What year were these '70s rock band albums released?

Rock bands from the 1970s are still remembered and heard today thanks to some of their best performing albums and the songs that came with them.


The 1970s ushered in plenty of change on the music front. Rock and Roll was at the top of its game and when we think of the genre, there's one decade that comes to mind before any other. 

Perhaps that's because some of the genre's trailblazers made their names during the 1970s with their best-selling and most popular albums, which in many cases, have stood the test of time. 

Below are some of the top Rock bands of the decade paired with some of their most recognized and best-selling albums. As the genre progressed through the years, the definition of Rock certainly began to change. For the purpose of this quiz, anything under the umbrella is fair game!

Dust off the record player and try to remember when these albums were released!

  1. Let's start off strong with a pioneer of Rock and Roll. When did this untitled album come out, often referred to as "Led Zeppelin IV"?
  2. KISS changed the way fans listened to their music with the Alive! album, capturing their bombastic approach to concerts. When did Alive! come out?
  3. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 by The Eagles became the top-selling album of all-time in the U.S. in 2018. As of 2021, 38 million have been sold per Business Insider. When was it originally released?
  4. When was Fleetood Mac's best-seller, Rumours, released?
  5. Chicago is one of the top-selling bands of all-time, with over 100 million albums sold. One of the band's most popular albums was Chicago II, featuring "25 or 6 to 4" and "Make Me Smile." When was Chicago II released?
  6. Boston's self-titled album was released in what year?
  7. Paranoid became Black Sabbath's best-selling album after it was released in what year?
  8. With hits like "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion," when was Aerosmith's Toys In The Attic released?
  9. AC/DC's Back In Black is the band's best-seller, released in 1980. Their second best-selling album, Highway to Hell, came out in what year?
  10. Journey's Infinity album featured songs that put the band on the map such as "Wheel in the Sky," "Feeling That Way," and "Lights." When did it come out?
  11. There was no shortage of power chords in the self-titled album Van Halen. Rock fans heard "Runnin' with the Devil" and "You Really Got Me" for the first time in what year?
  12. It's one of the best selling albums of all-time, and easily Pink Floyd's biggest seller. When did The Dark Side of the Moon come out?
  13. You can just hear the opening riff to "Smoke on the Water" when seeing this album cover. When did Machine Head from Deep Purple come out?
  14. When did Bad Company's best-selling and self-titled album come out?
  15. Lynyrd Skynyrd's biggest hit, "Sweet Home Alabama" was featured on the album Second Helping. When did this album debut?

What year were these '70s rock band albums released?

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Sylvia1154 22 months ago
Except for the Chicago album, I had every single one of those on vinyl back in the 70s. Couldn’t tell which year they were released, only guessed at the answers but I sure remember the albums. I even have a lot of the songs from most of those albums downloaded onto my iPhone. Never knew an iPhone was coming in the 70s!!!!
Donnajean 22 months ago
8/15…. In the 70’s I was listening to Country & Western….
ciao 23 months ago
15 of 15 but it took awhile. Not easy. I had to remember was going on when I first heard the album. Usually what grade in school did the trick. Boston was senior year. Separated junior high, high school and college. Such classic albums you remember where you were when you first heard them. AC/DC,VHalen and Journey I was in college. Still have many of the LP's.
Kergooliewyn 23 months ago
8/15 I think my head may have been elsewhere when most of these came out. I Remember Loving the music, but honestly the years themselves are a bit of a blur.☺
ClassicTVnut 23 months ago
5/15 I'm much better at what year specific songs came out.
MrBill 23 months ago
5/15; all guesses - had no idea on any of these questions.
Mistertelvison 23 months ago
If they make the quizzes what name of the song from a album I could answer who sang it played it
Kramden62 23 months ago
13/15. Tripped up on #s 9 and 10; otherwise knew the rest.
musicman37 23 months ago
14/15. Black Sabbath tripped me up.
SteveMcnary 23 months ago
Got 13/15. Only missed The Eagles & Journey who I don't listen to anyway.
TZ_TAGS_59NC SteveMcnary 23 months ago
"...Eagles & Journey who I don't listen to.." Dude!, your un-American! 😁
TheOnlyONE 23 months ago
15/15. I have all of them in their original vinyl.
Sylvia1154 TheOnlyONE 22 months ago
I still have all of mine too tucked away in my closet.
dodgebob 23 months ago
4/15, all the music I grew up to, but there's not to much of the 70's I remember precisely. I get flashbacks of the 70's but who knows if there accurate. I do know I had a lot of fun.
Wenatchee7 23 months ago
11/15 same number as the last quiz I took. starting to see a trend.
bsantaniello 23 months ago
3/15. I wasn’t a fan of these groups.
musicman37 bsantaniello 23 months ago
That's what you get for buying all those Helen Feddy albums.
Sylvia1154 bsantaniello 22 months ago
Are you KIDDING??? Those albums were great.
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