Greatest Rock Bands of the '70s


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121 S**theads
122 The Groundhogs

Great power trio, along with the Experience and Mahogany Rush.

I have a few albums are they are a top band with a 'blues' slant. Mr TS Mcphee is a master guitarist - Split is probably my favourite album while sont 3744 James Rd is my favourite song from album Hogwash... just love when Tony kicks the wah pedal at beginning of lead break, I think it's the sound of the switch, ?

123 Hurriganes

Roadrunner is rocking so is get on

124 The Four Seasons V 2 Comments
125 Small Faces Small Faces

Are you lot having a laugh? Tin soldier was one of the first rock songs ever made!

126 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

Th Doors definitely deserve a higher spot on this list, the way Jim Morrison could blend his poetry with rock music makes the best songs that have a deeper meaning in the lyrics.

Jim Morrison was a drunken degenerate who only made it to 25. However they were very popular and had a lot of great music. In the top 20 of best ever musically.

Most authentic rock band - a revolution

I honestly never liked them. I am ready for people to attack/kill me for saying that.

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127 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.

Let's face it, Ian Anderson was Jethro Tull, who really recalls the other band members? Very few, that's who. To bring a flute on the rock stage was genius & gutsy! Ian Anderson didn't have to, he played so many other instruments far more proficiently, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboards, saxophone, harmonica & a variety of lesser well known instruments. His sound was truly unique, his lyrics were deep, some far more thought provoking than others. Even The Eagles borrowed a few notes subconsciously. His on stage antics combined with his theatrical use of the flute actually hid his less than average technique & some incorrect notes, quite a feat! He now, thanks to his daughter who plays flute proficiently & accurately, uses correct finger technique & rarely misfires a note. Why Tull? Who in the history of Rock n' Roll played flute, had a major hit album with a full 2 sides of a continuous song (Thick As A Brick) & is still recognized worldwide today? Who would be your ...more

A wizzard on stage, Ian Anderson and Co. Created music that was really off mainstream. Loads of different styles, from little ballads like "slipstream" over concept albums like "Thick as a brick" and "A Passion Play" to mystic songs like "Dun Ringill". I love the music since I was a young guy.

Poetic lyrics, though often not understandable even for native speakers, just stunned me. Anderson's flute was and still is unique. To me still my favourite band.

The flute, the lyrics just put them over edge!

Tull was never dull

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128 T. Rex T. Rex T. Rex were an English glam rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex, released four folk albums under this banner.

Absolutely fantastic. Excellent albums and super singles. Very influential and still used in many movies/

The greatest pop rock band ever

I'm between T. Rex and ELO for this one.

One good album so so for the rest

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129 Barclay James Harvest

Songs like mocking bird child of the universe are really great. they need to be much higher on the rating scale

Brilliant. Great melodies and inspirational lyrics. Try Paper Wings.

Vastly underrated British prog rock band, who enjoyed massive success in Europe and are still going in 2013 (albeit in two separate guises - 'John Lees BJH' and 'BJH featuring Les Holroyd'), 46 years after their formation.

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130 ABBA ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

Best group and best pop and rock music ever!

Love ABBA one of the best bands of the 70s, love them.

Great Band! Love them always!

why not #1

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131 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.

King Crimson should really be given credit for creating the Progressive Rock genre. Robert Fripp is known to be Jimi Hendrix favorite rock guitarist. How about the early work with master guitarist, bassist, singer and song writer Greg Lake.

Interesting, I will need to give them listening time

I just can say one word : Damn it!

139? come on, I saw prog bands in the first 30 places :/ and no band was better thank KC in 70's

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132 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!

I realize the guy just died... and that shouldn't effect his hight on this list... but to have him at 120 is blasphemy.


133 Bob Marley & The Wailers

Rock band? Although Best reggae band ever...

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134 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

White Snake has a great sound for the guitar. - joe0400

135 Boney M. Boney M. Boney M. is a vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian. Originally based in Germany, the four original members of the group's official line-up were Jamaican-born singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell from Aruba.
136 Sham 69
137 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

Terrific band. Love em live or anyhow

Once bitten you'll be smitten

The best band ever

Love Love Love STILL...At age 65

138 Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Railroad

Great filler for any collection. Worth a listen if only for the nostalgia. But really they were good, and I don't knock them as many do.

This band can jam you can't go wrong with the grand funk railroad

Solid Rock band that blew it up in the 70's!

They blew Zeppelin off the stage once so that should tell you something!

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139 Black Oak Arkansas

BOA, the hardest working band during the 70's.

140 Good Rats
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