Some claim the 70s is the greatest decade when it comes to rock-n-roll music and everyone will certainly have their own picks for the top 10 rock stars of the 70s. It certainly was a transitional decade as musicians who had grown up listening to music from the 50s and 60s were influenced by those artists. Rock-n-roll Pioneers of the 50s and 60s such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and more fueled the evolution of the genre as artists from the 70s expanded on what had preceded them to ignite an era packed with great music.
With so much great music from the 70s, it is difficult to say which artists should be in a top 10 list. Music, like everything else, is subjective regarding what people like and dislike and that shapes how they view artists, their songs, the presentation of their music and more. Great songwriters and musicians like Stevie Wonder, whose enduring library of work that spans several decades, may not be classified by some as rock. Stevie Wonder though, is still one of the greatest artists of all time.
So, who are the top 10 rock stars of the 70s? There are so many that deserve to be on the following list and you’ll inevitably have your own picks regarding the top 10. However, based on the influence, popularity and enduring quality of their work, here are our picks for the top 10 rock stars of the 70s.
Honorable mention goes to Billy Joel, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Marley, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more,