Greatest Classic Rock Bands Ever


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81 Santana Santana Santana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.
82 Don Henley Don Henley Donald 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.
83 Status Quo Status Quo Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 more.

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.

84 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro 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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85 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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86 The Outlaws

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

87 Billy 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. -

Should be first on the list!

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.

88 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, 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

89 The Monkees

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

Grew up with the shows, still enjoy listening to their music.

These guys are below Santana? Seeiously

90 The 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!

91 The Babys
92 Triumph Triumph Triumph 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!

93 Badfinger Badfinger Badfinger was a British rock band that, in their most prolific lineup, consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Bob Jackson.

Underrated; "No Matter What", "Day After Day", "Baby Blue", "Come and Get It", "Without You", and "Apple of My Eye" are all great songs.

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95 Simon and Garfunkel Simon and Garfunkel Simon & 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.

Should at least be in the top 25

90...This list is crazy

96 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1961 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn, and drummer Jerry Edmonton. V 1 Comment
97 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

Radiohead is amazing! There are very few songs better than Fake Plastic Trees and No Surprises. I mean, how do you even make a song that good. How do you even.

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98 The Band The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.

The Band is Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson. Most of the members were from Canada. They formed in Woodstock, N.Y.. Hit songs, Up On Cripple Creek, The Weight, and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Former backing band to Bob Dylan.

99 Little Feat Little Feat Little 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.
100 Humble Pie Humble 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.

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