Rocking And Rolling In The 1970s

Rock was born in the 1950's and took an edgy turn by blending other forms of music in the 70's with sound of the electric guitar. The 1970's were a whirlwind of some of the most fulfilling musical movements, birthing hard rock, punk, glam, progressive, arena rock, and new wave rock. Here's a resource list that'll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about the rockin' Seventies!

1970 's Rock n Roll Resources

Hard Rock

The Bad Boys from Boston - The official site of Aerosmith

The History Of Heavy Metal - NPR interview with Ian Christie, author of Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, about the origins of heavy metal

Led Zeppelin - Official history of the heavy metal band

Kiss Army - Up to date information on the heavy metal and glam rock band Kiss.

Alice (Not Alice in Wonderland) - The music of Vincent Damon Furnier known as Alice Cooper.


Ramones World - Created by Arturo Vega, friend and artist of The Ramones

No Punk Here - The United Kingdom's history of punk in the 1970's

God Save the Queen - The Sex Pistols can't be ignored

The Clash - Classic British punkers.

The Queens of Noise - Biographies of The Runaways, first ladies of punk

Glam Rock

We'll Always Remember - Biography of late glam rocker Marc Bolan

Glam - English history of the not so glamorous rock n roll

Nothing Cheap - A mix musical elements formed this band Cheap Trick

Ziggy Played Guitar - All about David Bowie's 70'e era persona, Ziggy Stardust

The Punk - A taste of Cherry Vanilla in the 1970's along with interviews and videos

Progressive Rock

The Evolution - Pink Floyd's evolution of rock

Genesis - A group who evolved from pop to progressive rock

Foreigner - No foreigner to success and multiplatinum albums, this popular rock band has toured with Led Zeppelin and Styx

Blues- Rock

The Who - The loudest band in the world!

Fleetwood Mac - An ever-changing group with a timeless sound

The 25 Best Blues Rock Bands - Everyone from the Allman Brothers to Zeppelin

Those Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones has been combing rhythm and blues and rock since 1962

Arena Rock

Styx and Stones - Styx transformed to the sound of arena rock and grasped progressive rock through big rockers

Boston (Not the City!) - The group Boston formed in Boston and still performs, having the best selling debut album in the United States