4 of the Best American Rock Bands from the 1970s

Rock and roll changed dramatically as the calendar flipped from 1969 to 1970. A new musical era was beginning.

Aerosmith: Aerosmith debuted in 1973 with “Dream On.” Hits like “Walk This Way” and “Sweet Emotion” followed, influencing future legends.

The Allman Brothers Band: The Allman Brothers Band's 1971 album "At Fillmore East" popularized Southern rock. Despite tragedies, their sound forever impacted rock.

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lynyrd Skynyrd defined Southern rock with hits like “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” A tragic plane crash cemented their legacy.

Eagles: The Eagles fused country and rock, achieving massive success with hits like “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy.”