The 500 Most Recommended Artists of the 1970s


1 David Bowie
2 The Rolling Stones
3 Neil Young
4 The Clash
5 Bob Marley and The Wailers
6 Led Zeppelin
7 Stevie Wonder
8 Bruce Springsteen
9 Marvin Gaye
10 Pink Floyd
11 Bob Dylan
12 Elvis Costello
13 John Lennon
14 Joni Mitchell
15 Sex Pistols
16 Kraftwerk
17 Ramones
18 Lou Reed
19 The Who
20 Roxy Music
21 Al Green
22 Black Sabbath
23 Elton John
24 Patti Smith
25 Steely Dan
26 Funkadelic/Parliament
27 Van Morrison
28 Fleetwood Mac
29 Queen
30 T. Rex
31 Blondie
32 Brian Eno
33 Eagles
34 Curtis Mayfield
35 Big Star
36 Randy Newman
37 Talking Heads
38 The Stooges
39 Rod Stewart
40 Television
41 Deep Purple
42 The Jam
43 Sly and the Family Stone
44 Joy Division
45 Wire
46 Chic
47 AC/DC
48 Aerosmith
49 Can
50 The Police
51 Iggy Pop
52 Nick Drake
53 Alice Cooper
54 Miles Davis
55 The Doors
56 Lynyrd Skynyrd
57 Carole King
58 Creedence Clearwater Revival
59 The Velvet Underground
60 Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young)
