Greatest Rock Bands of the '70s

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101 Atlanta Rhythm Section
102 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 ...read more. V 1 Comment
103 The Cure The Cure The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.

Great band, but I respectfully believe they don't belong on this list, more of an "alternative" band than Rock and Roll, but definitely amazing musicians.

Amazing music. Everyone has to listen to them

104 Toto Toto Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.

Rock... I doubt! The 70's even more...

Excellent live band with brilliant musicians. Steve Lukather best guitarist in the world. Top 10 rock band on the planet.

105 The Adicts V 1 Comment
106 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

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107 The Charlie Daniels Band
108 The Marshall Tucker Band

Can't you see... Whipping Post... Strong, strong songs.

Southern rock is missed this group was great

Loved listening to my album back in the day

109 Styx

Styx has some very HARD roots in Rock and Roll. Just take a quick listen to Styx I, II and Serpent Rising will prove it. It was carried thru into Equinox and Crystal Ball but DD's relenting and unwavering influence turned the bands direction toward pop and more mellow "top 40" stuff which is were the "underrated" title began. The Grand Illusion/Pieces of Eight Tour has done a lot to show the band in its best light as they continue to pack venues all over the states and around the world! ROCK ON STYX!

Styx along with Supertramp are both worthy of top 25 spots. Look at the great albums they put out. Some of the bands ranked ahead are one or two hit wonders. I love Def Leppard but they weren't big until the 80s.

Wow, some of you must have lived in a different 70's or perhaps you were not growing up in the 70's. Styx was and is a "top 10" 70's rock band by all means. Too many albums that were all time best!

They're so underrated. - hype

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110 Mike Oldfield

Most of our generation thrashed this as we did Pink Floyd

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111 Honeybus
112 Pilot
113 Bread

Smooth harmonies from these soft rockers. - FMFDoc

114 Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.
115 Focus V 1 Comment
116 The Cramps
117 Gentle Giant Gentle Giant Gentle Giant were a British progressive rock band active between 1970 and 1980. The band was known for the complexity and sophistication of its music and for the varied musical skills of its members. V 1 Comment
118 The Victims
119 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1961 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn, and drummer Jerry Edmonton.

John Kay's music is relevant today. Listen to Monster.

What nobody remembers them? That's insane

120 Firefall

What a shame so many great bands are missing. Kansas, Caravan, 10cc, ABBA to name a few

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