70s The Greatest Classic Rock Bands  

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List Rules Rock artists who got their start in the 1960s or 70s

The greatest classic rock bands of all time embody the spirit of a generation of people who just wanted to rock. These top classic rock bands include some of the best live acts of all time and man, did they rock hard. For those who got to see these amazing classic rock bands live, you'll surely understand how they earned the title of best classic rock band; for those who missed out, they'll simply remain the bands you wish you could have seen live.

These top classic rock bands were all hit-makers of their time and have rightfully earned a spot on this list of legends. Some of these famous bands have devoted followers decades after they called it quits (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd), some are considered icons of music (singers like Eric Clapton and bands like The Beatles, Queen), and some are even still touring (Rolling Stones, Aerosmith) despite the AARP status of their core members. These old school rock bands are still rocking, what have you done with your life? 

What are the best old rock bands? You decide! This list of good classic rock bands is here for you so you can vote on who should be the greatest classic rock band of all time. Don't think one of the bands here should even be in the running for top classic rock band? Vote them down! And if you don't see your favorite classic rock band on the list, make sure to add them to the list so other people can discover classic rock artists who may mean something to them. 

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Led Zeppelin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Beatles 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Pink Floyd 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Queen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Rolling Stones 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Who 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Doors 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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AC/DC 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Black Sabbath 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Creedence Clearwater Revival 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Eagles 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Aerosmith 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Lynyrd Skynyrd 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Deep Purple 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Cream 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Van Halen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Fleetwood Mac 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Rush 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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ZZ Top 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Kinks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Journey 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Beach Boys 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Eric Clapton 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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David Bowie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Police 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Boston 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Arcana 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands
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Santana 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Allman Brothers Band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Foreigner 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Bad Company 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Jethro Tull 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Heart 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Genesis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet ... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Def Leppard 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Scorpions 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Blue Öyster Cult 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Styx 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Electric Light Orchestra 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Elton John 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Kiss 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Chicago 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Steve Miller Band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Yes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands
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Simon and Garfunkel 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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The Doobie Brothers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Classic Rock Bands