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The Moody Blues have been going strong from 1966 to the present day. They have led the pack in musical style and in making their own music. They have taught me much about the world and life and how it works. I've met my best friends because of the link we fans have because of this band. They have a nearly sold out cruise coming up in March, fastest selling boat ever. :) They deserve to be #1!
Criminally under-rated in my opinion. The Core 7 albums from 67-73 were amazing, but Bluejays, Octave, Long Distance Voyager and Strange Times are not so far behind them, and even the weaker albums (The Present, Keys of the Kingdom and December) are far stronger than most could ever manage to produce (the two singles aside, even I wouldn't shout about The Other Side of Life and Sur la Mer).
"Never comes the day" was the beginning and today it is still as beautiful as then. When Justin sings "if only... " the earth stops turning and hold his breath. Only a few days and then... Spirits of the Western sky! My ears are waiting and my heart too. Justin Hayward... What a man!
The Moodies never made me blue. Always sounded great in concert.V 14 Comments
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are my favorite band since the moment I first saw them. They are GREAT!
This is my favorite band of all time
Ozzy NEEDS to be in the top 5! He is one of the Gods of Rock and he has AWESOME music. He deserves way more credit. And he's not called the Prince of Darkness for nothing. OZZY OSBOURNE FOREVER!
Randy Rhodes and Ozzy Osbourne together was an amazing combination. We miss you Randy!V 4 Comments
Just listen to Sharp dressed man, trust me it might even be the greatest Song ever put to paper, let alone the greatest rock song. Add to that Billy Gibbons was Jimi Hendrix's favorite guitarist, his sound is utterly epic and his vocal range immense! Dusty Hill is a great bassist and Frank Beard's drumwork is masterful. Add to that the sheer longevity and range of their music, they formed in 1969 and are still going! Every album is an evolution and a masterpiece! Enough said...
The hardest working band and still has all of its original members.V 1 Comment
He should be on top ten. 46 is really too low for a man who recorded Born to Run, The River and The Ghost of Tom Joad.
Springsteen isn't a band? He is a solo artist! Remember that many of his albums/songs were created without the E Street Band. The E Street Band however should be in the top 50 bands. Springsteen alone should bein the top ten artists of all time. As far as money made of the classic rock artists he 4th only below Paul, John, and Elton. His longevity makes him worthy of that alone.
My favorite band until 75' (phil collins time)
Their hits are timeless and harmonies are one of the best. Still touring and sound better than ever!
The Doobies hold more great memories for me than any other band, and I have followed them from their beginning.
Wonderful 1970's rock, soul and country; Tom Johnstone's wonderful vocals gave the Doobies their unique sound. They lost it a bit when Johnstone left in 1976 and was replaced as vocalist by Michael MacDonald, a great singer, but he just didn't fit the sound.V 2 Comments
Listen to their self titled album and Brothers in Arms album. Great collections of music and the best work from Dire Straits in my opinion.
Selling in excess of 120 million albums Dire Straits should be very high up on the rankings.
Have you ever listen dire stairts songs money for nothing sultans of swing
If you listen it you can understand what is better
Dennis DeYoung is for me personally one of the greatest singers of all time. Plus they had so many remembered hits. Greatest Rock Band of all time!
Deyoung + Shaw = one of the most underrated vocal/guitar duos ever
I have seen them forgotten for the most part in the new generation. They are a great band to listen to because they can rock hard like led zepplin or play soft relaxing songs like pink floyd based on which of they'r 3 singers is singing. They are a top 25 band and hope they won't be forgotten in this generation
They could put on a show.
There is more to these guys than the supernatural theme song. They have real talent while not Queen level they are very good musicians and a joy to listen to.
When you listened to their lyrics, you never thought they were dumb.
When you listened to their lyrics, you knew you were.
Cheap Trick is amazing, but they are so underrated. Surrender should be rated one of the top songs ever!
Forever kings of power pop. Place these gentlemen in a much loftier position to align the forces of the rock and roll universe.
At one time they were the best in the world. They still are great.
The only "classic" rock band still worth listening to. Trick now and forever.V 5 Comments
Should be up there with Deep Purple. The albums with Dio on them are timeless. - surgeonsanic
Rainbow's first three albums are great.
Rainbow's first three albums are great. - Rambles
Should be at top 20...all Rainbow albums are god but albubums with Dio are better.
Steely Dan number 51, your list is giving me a headache.
Steely Dan is my all time favorite...have the deepest songbook, DF has three stellar solo works. Royal Scam, AJA and Gaucho is probably the best three albums back to back as anyone has put together. Becareful, they're addictingV 1 Comment
This band NEEDS to be higher!
Should at least be top 10 in my opiniom
I've been a fan of Uriah Heep since 1972 when I bought the Demons and Wizards album, which is still my favorite album. Their early stuff (1970-1975) was amazing. For whatever reason they never got the recognition they deserved in North America. I did get the chance to see them live in 1986 just before their current singer Bernie Shaw joined the band. Their latest album Outsider is one of their best, not bad for a band that been around for over 45 years.
One of the greatest yet underrated rock bands ever. A hard hitting sound with the vocals to match. Stealing and Easy Livin, two of the best songs of that era. Only wish I would have had the opportunity to see them.
A band that has stood the test of time, albeit with several changes. Mick Box being the one constant factor.
Seen them live 3 times, superb experience.
Wings ROCKED for sure! Some of the most melodic rock of all time! McCartney's voice was NEVER better! Band On The Run, Venus and Mars / Rock Show, Jet, Beware My Love, Big Barn Bed, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five, Junior's Farm, Helen Wheels, Spin It On, Rockestra Theme, Hi Hi Hi, Maybe I'm Amazed, Girl's School, Morse Moose and the Grey Goose! Rocking' tunes with Paul's strokes of genius! Wings Over America affords a snapshot of how hard the band could rock behind Paul's amazing voice! NEVER underestimate Paul McCartney... He is a rock MASTER! - frank
Wings should be in the top 15!
Paul McCartney is pure genius, and with them he wrote some of his best songs.
One of the greatest artists of the 20th century. the only artist to be honoured in both the Jazz and Rock and Roll hall of fame. Deep in a mess of dissonant Avant Garde notes, biting satire and a cynical sneer existed of the greatest rock guitarists of all time with a timeless classical sensibility.
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