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70's Classic Rock Music Hits

Updated on October 31, 2016

Classic Rock Bands Of The 70's

The 70's was a decade that had a large influence on me . Mostly because I was a pre-teen and music was a big part of my life. Listening to the radio and playing records is what shaped my love for music. 70's Rock Bands like Styx, Journey, Boston, Kansas, America,The Eagles, Black Sabbath, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac just to name a few. Here is a list of music from the 70's bands I could think of. Tell me your favorites too!

70's Rock Music

My memories of the 70's

The 70's was a time when rock music and "Bell Bottom Jeans" where the rage!! I loved music, television and just hanging out in the neighborhood with my friends. Do you remember any of these wonderful bands? For me, this decade brings back many memories. A funny story about me in the 70's was, I used to wear patchwork bell bottom jeans, Indian beaded jewelry (Indian beaded jewelry was very popular in the 70's), wore cherry flavored lip gloss and I feathered my hair. LOL. Remember that?

If you are reading this and you don't know what feathered hair is take a look at Farah Fawcett from the 70's . Google her... I will wait... Okay. Every girl on Earth wanted to be her or at least have her hair. Anyway, back to the music. I lived in the Midwest at the time and I loved watching television, playing records (real vinyl records) and playing games outside with my friends.

When I wasn't outside playing with my friends, I would listen to my favorite records for hours and sing along. That's how I learned how to sing, from bands like Boston, ELO, Journey, Rush, Abba, Bee Gees and many more. Those were the great rock bands that shaped our rock music sounds today.

Take a stroll down memory lane, and have fun listening to all of the music videos I have put together. These were my favorite rock bands of the 70's. If you have any favorites, tell me what you like. I would love to hear what you liked.

Styx Rock Videos - Check out Renegade video live! Great!

America Videos - Remember America?

Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Videos

Bee Gees Rock Videos

Elton John Rock Videos

ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)

Fleetwood Mac's Greatest Hits

70's Rock Music Poll

Who was your favorite band in the seventies?

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Make A Comment :) - Who was your favorite?

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    • ireneporter profile image


      4 years ago

      It seems that the best rock music happened in the 70's..

      since then there was nothing good in rock music, actually rock music is dead.

      these new era rock bands are more into pop than into rock music.

      so just sit back and enjoy bands like led zepelin and pink floyd instead of bul**** we have these days.

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      steadytracker lm 

      5 years ago

      A great lens. I may have been born at the end of the decade, but I still love many of the songs from the era. Thank you for sharing this lens with us.

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      5 years ago

      Great lens! Fleetwood Mac is my favorite. I went to see Stevie Nicks in concert for my 21st birthday! It was awesome. Thanks for the music memories.

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for the interesting lens. My favorite band is Led Zeppelin.

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      Tom Christen 

      5 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      Thank you very much for this nice lens. I did not live in the 70's, but I think it was a great time with great music. I really like Led Zeppelin.

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      5 years ago

      Nice lens. It brings back memories of being a teen in the seventies.

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      Otto Phillips 

      5 years ago

      I was born in 1978 but this is my favorite music even today. I have albums by all of the bands listed. Love this music!

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      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      From the list above it would have to be Styx.

    • babydev profile image


      6 years ago

      You really should check out Player known for Baby Come Back, they have that unique blue eyed soul sound with a new CD out next month that is sure to please anyone who loved Baby Come Back and that sound from the 70s

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      whiteskyline lm 

      6 years ago

      Hard to believe some of this is considered classic rock :)

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      Digory LM 

      6 years ago

      Styx is definitely my favorite from the 70's, then Rush. However, I do believe "Bee Gees Rock songs" is an oxymoron. Lol. Thanks so much for the lens.

    • chicbridal profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens! I had the ELO record, didn't appreciate them as much then as I do now. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet is still one of my all time favs =)

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      coolmon2009 lm 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the trip down the musical memory lane, nice set of albums.

    • goldenrulecomics profile image


      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Nice lens!

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      Ian Casey 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Hey, I think your text box above this one may be broken. I just tried to type something in there, and it only let me put in 70 characters, when it should allow up to 1,000. :)

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      mouse1996 lm 

      6 years ago

      I was not a fan of the rock of the 70s but I simply loved ABBA. I am a huge fan of them. Great lens.

    • potovanja profile image


      6 years ago

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      desa999 lm 

      6 years ago

      We loved the Bee Gees and still do!

    • Protasker profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      Late 60's to 70's was the best time in music EVER!!! Great memories here.

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      The Gutter Monkey 

      6 years ago

      The Doors! While I suppose they were mostly a 60's band, they at least survived long enough to kick off the 70's with their last album.

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      6 years ago

      Well-done lens on a time with lots of changes and innovations.

    • Jadimon LM profile image

      Jadimon LM 

      6 years ago

      I love the 70's more than any other era I can remember. This lens is a great reminder of my days riding around on my go kart piecing life together. Nice work!

    • top101 profile image


      7 years ago

      very cool lens! I love theses bands! but abba is classic :)

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      7 years ago

      Great lens, i'm not "coming" from 70's actually,,

      but i think, the music in that era are great..


