Greatest Classic Rock Bands Ever


The Contenders: Page 5

81 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!

V 1 Comment
82 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.

83 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.

V 1 Comment
84 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

V 1 Comment
85 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
86 The Marshall Tucker Band

Best of the 70s Doug Grays voice super Still going after 40 years

87 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.
88 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.

89 The Outlaws

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

90 Santana Santana Santana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.
91 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.

92 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...

V 2 Comments
93 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

94 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

95 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!

96 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!

97 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.

98 The Raspberries V 2 Comments
99 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

100 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.

V 1 Comment
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best British Classic Rock Bands Best Hard Rock / Classic Rock Bands Greatest English Classic Rock Bands Top 10 Most Underrated Classic Rock Bands Greatest Classic Rock Songs by Great Bands

List StatsUpdated 24 Jul 2017

8,000 votes
159 listings
9 years, 260 days old

Top Remixes (48)

1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Beatles
3. The Rolling Stones
1. Led Zeppelin
2. Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. AC/DC
1. The Rolling Stones
2. The Eagles
3. The Who

View All 48


Why Pink Floyd should be no. 1.
Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.