Greatest Rock Band of All Time  

jrb6955 58M
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8/22/2006 9:06 pm

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Greatest Rock Band of All Time

A week ago or so I was updating my profile. As I was reviewing the questions about favorite types of music and favorite musicians, I began thinking about who was/is the greatest Rock 'N' Roll Band of all time. Would it be the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Yes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, the Eagles or the Doobie Brothers? What about the Beach Boys, or the Four Season, or Derrick and the Dominos (Eric Clapton's group when he did "Layla")? Then there's Meat Loaf, Blondie, the Police, Queen, Heart, Genesis, ELO, Huey Lewis and the News, the Moody Blues and Steely Dan. How can you compare the California sound of the Beach Boys to the classic East Coast sound of the Four Seasons? Can you compare the Beatles with Buddy Holly and the Crickets, or Heart, or Lynyrd Skynyrd? Each era and genre has a unique sound that makes it hard to compare bands for one era or genre to those of another era or genre to determine which band is the greatest of all time. For me, it is easy to say the Buddy Holly and the Crickets is the best band of the '50's, or that the Beach Boys are the epitome of the California sound. As great as the Rolling Stones are, I would still have to give the nod to the Beatles as the best of the British Invasion of the '60's, although Derrick and the Dominos deserves honorable mention in this category as "Layla" is quite possibly the greatest Rock song of all time. From the early '70's, I would probably have to go with Led Zepplin, with the Eagles being the best band of the late '70's. Lynyrd Skynyrd is the best of Southern Rock. But what do you all think (I know there are at least a few people who apparently read my eccentric ramblings)? Lets start things off with the British Invasion of the '60's. Who is your favorite?
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Derrick and the Dominos
Herman's Hermits
Peter and Gordon
The Dave Clark Five
The Hollies
The Animals
The Who
Write in (post a comment with the name of your favorite band)

freetime648 52F

8/23/2006 1:23 am

I will always agree with The Beatles being the Bestest of all time but there are so many bands that can be considered the best...for example...

The Who
Led Zepplin
The Ramones
Pink Floyd

And on and on..................

xx FREETIME648 xx

jrb6955 replies on 8/23/2006 5:33 am:
I completely forgot about The Who. My bad. After all, "Tommy" created a whole new outlet for Rock and Roll. It is true that there are so many great bands to choose from, it would be a rather daunting task to select one band as the best of all time.

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