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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by fuzzface71, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:14 AM.
For sure Zep, but for a while Deep Purple was really up there.
When you look at the volume of music but not just regular music they made timeless music what these three bands produced in a decade, IMO it's unmatched in any other decade. Thin Lizzy is my favorite band & I know I'm pretty much alone in putting them on any list but I don't think many people have or care to sit down & listen to Bad Reputation, Johnny the Fox, Nightlife, Black Rose & the first 3 records with Eric Bell were all released in the 70's. The music those bands made in the 70's is staggering.
My list of number 1's is too long. I am so glad I got to grow up in those great times.
They are one of my faves, in fact in the 70s my moms friend Alec Finn (RIP ) who lived with Phil Lynott yrs back in college) was always trying to get my Queen/KISS/Zep listening 7 yr old self to listen to Lizzy, took me way too long to get there (the name always put me off)
But, Lizzy were not that big here, Zep, Floyd KISS, Queen, Tull, Styx, Billy Joel, Springsteen, Aerosmith, Sabbath, The Who, Deep Purple, Elton John and Cat Stevens were in reg rotation with all my aunts and uncles who were teens then. I was all about all them bands, my baby sitters kids went to see YES> ZEP and Floyd that magical July in 77 at MSG, they (babysitter kids) put a lot of bands on the map for me like Floyd and Zep for sure. Oh and Eric Bell 100%!!
Right! And The Allman Brothers Band....
1 Led Zeppelin
2 Black Sabbath
3 Pink Floyd
4 Frank Zappa
Rush toured with Kiss. I'm not sure if Rush was an opening act for them.
Worth mentioning Bob Marley - brought a whole new genre and perhaps even philosophy to the western world.
They were for sure openers. ‘74 and ‘75.
Piper was considered at the time to be a hot rising band...and managed by the same dude that managed Kiss, I believe.
Fronted by Billy Squier.
They weren’t going to share a bill with anyone that could potentially show them up, or was a known act. Hindsight is 20/20. The future was bright for some of their openers, others not so much.
The Stones(and others), on the other hand, would take out sure thing, known acts. Sell some seats...why not?
Rock Bottom of the list...
Heck Foghat did quite well there toward the end of the 70s. One of their albums had them standing in front of their jet.
Fleetwood Mac took off really hard right there at the end of that decade as did Linda Ronstadt. LR was def pop. and FM are rock pop for sure.
Rod stewart also killed it in the 70s.
3 dog night was huge
Mountain, And they toured a lot.
I live in the midwest and Ted nugent and REO played here seemingly every other month.
Grand Funk. They were compared to the Beatles in terms of popularity their first few years.
That GFR live album, while the recording quality is not the best. the performances are off the charts.
Lots of bands I liked more than Zep, but that was their decade.
LZ was in early 1969, then
Houses of the Holy, all BEFORE
Physical Graffiti in '75, then
The Song Remains the Same, and
In Through the Out Door
They're not my band and they weren't in the 60s or the 80s but they were the biggest of the 1970s.