Most Influential Rock Groups

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81 Dire Straits Dire Straits Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, his younger brother David Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers.
82 Television
83 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.
84 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.
85 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.
86 The Unicorns

Best ever am I right

87 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".

I think The Yardbirds had Clapton and Beck at one time or maybe simultaneously. How can Nirvana rank ahead?

88 Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

Concept albums, rock, jazz, classical, movies, 35 albums and an entire basement filled with unpublished compositions. The use of synthesizers, mixing techniques, and on and on right up to his untimely from prostate cancer, Zappa was so far ahead of his time, he will undoubtedly still be influencing music many, many years from now. I wish I could write more, but I am not a scholar of Zappa and his music, merely a very appreciative fan. I envy the person who has yet to discover his very huge and diverse body of work.

89 The Byrds The Byrds The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
90 DragonForce DragonForce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

one of the best. music creators of Through Fire and Flames in Guitar Hero 3

91 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.

Always under the radar, but always the definitive US rock band Legends, with CVs (collectively and individually) incredibly superior to any others!

92 Fairport Convention
93 Luna Sea
94 Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.
95 Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge

Besides being one of the most ORIGINAL and INFLUENTIAL GROUPS of all time, they sill are playing to this very day!

96 Melvins Melvins The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.
97 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
98 Bad Brains
99 New York Dolls
100 MC5
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