Greatest Rock Bands of the '70s

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61 UFO UFO UFO are an English rock band that was formed in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal.

Agree UFO and Thin Lizzy are awesome but Thin Lizzy are from Ireland. - Metal_Treasure

Force It is one of the best albums ever!

Rock bottom do I need to sat anymore!

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62 Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

No one rocked like Seger live in concert in the Seventies.

Some of the greatest songs ever written in my book.. Simple yet extraordinary.

Bob left memories that make me a wealthy soul...

Hands down bob seger is the best rock and roll band there ever will be

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63 Wishbone Ash

This is the band that inspired iron maiden... Check out the seminal album "argus".. It will blow you away... Twin lead guitars set the bar for bands to come...

They certainly deserve a higher ranking - and they are still unbelievable. The melancholic harmonics of their twin lead guitars are unforgettable.

Well we can't all get the limelight but worthy of collecting and should be much higher on list

Love um but where's Savoy Brown?

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64 Moody Blues 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 ...read more.

Classical music inspired rock before anyone else The first concept album, adding poetry to their songs before the doors, innovative and inspiring underrated genius

Fantabulous band of serious musicians. Not always good but when they tried they were one of the best bands. Many top songs and Melancholy Man, a B side to a top hit, was featured in a recent movie cause it's so good. Loved it when I bought the single as a young boy, and still do, as with all MB. No right to be at 66, at least in top 15.

Sit back have a beer or a bone and enjoy the greatness of the moody blues

Wildest dreams... a top 100 song

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65 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the lead singer and guitar player, Mike Campbell as the lead guitarist, Ron Blair on bass, Stan Lynch on drums, and Benmont Tench on keyboards.

Tommy boy is just king in his world of songs

Needs to be wayyy higher!

Awesome

66 Chicago

One of the best selling groups of ALL TIME! They were so much more musically talented than the majority of bands higher up on this list; they incorporated jazz into all of their songs. They had great vocals too. Top ten material.

Great first album - then down hill from thereon.

They are the most underrated band ever!

1st and 2nd albums.

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67 Triumph Triumph Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.

Rik Emmitt -most under-rated guitarist and songwriter maybe ever

Oneof the nicest guys and groups in person. Very approachable and human. Did not think too much of themselves

68 Bad Company Bad Company

Bad Company at 60 They out sold almost everyone in the 70's, and probably had more hits then anyone on this list in the 70's, except maybe the stones

Hell ya paul rodgers best vocalist

Surprisingly they put out great albums

Good bikers music

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69 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

They weren't in the 70s. One of the best in the 80s for sure!

Favorite band of the 1980's, Hysteria was the theme music for many of my teenage adventures, still love definitely Lep and always will consider them true Monsters of Rock!

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71 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.

Incredible songwriters and arrangers! Too often associated with disco, they wrote so many other songs and for other artists. Even their disco is great to listen to.

How are the Bee Gees not #1? They are the best band eve!

Best group ever

Very talented family and could write top songs in about 5 mins, which wasn't easy in the 70's because you had to be good, and the competition was fierce

72 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.

Even The Beatles loved the Beach Boys Pet Sounds -- one of the most innovative writers and arrangers ever-Brian Wilson. Good Vibrations!

Amazing voice

60s no talent bums. There was a nice pop hit after the breakup, in 1970 or 71

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74 Van der Graaf Generator

Awesome! Listen to the Pawn Hearts album.

75 Mahogany Rush

Classic psychedelic power trio who blow all others away - except for Hendrix and Sabbath.

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76 Poco

Truly underrated band, often sharing members with the Eagles, Buffalo Springfield, Loggins and Messina, and Steely Dan, among others.

77 Foghat Foghat Foghat are an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for its prominent use of electric slide guitar in its music.

Fool for the city and slow ride, what more can you say

Had this tape and wore it out cruising back in the day.

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78 America

Great band love their music

I'm not saying number 1 70's band, but defineatly needs to be on the list, songs like "horse with no name", sister golden hair, you can do magic, ventura highway

I LOVE THE BAND AMERICA!

79 The Doobie Brothers

How can a band that has China Grove, Listen to the Music, Takin' it to the Streets, Black Water and other classics not be found on this list! The Doobie Brothers belong!

True doobie brothers are great and for sure should be on this list super underrated I even saw them live a few nights ago believe it or not

Still on the road with sold out shows. Great musicians with fantastic song catalog. Go see them live...you will be surprised!

80 Crack the Sky

Ahead of their time

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