Greatest Bands of the 1970s
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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 DanV 1 Comment
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
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
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 overlooked
The greatest progressive rock band of all time. Jon Anderson's iconic voice made the band so successful.V 5 Comments
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.
LOVE ALL THEIR SONGS... THEY ALL HAVE A HEART AND SOUL and so PERENNIAL.. thanks to the Carpenters!V 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
Les McKeown the voice of the Bay City Rollers still has an amazing following today
Les McKeown still tours and puts on a great show!V 4 Comments
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 saidV 2 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.V 1 Comment
The 70s were not the 70s without them.
Amazing band loved they're music.
Deserves a higher rating and not a rock group
WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS TO A SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS, and ELP HAVE NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM. They are still consider to be one of the "PREMIERE"Groups of this time. COME INSIDE THE SHOW ABOUT TO START...
No one came close to this band's virtuosity. For the first half of the 70's they vied with Led Zep for the world's biggest band. Their concerts were events unlike no others.V 1 Comment
38th is ridiculous. When America came on the scene, it essentially ended the popularity of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Although the harmonizing was similar, America was very up tempo in their songs. I've always thought when Peek left the band it lost the glue that stuck it together. The same happened to Blood, Sweat and Tears lost David Clayton Thomas, and later when Bread lost David Gates. The exact opposite happened when Pink Floyd lost Syd Barrett for it sent the group in a new direction. His mental illness was the catalyst to many of their songs.
So many hits. If you liked soft rock of the 70s, this was a great band.V 2 Comments
Great Band Great Music would have liked to have seen them live
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
Great melodies were produced by this band. Very underrated!V 9 Comments
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