Pink Floyd! It definitely has my vote!
-Anonymous. (I hope)
I was 11 years old and the Album was the very first record I bought at Shoppers Drug Store at the plaza. I rushed home to listening it on headphones and the rest is History
Rush totally shreds, sends Mercury records an ultimatum after their first album, and says "it's our music, and we play it our way. Very prolific, very instrumental in their influence of modern day progressive music.
Rush is amazing. Hard to believe that it is only three guys making all that racket.
And on the 8th day God created Rush. - asphaltpilot11 Comments
Whatdda ya deaf? Aerosmitih all the way
Aerosmith should be in the top 3 at least
This isn't serious, AC/DC supported Aerosmith in 3 tours in the 70's, they weren't even close to Aerosmith.
Allman Brothers? Seriously?
Aerosmith is a legend that was born in the early 70's and still are roaming at the top as we speak, greatest band of the 70's without a doubt!15 Comments
Without black Sabbath we wouldn't have Metal as we know it, bands like zeppelin and deep purple deserve some credit but it was Sabbath that got the world hooked and Inspired a Generation of Metal Bands so I think number 1 goes to them with zeppelin at a close 2nd it's Such a close call for me but I say number 1 should go to the 4fathers of Metal
One grate band to see at the age of 12! 3rd row Kansas city, ks 1971. Thy kicked ass.
Black Sabbath is one of the bands that started metal. I love them! And they have such a unique style. They are definitely one of the greatest bands that ever lived!
Black Sabbath is awesome they are one of my favourite bands despite my age I love this band9 Comments
The who should be #1. the 70's was they're best decade. releasing songs like baba o'riley, bargain, behind blue eyes, won't get fooled again, the real me, the punk and the godfather, 5:15, sea and sand, love reign o'er me, the seeker, long like rock, slip kid, dreaming from the wasit, squeeze box, who are you, bell boy, doctor jimmy, and the albums Who's Next, and Quadrophenia, makes them the greatest band ever. - Nickname
My band started playing their songs when they had two albums out in the US. Once I saw them live, it was all over. Each of them were so ' awesome in their own unique, individual ways, when they rocked so hard together, there was nothing left to ask for.
Musicians all but it was hard to see Keith Moon and be satisfied with another drummer - the composition and musicality of this band are hard to equal
Top of the heap bands had one of the fast drummers alive tell him "PASS"on, I like listening to their albums. But now there is just two of the once great group.13 Comments
Nancy and Roger were Magic on stage. Add the singing from the best voice in Rock, Ann Wilson, and you have HEART.
You are def not the only HEART fan left . Just seen them in concert, sold out , standing room only and they rock the house. I love HEART and there are a lot more people who argee, Heart is one of the greatest groups to ever put their foot on a stage.Heart Rules.
Three great guitar players.One of the best drummers ever and Steve Fossen on bass. Oh yea, before I forget. Ann Wilson, Ann Wilson, Ann Wilson. Need I say anymore. Ann Wilson!!!!! This band was so good live it was sick.
Who does not love Ann and Nancy Wilson. This is the most underated band in the history of rock. Crazy on you , Barracuda, Magic Man, Alone. Need I say any more.This band should be in the Hall of Fame.25 Comments
70s AC/DC was AC/DC at its finest. There's nothing wrong with Brian Johnson era AC/DC, it's just that it was never as good as it was with Bon fronting the band. The vocals could be anything from silly and playful to the most hard rocking'est powerful vocals imaginable and every riff written by Angus and Malcom Young was an instant classic. "Riff Raff", "Sin City", "Let There Be Rock", "TNT", "The Jack", and EVERYTHING off of Highway to Hell have classic guitar riffs. And not to mention "Whole Lotta Rosie", which has the most recognizable guitar riff of all time (Yes, I think more recognizable than Back in Black). Even if people don't know the name of the song straight away, they have heard these riffs and start rocking out. - Aweso
because ACDC is the best rock band and has ever since they are 50-70 yrs old still rocking so ROCK ONNNN ACDC!
ACDC is the very best my mom likes it dad brother frends like it ACDC IS THE VERY BEST ROCK ON!12 Comments
The Rolling Stones had an awesome decade, one of their strongest in the 70's. After the awesome Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street, they had a trio of REALLY underrated albums, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock And Roll and Black And Blue, before releasing the equally awesome "Some Girls". So why are they this low down. Don't know really. It is the nature of these lists to have some terrible band (my opinion, if you like them that's fine with me, your's is as good as mine)and in this case the jackson 5, in the top 5 and have a few awesome bands lower down like the Stones. The Who, Deep Purple and Fleetwood Mac should not be where they are either.
