Rock (1970s) (Reference)

The reference list includes records that have been obtained and/or rated (in blue) as well as many other records that have been recommended from various sources.


Abba [1971–1983]

AC/DC [1976– ]

Adam and the Ants [1979–1982]

The Adverts [1976–1980]

Aerosmith [1973– ]

Agnostic Front [1983– ]

Air Supply [1977– ]

Willie Loco Alexander (1943– )

Gregg Allman (1947–2017)

Amazing Rhythm Aces [1974–1981]

America [1972– ]

American Flyer [1976–1977]

Al Anderson (1947– )

Joan Armatrading (1950– )

Art Bears [1978–1981]

Artful Dodger [1975–1980]

Ashford and Simpson [1964– ]

Ash Ra Tempel [1971– ]

Atlantic Starr [1978– ]

Patti Austin (1950– )

The Avengers [1977–1983]

Average White Band [1972–1990]

Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Bad Company [1974– ]

Baker Gurvitz Army [1974–1976]

Barclay James Harvest [1970– ]

Elizabeth Barraclough

Syd Barrett (1946– )

Bauhaus [1979–1983]

Bay City Rollers [1974– ]

Be-Bop Deluxe [1974– ]

Chris Bell (1951–78)

Thom Bell (1941– )

Bees Make Honey [1973–1975]

Pat Benatar (1953– )

Dickey Betts (1943– )

The B-52's [1976– ]

Big Star [1971–1975]

Black Oak Arkansas [1970–1980]

Black Sabbath [1970– ]

Blackouts

Blondie [1974– ]

Blue Magic [1974– ]

Blue Oyster Cult [1972– ]

Colin Blunstone (1945– )

Hamilton Bohannon (1942– )

Boney M [1976– ]

Karla Bonoff (1952– )

Boomtown Rats [1977– ]

Boston [1976– ]

The Boys [1977– ]

Randall Bramblett

Bonnie Bramlett (1944– )

Brass Construction [1975–1985]

Brick [1976– ]

Brides of Funkenstein [1978–1979]

The Brothers Johnson [1976– ]

Jocelyn Brown (1950– )

Shirley Brown (1947– )

Toni Brown (1938– )

Jackson Browne (1948– )

Brownsville Station [1970– ]

Peabo Bryson (1951– )

B.T. Express [1974–1981]

Lindsey Buckingham (1949– )

Jimmy Buffett (1946– )

Eric Burdon (1941– )

Leroy Burgess

Charlie Burton

Kate Bush (1958– )

Chris Butler (1949– )

The Buzzcocks [1975– ]

Cabaret Voltaire [1979– ]

J.J. Cale (1938– )

Robert Calvert (1945–88)

Camel [1973– ]

Cameo [1977– ]

Jim Capaldi (1944– )

Captain and Tennille [1975–1980]

Eric Carmen (1949– )

Joe King Carrasco

The Cars [1976–1988]

David Cassidy (1950– )

Shaun Cassidy (1958– )

Cate Brothers

A Certain Ratio [1977– ]

James Chance

Harry Chapin (1942–81)

Blondie Chaplin

Cheap Trick [1973– ]

Chic [1977–1985]

Alex Chilton (1950–2010)

China Shop [1979–1991]

Chrome [1977– ]

Otis Clay (1942–2016)

Eric Clapton (1945– )

The Clash [1976–1986]

Bruce Cockburn (1945– )

Natalie Cole (1950– )

Bootsy Collins (1951– )

The Commodores [1974–1985]

Rita Coolidge (1944– )

Come On [1976–1980]

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen [1968– ]

Ry Cooder (1947– )

Alec R. Costadinos (1944– )

Elvis Costello (1955– )

Coulson, Dean, McGuiness, Flint

The Count Bishops [1975–1979]

Kevin Coyne (1944–2004)

The Cramps [1979– ]

Crass [1978–1984]

Randy Crawford (1952– )

Crazy Horse [1971– ]

Papa John Creach (1917–94)

Steve Cropper (1941– )

David Crosby (1941– )

The Cure [1979– ]

