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Many people think the 1970s were terrible, in terms of music. But the truth is, the 1970s gave us, as guitarists, many great things. Where would we, as guitarists, be without "arena rock" (bands like Cheap Trick or Boston)? And bands like The Allman Brothers introduced us to the enticing world of guitar harmonies. These are fun and challenging guitar tabs for more advanced guitarists to tackle. While these bands are great fun to listen to, much of their music is quite complex to play. Thankfully, the 1970s was also the decade of the singer/songwriter, and the following guitar tabs represents some of the simple great songs written during that time. For acoustic guitarists, take a look at this list of the top 1970s songs for acoustic guitar.

NOTE: The following song transcriptions use guitar tabs. If you are unfamiliar with this term, take a moment to learn how to read guitar tablature.

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Songs of the 70s ... (see also songs of the 60s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, browse by band)

25 or 6 to 4 (Chicago)


Already Gone (The Eagles)

American Pie (Don McLean)

Angie (The Rolling Stones)

Bell Bottom Blues (Eric Clapton)

Best of my Love (The Eagles)

Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen)

Cat's in the Cradle (Harry Chapin)

Cocaine (Eric Clapton)

Down by the River (Neil Young)

Father and Son (Cat Stevens)

Feel Like Making Love (Bad Company)

Fire (Bruce Springsteen)

God Save the Queen (Sex Pistols)

Heart of Gold (Neil Young)

Highway to Hell (AC/DC)

Honkytonk Women (The Rolling Stones)

Horse With No Name (America)

Hotel California (The Eagles)

If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)

Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)

Lay Down Sally (Eric Clapton)

Lonely People (America)

Lookin' Out My Back Door (CCR)

Lucky Man (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer)

Lyin' Eyes (The Eagles)

Moonshadow (Cat Stevens)

More Than a Feeling (Boston)

Morning Has Broken (Cat Stevens)

Peaceful Easy Feeling (The Eagles)

Rocky Mountain High (John Denver)

Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)

Squeeze Box (The Who)

Stuck in the Middle (Stealer's Wheel)

Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)

Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Take it Easy (The Eagles)

Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver)

Tequila Sunrise (The Eagles)

Tie a Yellow Ribbon (Perry Como)

Walk This Way (Aerosmith)

Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Gordon Lightfoot)
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