THE best rock band that ever existed and probably every will. The Beatles are THE best band of all time (and their music can be viewed as rock, classical, blues, folk, country, experimental, pop, etc) but The Stones were dark, evil, gritty, driving, sexually charged (in all ways), straight ahead rock and roll... Beggar's Banquet and Let it Bleed are two of the must own albums for any serious fan of the genre. Dig.
I was just scrolling through thinking, when do the Stones bloody show up?
I haven't checked (yet), but I bet The Stones have performed in front of the most
People, ever. Lets face it, they still tour (after nearly 6 decades! ), and still draw many
Fans to sold out (still amazingly energetic) shows. I'm huge Acca Dacca fan as well but
If you wanna talk longevity, have a look at the originals, who would eat Beatles for brekky, ;-).
Time really is on their side;-)
HOW DARE YOU BLIND PEOPLE DEGRADE THIS ALBUM DOWN TO NO. 14?. THE ROLLING STONES IS THE GREATEST BAND EVER THEY DESERVE TO BE IN TOP 5 ONE OF THEIR BEST YEARS WERE IN THE 70S HOW CAN YOU PEOPLE NOT SEE IT? EXILE ON THE MAINSTREET, STICKY FINGERS AND SOME GIRLS BIG EXAMPLES10 Comments
1. Hotel California
2. Take It Easy
3. One Of These Nights
4. Already Gone
5. New Kid In Town
6. Peaceful Easy Feeling
7. Lyin' Eyes
8. Best Of My Love
9. I Can't Tell You Why
10. Tequila Sunrise
Look at the list of hits. Number one in my book.
The Eagles, along with Fleetwood Mac are underrated on this list. They both had a very original sound, were incredibly gifted musicians that not only wrote musically gifted songs, but had one top ten hit after another in the 70s. And still, their music is timeless and cherished by many. A quick look on "YouTube" will show you their continuing popularity today. Both bands should be within the top ten. - sharzi
A top 10 band no doubt in my book. Their music spoke the heart of America at the time. Funny thing... It still applies today...28 Comments
I saw the Allman Brothers, Pure Prairie League, the Outlaws (I think) among others at Legend Valley in Ohio back in 1978! It was the first concert at this outdoor venue. Oh man! It was like Woodstock. We even had the rain. I was with 2 other people. We had a large cooler full of beer and some food... two blankets, sunscreen, a couple chairs and some other stuff. We got in really early because we camped out the night before just across the street. It had rained in the night. While everyone had their cars all stuck in the mud and their tents too! We did have some smarts about us. We got to the campgrounds early the day before so we had our pick of spots. Pitched our tent on a hill. The next morning when most people were having lots of trouble trying to get themselves unstuck... My boyfriend had a brand new 4x4, which pulled others out in the jif. Then we were within the first 40-50 people in line for breakfast at the restaurant conveniently located about 20 yards from the entrance to ...more
The absolute best of the best.
They invented the genre called Southern Rock. Duane Allman was one of the greatest guitarists of all time, with Dickey Betts right up there. Iconic songs like Melissa and Midnight Rider will still sound good 100 years from now. And Gregg Allman has been acknowledged as having one of the great rock voices of all time.
I think they could be a little higher up on that totem pole sir. Best live band at the time, I think. Could not leave a concert feeling bad. So good, they didn't really even need words. Best instrumental band of all time. Just my opinion. I can't be alone on that though.7 Comments
Kiss are a solid number one. Even after 45 years, and the death of Eric Carr, they are still performing. KEEP ON rocking ROLLIN KISS!
KISS are the absolute best at showmanship.
They were the first band to..
A. Make the color black an official Rock N Roll color to wear
B. Perform with fake blood and extreme pyrotechnics
C. Pioneer Glam Metal
D. Bring performance in makeup and costumes to the extreme level
E. Merchandise the hell out of everything
F. Keep the merchandising rights to themselves when they first signed in to a record label
Disagree. KISS are number 1. People like bands that only put out a couple of albums & then call it quits. KISS pissed a lot of people off because they were louder & more successful & have outlasted everyone they pissed off. Every one in the business has had line up changes but somehow people act like they killed Santa Claus cause they got rid of a drunk & a junkie & replaced them with skilled musicians who appreciate all they have.