Cherrie Currie (1960– )

Curved Air [1970–1976]

Cymande [1972– ]

The Damned [1977–1989]

Betty Davis (1945– )

Cory Daye (1952– )

Dead Boys [1976– ]

Derek and the Dominos [1970–1972]

Rick Derringer (1947– )

Lizzy Mercier Descloux (1956–2004)

William DeVaughn (1948– )

Mink DeVille (1953– )

Devo [1972– ]

The Dickies [1979– ]

James Luther Dickinson (1941–2009)

The Dictators [1974–1978]

Dire Straits [1978–1993]

Dirty Tricks [1975–1977]

DNA [1978–1982]

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band [1974–1979]

Dr. Feelgood [1971–1994]

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show [1968– ]

Doctor Mix and the Remix [1979– ]

Doctors of Madness [1976–1978]

Dokken [1979– ]

The Doobie Brothers [1971– ]

Carol Douglas (1948– )

Lamont Dozier (1941– )

The Dramatics [1971– ]

Ducks Deluxe [1972–1975]

The Dudes [1975– ]

Duke and the Drivers

The Durutti Column [1979– ]

Ian Dury [1942–2000]

The Dynamic Superiors [1975–1977]

The Eagles [1971–1982]

Earth, Wind and Fire [1969– ]

The Ebonys [1973–1976]

Eddie and the Hot Rods [1975– ]

Dave Edmunds (1944– )

Electric Light Orchestra [1971–1988]

Yvonne Elliman (1951– )

Emerson, Lake and Palmer [1970–1978]

The Emotions [1970– ]

Brian Eno (1948– )

Roky Erickson (1947– )

The Fabulous Thunderbirds [1979– ]

The Fall [1979– ]

Fashion

Fatback Band [1972– ]

Faust [1971– ]

Bill Fay

Bryan Ferry (1945– )

Lee Fields (1951– )

Fingerprintz [1979–1981]

Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids [1970– ]

Flesh Eaters [1979– ]

Flo and Eddie [1972– ]

Dan Fogelberg (1951– )

Focus [1970– ]

John Fogerty (1945– )

Foghat [1972– ]

Steve Forbert (1955– )

Fotomaker [1978–1979]

Peter Frampton (1950– )

Dean Friedman (1955– )

Robert Fripp (1946– )

Fumble [1972–1974]

Funkadelic [1970–1981]

Lewis Furey

Peter Gabriel (1950– )

Rory Gallagher (1948–95)

Gang of Four [1978–1984]

The Gap Band [1974– ]

Taana Gardner

Art Garfunkel (1941– )

Leif Garrett (1961– )

Terry Garthwaite (1938– )

Gasolin'

Gloria Gaynor (1949– )

The J. Geils Band

Generation X [1976–1981]

Gentle Giant [1970–1980]

Lowell George (1945–79)

The Germs [1979– ]

Andy Gibb (1958–88)

Steve Gibbons

Gichy Dan

David Gilmour (1944– )

The Girls [1979– ]

Gary Glitter (1940– )

The Go-Betweens [1978–1989]

Ian Gomm (1947– )

Gong [1968– ]

Robert Gordon (1947– )

Peter Green (1946– )

Joe Grushecky

Hackamore Brick

Nina Hagen (1955– )

Daryl Hall and John Oates [1972– ]

Hammersmith Gorillas

Peter Hammill (1948– )

Harmonia [1974–1975]

Fuzzy Haskins (1941– )

Donny Hathaway (1945–79)

Hawkwind [1969– ]

Eddie Hazel (1950–92)

Heart [1976– ]

The Heartbreakers

Heatwave [1976– ]

Richard Hell (1949– )

Levon Helm (1940– )

Help Yourself [1971–1973]

Henry Cow [1972–1980]

Hi Rhythm

John Hiatt (1952– )

Loleatta Holloway (1946–2011)

Allan Holdsworth (1946–2017)

The Homosexuals [1978–1984]

Horslips [1973–1980]

Hot Chocolate [1970–1982]

Steve Howe (1947– )

Hue and Cry [1987– ]

