Greatest Rock Bands of the '70s


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101 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

102 The Adicts V 1 Comment
103 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

104 Badfinger Badfinger Badfinger was a British rock band that, in their most prolific lineup, consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Bob Jackson.

Great guitar scape sounds of Peter Ham

One of England's best guitar soundscape and writer in Peter Ham

105 The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts, under the leadership of guitarist John "J." Geils.

One of the best live shows, they would blow the house out. J Geils totally underrated as a guitarist, he could play anything, hard rock to funk

106 Mott the Hoople Mott the Hoople

Criminally ignored. Amazing music that puts me in a good mood!

Saw him a few years ago in The Canyon in Agoura Hills, CA. Place was packed and he was rock'n like her was 20yrs old (he is about 76 at the time). It was Awesome! His voice was a bit more raspier but that was a quality of his music anyway. Did a great rendition of Marionette.

107 Honeybus
108 Pilot
109 Bread

Smooth harmonies from these soft rockers. - FMFDoc

110 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.
111 Focus V 1 Comment
112 The Cramps
113 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
114 The Victims
115 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

116 Firefall

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

117 The Specials

Ska-Reggae-punk with a social responsibility and attitude at it's best

118 Outlaws

Have you heard the guitar solo in green grass and high tides?

Greatest rock song ever is their Green Grass and High Tides

119 Fanny
120 S**theads
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