1 Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
Come on, ZZ Top is very close, second, maybe, but Clapton is just the master of the blues. Listen to any of his works with the Bluesbreakers or some of his solo works like Slowhand. This guy is so versatile and could own any genre, be it reggae, blues, or psychedelia. But he will always be known as one of the blues greats of all time.
P.S. Skynyrd is great, but they're more suited to southern rock.
For blues I prefer Eric Clapton over Led Zeppelin.
2 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was an English hard rock band formed in London in 1968 as the New Yardbirds. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums) and was very much the child of Jimmy Page who even financed their first tour. He had tasted some previous success with The [original] Yardbirds and was friendly with some big names in rock... read more
Best band ever
Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.
Yet another band led by Eric Clapton.
Stupid this isn't at # 1
4 Stevie Ray Vaughan
Stephen "Stevie" Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s.
Stevie is simply too good. I have been listening to JethroTull, Pink Floyd, deep purple, AC-DC, Doors, Iron Maiden, BJ Harvest, America, Judas Priest, Eric Clapton, Santana, Frank Zappa, Dire Striats and some more music for many years. Just started exploring the internet to find good music, I came across this Stevie without even know who he is. Stevie is simple amazing. Stevie and Jeff Beck's Fire meets the Fury and Stevie and Albert King with Stevie are some of the best albums on blues. No doubt, Stevie is my favourite now. Two other band impressed me too, that was Canned Heat and ZZ Tops.
Come on! Stevie is the best! I don't understand that AC/DC are in the list when they're playing hard rock
What a player. He and hendrix topping the league to me.
5 The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums).
Their best works include songs like Paint it Black, Sympathy for the Devil, Satisfication (Which ranked no. 2 in The Rolling... read more
6 B.B. King
Riley B. "B.B." King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.
7 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
8 ZZ Top
ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.
ZZ Top should be #1. Sure, Led Zeppelin came first, but ZZ Top has better vocals, drums, guitar, bass, lyrics, and guitar solos. They're possibly my favorite band of all time. No, not possibly. Definitely. AC/DC is garbage. All of their singers they've ever had have sucked, they have had too many lineup changes, the guitar work sucks, the lyrics are incredibly bad, they don't put any effort in, they never experiment and try new things or sounds with their music (unlike ZZ Top), the vocals are some of the worst I've heard in my life, they have no variety and are incredibly repetitive. ZZ Top does everything the exact opposite of what I just listed, and are great as a result.
9 Gary Moore
Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.
Best thing he ever did was going on the blues tour. Great player with really raw and noisy sound.
Greatest guitarist in my lifetime - the emotion comes through in his music like no other.
"Still got the blues" is the greatest blues rock power ballad anthem ever.
Foghat are an English rock band formed in London in 1971. The band is known for its prominent use of electric slide guitar in its music.
11 The Allman Brothers Band
The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson.
12 Rory Gallagher
William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues and rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader.
13 George Thorogood
14 Muddy Waters
McKinley Morganfield, known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician who is often cited as the "father of modern Chicago blues".
15 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .
AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson to front the band.
Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band.
17 The Upper Crust
18 John Lee Hooker
19 The Moody Blues
The Moody Blues were an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive rock.
Sorry, but recording one bluesy album before changing your style doesn't make you a blues band.
21 The Cult
The Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current moniker in January 1984, the band performed under the names Southern Death Cult and Death Cult.
Cinderella was an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation.
Long Cold winter blues...
23 Van Morrison
Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.
24 Kenny Wayne Shepherd
25 Johnny Winter
John Dawson Winter III, known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.