Hues Corporation [1974–1978]

Human League [1979– ]

Human Switchboard [1977–1982]

Ian Hunter (1939– )

Phyllis Hyman (1941–95)

Luther Ingram (1944– )

Iron Maiden [1979– ]

Jack Ruby [1974–1977]

Joe Jackson (1954– )

Michael Jackson (1958–2009)

Millie Jackson (1944– )

The Jacksons [1976– ]

Jade Warrior [1971– ]

The Jam [1977–1982]

Rick James (1952–2004)

Jandek (1945– )

Japan [1978– ]

The J.B.'s [1972– ]

Jefferson Starship [1974– ]

Garland Jeffreys (1944– )

Billy Joel (1949– )

David Johansen (1950– )

Robert Johnson

Ross Johnson

Wilko Johnson (1947– )

Bruce Johnston (1944– )

Grace Jones (1952– )

Rickie Lee Jones (1954– )

Margie Joseph (1950– )

Journey [1975– ]

Joy Division [1977–1980]

Joy of Cooking [1970–1972]

Judas Priest [1974– ]

Mickey Jupp (1940– )

Tonio K

Kansas [1974– ]

Paul Kantner (1942– )

Thomas Jefferson Kaye

KC and the Sunshine Band [1973– ]

Speedy Keen

Paul Kelly (1940– )

Eddie Kendricks (1939–92)

Sarah Kernochan

Chaka Khan (1953– )

Greg Kihn (1952– )

Kilburn and the High-Roads

Carole King (1942– )

Evelyn Champagne King (1960– )

Kiss [1974– ]

The Knack [1979– ]

Kraftwerk [1970– ]

Krokus [1978– ]

Kursaal Flyers [1975– ]

Sleepy LaBeef (1935– )

Labelle [1970–1977]

Ronnie Lane (1946–97)

Denise LaSalle (1939– )

The Last Poets [1970– ]

Latimore (1939– )

Stacy Lattisaw (1966– )

Peter Laughner (1919– )

Lavender Hill Mob

Amanda Lear (1941– )

Albert Lee (1943– )

Laura Lee (1945– )

Deke Leonard

Jackie Leven (1950– )

Jimmy Lewis (1918– )

Dennis Linde

Lindisfarne [1970– ]

Little Feat [1969–1979]

Ian Lloyd (1947– )

Richard Lloyd

Los Lobos [1978– ]

Nils Lofgren (1951– )

Kenny Loggins (1948– )

Loggins and Messina [1970–1976]

Roy Loney (1946– )

The Lost Gonzo Band

Love and Kisses

Love Unlimited Orchestra [1974–1983]

Lene Lovich (1949– )

Andy Fairweather Low (1948– )

Nick Lowe (1949– )

Cheryl Lynn (1957– )

Lynyrd Skynyrd [1971– ]

Andy Mackay (1946– )

Madness [1979–1986]

Magazine [1977–1981]

Magma [1970– ]

The Main Ingredient [1970– ]

Mallard

Man [1969–1977]

Manassas [1972–1973]

Mandrill [1970– ]

Melissa Manchester (1951– )

The Manhattans [1970– ]

Barry Manilow (1946– )

Phil Manzanera (1951– )

Teena Marie (1956–2010)

Mark-Almond [1971–1980]

The Marshall Tucker Band [1971– ]

Hirth Martinez

Dave Mason (1944– )

Matching Mole [1972–1972]

Maximum Joy [1979–1983]

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly [1977– ]

Paul McCartney (1942– )

Van McCoy

Don McLean (1945– )

Penny McLean

George McRae (1944– )

Gwen McRae (1943– )

Meat Loaf (1946– )

Mekons [1977– ]

John Mellencamp (1951– )

Mellow Candle [1971– ]

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes [1972–1975]

The Memphis Horns [1971– ]

Mental as Anything [1979– ]

M.F.S.B. [1973–1981]

Bette Midler (1945– )

Midnight Oil [1978– ]

Frankie Miller (1949– )

Stephanie Mills (1957– )

The Miracles [1973–1977]

