Voting on Your Favorite Rock Artists and Bands From the 70’s

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best 70 bandsAhhh. The 70’s, and the bands from the 70’s… A lot of us young people wish they had been born at that time, and not only for the rock n’ roll which was at it’s peak.

Today we would go for a big poll to discover the opinions and likings of fellow readers here at GuitarHippies. I am about to present to you a list of some of the big names that rocked planet earth between 1970-1979.

Take your time, debate with yourself, debate in the comments, listen again to some of your favorite songs… And most importantly – cast your votes in the poll at the bottom of our post.

It’s not gonna be easy, but try to pick no more than 3 choices of your absolute favorites! The poll is open to more options than that, but try to keep it down so we can get a feeling for the true favorites here that people just love.

* Some of these artists and bands enjoyed their most creative years during the 60’s. However, those of them who still continued to rock hard and make new music during the 70’s can also be found below (The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel are a great example).

I tried to be as inclusive and diverse as I can about the most popular rock bands and artists that’ll get the most votes without over packing the article. However, if you believe that someone is missing from the list so please drop me a line at my email. Here we go:

Click the name of your favorite artists / bands to be taken to the Wikipedia page and maybe learn a few cool facts about them. I hope you will enjoy the funky 70’s vinyl cover arts as well.

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Voting on Your Favorite Rock Artists and Bands From The 70’s – The 27 Runner-ups

The Rolling Stones

Among their most popular hits: Paint It Black,Wild Horses, She’s Like A Rainbow, Satisfaction

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Bob Dylan

Among his most popular hits: Knocking on Heaven’s Doors, Hurricane, Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright

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Pink Floyd

Among their most popular hits: Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Time


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Dire Straits

Among their most popular hits: Sultans of Swing, Romeo & Juliet, Brothers In Arms, Money For Nothing

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

Among their most popular hits: Freebird, Simple Man, Tuesday’s Gone, Sweet Home Alabama

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The Beatles

Among their most popular hits: Let It Be, Something, Golden Slumbers, A Day In The Life, Ticket To Ride, Rocky Racoon, Across The Universe, In My Life

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The Grateful Dead

Dead Heads expose yourselves…

Among their most popular hits: Truckin’, Ripple, Uncle John’s Band, Casey Jones, High Time

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AC/DC

Among their most popular hits: You Shook Me All Night Long, Back In Black, Highway To Hell

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Van Morrison

Among his most popular hits: Brown Eyed Girl, Crazy Love, Into The Mystic, Wild Night, Days Like These

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The Eagles

Among their most popular hits: Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise, Take It Easy, Already Gone

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Joni Mitchell

Among her most popular hits: Big Yellow Taxi, River, Blue, Woodstock, Both Sides Now

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Eric Clapton

Among his most popular hits: Layla, After Midnight, Wonderful Tonight, Lay Down Sally

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Led Zeppelin

Among their most popular hits: Stairway To Heaven, D’Yer Mak’er, All My Love, Kashmir, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You

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Jethro Tull

Among their most popular hits: Aqualung, Locomotive Breathe, Thick As A Brick, A Song For Jeffrey

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Queen

Among their most popular hits: Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody To Love, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions

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The Doors

Among their most popular hits: Light My Fire, Touch Me, People Are Strange, Alabama Song, Roadhouse Blues, Runnin’ Blue


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Allman Brothers Band

Perhaps the fathers of southern rock. Almost Famous is based on a tour with them.

Among their most popular hits: Whipping Post, Ramblin’ Man, Jessica, Blue Sky

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Elton John

The king of piano rock.

Among his most popular hits: Your Song, Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Indian Sunset, Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters, All the Nasties

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Fleetwood Mac

Among their most popular hits: Rhiannon, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, The Chain

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Black Sabbath

Among their most popular hits: Iron Man, Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Children Of The Grave

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Creedence Clearwater Revival

Among their most popular hits: Proud Mary, Fortunate Son, Lookin’ Out My Backdoor, Bad Moon Rising

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Deep Purple

Among their most popular hits: Hush, Smoke On The Water, Highway Star, Child In Time

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Aerosmith

Among their most popular hits: Dream On, Walk This Way, Sweet Emotion, Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

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Neil Young

Among his most popular hits: Heart Of Gold, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Old Man, My My Hey Hey, Southern Man

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Billy Joel

Among his most popular hits: New York State Of Mind, Piano Man, Only The Good Die Young, Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)

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Steely Dan

Among their most popular hits: Do It Again, Reelin’ In The Years, Josie, Peg

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Simon & Garfunkel

Among their most popular hits: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, The Boxer, Sound of Silence, A Hazy Shade of Winter, I Am A Rock

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That’s it, I hope you enjoyed the good music. Take your vote below, and try to keep it to your 3-4 true favorites out of all of this outstanding list of artists.

You are welcome to share it so we can get even more votes and opinions here!

What’s your favorite song from your fave 70’s band? Let us know in the comments… 

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2 comments for “Voting on Your Favorite Rock Artists and Bands From the 70’s

  1. Patti Romo
    August 21, 2016 at 5:32 AM

    I’ve been looking for someone to take me on little walks down the ‘Guitar Road’. I’m looking forward to traveling with you, and this time I don’t think I’ll be disappointed or left on the curb! Lol, thanks.

    • Alon
      September 26, 2016 at 2:48 PM

      Enjoy your time here Patti, glad you like the website.

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