Do You Know The 12 Essential Musical Acts Of The 1970s?

These 12 musical acts helped create the 70's music scene we all remember fondly today. Do you think you can name these 12 essential musical acts of the 1970s? Let's find out!
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Which 1970s artist was well-known for his androgynous, shape-shifting persona, which ranged from glam to punk?
Elton John
Mick Jagger
David Bowie
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Which act originally formed as a blues band in England in the late '60s, but didn't hit it big until the mid-1970s?
The Eagles
Fleetwood Mac
The Who
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Which iconic 1970s group is credited with paving the way for such boy bands as the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync?
The Partridge Family
The Jackson 5
The Monkees
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For the first half of the 1970s, this English quartet was arguably the biggest band on Earth. Who were they?
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
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Which singer-songwriter took elements of the folk movement and gave them new life in the '70s by incorporating pop and jazz?
Janis Joplin
Joni Mitchell
Joan Baez
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Which iconic act was known for their theatrical performances and flamboyant front man's four-octave voice?
Jefferson Starship
Bon Jovi
Queen
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Which band pioneered garage punk with two-minute rockers like "I Wanna Be Sedated?"
The Clash
The Ramones
The Knack
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Which 1970s icon was blind almost from birth but still infused much of his music with joy?
Stevie Wonder
Ray Charles
Michael Macdonald
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Which artist worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin from 1967 on?
Elton John
Bruce Springsteen
Bob Dylan
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Which 1970s artist was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan?
Janis Joplin
Diana Ross
Aretha Franklin
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Which iconic 1970s group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice?
The Eagles
The Bee Gees
The Monkees
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Which essential 1970s rock band achieved fame through their progressive and psychedelic music?
Pink Floyd
Grateful Dead
Allman Brothers
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While you may be familiar with a few of the most essential acts of the 1970s, many of these icons have slipped your memory. Worry not, by listening to these bands in the modern age, you're helping to keep their legacies alive and well!

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1
Which 1970s artist was well-known for his androgynous, shape-shifting persona, which ranged from glam to punk?
Elton John
Mick Jagger
David Bowie
2
Which act originally formed as a blues band in England in the late '60s, but didn't hit it big until the mid-1970s?
The Eagles
Fleetwood Mac
The Who
3
Which iconic 1970s group is credited with paving the way for such boy bands as the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync?
The Partridge Family
The Jackson 5
The Monkees
4
For the first half of the 1970s, this English quartet was arguably the biggest band on Earth. Who were they?
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin
5
Which singer-songwriter took elements of the folk movement and gave them new life in the '70s by incorporating pop and jazz?
Janis Joplin
Joni Mitchell
Joan Baez
6
Which iconic act was known for their theatrical performances and flamboyant front man's four-octave voice?
Jefferson Starship
Bon Jovi
Queen
7
Which band pioneered garage punk with two-minute rockers like "I Wanna Be Sedated?"
The Clash
The Ramones
The Knack
8
Which 1970s icon was blind almost from birth but still infused much of his music with joy?
Stevie Wonder
Ray Charles
Michael Macdonald
9
Which artist worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin from 1967 on?
Elton John
Bruce Springsteen
Bob Dylan
10
Which 1970s artist was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan?
Janis Joplin
Diana Ross
Aretha Franklin
11
Which iconic 1970s group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice?
The Eagles
The Bee Gees
The Monkees
12
Which essential 1970s rock band achieved fame through their progressive and psychedelic music?
Pink Floyd
Grateful Dead
Allman Brothers