Greatest Bands of the 1970s

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121 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

still one of the greatest bands of all time.

The only thing that pisses me off about this list is that jackson 5 are in the top 10... I wish I was born in the 70s...

Should be In the top 10. Best live band of the decade

122 Blondie Blondie Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s.

Debbie, Chris and the gang were great and they were flexible doing a lot of genres. Not a lot of bands can make that claim.

123 Styx

Are you kidding? By the end of the 70s they were one of the top bands in album sales and an arena icon! Incredible singers and musicians. What's not to love.

But at least they edged out The Partridge Family.

At the time the only band to ever have 4 consecutive triple platinum albums! How can they only rank 131st! Top 10 band for sure!

124 King Crimson King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band had numerous band member changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (Guitar). more.

These guys are just criminally underrated. Should At least be in the top twenties.

125 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

It's insane to put Tull so low on this list. I saw most of these bands play live. Tull was in a league all their own miles above most of these groups. They were by far the best touring band I've seen and I've seen The Who, Pink Floyd, Heart, CSN, ZZ TOP, Yes, Chicago, James Taylor (had a great band), Doobie Bros., Foghat, Montrose, BOC, Uriah Heep, Kansas, The Eagles, Outlaws, Dirt Band, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk, REO, etc. Etc. Etc.. Any list that starts with ABBA is a joke anyway. I saw many of the greats. Tull was by far the best. It isn't even close.

Greatest band ever thick as a brick passion play pure genius ian is the greatest songwriter of all time they never get the respect they should

Tull should be higher on this list for several reasons, but most people forget that as a live band they excelled. Not only was the Passion Play tour one of the biggest tours of 1973, when Jethro Tull played the LA Foum during that tour they sold out 5 nights, breaking the previous record set by The Rolling Stones. A show with flawless sound and musicianship!

This list is a mess
Jethro tull at 46 what
I recently got into Tull but I have listen to like 50 songs in a weekend
Amazing vocals, unique music, extraordinary lyrics
I found everything I am looking for in music in
Jethro Tull

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126 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .

Simply the best out of the whole list of 70's music!

The greatest band ever with the greatest song ever baring none.

Not on the list? Shame on everyone's visited this page lol

No way Skynyrd isn't in top 10. Their music is played more today than any other band. in my opinion their #1, great lyrics, great vocals, great guitar.

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127 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive more.

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!

Suprised it's so high... - MusicalPony

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128 Electric Light Orchestra Electric Light Orchestra The Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.

Can't believe they're only 73! Jeff lynne is a rock genius writer/composer/producer, produced for the likes of george harrison/tom petty/ big o and so on, up there with the best! Certainly higher than 73! And that's a fact, most records in billboard top 20 record etc etc etc

Jeff Lynne is an all time legend.
Very under rated and overlooked.
So many hit albums and singles.

I agree Jeff Lynne has a voice straight from heaven. I love Mr. Blue Sky!

A string of wonderful records throughout the decade, for me they are the sound of the 70's. badly under-rated on this chart.

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129 The Partridge Family
130 The Babys
131 Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Should a lot higher than this. At least in the top 20

132 Be-Bop Deluxe
133 Sad Cafe
134 Souther Hillman Furay Band
135 New York Dolls
136 Supertramp

Crime of the Century.

A great band, they deserve better than this

Super in concert

They should be up there with Styx and Aero Smith. I see Styx ix down too. Bad polls.

137 Caravan
138 Bee Gees Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Really? #125? The best band of the 70s is #125? I think you people really need to adjust your music choices. It is just sad to see that you think so low of the Bee Gees. I am very disappointed in all of you!

How can you not love the pitch perfect harmonies of the Gibb brothers. The group that made disco dancing a night club favorite.

Huh? Were you alive in the 70's...the Bee Gees ruled that decade

The Bee Gees are the top group of the 1970s!

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139 Jerry Jeff Walker
140 Barry Manilow Barry Manilow Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years.

Since when was Barry Manilow a GROUP? The reason that Bob Marley and David Bowie haven't made the list.

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