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      7 years ago

      Nice Lens, was looking for the "I'll Be There" video ..

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      Warren Whitlock 

      7 years ago from Vegas

      Is there a limit to what can be called 70's rock? Seem not much was out in the beginning of the decade, and some went into later years.

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      7 years ago

      Maybe a profanity but my favourite is Deep Purple (, but my second most loved band is Led Zeppelin. :)

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      7 years ago

      love led zeppelin...

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      7 years ago

      led zepp!

    • VeseliDan profile image


      7 years ago

      I really love these songs!

    • Vallygems1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great Lens . What is interesting is that almost all of these bans and artists almost without exception where influenced by the Blues artists of the 30,s

    • suneclipsea profile image


      7 years ago

      Rock music has changed so much and nobody would say now that what was rock music then is rock music at all...

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      7 years ago

      love the lens,love the 70's. :)

    • squidshe profile image


      7 years ago

      I share a lot of the same favorites

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      lucky izan 

      7 years ago

      70's is the golden era of rock music, there are so many good musicians and good song

    • Amoonlighter2011 profile image


      7 years ago

      who doesn't love classic rock!

    • skefflingecho profile image


      7 years ago from Tobermory Ontario

      Excellent lens. Takes you back.

    • Doctone profile image


      7 years ago

      Great fun!

    • betsuzlap profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @BoyScoutPopcorn: That's awesome that you are liking the music your Dad listened to when he was young!

    • BoyScoutPopcorn profile image


      7 years ago

      I really like Styx's "Renegade". There are a lot of songs from my dad's CDs that I have loaded to my IPod.

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      7 years ago

      I went with Journey ... glad I browsed into your lens! If you like to browse lens too, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

    • BestRatedStuff profile image


      7 years ago

      Looking back, I was a young kid then, I enjoyed Abba and the Bee Gees the most. Now, while I still like them, I also some of the others, that were just too old for me then. Great lens, good job.

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      Kate Sawyer 

      7 years ago from Nashville

      I've been rediscovering 70s music lately. My favorite is the 90s but music today is SO bad that I've been going back and finding tunes from the 70s I like. Fleetwood Mac has caught my attention lately. Great lens!

    • sousababy profile image


      7 years ago

      Oh, you took me back. When I was 11 years old, the first album I owned was Rumors by Fleetwood Mac - I still love hearing every song on it.

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      7 years ago

      What wonderfully great memories of some of my favorite music, it was an excellent era!

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      nature photogra 

      7 years ago

      I was born in the mid 70's so 70's rock "should" be before my time, but it's definitely my favorite! Led Zeppelin (Going to California, Battle of Evermore, etc) and Fleetwood Mac (Big Love, Rhiannon, Tusk, etc) start off my day right.

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      7 years ago

      some of them are my fav.

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Oh yes... I remember all of this. Does that make me a Golden Oldie?? ;-) Love this music... the soundtrack of my coming of age. Thanks for the memories.

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      TheHealthGuy LM 

      7 years ago from U.S.A.

      Cool Lens, I was looking for music lenses (doing a quest) yeah I know, lame - but I am bored :-)

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      7 years ago

      Was just looking up some music lenses and found yours. I was born in '72 but so much of this music reminds me of my childhood. Great lens.

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      7 years ago

      I still love listening to all these bands. Nicely done lens.

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      sophiajasmin lm 

      7 years ago

      Great lens!

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      7 years ago

      If I had to choose, Led Zeppelin probably is my favorite... But there's so many great bands to choose from it's impossible to choose just one

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      julietarot lm 

      7 years ago

      I like Led Zep,Lynyrd Skynrd etc, but I think Elton and Abba are more pop in my eyes.Very good lens.

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      7 years ago

      I love Lynyrd Skynyrd. But I didn't listen to them during the 70's! Wasn't born yet!

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      7 years ago


      LETS ROCK!!

    • ChristinaDodson profile image


      7 years ago

      Wow, this lens sure does bring back memories! I liked some songs from Kiss, but Abba was one of my favorite groups. I was also a big Barry Manilow fan. Oh well, I could go on and on, but I won't. Great lens though!

    • gleken profile image


      7 years ago

      So many great artists in the 70 and so many great songs

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      7 years ago

      The album I would STILL take to a desert island? Bat Out Of Hell!!! Good lens, thanks for the memories!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      My teenage children grew up in the 1970-80s so most of these songs where being played. Great lens. Thanks.

    • beckwong profile image


      7 years ago


      great lens!

    • ben186422 profile image


      7 years ago

      I wasn't alive in the 70's but I still like some of the music from then.

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      7 years ago

      Awesome lens!

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      7 years ago

      70's Music, that is great treat for all music lover.

      Thanks for sharing such great Music

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath, Led Zep.... and LOTS more. Blessed today :)

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      7 years ago

      Love that 70s music. Earth Wind and Fire was a favorite.

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      7 years ago

      70s music, now that's classic! love the lens!


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