61 Buzzcocks
62 Derek and The Dominos
63 Paul McCartney
64 Jackson Browne
65 Simon and Garfunkel
66 Michael Jackson
67 Donna Summer
68 Gram Parsons
69 ABBA
70 James Brown
71 The Allman Brothers Band
72 Thin Lizzy
73 Suicide
74 Grateful Dead
75 Todd Rundgren
76 Genesis
77 Gang of Four
78 John Cale
79 Jonathan Richman/The Modern Lovers
80 New York Dolls
81 Yes
82 The Specials
83 Public Image Ltd.
84 George Harrison
85 Paul Simon
86 The Temptations
87 Mott the Hoople
88 Santana
89 Pere Ubu
90 Serge Gainsbourg
91 Ian Dury
92 Kiss
93 Little Feat
94 The Beach Boys
95 Janis Joplin/Big Brother and The Holding Company
96 The Beatles
97 Tom Petty
98 Tom Waits
99 Bee Gees
100 Leonard Cohen
101 The Cure
102 The B-52's
103 Cheap Trick
104 The Band
105 Robert Wyatt
106 Willie Nelson
107 Devo
108 Neu!
109 Kate Bush
110 The Undertones
111 The O'Jays
112 Aretha Franklin
113 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
114 James Taylor
115 Jethro Tull
116 Blue Öyster Cult
117 Eric Clapton
118 Van Halen
119 Dolly Parton
120 Billy Joel
121 Bob Seger
122 The Damned
123 The Kinks
124 Bill Withers
125 Herbie Hancock
126 Sparks
127 Tim Buckley
128 Flamin' Groovies
129 Gary Numan
130 Lee Perry & The Upsetters
131 Dire Straits
132 The Stranglers
133 Richard Hell & The Voidoids
134 Boston
135 Cat Stevens
136 Augustus Pablo
137 Warren Zevon
138 Electric Light Orchestra
139 The Cars
140 Faust
141 Graham Parker
142 Fela Kuti
143 X-Ray Spex
144 Magazine
145 Carpenters
146 Nick Lowe
147 Richard and Linda Thompson
148 XTC
149 Faces
150 Burning Spear
151 Free
152 Ry Cooder
153 Gil Scott-Heron
154 Isaac Hayes
155 Supertramp
156 The Slits
157 Mahavishnu Orchestra
158 ZZ Top
159 Mike Oldfield
160 Weather Report
161 Dr. Feelgood
162 Steve Miller Band
163 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
164 John Martyn
165 Traffic
166 Jimi Hendrix
167 Toots and The Maytals
168 War
169 The Saints
170 Meat Loaf
171 Joe Jackson
172 King Crimson
173 Sister Sledge
174 Marianne Faithfull
175 Keith Jarrett
176 Don McLean
177 The Only Ones
178 Pretenders
179 Siouxsie and The Banshees
180 The Sugarhill Gang
181 Hawkwind
182 10cc
183 Madness
184 The Isley Brothers
185 Earth, Wind & Fire
186 The Pop Group
187 Spinners
188 Harry Nilsson
189 Throbbing Gristle
190 Slade
191 John Prine
192 Gladys Knight and The Pips
193 J.J. Cale
194 Peter Tosh
195 Syd Barrett
196 The Congos
197 Stiff Little Fingers
198 Ann Peebles
199 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
200 Labelle
201 Townes Van Zandt
202 Linda Ronstadt
203 Gloria Gaynor
204 Culture
205 The Jackson 5
206 The Doobie Brothers
207 The Staple Singers
208 Donny Hathaway
209 The Heartbreakers
210 Chick Corea
211 Peter Frampton
212 Freda Payne
213 Gordon Lightfoot
214 Average White Band
215 Tangerine Dream
216 Steve Reich
217 MC5
218 Peter Gabriel
219 Stephen Stills
220 The Meters
221 David Crosby
222 Bad Company
223 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
224 Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention
225 The Soft Machine
226 Emmylou Harris
227 The Residents
228 The Last Poets
229 Bachman-Turner Overdrive
230 The Chi-Lites
231 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
232 Carly Simon
233 Jimmy Cliff
234 Rickie Lee Jones
235 Gene Clark
236 Mink DeVille
237 Bauhaus
238 Motörhead
239 Kate and Anna McGarrigle
240 Rory Gallagher
241 Edwin Starr
242 Jorge Ben
243 Art Ensemble of Chicago
244 America
245 Shuggie Otis
246 Max Romeo
247 Boz Scaggs
248 The Stylistics
249 Van der Graaf Generator
250 Loretta Lynn
251 Cabaret Voltaire
252 Daryl Hall & John Oates
253 Joe Cocker
254 The Buggles
255 Jean Michel Jarre
256 Kris Kristofferson
257 Junior Murvin
258 Elvis Presley
259 Raspberries
260 The Adverts
261 Dennis Wilson
262 Roberta Flack
263 Althea and Donna
264 Sweet
265 Muddy Waters
266 Dr. John
267 Rush
268 KC and The Sunshine Band
269 Dead Boys
270 The Knack
271 Spirit
272 Elis Regina
273 Squeeze
274 Léo Ferré
275 Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
276 Ornette Coleman
