Greatest Classic Rock Bands Ever


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81Ted Nugent

The motor city Mad Man has so many greats, he should much higher in the list!

Better now than even before don't know how they managed to pull that off

One of the best all time greats, should definitely be in the top 10!

One of the Greatest rock and roll artists of all time.

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82PoisonPoison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

Can't believe you guys forgot poison WTH! ONE OF THE BEST. - Scott

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83TotoToto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Van Nuys in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Leland Sklar and Shannon Forrest.V1 Comment
84UFOUFO are an English rock band that was formed in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal.

Any band with Michael Schenker in it was awesome.

85The Marshall Tucker Band

Best of the 70s Doug Grays voice super Still going after 40 years

86Don HenleyDonald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career.
87Status Quo

Have the most british hit singles.. Should be higher.. Classic rock band

Great live band! Not only in the seventies, but way beyond!

Should be way higher on the list there 70's era was amazing.

88The Outlaws

Name two other guitarists that can play "Green Grass and High Tides" regularly!

89Billy Squier

One of the best rock artists of all time. I'm really surprised that he is not higher in the list. You can't compare to most of his songs like "Stroke" and "My kinda lover". The are all just timeless classics!

One of the most underrated musicians of all time. -

The Buggles sang "Video Killed the Radio Star" - that could have been written about Billy Squier. Would have been rated much higher if he stayed away from MTV/VH1.

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90Jethro TullJethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

This is crazy man. Why is this band not even in top 50? Ian Anderson, his flute and pure bliss.

Prog rock needs more recognition in this poll and so does Ian Anderson's band. Should be up there in top 30 at least

Definitely the reason that I would ever listen to rock over metal.

Deserves more credit. Enough said...

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91Emerson, Lake & PalmerEmerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.

They are the best progressive rock band ever!

Everybody forgot this band...? Incredible

92The Faces

Rod Stewart was so much more when he was just one of the boys in the band. This was a great rock and roll band!

93TriumphTriumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.

Triumph... Best arena rock of the 80's! Loved them!

94The RaspberriesV2 Comments
95Simon and GarfunkelSimon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.

Simon and Garfunkel have the greatest harmonies along with Queen and The Beatles

Paul Simon is one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

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96SantanaSantana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.
97Little FeatLittle Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group due to creative differences in 1979, shortly before his death.
98The Monkees

I loved the Monkees! Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork! Who can forget these guys?

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99Humble Pie

This is one of the best classic rock super groups yet the least recognized of all. It is baffling they have some of the best riffs E.G. Stone Cold Fever and the most notable members Steve Marriott ex-small faces and Peter Frampton.

One of the best singers of all times and one of the best guitar players what more do you need.

100Brownsville Station
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