Greatest Bands of the 1970s
The Contenders: Page 2
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.
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 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
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
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!
One of my first concerts...spellbound..he throw so much into the audianceV 2 Comments
The Monkees ahead of Steely Dan, huh?V 1 Comment
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
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
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.
And they are still rocking to this day with all four original members. Only Rush and Aerosmith can make that claim today.
Trick are still the flat out coolest band the U.S.A. has ever produced.V 2 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.V 1 Comment
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.V 1 Comment
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
Related ListsBest Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Bands of the 1970s Top Ten Heaviest Bands of the 1970s Best Rock and Metal Bands from the 1970s-1990s Greatest Rock Bands Formed in the 1970s Top 10 Ballads by Metal Bands Released in the 1970s
List StatsUpdated 20 Aug 2017
10 years, 58 days old
Top Remixes (22)
2. Led Zeppelin
3. Black Sabbath
2. The Allman Brothers Band
View All 22