Greatest Bands of the 1970s
The Top Ten
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.
First of the Firsts. This band stopped making music before I was born. Yet they still appeal to me more than any thing new of my generation.
Led Zeppelin, has the most requested song EVER CALLED Stairway To Heaven. Besides that fact, Led created blues with rock. Please read Hammer Of The Gods, its autobiography of the band. With out a doubt, Led is #1, followed by the Stones, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Jackson 5, The Doors. Led Zeppelun will be played for ever. Robert Plant & J. Page created ROCK over many years and to say that Abba is #1, I have 2 ask if He/ she is " HIGH " when making that answer...
Yes I know many people are shaking their heads saying, “Why are the Beatles so low” the answer is that the Beatles are only on this list for being famous. They didn’t make like 5 hit songs that you would actually sing along to in the car and know all the lyrics. With Led Zeppelin you don’t get embarrassed in a carpool when you don’t memorize a line. I remember listening to Babe I’m Gonna Leave you a first time on my radio. Then Over the Hills and Far, Far Away. Jon Bonom was such a great drummer shame when he past away. But many people here don’t know what there talking about and WHO THE HELL IS ABBA. My top ten is.
10. The E Street Band
9. Billy Joel
7. Guns N Roses
6. Jimi Hendrix
4. Pearl Jam
3. Rolling Stones
2. Bob Dylan
1. Led Zeppelin
Look 👀 Beatles aren’t on this list never will and do understand if your in your late 70s and the Beatles were your only band you could ...more
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
Simply put, Freddy Mercury is the greatest vocalist/performer of all time and the grace and command that his stage presence evoked was nothing short of magical hypnosis. I challenge anyone to name his equal! As a band, their voices blended with such ease and perfection that you can't help but be mesmerized. Easily the greatest band ever, not just of the 70's.
To be honest everyone I know likes and has heard of queen, ask someone about heart and they won't know, heart is not a very worldwide known band, whilst queen is, in my opinion. - AmINumberOneYet
Number 1 spot should go to queen not Led ZeppelinV 36 Comments
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)
It takes extremely good taste in music to listen to this awesome band. They have the best albums The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals (if you are a big fan), and lest not forget The Wall, which is the most popular double album in history. VOTE FOR Pink Floyd
Ok as a rock band, led zepplin is better but queen overy pink floyd? No way. Queen isn't really a 70s band there more 80s. Pink floyd WE'RE the 70s. - Cucboi99V 31 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!
They deserve #1V 9 Comments
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. - asphaltpilot
Rush is #1.V 10 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
Just the best.Period.V 13 Comments
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!
Clicked on this link from Google looking for some ideas on music and all I found was a joke of a list. ABBA beats Aerosmith?
Number 1 by far. No band has ever rocked the 70's and came back with classics such as Permanent Vacation Pump and Get a Grip. The greast comeback of any band in history which actually oitsold their 70's classics. They are still the best performing band of all time. They are actually better live now than the 70's era. It's easy when you have Steven Tyler, the best front man of all time and the snarly guitar of Joe Perry and Brad Whitfords rythym guitar. Not to mention the most underrated bassist and head banging drummer. What a treat to enjoy their music since my first concert in 1974.V 13 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;-)
Primal, fundamental, unforgettable rock and roll.V 10 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.
Heart has ALWAYS had my Heart♥V 25 Comments
ABBA is without a doubt the best music group ever, with a sound that is completely unique. I have heard every song that they have played/sung in English, as well as a few in Swedish and Spanish. I have not yet come across a song by them that is not in its own way enjoyable. Their music has a strange quality, due to their Swedish accents and interesting style of choice. Their melodies are pleasant, extremely catchy and at first listen seem simple. However, trying to sing almost any one of their songs will bring to light how complicated they really are. The ranges that the singers have with their voices are incredible, and yet they make it sound so easy. They also manage very well three different voices, usually at the same time, which gives the music a depth and complexity without the use of a lot of instruments. I was born in 1996, so I never did get to follow their career, or see them in concert, (which is my dream) I learned about them only when the movie Mamma Mia! Came out. It is ...more
Amazing Songwriters, musicians, producers and two of the most fantastic female vocalists ever and timeless music from where English isn't even their first language.
Lets not forget their Polar music studio as it was in Stockholm where many artists including Led Zeppelin used the facilities to record an album.
