Tournament: Best 70s Bands, Round of 16

Of the final 16 bands, 15 of them are top 20 seeds.

The highest seeded band to get knocked out yesterday was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (12th seed).

The lowest seed still in the tournament is Marvin Gaye (21st seed).

Here are some results from Round Three:

Worst Shellacking: Black Sabbath head into the void after losing to Bowie by 69 votes (never change, Avocado).

Closest Matchup: Blondie vs. Neil Young was tied just a few minutes before the deadline, but someone broke the tie the same way I would have. Old man, take a look at your life, because you’re no longer in this tournament.

Winner With The Least Votes: CCR (47)

Loser With The Most Votes: Neil Young (50)

Other Thoughts:

  • There are some ridiculously difficult matchups in this round. Good luck, it only gets more insane from here.
  • Goat’s Prog Corner: Help me, Pink Floyd, you’re my only hope.

I never can say goodbye to The Jackson 5, ABBA, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Electric Light Orchestra, Devo, Sly and the Family Stone, Television, The Cars, Blue Oyster Cult, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, and Joni Mitchell.

This round will end on Saturday at 9am PST. The quarterfinals will be posted on Monday morning.

[Header Photo: Elton John performing on The Muppet Show, 1977.]