Greatest Classic Rock Bands Ever


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61 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

The only band that matters. From making extremely influential reggae and punk crossovers, to revolutionizing the way we write lyrics with their highly political lyrics. All of them were very innovative on their respected instruments. They made one of the greatest albums of all time, London CALLING. And Joe Strummer and Mick Jones have a songwriting partnership that challenges Lennon/Mccartney and Jagger/Richards.

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62 Electric Light Orchestra Electric Light Orchestra The Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.

I really do like this list but I have to give ELO some love here. Jeff Lynne is as good of a songwriter as anyone and even John Lennon said that if the Beatles didn't break up, they would have ended up something like ELO. The. Again Jeff Lynne produced for the Beatles. He also wrote for Tom Petty and performed with him, and Roy Orbison, and George Harrison, and Bob Dylan (Traveling Wilburys). So yeah, he's pretty good.

Though I was never a fan of Jeff Lynne's voice all is songs are instant legends and the rest of the band are incredible, particularly bassist Kelly Groucutt, who is now the vocalist. - RiffandMagenta

ELO Is a great band. They do resemble the Beatles in a lot of ways. I would say at least a top 40 band. Turn to stone, love the way the song starts out as the sound fades in. Evil women really good too.

Best for me...

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63 Supertramp

I'm a Supertramp fan also. You are right that they didn't get the recognition that they deserved.

The best crossover prog rock band in music history!

I am baffled in seeing Supertramp not higher on this list. They were able use a VERY wide variation of instruments. I get shivers listening to some of their songs.
Songs you should listen to :
Take The Long Way Home
Breakfast in America

64 Sweet

They're great, but underrated. - Alexa

65 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

Although The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, etc. have been long remembered (for good reason) The Kinks deserve this status just as much. "You Really Got Me" was one of the catalysts for punk, "A Well Respected Man" and "Waterloo Sunset" are wonderful views into British culture, and "Lola" and "Apeman" are both great acoustic rockers that will be stuck in your head for days. Even their revival in the late '70s and early '80s was full of quality material, such as "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" and "Catch Me Now I'm Falling."

An amazing band that should be in the Top 10.

This is one of the most under rated bands of all time. They deserve to be in the top 10.

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66 Nirvana Nirvana 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. more.

Perfect vocals and lyrics. What more could you ask?

This need to be higher then Alicen cooper


67 The Police The Police The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. They are most known for their songs "Message In A Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close To Me", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne", more.

Super good! HOW are they not too 15 the police are amazing


68 New Order New Order New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980, currently comprising Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman.
69 Bad Company Bad Company

Paul Rodgers still sounds fantastic. With the amount of hits they've had, being this far down the list is absurd, especially behind all these one-hit wonders. Ridiculous. Top 30 at the least.

Paul Rodgers is certainly one of the best rock singers ever. And he is even getting better with years. I am glad that Bad Company is again active and on tour.

Seriously? You folks need to pull out some old vinyl. Perhaps Paul Rodgers talent got diluted by the # of bands that he fronted.

Bad Company are THE BEST. Paul Rodger's voice is perfection. Amazing rock'n'roll songs, from romantic to sexy to tough, they've got it.

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70 Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Bachman Turner Overdrive also known as B.T.O. is such a great band! Just listen to there greatest hits. "You Aint Seen Nothing Yet" One of there most popular songs. Also hit the soundtrack for Joe Dirt along with quite a few other great classic rock bands. But be wise, Vote for B.T.O. They are the best!

Fred Turner was one of the most powerful singers of the era. His voice defined the music.

B.T.O. produced some of the best "Blue Collar" Working Man's Hard Rock of the 1970's. They even recorded a song called "Blue Collar" on their 1973 self titled debut album.B.T.O. were a "Truckers Band", long may their music "Roll on Down the Highway". B-b-b-b Baby You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet.

71 Motörhead Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock 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 more.

Best band ever!

72 April Wine

#73? Oh no no no. They should at least be in the top 20

Just likje all the good canadian bands to far down on this list

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73 The Guess Who The Guess Who The Guess Who was a Canadian rock band formed in 1962. The band was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is mostly known for their hit "American Woman".

I listened to their Greatest Hits album evryday to and from school on my 8-track! Loved them.

Won a karaoke contest one night with American Woman. I didn't even need the prompter for that one.

74 Bob Seger Bob Seger Robert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s.

Bob wrote songs that I think everyone could relate to. Songs about life and growing up.

#66? Are you serious? Easily should be in the top 10

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75 .38 Special

Most underrated band of the 80s I would say. If they had the same fate as lynyrd skynyrd they would be remembered just as well as them. 38 special was unlike any other southern rock band they are actually one of the best bands to see in concert in my opinion

I like.38 Special, also. Never understood why my friends weren't so enamored. When I turned 38 I kept calling myself the.38 Special after the group. I loved being 38.

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76 The Steve Miller Band

Ok there is no reason why Steve miller band shouldn't be in the top 20.

Come on this is a top ten band of ALL TIME they should at least be top 25

I LOVE Steve Miller. A great voice and great music! Needs way more credit!

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77 UFO UFO UFO 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.

The most underrated rock band EVER. TOO HOT TO HANDLE, LOVE TO LOVE, ONLY YOU CAN ROCK ME and so many more. They're always forgotten. Phil Mogg, one of the best rock singers ever.

78 Ted Nugent Ted 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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79 Poison Poison Poison 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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80 Toto Toto Toto 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. V 1 Comment
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