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Classic Rock From The 70s 
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Welcome to my popular songs from the 70s page where you'll find some great 70s rock tunes you can easily play on the acoustic guitar. Download the free chord sheets and check out my demo videos.

If you need a full tutorial lesson, they are available for a few buck or even less. See prices listed above.

Bands on this page:
Air Supply - Steppenwolf
The Stampeders - Uriah Heap

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Classic Rock From The 70s
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1. All Out Of Love - Air Supply

all out of love air supply song

All Out Of Love was one of three singles from Air Supply's Lost In Love album from 1980.

This one reached #2 in both Canada and the US and peaked at #9 in Australia, #10 in Ireland and #11 in the UK.

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2. Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf

born to be wild song steppenwolf

Born To Be Wild was released in 1968 from the bands first album simple entitled Steppenwolf.

It was their only single to chart in the UK, peaking at #30. In the US the song reached #2 and hit #1 in Canada. It also appeared in the 1969 film Easy Rider with Peter Fonda.


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3. Carry Me - The Stampeders

carry me song the stampeders

Carry Me was from the band's 1971 album "Against The Grain" and Carry Me was a single released in Jan 1971, a few months earlier than Sweet City Woman.

This was a #2 or a #1 in Canada depending on which chart you reference. The song did not chart in any other country.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, E, D, Gbm, G, C, Am, G6
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4. Devil You - The Stampeders

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Devil Woman was introduced to the masses in 1972 when The Stampeders released their album "Carrying On" which spawned four singles.

The song "Wild Eyes" peaked at #2 while this one "Devil You" reached #8 in Canada.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down-strokes mainly
  • Picking: No just a few riffs
  • Chords: E, A, D, Bm, A7
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5. Lost In Love - Air Supply

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Lost In Love was the first #3 hit  in New Zealand for Air Supply when it came out in 1979 from their Life Support album.

It was re-released again in 1980 from their album Lost In Love and scored a #1 in both Canada and the US with that re-release.


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6. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf

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Magic Carpet Ride was the only single released from their 2nd album in 1968 called Steppenwolf II.

This one reached #1 in Canada and #3 in the US. The band continued putting out records and singles until 1981, so I class them here as a 70's band.

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7. Making Love Out Of Nothing At All - Air Supply

makingloveoutofnothingatall

Making Love Out Of Nothing At All was released as the only single from their Greatest Hits album from 1983.

The song was a #2 in the US and a #3 in Canada. 

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8. Minstrel - The Stampeders

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Minstrel Gypsy is a track from The Stampeders 1973 album entitled Rubes, Dudes and Rowdies.

The song did reach #3 and #6 on two separate Canadian Rock charts but never charted anywhere else.

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9. Sweet City Woman - The Stampeders

sweetcitywoman

Sweet City Woman was the bands first big song when it hit #1 on the charts in Canada and #8 in the US in 1971.

They won several Canadian Juno Awards that year and they signed with Polydor which meant distribution of their music into the US market.

This song appeared on their debut album "Against The Grain" in 1971.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: use a down up down up steady strum for this one
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, Am, C, D7
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10. The Wizard - Uriah Heep

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The Wizard was the one of two tracks released as singles by Uriah Heep from their 1972 album Demons And Wizards.

The song did not chart in the US but did in Canada reaching #86.


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