Best Band/Musician of the 1970s

Updated on March 2, 2015 in Music
7 on January 27, 2015

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1 on February 9, 2015

While it’s no reflection of record sales, I’d say Billy Joel. Billy Joel’s peril was being too talented…so much so that he didn’t really find a recognizable sound. Take “For the Longest Time” and compare to “We didn’t start the fire”…the man has musical range that is really incomparable to any other major artist of the era. He wasn’t the most liked, he wasn’t the most bought…but he was probably the most talented.

on February 11, 2015

Even though he didn’t complete the 70’s, Elvis was far and away the most talented singer and charismatic performer of the decade. His voice grew richer and had more range in his late 30’s then when he first hit the scene.

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0 on February 9, 2015

Band?  As far as American bands, I’d go with Aerosmith. They were one of the dominant ones, always did reasonably well with the critics, sold a ton of albums and had a lot of hit record.  Overall, it would be the Rolling Stones as they didn’t – and haven’t slowed down that much in their 50 year existence.

Musician – Sir Elton John with hit after hit.

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0 on February 16, 2015

Personally, I’d say this is when Queen was at the top of their game

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0 on February 17, 2015

I don’t know if Raphael Ravenscroft was the most talented musician from the 1970s, but getting paid a whopping £27 for a sax solo that made Gerry Rafferty filthy rich surely  makes him the most underrated.

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0 on February 18, 2015

Elton John, Genesis (until Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett left), The Jam, The Clash, Electric Light Orchestra, The Who, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick…

I’d be okay with any of those…

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0 on March 2, 2015

Uhh led zeppelin

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