The Misfits [1978– ]

Eddie Money (1949– )

Montrose [1974–1978]

G.T. Moore

Jackie Moore

Sam Moore (1935– )

Patrick Moraz (1948– )

Giorgio Moroder (1940– )

Mosaïc [1976–1978]

The Motels [1979–1987]

Motörhead [1977–2015]

The Motors [1977–1979]

Maria Muldaur (1943– )

The Mumps

Mungo Jerry [1970– ]

Munich Machine

Elliott Murphy (1949– )

Mutiny

MX-80 [1977– ]

My Solid Ground [1971– ]

The Natural Four

Nazareth [1971– ]

Bill Nelson (1948– )

Neu! [1972–1975]

Neville Brothers [1978– ]

New Riders of the Purple Sage [1971– ]

New York Dolls [1971–1977]

Olivia Newton-John (1948– )

999 [1977–1987]

The Normals

Notekillers [1977–1981]

Gary Numan (1958– )

Nurse With Wound [1979– ]

The Only Ones [1978– ]

Yoko Ono (1933– )

Donnie Osmond (1957– )

Marie Osmond (1959– )

The Osmonds [1971– ]

The Outlaws [1975– ]

Ozark Mountain Daredevils [1973– ]

Robert Palmer (1949– )

Graham Parker (1950– )

Ray Parker Jr. (1954– )

Parlet [1978–1980]

Parliament [1970–1980]

The Alan Parsons Project [1976– ]

The Partridge Family [1970–1972]

Bobby Patterson (1954– )

Billy Paul (1934– )

Paul Pena (1950– )

Teddy Pendergrass (1950–2010)

Pere Ubu [1975– ]

The Persuaders [1973–1976]

The Persuasions [1970– ]

La Peste [1978–1979]

Tom Petty (1950– )

Richard Pinhas (1951– )

The Plasmatics [1979–1982]

Plastic Bertrand

The Plastic People of the Universe [1968– ]

The Pointer Sisters [1973– ]

The Police [1977–1985]

Iggy Pop (1947– )

The Pop Group [1979–1980]

Dory Previn (1929– )

Prince (1958–2016)

Public Image Ltd. [1978–1983]

Pure Prairie League [1971–1983]

Pylon [1978–1983]

Suzi Quatro (1950– )

Queen [1973–1995]

The Radiators from Space

Radio Birdman [1974– ]

Gerry Rafferty (1947– )

The Raincoats [1979– ]

Bonnie Raitt (1949– )

The Ramones [1976– ]

Ramp [1977– ]

The Raspberries [1972–1975]

Allen Ravenstine (1950– )

Raydio [1977–1981]

Helen Reddy (1942– )

Lou Reed (1942–2013)

REO Speedwagon [1971– ]

The Residents [1974– ]

The Rezillos [1978–1979]

Emitt Rhodes (1950– )

Jonathan Richman (1951– )

Minnie Riperton (1947–79)

Smokey Robinson (1940– )

Tom Robinson (1950– )

Vicki Sue Robinson (1954–2000)

The Roches [1978– ]

Rocket From the Tombs

Jess Roden

Roogalator [1975–1977]

Root Boy Slim

Rose Royce [1976– ]

Roxy Music [1972–1983]

Rufus [1973–1984]

The Runaways [1976– ]

Todd Rundgren (1948– )

Rush [1974– ]

Patrice Rushen (1954– )

Brenda Russell

Leon Russell (1941–2016)

The Ruts [1977– ]

Carole Bayer Sager

Sainte Anthony's Fyre

The Saints [1977– ]

The Salsoul Orchestra [1975–1981]

Santa Esmeralda [1977– ]

Harvey Scales

Brinsley Schwarz [1969–1975]

Gil Scott-Heron (1949–2011)

The Scruffs

John Sebastian (1944– )

Secret Oyster [1974–1976]

Sex Pistols [1976–1978]

Sha Na Na [1971– ]

Shalamar [1976–1991]

Sham 69 [1978– ]

Jules Shear (1952– )

Pete Shelley (1955– )

Shirley and Co. [1975– ]

