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Top 50 Classic Rock bands

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Selections are determined by a combination of album sales, radio airplay, touring history, and degree of continuous popularity. Solo artists are included in a separate list.

Rated 1 point - posted 11 years ago by Anthonyreid in category Music.
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The Beatles Report Abuse
Essential Album: Revolver With record sales estimated at more than a billion worldwide, no other band had a greater influence on the course of rock music.
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Agree, greatest band of all time.
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Led Zeppelin Report Abuse
Essential Album: Led Zeppelin IV Their "Stairway To Heaven" is believed to have received more radio airplay than any other song in history, even though it was never released as a single.
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Rolling Stones Report Abuse
Essential Album: Sticky Fingers The original "bad boys" of rock, the Stones are among the most durable bands, recording and touring with few breaks since they began in 1961.
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The Who Report Abuse
Essential Album: Who's Next One of the first, most successful, and longest lasting power trios, The Who were innovative both musically and technically.
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Eagles Report Abuse
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Pink Floyd Report Abuse
Essential Album: Wish You Were Here At the vanguard of the Progressive Rock movement, they have sold more than 200-million albums since 1967. One of the first bands to use light shows and fireworks in their live performances.
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Queen Report Abuse
Best live band ever
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