Ahhh. 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.
Voting on Your Favorite Rock Artists and Bands From The 70’s – The 27 Runner-ups
Among their most popular hits: Paint It Black,Wild Horses, She’s Like A Rainbow, Satisfaction
Among his most popular hits: Knocking on Heaven’s Doors, Hurricane, Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
Among their most popular hits: Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Time
Among their most popular hits: Sultans of Swing, Romeo & Juliet, Brothers In Arms, Money For Nothing
Among their most popular hits: Freebird, Simple Man, Tuesday’s Gone, Sweet Home Alabama
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
Dead Heads expose yourselves…
Among their most popular hits: Truckin’, Ripple, Uncle John’s Band, Casey Jones, High Time
Among their most popular hits: You Shook Me All Night Long, Back In Black, Highway To Hell
Among his most popular hits: Brown Eyed Girl, Crazy Love, Into The Mystic, Wild Night, Days Like These
Among their most popular hits: Hotel California, Tequila Sunrise, Take It Easy, Already Gone
Among her most popular hits: Big Yellow Taxi, River, Blue, Woodstock, Both Sides Now
Among his most popular hits: Layla, After Midnight, Wonderful Tonight, Lay Down Sally
Among their most popular hits: Stairway To Heaven, D’Yer Mak’er, All My Love, Kashmir, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
Among their most popular hits: Aqualung, Locomotive Breathe, Thick As A Brick, A Song For Jeffrey
Among their most popular hits: Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody To Love, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions
Among their most popular hits: Light My Fire, Touch Me, People Are Strange, Alabama Song, Roadhouse Blues, Runnin’ Blue
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
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
Among their most popular hits: Rhiannon, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, The Chain
Among their most popular hits: Iron Man, Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Children Of The Grave
Among their most popular hits: Proud Mary, Fortunate Son, Lookin’ Out My Backdoor, Bad Moon Rising
Among their most popular hits: Hush, Smoke On The Water, Highway Star, Child In Time
Among their most popular hits: Dream On, Walk This Way, Sweet Emotion, Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
Among his most popular hits: Heart Of Gold, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Old Man, My My Hey Hey, Southern Man
Among his most popular hits: New York State Of Mind, Piano Man, Only The Good Die Young, Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
Among their most popular hits: Do It Again, Reelin’ In The Years, Josie, Peg
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
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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