Greatest Rock Bands of the '70s


The Contenders: Page 5

81 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.

This is not a rock band so why are they listed here come on man

Whoa whoa whoa! They're POP, NOT rock!

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82 Golden Earring Golden Earring

Good rock band with good composing sense

Greatband by far great guitar riffs vocals just great

83 Crack the Sky

Ahead of their time

84 Pure Prairie League

Pure Praire League is the definition of good country, rock music

85 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

One of the greatest voices of the 70's!

86 The Psychedelic Furs
87 Nazareth

Awesome group! Loved their songs!

Well its true. I've been to the Philippines and sung it when we hired a videoke for a party. Being a little lasing helps to loosen any inhibitions and it can be sung by anyone easily with a little practice

Love Hurts.. if you go to the Philippines, you will find it on all good videoke machines, and you can belt it out unashamedly without criticism (well u don't understand the language anyway), but it lends itself to anyone being able to sing it well, and enjoyably. The only judge is the machine, which will no doubt score u highly. Worth a trip for that alone. Naz rated too low

This band is also underrated.their hardcore music was amazing - zxm

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88 Atlanta Rhythm Section
89 The Band The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.

Started the Roots Rock we enjoy to this day...Five lead vocalists and songwriting that even impressed Dylan...found on both the 60's and 70's lists...Four Canadians and Levon Helm...Music from Big Pink...and The Band's Brown Album are 5 star masterpieces...

They were the best!

90 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City. V 1 Comment
91 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

One of the best front men in rock

I admit not everyone's cup of tea but one of the most entertaining bands I ever saw. Their Christmas shows in Glasgow were legendary.

A great band for the 70's. Saw them many times live and really enjoyed them

Love SAHB, Midnight Moses, Teenage Idol, and many many more, wow! Great band.

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92 Jefferson Starship

Unforgettable songs for rock lovers

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93 Little River Band

By looking at these ratings I wonder how many were actually around in the 70s. I was and wish this music would return

VERY UNDERRATED BAND, crank up "Man on your mind"

Wow... People should go out & buy a greatest hits album to get reacquainted with this powerhouse group! Lady, Lonesome Loser, and Happy Anniversary Baby.. Got you on my minnnddd!

Not successful in septic land so underrated. In Oz we appreciated fine music, and the bad to be honest. But LRB were great

94 Climax Blues Band V 1 Comment
95 The Charlie Daniels Band
96 April Wine

Highly underrated Canadian band... Best known for "Just Between You and Me" but many gems far superior

Awesome band, just discovered them (again) recently, love "JBYAM"

Very stable and joyful rock n roll!

97 Procol Harum Procol Harum Procol Harum are an English rock band formed in 1967. They contributed to the development of progressive rock, and by extension, symphonic rock.

This band is so under rated. Wish the rock stations would play more of them.

This is Trower in the early days. Awesome.

Gary Brooker piano playing and vocals are breathtaking at times... Check out "The Final Thrust" on Ninth and "Wizard Man" on Something Magic

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98 Mike Oldfield

Most of our generation thrashed this as we did Pink Floyd

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99 Faces

Great rock sound and rod Stewart Ronnie wood and Kenney Jones were in the band

100 Nothing
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