Best Hard-Rock Guitarists of the 70s

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Here's a list of greatest hard-rock guitarists of 1970s from my experience

The Top Ten

1 Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

"Hard Rock" is not a strict and firmly established label and may be applied to any of these guitarists or bands. An individual can use these labels and choose definitions as they personally see fit but shouldn't insist others follow the specific subjective guidelines

The Who, Queen, Jeff Beck, and Rush are the only hard rock artists on this list. - Brobusky

Jimmy page originally was a blues artists.But from 1968-1980 he was more of a hard-rock artist.Well he is also known for early metal of 70s.But still he was more of a hard-rock artist. - zxm

2 Pete Townshend (The Who) Pete Townshend (The Who) Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who .
3 Jeff Beck Jeff Beck Geoffrey Arnold "Jeff" Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds.

Nice he's remembered. Saw him in '73. Great show. But where the deuce is Hendrix?

Jimi Hendrix is more of a Psychedelic rock than hard rock. Beside he didn't live too long in 1970s. But if it was 1960s then I'd rather put him at first - zxm

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4 Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.
5 Brian May (Queen) Brian May (Queen) Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

What can you say? Tonality and musicality. The guy is great.

6 Angus Young (AC/DC) Angus Young (AC/DC) Angus McKinnon Young is an Australian guitarist of Scottish origin, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. When performing live he does his own version of Chuck Berry's "duck walk" and has also spun on his side while ...read more.
7 Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple,Rainbow) Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple,Rainbow) Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.

Well we know that deep purple may have been a metal band But as today's metal songs those songs are now counted as hard rock songs - zxm

8 Glen Buxton (Alice Cooper)
9 Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) Edward Lodewijk "Eddie" Van Halen is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, occasional keyboardist and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. V 1 Comment
10 Alex Lifeson (Rush) Alex Lifeson (Rush) Aleksandar Živojinović, OC, better known by his stage name Alex Lifeson, is a Canadian musician, best known as the guitarist of the Canadian rock band Rush.

The Contenders

11 Ted Nugent Ted Nugent
12 Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band's sole continual member and primary composer. At age 17, he accidentally lost the fingertips of his middle ...read more.
13 Andrew Latimer
14 David Gilmour David Gilmour David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.
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1. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
2. Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy)
3. Jeff Beck
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2. Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple,Rainbow)
3. Angus Young (AC/DC)
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