Kiss deserves better than 13. I'm not a diehard fan like millions are, but they were a COMPLETELY better band then Journey, who I can't stand. Actually, I used to like them a lot, but Glee ruined it for me. CURSE THE DIRECTOR FOR RUINING A REALLY GOOD BAND! But still, Kiss owns.19 Comments
Deep Purple was one of the Greatest Rock Bands in the 1970s and although they didn't last long together than Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath their Music was and always will be Memorable. Everyone knows Smoke on the waters Guitar rif and my god Highway star is one of the most Best car songs of all time!
Deep purple is in my top ten great listening groups, they have some of the great songs of today... CHILD IN TIME A CLASSIC... MY WOMAN FROM Tokyo... And many more. But they are one of the BEST METAL BANDS AROUND. Thank you
Since I listened Child in time in 1976, deep purple became the best in my life.
Deep Purple's Burn Album is one of the best albums they ever made. Every song on that album Rocks!5 Comments
The Jacksons where the greatest band to ever grace the stage with perfection of dance, vocal, style and fashion. Jermaine, Jackie, Tito, Marlon, and Michael became icons before they became adults. The first group to have all four of their releases to hit number 1 their debute year, and became a global success.
Tepid rubbish that you don't have to think about, which is not always such a bad thing.
I love you Jackson 5
They should be in the top ten, at least!1 Comment
Best ever band that transcends decades!
How many of the bands listed above can boast that they are still touring 45 years later and are in the top ten in highest grossing currently touring rock bands. They are still the best "Singers in a Rock and Roll Band"!
Justins voice is as beautiful as it was 45 years ago, and still on tour. Next june in Amsterdam!
There is not now, nor ever will be, another band with the Moodies' unique qualities of progressive songwriting and playing. Not to say the other bands listed weren't great, but the Moody Blues and their sound occupy a genre almost all their own, creating music that has a way of providing energy, solace, inspiration, whatever is needed for almost any given life experience. Not to mention their overall extraordinary musicianship and that fact that 45 years on, they are still playing, and playing well, and that Justin Hayward still has that magnificent, irreplacable, instantly recognizable voice that, I'm sure, has been like a faraway friend accompanying so many of us on our journeys in life.157 Comments
Van Halen came out in 1978
they were the best band I ever heard
they definitely deserve to be in the Top 10 -
I'll second that. Top 10 for sure.
Eddie is one of the best guitar player in the world,when he was only 23 years old.
3. runin with the devil
4. dance the night away
5. and the cradle will rock
Lol what are they doing here? They're a great band but they didn't really last long in 1970. Therefore, they shouldn't be qualified on this list. - Misfire
The Beatles have ruled every decade, beginning with the 1960s.
They barely existed in the 1970s but they did give us the brilliant - and underrated Let It Be album so they deserve to be on this list. One sub-standard album by them is still better than most other bands could even dream of.
They only existed in the 70's for a few months before breaking up, and of course most of their work was in the 60's, but they are without a doubt the GOAT- Greatest Of All Time.13 Comments
They are my favorite group of all time!
The monkees deserve 20 oh my my was a good song in 1970
THE MONKEES STARTED AS A SHOW, BUT TURN INTO A FOLLOWING. I LIKE LISTENING TO a lot OF THEIR SONGS ESPECIALLY ONE BY M. DOLENZ IN TITLE "GOING DOWN" GREAT SONG. The MONKEES are not a great group by they are a PHENOMENAL GROUP... Thank you
WAY OVERRATED. MORE OF A FACT THAT THEY HAD SO MUCH NAME RECOGNITION,
Blue oyster cult is such a rhea band they deserve top 15 Godzilla don't fear the reaper. The spectres album is so awesome
Very underrated, they did burnin' for you and don't fear the reaper.
The only group I have seen 6 times
Needs more cowbell - RecklessGreed1 Comment
Fleetwood Mac should be higher on this list.
THE Best Bande Ever
Fleetwood Mac was the 70s. Their sound so wonderfully captured the feel and soul of the 70s it's a shame they are ranked as low as they are. By far one of the more underrated bands in classic rock. Such a lush, melodic, layered sound backed with probably the best three part vocal harmony in rock music and some of the deepest, most introspective lyrics ever put to music. Long live the Mac!