Shoes [1974– ]

Showaddywaddy [1974– ]

Judee Sill (1944–79)

Silver Convention [1975– ]

Carly Simon (1945– )

John Simon

Simple Minds [1979– ]

Siouxsie and the Banshees [1978–1995]

Sister Sledge [1975– ]

Slade [1969–1994]

Slave [1975–1996]

The Slits [1979–1981]

Patti Smith (1946– )

Phoebe Snow (1952–2011)

The Soft Boys [1979– ]

J.D. Souther (1946– )

Souther-Hillman-Furay Band [1974–1975]

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes [1976– ]

Southside Movement

Sparks [1971– ]

The Specials [1979– ]

Split Enz [1973–1984]

Spring [1971– ]

Spring [1972– ]

Rick Springfield (1949– )

Bruce Springsteen (1949– )

Squeeze [1978– ]

Ringo Starr (1940– )

Starry Eyed and Laughing [1974–1975]

Steely Dan [1972–1981]

Stiff Little Fingers [1979– ]

Stories [1972–1973]

The Stranglers [1977– ]

Stray Cats [1979–1984]

String Driven Thing [1972–1975]

Stuff

The Stylistics [1971– ]

Sugarloaf [1970–1975]

Suicide [1977– ]

The Suicide Commandos

Donna Summer (1948–2012)

Supertramp [1970– ]

Billy Swan (1942– )

The Sweet [1970–1982]

Rachel Sweet (1963– )

Swell Maps [1979– ]

Sylvester (1948–88)

Talking Heads [1977–1992]

A Taste of Honey [1978– ]

Tavares [1974– ]

Livingston Taylor (1950– )

Teenage Jesus and the Jerks [1977–1979]

Television [1977–1992]

Television Personalities [1979– ]

10cc [1973– ]

Theoretical Girls [1978–1981]

Thin Lizzy [1971–1983]

This Heat [1978–1981]

The Three Degrees [1970– ]

Throbbing Gristle [1977– ]

Johnny Thunders (1952–91)

Tin Huey [1979– ]

Tirez Tirez [1978–1988]

Toto [1978– ]

Tower of Power [1970– ]

Pete Townshend (1945– )

The Toy Dolls

The Trammps [1975– ]

Andrea True

23 Skidoo [1979–1984]

Dwight Twilley (1951– )

Sean Tyla (1947– )

UFO [1971–1995]

UK Subs [1979– ]

Ultravox [1977–1987]

The Undertones [1978–1983]

The Units [1977–1983]

Van Halen [1978– ]

Tom Verlaine (1949– )

Mike Vernon (1944– )

The Vibrators [1977– ]

Village People [1977– ]

Tom Waits (1949– )

Rick Wakeman (1949– )

Wendy Waldman

Joe Walsh (1947– )

War [1970–1994]

Anita Ward (1957– )

Leon Ware (1940– )

Bob Weir (1947– )

David Werner

West, Bruce and Laing [1973–1974]

Rusty Wier

Wet Willie [1971–1979]

The Whispers [1972– ]

Barry White (1944– )

Whitesnake [1978– ]

The Wild Magnolias [1974– ]

The Wild Tchoupitoulas [1976– ]

Deniece Williams (1950– )

Lenny Williams (1945– )

Lucinda Williams (1953– )

Dennis Wilson (1944–83)

Tony Wilson (1947– )

Jesse Winchester (1944– )

Steve Winwood (1948– )

Pete Wingfield (1948– )

Wire [1977– ]

Wishbone Ash [1970– ]

Bill Withers (1938– )

The Wizards From Kansas [1970– ]

Ron Wood (1947– )

Roy Wood (1946– )

Bernie Worrell (1944–2016)

Wreckless Eric (1954– )

Gary Wright (1943– )

X-Ray Spex [1976– ]

XTC [1978– ]

X__X [1978–1979]

The Yankees [1978– ]

Camille Yarbrough

Tommie Young

Young Marble Giants [1979–1981]

Warren Zevon (1947–2003)

Zulema

ZZ Top [1970– ]

Various Artists


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