Top 10 Most Underrated Classic Rock Bands

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1 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and Won't Get Fooled ...read more.

Clueless people tend to know The Beatles, the Stones and Led Zeppelin but not The Who even though The Who are arguably as great as those other 3 bands so that's why I would say a little under-rated. - Garjen

Underrated? Are you kidding? You go to any record store and you will find records of " The Who ". That's not what I really call underrated.

Underrated? They were one of the most influential bands of the British invasion. - naFrovivuS

The Who is not underrated, in fact, they're one of the most recognizable bands ever! - isaaonrtdmtr

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2 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.

Day after day, Without you, Lonely you such beautiful songs, but alas, nobody knows about them

3 The Replacements The Replacements

The absolute best!

4 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".

Their guitarist lineup was pretty impressive; first Eric Clapton, then Jeff Beck, then Jimmy Page.

Brought to life the careers of Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton. - naFrovivuS

5 Creedence Clearwater Revival 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.

One of the Greatest and Most underrated Bands of all time. Still has a dedicated audience. - AbhishekCCR

Greatest band of all time

6 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

Most critics will agree, as well as many musical artists, but many people take for granted Brian Wilson's contributions to music

7 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

Not exactly under-rated, as they are very justifiably considered to be one of the greatest rock bands of all time, although for some reason their stock is not as high in the UK as it is in the US.

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8 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 ...read more.
9 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are 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 ...read more.

A travesty that they are not in the RRHOF.

10 The Allman Brothers Band 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.

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11 King Crimson King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band had numerous band member changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (Guitar). ...read more.
12 Blue Cheer Blue Cheer Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, ...read more.
13 The Monkees

I had to give my vote to The Monkees, because most people don't give them credit for being artists. - PetSounds

I love the Monkees! Mike Nesmith was my favorite one in the band.

14 E-Street Band

Best band ever. If you see them live you'll know what I mean. They are AWESOME!

15 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
16 Booker T. & the M.G.'s
17 The Animals The Animals The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.

Name an Animals song besides House of the Rising Sun. - naFrovivuS

18 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.
19 Moby Grape
20 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.

Founding member Stephen Stills was rejected at the Monkees' auditions due to his bad teeth.

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