Fleetwood Mac should be higher on this list. They were highly original, had immense talent and a diverse sound. Stevie Nick's unique voice and her talent as a writer was amazing. They dominated the air waves, and had much respect in that era. In my opinion, they belong as one of the top 25 best bands ever, not just the 70s. - sharzi12 Comments
Alice Cooper should be at least in the top ten, maybe top five. He's such an amazing singer and an amazing showman. He's a legend. He's also he very influential figure in the music industry. He needs to be way higher up.
Alice was by far a better live and record band than most in this stupid list. ABBA? Foreigner? Wings? Cutting edge WAS Alice, babes are way out of touch, just ask musicians, they'll put Cooper up toward the top of this weak list. Are you judging 'Pop' or creative, loud and live performance? Screw popular, judge by greatness. At least 15. ABBA? Wow.
He was the King of Shock Rock! Groups today are still trying to imitate the master. He still rules after over forty years in Rock. Top five in my book!
He should DEFINITELY be in the top 5. Everything about him is amazing.4 Comments
Number One on my list of the best bands ever,with Steve Perry #1 vocalist ever
The absolute best! Steve Perry is a powerful vocalist and under-rated!
Journey is one of the most underrated bands in the history of rock and roll. People ought to stop listening to bad radios and look for what the real 70's were. - adriu00e1nferreyra
They by far were the best group with great guitar player, bass player and of course the raspy vocals of Steve Perry
THE pioneering heavy metal band, simply no one could match their style back then and one of the greatest things to ever come out of Great Britain. period - picklesdoodily
An argument can be made that Steely Dan is the greatest band of the 70's because of the incredible and diversified virtuoso of the musicians assembled under the conceptual rubric -"Steely Dan". Moreover, the lyrics are sophisticated, hip and insightful - making them, along with Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen the only bands that really make a case for elements of rock being a literate art form. Most of the above are either - 60's bands ie the Beatles - who disbanded prior to the 70's, or trivial pop artists. The Doors, Led Zeppelin and The Allman Brothers excepted.
The Monkees ahead of Steely Dan, huh?
Its like Led Zed Zep and the Eagles. AA DZT
Napoleon and Lafayette’s favorite jazz rock band 🦕🦖💜
Jim Morrison is the lizard king, Mr Mojo Risin, basically created the first Gothic rock band and basically started alternative music. without jim morrison and the doors, music would be completly different.
Morrison Hotel and LA Woman. Although The Doors really are mainly a 60s band, these two albums (from 1970 and 1971, respectively) are the greatest with blues rock and jazz rock influence. For that alone, and their lasting influence in rock history, the Doors deserve higher positioning.
The DOORS ANOTHER GREAT BAND, MORRISON HARD TO DIE VERY YOUNG DRANK HIMSELF TO DEATH. Now I still listen to their songs,L. A WOMAN, this is the end, RIDERS ON THE STROM, and more. I KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT TOGETHER ANYMORE WISH THEY WOULD PUT OUT A "TRIBUTE" ALBUM TO The memory of the LATE BAND MEMBER "JIM MORRISON". Do you think.
Two albums in the first two years of the decade and still the best6 Comments
I have recently discovered The Beach Boys. They’re #1 for me. Their music always makes me feel great.
Best band ever
A GREAT GROUP. THE BEGINNING OF THE WEST COAST SOUND
Sorry Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys was and will always be my absolutly number one. I agree with Sir George Martin of The Beatles." If I've to choose one living person I will choose BRIAN WILSON"
John is and was Creedence Clearwater Revival... it was all him. His voice, his words, his music. It was shallow and pedantic what the other members did to him, (especially) and including his brother. I was so happy that he was able to find himself again and bring us back his wonderful music and his new music is just as awesome. He has a wonderful wife and children and they are all blessed with each other. All I know is when I'm in a bad mood or not feeling good for whatever reason all I have to do is put on "John Fogerty" and I start feeling better. My first CCR song I ever remember hearing was "Green River".
Creedence Clearwater Revival. Countless hits, a top 10 70's band for sure. John Fogerty, one of rock's most iconic frontmen of all time.
Brilliant But l prefer John Foggerty on his own
Listen to The Old Man Down The Road
DEFINATE CROUSE OVER GROUP
Six #1 Hits, Fourteen Top 10 hits. Five #1 albums. They were also a great live band. What other band had two Top 10 hits which were live concert performances. Live versions of Coming Up was #1 and Maybe I’m Amazed was #10.
