1 The Beatles
The 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.
They progressed amazingly from simpler pop to multi layered, psychedelic, unique timing and deepest lyrics of any band, ever. Anyone who blankets them as simplistic has no ear for music or any musical intelligence!
You don't need much talent or singing skills to sing their songs, the lyrics are simple, so their songs is very good for children, or beginner fans.
Probably the best for beginners - soft, poppy, nothing challenging. - Metal_Treasure
A kid can sing these songs.
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2 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. 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 Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
I never really get the point of these lists. Just start listening and continue listening. I don't really believe in "entry level" stuff. I'm convinced the best way to get someone into, say, Van Der Graaf Generator is to have him listen to "A plague of lighthose keepers."
Once. Not really interested, does not remember much.
The following day. Starts to pick up on some stuff.
The day after. He knows how it goes, roughly.
At fifth listen, he'll probably really like it.
The idea of "starting with this "entry-level" band" is stupid. - JoLeKosovo
3 The Eagles
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner.
Queen are an English rock band 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.
I think Queen is a good way to hook in beginners and show them more advanced stuff. Hook them in with the catchy anthems (We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, etc.) and expose them to the more sophisticated Queen cuts (particularly on the first five albums). - Gg2000
Some of their songs - maybe. But their best songs are pretty heavy, complex and classically influenced. Besides, Freddie singing style is very advanced and operatic. All these things may not be appealing to beginners. Basically, if somebody likes Queen, he/she isn't a beginner. - Metal_Treasure
5 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was 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.
I don't think beginners will enjoy their songs. A lot of people don't like high-pitched singing. - zxm
This list oozes a condescending attitude; its as if you are saying only newbs would like these artists, but "I" am more sophisticated.
6 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
Maybe to heavy for beginners, but worth it to listen to later on. - Userguy44
Some of their songs maybe, but they have some heavy songs. Which may not be liked by beginners. - zxm
I agree with zxm - they have some pretty heavy songs. They aren't classic rock in the strict sense - they are hard rock to metal. - Metal_Treasure
Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".
This Should Be Number 1 Greatest Band Ever!
8 The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.
Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
This isn't for beginners at all - it's too complex. - Metal_Treasure
10 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
AC/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 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.
They were my first start with Rock and the are still one of my favorite bands to this day - christangrant
12 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative 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 ...read more.
This is the usual band many people start with. - zxm
Nirvana 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.
They aren't classic rock in the narrow sense but they are OK for beginners because there's nothing complex in their songs - Metal_Treasure