5 Classic Rock Artists That Ruled the ’70s

The 1970s marked a legendary era in classic rock, with global icons leaving an indelible legacy.

Queen:  Led by Freddie Mercury, Queen's electrifying performances and hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody" define classic rock.

Wings:  Paul McCartney's post-Beatles band, Wings, delivered chart-toppers like "My Love" and "Band on the Run."

Alice Cooper:  A theatrical shock rocker, Cooper ruled the '70s with hits such as "School's Out" and "I'm Eighteen."

Eric Clapton:  A prolific guitarist, Clapton's '70s hits, including "I Shot the Sheriff," solidified his rock legend status.

The Who:  British rockers, known for "Who Are You" and "Won't Get Fooled Again," ruled the '70s.

These iconic acts, along with others, made the 1970s a revered chapter in classic rock history.