One of the geniuses of the 60s with group No. 1, continues being a genius in the 70s with group No.2. Saw Wings on their last-ever tour (almost their last ever gig) and it was the best concert I ever went to. "Band On The Run" is considered their best album, but, for me, it's "Back To The Egg". Class.
Best Band even better than the Beatles. Wings or Paul McCartney & Wings sang and wrote my favorite song: Mull of Kintyre, which is the biggest selling song in U.K History. It even outsold the Beatles biggest selling song which Paul McCartney also wrote.
Come on...the numbers add up...and beside that they were my favorit personal band...soily14 Comments
For such a band to not be in the top 10 shows how much of a joke it is. have influenced some of the greatest artists and bands of our generations not to mention songwriters and producers (prince, david foster, etc)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE, the greatest band ever. Never will there ever be another band leader like the great Maurice White; unless its me. Db
Top ten's please it's all about Earth, wind & Fire. These guys are legendary, how can they not be in the top 10's.
Earth, Wind & Fire - 'the black Beatles'. Great band. One of the best live bands around.3 Comments
BADFiNGER is awesome baby blue is a good song
I like baby blue - MusicalPony
Never equaled... Day After Day, Baby Blue, No Matter What, Take It All, Without You ^^ Lonely You... just some of the many great songs Pete Ham ^^ Tom Evans wrote in their short-lived career... Badfinger, one of my favorite band next to The Beatles.
Feels like the first time, hot blooded, head games, double vision, jukebox hero, blue morning blue day and I want to know what love is are all great songs.
Unique in there style but brillient sin^g along stuff
Showed the 70's a rock band could be anything ( or a bit of everything ). Pop, rock, punk, new wave all thrown into the blender to create a delicious sound to be swallowed by fans of discerning taste. Still tastes good to this day.
Still a mighty force of rock to be reckoned with after all this time. Their new music can proudly stand against their absolute best. How many bands can you say that about with a straight face?
One of the greatest bands to come out of the American Midwest. Heck, out of America! - FearlessFreep
They have produced great music for decades, vastly underrated in my humble opinion.5 Comments
Still one of the best live on stage bands around. Have stood the test of time, they have songs that everybody just seems to know.
Night owls great. AA DZT
Love ❤️ this group. Napoleon and Lafayette love ❤️ this band.
Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio and Cozy Powel how muc better than that can you get
Long Live Ritchie Blacmore! Di & Cozy come oonn!
Great groups don't stop with hit records, the New Seekers were 5 individuals with a great range of musical talents and styles in their repertoire, as is demonstrated by their B sides and album tracks. They could woo audiences in the concert halls, cabarets and on disc. They had something for everybody, a true mark of their greatness.
The New Seekers survived despite a number of personnel changes, their popularity was not confined to the UK, but was evident in America and around the world, where their music was always well-received and their live shows were outstanding. Given that their musical style was forever changing, they made each recording unique with their incredible harmonies and appealed to a broad spectrum of people and age groups - something they continue to do today.
Fantastic group. The harmonies and Peter Doyles' vocals gave them that unique sound which still sounds as good today as it did back then. Each member of the group had such talent and put together they were brilliant. Lyn Paul has since gone on to show just what a true talented artist she still is.
Favourite band of all times and still proud to be listen to them today, saw them in Swansea when I was in my teens and met my No One Hero of all times, Marty Kristian, I had a kiss and his autograph and still got it safe today 42 years on, I'll never forget that day. All 5 members were so talented and were unique band, they were amazing to see in concert and to watch on T.V., they dressed in amazing 70s outfits which I still love to this day. Were under rated for their excellent talent and should be up the top of the list with Abba.44 Comments
Skynyrd was the best and who know's where they would be now if Ronnie was still with us! Bottom line... They put it down and got it across!
One of the best of the long hair rubbish.
David Byron along with the rest of " Heep " were the most underrated band of the 70's. With Gary Thain on bass, Lee Kerslake on drums, Mick Box on guitar and the awesome Ken Hensley on keyboards, they created some unforgettable albums such as Demons & Wizards, Look at Yourself, Magicians Birthday & Wonderworld. If you have never listened to their music, you are missing a wonderful part of music history. David's voice still moves me today. RIP David & Gary.
The best and great rock. AA DZT
Just listen to Thin Lizzy greatest hits once. You will be made a believer. You wouldn't have a band like Metallica without them. Not many other bands were that creative.
Legendary. Words cannot describe how great this band was.