277 João Gilberto
278 James Chance & The Contortions
279 Jeff Beck
280 George McCrae
281 Radio Birdman
282 The Fall
283 Carla Bley
284 Bryan Ferry
285 Diana Ross
286 The Cramps
287 Kevin Coyne
288 Ike and Tina Turner
289 Sylvester
290 Giorgio Moroder
291 The Guess Who
292 Bunny Wailer
293 Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges
294 The Trammps
295 Manu Dibango
296 Gavin Bryars
297 Gerry Rafferty
298 Pat Metheny
299 Grand Funk Railroad
300 Millie Jackson
301 Barry White
302 The Abyssinians
303 Caravan
304 Germs
305 Betty Wright
306 Betty Carter
307 Plastic Bertrand
308 Roy Harper
309 The Melodians
310 Terry Jacks
311 Clifton Chenier
312 Waylon Jennings
313 Dion
314 Jacques Brel
315 The Normal
316 Rodriguez
317 Camarón de la Isla
318 Dead Kennedys
319 Ton Steine Scherben
320 Dave Edmunds
321 The Runaways
322 U-Roy
323 Big Youth
324 The Undisputed Truth
325 Gary Glitter
326 Shirley and Co.
327 The Raincoats
328 Joan Armatrading
329 The Boomtown Rats
330 Dave Holland
331 Mountain
332 The Human League
333 Linton Kwesi Johnson
334 The Ruts
335 Chicago
336 Dobie Gray
337 Heart
338 Charlie Haden
339 Antônio Carlos Jobim
340 Michel Polnareff
341 Anthony Braxton
342 Johnny Nash
343 Edgar Winter Group
344 Dillinger
345 John Fogerty
346 M
347 Gérard Manset
348 Brigitte Fontaine
349 Popol Vuh
350 Philip Glass
351 Willie Colón
352 Chico Buarque
353 The Heptones
354 Nina Hagen Band
355 Rainbow
356 George Benson
357 Bonnie Raitt
358 Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
359 Tom Zé
360 George Jones
361 Os Novos Baianos
362 Candi Staton
363 Magma
364 The Mighty Diamonds
365 Charles Mingus
366 Vashti Bunyan
367 Stealers Wheel
368 Albert Collins
369 Golden Earring
370 Amon Düül II
371 Cluster
372 Bobby Womack
373 The Incredible Bongo Band
374 The Dictators
375 The Roches
376 Otis Redding
377 Michael Hurley/The Unholy Modal Rounders
378 Joe Ely
379 Planxty
380 Guy Clark
381 Steel Pulse
382 Terry Callier
383 Bread
384 Wild Cherry
385 Alton Ellis
386 Delta 5
387 Al Stewart
388 The Selecter
389 Joan Manuel Serrat
390 Bob & Marcia
391 Secos & Molhados
392 Caetano Veloso
393 The Three Degrees
394 Smokey Robinson
395 David Ackles
396 Third Ear Band
397 Wild Tchoupitoulas
398 Prince
399 Gilbert O'Sullivan
400 Christophe
401 Rufus & Chaka Khan
402 Eddie and The Hot Rods
403 Timmy Thomas
404 Wishbone Ash
405 Ash Ra Tempel
406 Melanie
407 Scorpions
408 McCoy Tyner
409 Gong
410 The Original London Concept Recording
411 John Denver
412 John Coltrane
413 Mungo Jerry
414 Nico
415 Thelma Houston
416 The Hues Corporation
417 Lynn Anderson
418 Sun Ra
419 Wreckless Eric
420 Eric Burdon
421 Rick Nelson
422 David Essex
423 Veneno
424 B.B. King
425 Rubén Blades
426 John Phillips
427 Ken Boothe
428 Allen Toussaint
429 Nino Ferrer
430 McFadden and Whitehead
431 The Village People
432 Delaney & Bonnie
433 Ringo Starr
434 Sammi Smith
435 Sui Generis
436 Eric Donaldson
437 Comus
438 Dave and Ansil Collins
439 Gal Costa
440 Clarence Carter
441 Matching Mole
442 Subway Sect
443 Gilberto Gil
444 Robert Fripp
445 Horace Andy
446 Jean Knight
447 Mick Jagger
448 Tony Bennett
449 Hot Chocolate
450 Ram Jam
451 Eddie Kendricks
452 Carl Douglas
453 Swamp Dogg
454 Anita Ward
455 Herman Brood
456 Kansas
457 Tom Verlaine
458 The Flying Lizards
459 Mekons
460 The Manhattans
461 Laura Nyro
462 Peter Green
463 Shirley Collins
464 Mahmoud Ahmed
465 Lyn Collins
466 Premiata Forneria Marconi
467 Klaus Schulze
468 Joe Simon
469 Peaches and Herb
470 Bill Evans
471 Rose Royce
472 Evelyn "Champagne" King
473 Jesse Winchester
474 Cecil Taylor
475 Helen Reddy
476 Wayne Shorter
477 Nils Lofgren
478 MFSB
479 Jane Birkin
480 Master Musicians of Jajouka
481 Keith Hudson
482 Badfinger
483 Billy Paul
484 Alex Harvey
485 Air [USA]
486 Kevin Ayers
487 Crazy Horse
488 Ohio Players
489 Charlie Daniels Band
490 León Gieco
491 Van Dyke Parks
492 Robert Palmer
493 Henry Cow
494 Stories
495 Commodores
496 Joan Baez
497 Jaco Pastorius
498 Aphrodite's Child
499 Sid Vicious
500 Charlie Rich