Best Rock Bands of the '60s and '70s
The Contenders: Page 3
41 Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered the American counterculture movement as well as psychedelic rock. ...read more.
43 The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
44 Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.
45 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.
46 The Sweet
Powder puff rock at it's best. Glam it was but did you know they were once the loudest recorded rock bands in Europe
47 The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
49 Richard Hell and the Voidoids
50 The Ronettes
51 Atlanta Rhythm Section
52 Paul Revere and The Raiders
53 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.
Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. They first achieved success in the 1970s with a progressive, art and symphonic style of rock music.
Yes someone has messed up YES should be in the top ten! Come on! Fragile, Close to the Edge, Relayer, Topographic Oceans, Going for the One, Tormato, even had a huge comeback in the 80's. Jon Anderson has one of the most distinct voices in progressive rock and Chris Squire is one of the greatest bass players ever. RIP Chris Squire
I have seen Yes twice in early 70's excellent musicians, real deal. Coming in at # 40 someone is mistaken. I'm 64 my favorite Beatles, Pink Floyd, Yes, Zepplin, Doors, Cream saw all live Wow!
55 Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.
57 The Talking Heads
They formed in 1975 so I think this counts
58 Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".