What Are Some Popular '70s Rock Bands?


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The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Pink Floyd are all popular rock bands that achieved international fame and success during the 1970s. The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, although not formed in the 1970s, saw plenty of success in the 1970s and after, and fans associate their music with the decade.

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The Rolling Stones hail from London, formed in 1962 by Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts. The band's top-selling album in the United States, "Some Girls," came out in 1978 and sold millions of copies. Critics considered the album The Rolling Stones' best work since its 1972 release "Exile on Main St," an album many fans say is one of the greatest rock albums of all time.

Many fans consider Aerosmith, formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1970, as America's greatest rock band. The band incorporates elements of pop, heavy metal and rhythm and blues in its music. The band's original line up included Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer and Ray Tabano.

Pink Floyd, founded in London in 1965 by Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright, was popular in the 1970s. The band's two most famous albums, both released in the 1970s, include "The Dark Side of the Moon" and "Animals."

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