Greatest Bands of the 1970s

The Contenders: Page 2

21 Blue Oyster Cult Blue Oyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".

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

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22 Jackson 5

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 5

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23 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a more.

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

24 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.

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 least

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25 Journey Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

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

26 Steely Dan Steely Dan

The Monkees ahead of Steely Dan, huh?

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

Best band ever


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"

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

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


29 Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band

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

30 Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire

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 band

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31 Badfinger Badfinger Badfinger was a British rock band that, in their most prolific lineup, consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Bob Jackson.

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.

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

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.

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33 The New Seekers

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!

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34 The Doobie Brothers

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.

35 Foreigner Foreigner Foreigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm.

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

36 Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

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

37 The Stooges The Stooges The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are more.

Iggy Pop and The Stooges forever! Pure legends. - Punkrockmenace

38 Montrose

Bad motor scooter
Space station #5
Rock candy
Good rocking tonight
Paper money
I got the fire
Twenty flight rock
Black train
Jump on it

Rip... Ronnie Montrose

39 Motörhead Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed more.
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