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# 1 Rock Act of the 70's?

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by FF71, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. FF71

    FF71 Member

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    Been binging on all this rock docs on youtube, amazon, netflix etc. the past few weeks. It's like all of these bands are the #1 selling, top grossing acts. But for someone who's a real diverse music, rock follower between 1970-79 (I was born in '71) who really is the #1 act you think? We all know that the Beatles pretty much dominated the 60's. But who is the one from 70's, who's know worldwide?

    I mean, I'm not even talking about pop, soul, disco etc.. just pure ROCK. :)
     
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  2. Badtone

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    I would say it has to be Led Zeppelin; they ruled the rock roost for the better part of the 70's.
     
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    Overall, probably Zeppelin.

    Their 1977 US Tour alone had mind boggling numbers at the time.

    4 nights at Chicago Stadium
    4 nights at Capital Center (Largo, MD)
    6 nights at Madison Square Garden
    6 nights at The Forum (Inglewood, CA)
     
  4. FF71

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    Funny, the idea for the thread came to me after watching a Led Zeppelin doc. :)
     
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    There wee Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Then there was everybody else
     
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    I would have to agree with the above mentioned bands. Just to be different, I will say The Eagles had to be in the mix, right?
     
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    Wings made a good run for it for a short while. Zeppelin probably gets the nod though.
     
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    It was Aerosmith’s heyday in the states
    Probably Zeppelin overall though
     
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    Zeppelin, Sabbath or Pink Floyd would be my guess.
     
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    Ya'll need to throw in some Deep Purple.
     
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    Zeppelin
    Pink Floyd
    Aerosmith
    Eagles
    Elton John

    (Ted Nugent, surprisingly, was the #1 touring act for 2-3 years in a row near the end of the decade, although I wouldn't put him in the top tier)
     
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    It makes me almost sick to my stomach to say this but any conversation about the top rock acts of the 70’s has to include Kiss. In the 70’s they weren’t a marketing machine yet, they were a rock band. And they were huge.
     
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    Was kiss ever a touring stadium act, though? Every band mentioned so far was in stadiums for a least a period of the 70’s.

    Kiss usually had ****** openers, by design, I don’t know if that had anything to do with it.

    Come to think of it, they didn’t really sell a ton of albums either. Hype machine.
     
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    Encompassing the entire decade prob Zeppelin with the Stones and The Who right there.
     
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    1: Led Zeppelin
    2: Pink Floyd
    3: Queen

    Queen didn't become well known until later in the 70's or they would have been number one. For true musicianship, I would have to give the nod to Pink Floyd.
     
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    Zeppelin, no contest... (and I'm not even that big a fan)

    Queen
    KISS
    Floyd (Pink, not the barber)
     

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