Great band to bad Phillip passed so young. Great guitar work and great rock n roll band
They should be in the top ten! Their music changed the face of popular music! People vote for the Pistols!
They made punk rock sub culture the thing in the 70s and still influence today, they're just like jesus
The most influential group since the Beatles.
Love ZZ TOP don't mess with these guys you might get hurt! "Legs" great tune. "Maniac Machanic" awesome
1973's Guinness World Book of Records ( since renamed ) placed Steve Howe as the Worlds fastest guitarist, this from the 5 fastest. It also named Howe as the guitarist knowing the most chords, and the most 4 fingered chords. This number was over 6,000. Also, he along with Steve Hackett are the Only 2 guitarist's to be named Guitarist of the Year 7 yrs. In a row by Guitar Magazine. The Album Tales From Topographic Oceans is More than overlooked. This Double Album brought out all of the 5 members absolute best. Howe may have managed to play Everything in his vast repertoire. In fact, this was the case for Every Band Mate. Alan White at barely 24 yrs. Of age played a 186 pc. Drum & Percussion Kit using everything from Great power shots & fills to the deftest of Grace Notes. Jon Anderson's voice was Custom built for this Band, this Sound. Rick Wakeman in his Golden Cape with his So Long Blond Hair playing 16 types of Keyboards at once, and Very Fast. Toss a coin in the air to see who was ...more
My favorite is Pink Floyd but Yes should be way higher than 51. - MaxPap
Unique in their euphoria. Both accessible (Fragile, 90125) and complex (Close to the Edge, Relayer), the music of Yes stands out as the finest of its day. From 1971's The Yes Album to 1977's Going For the One, Yes was simply the best. All the time. Ever. - MusicaConCarne
The greatest band of all time, they seem to never get any attention. Progressive music is always overlooked6 Comments
Just seen Barclay James Harvest in concert (the John Lees version), performing classic songs, like "Mockingbird", Hymn", "For No One", "Poor Man's Moody Blues", "She Said", "Ball and Chain", "Hymn for the Children", as well as many songs from their excellent new 2013 album, "North". No less than 46 years after the band was originally formed, they put on a storming performance - more impressive than the previous twice I 've seen them (in the 1980s and a few years ago), and the new album is genuinely very, very good - imaginative and varied with plenty of depth. If such longevity and consistent creativity isn't a sign of greatness, I don't know what is!
Still great after 46 years. At least they are still creating original music, unlike the Moody Blues, who seem to have given up! Perhaps the latter band should now be referred to as the 'Poor Man's BJH'!
Nobody has ever heard of them - MusicalPony
Classic then and still in style. Simply put Karen Carpenter could sing extremely well. And no matter what style of music you preferred you would always stop and listen to her distinctive voice... Yes, she was really that good.
It's really sad to know that the Carpenters' are only in top 52. Karen had one of the greatest voices of the 20th century, and Richard composed and arranged beautiful songs. They really are an under appreciated duo.
Top selling group of the 1970's deserves better than 61.
What a shame they're not even in the top 20. They were the biggest selling American act of the 70's, shouldn't they be higher?4 Comments
Saw them in 2013 in Saskatoon Canada, Awesome Band won't disappoint you
Are the band you reminisce about as a child best music ever
Saw them in wimbourne he still got the power over woman drive them crazy
Les McKeown the voice of the Bay City Rollers still has an amazing following today4 Comments
Very underrated band. Great musicians to go along with great song writing. A progressive rock band that sounds better live than in studio. When all is said and done Kansas music will still be around for generations to come.
Kansas blew most other bands off the stage. They gained a reputation for a band you didn't want as an opening act!
Kansas is a great band and they should be number one.
Sold out stadiums in the '78-81 years. Unreal live performances.1 Comment
Two of the greatest albums ever! The Slider and Electric Warrior! Not to mention 5 other really good albums in the 70's. Anyone that loves great guitar sounds and riffs that you can't get out of your head, must hear the mighty T.REX. There are none cooler.
The greatest song writer in a long time no one comes close after all these years Marc bolan did it all
The first super star of the 70's. Was way ahead of his time.
The natural successors to The Beatles after their split...enough said2 Comments
Can't believe they are not bigger than some of the ones before them.
I must be missing something... This band was the biggest band of the late 60's and early 70's --- Grand Funk was the band!
I grew up during those years grand funk was better and more popular than about 40 of those bands ranked ahead of them
One of the top touring bands of the 70's in terms of attendance and gate/vendor dollars.9 Comments
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