Top Ten Most Legendary Bands of All Time

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1QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

From the first time I heard Queen back in 1975 the Queen II album I fell in love with them. Their is no singer that had the range of Freddie Mercury. Very few lead guitar players can play with the versatility of Brian May. Rodger Taylor's unique high voice along with John Deacon's great bass playing are the icing on the cake. As a hard core Queen fan Queen II is the epitome of quality vocals and instrumental genius. However in my opinion some of their most beautiful songs came on their last albums Innuendo and Made in Heaven ( These are the days of our lives and Mother Love). I grew up with the Beatles in the 60's but matured with Queen in the 70's 80's and early 90's. Close call between the two but I give the edge to Queen based on raw talent alone. God only knows what could have been had not been for the death of Freddie Mercury.

ABBA above Queen? I have to disagree. Did ABBA write a song even close to the popularity of Bohemian Rhapsody? I don't think so. Queen is the greatest to me and always will be. Together by fate and they are immortal. They are Queen.

Greatest singer of all time, Freddie Mercury. Many of the greatest songs of all time. Greatest basslines of all time. Hands down the greatest rock band of all time.

Queen is forever

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2The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

I believe they should be number one, they were ahead of their time and changed the music in just ten years. They were famous all around the world. We still listen to them even after 50 years. They sell the most albums still and they began the British invasion of the 60's. Had their own company. Influence almost every bands in the world. Every famous artist does a cover of them especially MJ. They've made the best album covers of all time (Abbey road which is copied everywhere. ) All songs are a ten out of ten not one is terrible. Beatlemania man. They had to stop world touring cause they couldn't hear the music because of all the screaming fans. The Beatles did especially excellent even with old technology of the 60's. Even after they broke up, by themselves they were good. They made movies. Movies were made about them or about their music. The Beatles are THE legendary band. They couldn't go out of their hotels because of the crowds waiting for them at the bottom. They began mop top ...more

Won't say much who started it all but it all comes down to them the Beatles, their songs, music and performance everyone will know if they listened to it that's how they do it number 1 fan of them

Why aren't they at the top? We literally owe them all of the above bands, they opened the doors to a whole new music genre

Honestly, they totally deserve first place. They're 100% the best band ever formed in history. - ChrissyLA

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3Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

If you ask the "younger" generation who ABBA is, they wouldn't know what the hell you were talking about! If you ask them who Led Zeppelin is, they would know.

Please Don't Call Them as The Beatles They R THE Led Zeppelin

R you kidding me? Led Zeppelin only at number 11?

The Beatles of the 70's!

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4Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.

We don't need a reason to have Floyd at the top of the list. (the only psychedelic-rock band in the list, would have loved to see porcupine tree here though.. )

I hate the beegees! Inns it's surprisig to see he'd pe up here! Sure they're good but nowhere near the talent of bands Ike the Beatles, led zeppelin and pink floyd

Yeah I've heard of Metallica. They are legendary for doing covers.

Everything under the sun is in tune

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5MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Master of puppets should be at top 5!

Its Metallica don't need to say anything else

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6NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Best Grunge band ever, I loved Kurt's voice. Long live Kurt Cobain!

This band defined a generation, they NEED to be in the top 5

YES! I love Nirvana and Kurt Cobain is my hero.

Voice of a generation

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7The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.

No one has the song resume like the Stones. Easily the best band of all time.

Under one direction what the hell

8Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.
9AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.

For me! This is the most Rock&Roll Band in the World! Roll Off! And Rock!

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10Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.V1 Comment

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11ABBAABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

ABBA are the best! ABBA should be number one, because the voices of ABBA are genial.
NOBODY CAN BEAT ABBA and I can say else ABBA FOREVER!

There music is timeless! It will never die! They have a clean cut image with the greatest songs never! Number 1! - ivylee

ABBA is the best band ever! Queen, The Beatles are good, but they're better separately.

Not near the others..at least in 40

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12Guns N RosesGuns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.

Guns n' Roses wrote such songs that can never die... Such thoughts which are true forever... Such melodies which come directly from the core of heart that will surely give one "rock on". So, that's why they are immortal... They are legendary.

Guns and Roses is the best band ever all of the member were legendary too!

This band make all people rock forever.. Immortal band

Makes me feel different

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13Jackson 5

They are so good better the queen

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14RamonesThe Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.

I love the Ramones there songs are amazing there voices are amazing there guitar is amazing they're amazing

How is it that the band that has arguably STARTED the punk rock movement ended up below one direction?

Father of punk genre...no body can beat their legacy...sheena is a punk rocker..and Ramones is punks who rocked world once upon a time and also now rocks

15Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

To me this is the best band. And I also think that this band is much more better than The Beatles

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16Avenged SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.
17Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

Green Day should be much farther up the list

Come on top ten they are the best band EVER!

Billie Joe Armstrong is amazing

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18MotorheadMotörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.

Linkin Park above Motorhead? Clearly some kids don't know without Motorhead there would be no Linkin Park!

The bee gees are in the top ten and Iron Maiden aren't even on the list? I have officially lost all hope.

19KornKorn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.V1 Comment
20ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.V1 Comment
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