Listen to their evolution from the Ring, Ring to The Visitors albums. No wonder they are even more popular today, whether it's songs recorded in Swedish, English, French, German or Spanish.
One of the best ever. Hundreds of masterpiece songs, with a sound so far ahead of time that even few bands today can rival the quality.
This is a joke. How is ABBA number 10? They had it all, 2 amazing female singers and 2 guys who wrote brilliant, catchy songs. Their number 1 in my eyes and always will be.V 54 Comments
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.
The most versatile and talented guitar band of ALL TIME (rock, blues, country, jazz, they could do it all). Nothing will ever compare to the dual lead guitar work of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts at the Fillmore East, as well as Betts' compositions like "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Les Brers in A Minor" and "Jessica" which are some of the best rock instrumentals ever written.
Best guitar playing hands downV 5 Comments
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!
Though there are none on this list that hates AC/DC I hovered so many comments on how they suck, and to them I say, GET OFF THE CRACK!
Best band everV 10 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
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
Look at the list of hits. Number one in my book.
In my humble opinion they should be number 1 simply because they were unsurpassed in vocals, instrumentals, harmonies, lyrically, and salesV 28 Comments
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.
13?! Seriously! I mean, think of the albums they made. Alive, Destroyer, Rock and Roll Over, Love Gun, come on! Watch Detroit Rock City the movie! Watch it beginning to end. Then let's see if this band belongs in the top 10, and maybe top 5, but slight chance no. 1. - kissrules!!!
Best band everV 16 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
Deep Purple's Burn Album is one of the best albums they ever made. Every song on that album Rocks!
From 1970-1974 nobody could touch Deep Purple's incredible speed, power, and mastery of instruments. Blackmore's wammy bar cranking-ripping Stratocaster and Lord's distorted Hammond Organ exchanges were legendary. Ian Gillan or David Coverdale vocals were stellar. Ian Paice drumming was incredible. For those 4 years as a teenager they were my #1 goto band.V 5 Comments
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. - sharzi
as much as I appreciate AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac ruled the 70's, and it all started when rumours came out - pauler94
The absolute best especially live.V 10 Comments
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 best
Best Band from LA in the 60s and 70s and by extension the USV 5 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.
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.
Without this band it's probable that hardly any of the other bands on this list would not have achieved what they achieved.
Just saw Paul McCarthy at the meadow lands.Utterly fantastic...next in line was Fleetwood Mack...brings back my younger years. K.Roberts...Long Island New York...V 11 Comments
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 youV 1 Comment
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 timesV 2 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.
They should be in the top ten, at least!
I love you Jackson 5V 1 Comment
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
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!
At least in top 10 YES! at leastV 4 Comments
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 Monkees ahead of Steely Dan, huh?
Its like Led Zed Zep and the Eagles. AA DZT
Napoleon and Lafayette’s favorite jazz rock band 🦕🦖💜
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
By far the most talented all around musician, singer, song writer, and performer to come along, in the last 40 years. And, he still commands an audience of thousands! Wish Freddie Mercury, from Queen was still around, to prove me wrong. I believe he would have come close!
Best live act: quantity coupled with quality and always new songs. What more could one want?
So mamy hits and down to earth music
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.
The best r&b bandV 3 Comments
BADFiNGER is awesome baby blue is a good song
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.V 1 Comment
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.
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?
Trick are still the flat out coolest band the U.S.A. has ever produced.V 3 Comments
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.
Sheer bloody rubbish BRILLIANT!V 44 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.
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
I made love to many of his songs/had a blast and cried to some of his songs. Special place for hm in my HEART!
Great lyrics that have proved to be timeless
Ageless tunes, better live than recorded, how many can say that?
One of the best ever
Iggy Pop and The Stooges forever! Pure legends. - Punkrockmenace
Bad motor scooter
Space station #5
Good rocking tonight
I got the fire
Twenty flight rock
Jump on it
Rip... Ronnie Montrose
What a great band
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.
They were one of the biggest selling bands of the 70's, had a string of #1 albums, including a live one, and many number one hits.
The monkeys...come on wings is way up there in top 3V 12 Comments
I love Nazareth Music, went to see them July 2014 in Saskatoon, Canada. I was really disappointed, They Replaced the lead singer cause Dan McCafferty can no longer preform, new singer cannot compare to Dan
Good tracks very rousing
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
Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio and Cozy Powel how muc better than that can you getV 1 Comment
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'!V 1 Comment
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