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What are your favorite classic rock bands?

Asked by KateTheGreat (13635points) June 30th, 2011

I just got a new iPod and I’m handing my old one down to my dad.

He’s a huge fan of all of the classic rock bands of the 60’s and 70’s. What are some really good bands? What are some essential songs for every classic rock fan to have?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Does he like the mellow stuff or is he more of a rocker?

SpatzieLover's avatar

Queen and Floyd

KateTheGreat's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe He’s a huge fan of both.

Cruiser's avatar

My MP3 just has this song on it 272 times.

Put this one on there too!
and This one!
AND this one
Cant NOT put this one on there!
Gotta have some skin
A modern re-make of a classic should be there as well!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Head East, UFO, Moody Blues, Blue Oyster Cult, Deep Purple, some of Ted Nugent’s old stuff, Wild Cherry (Play that funky music), Cream, would be a start.

Scooby's avatar

Iron maiden
Thin Lizzy
Deep purple
White Snake
Sex pistols
The Ramones
The Who
Black Sabbath

tom_g's avatar

Not a classic rock fan, but even I can appreciate the first 3 Black Sabbath albums…

Black Sabbath (1970)
Paranoid (1970)
Master of Reality (1971)

tom_g's avatar

Velvet Underground
Iggy and the Stooges

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Led Zeppelin
Alice Cooper
Black Sabbath

erichw1504's avatar

Wow, I must be out of it. I meant:


mrentropy's avatar

Blue Cheer

Aster's avatar

Boston and The Who. I can’t think of any others because of the weather . lol

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I don’t listen to a lot of dadrock, but I like some Rainbow, Pink Floyd and Queen. Sabbath too, if you consider that as classic rock, preferably the Dio years.

MilkyWay's avatar

Queen is a fav.
I also like Iron Maiden and Linkin Park.

Kardamom's avatar

Blackbird The Beatles

Catch the Wind Donovan

Turn Turn Turn The Byrds

The Boxer Simon and Garfunkel

California Dreamin’ The Mamas & The Papas

Love Me Two Times The Doors

Wipeout The Surfaris

Different Drum The Stone Poneys

All Along the Watchtower Jimi Hendrix

Somebody to Love Jefferson Airplane

Downtown Petula Clark

Catch Us if You Can Dave Clark Five

Eleanor Rigby The Beatles

We Gotta Get Out of this Place The Animals

Fun, Fun, Fun The Beach Boys

Pleasant Valley Sunday The Monkees

Twist and Shout The Beatles

Happy Together The Turtles

Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones

Summertime Janis Joplin

Come Together The Beatles

Where Have All the Flowers Gone The Kingston Trio

Puff the Magic Dragon Peter, Paul and Mary

25 or 6 to 4 Chicago

Midnight Confession The Grassroots

Lady Willpower Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

It’s Not Unusual Tom Jones

For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield

Ohio Crosby Stills Nash & Young

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Creedance Clearwater Revival.

Anything else is a waste of time.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar


Kardamom's avatar

Apparently it wasn’t so perfect, I left off Creedence!

I’m so ashamed

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

@kardamom I am sorry. I get a little excited about them. I am calming down, again, apologies.

Kardamom's avatar

@Imadethisupwithnoforethought But you are absolutely correct at their awesomeness, I just can’t believe I didn’t list them. I have every one of their albums too! Had the pleasure of seeing John Fogarty at the Roy Oribison Tribute in Los Angeles, right after Roy passed away. I was too young to see CCR when they were still together and Tom was still alive.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Well, of course, The Beatles.

I also love the Byrds, The Monkees, Cream, super early Pink Floyd, The Kinks, The Mamas and The Papas, The Velvet Underground, The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Isley Brothers, The Doors, The Impressions, The Miracles, James Brown… I mean, there’s too many!

obvek's avatar

Boston & Supertramp come to mind.

King_Pariah's avatar

ZZ Top

… and everyone else has pretty much already said what I like, except rush, rush is like what nails scratching a chalkboard to most people is to my ears.

King_Pariah's avatar

Oh, How can I forget Meatloaf, and Don McLean.

Tuesdays_Child's avatar

The Band, Van Morrison, The Allman Bros, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tom Petty…..

Aethelwine's avatar

The Allman Brothers Band

SuperMouse's avatar

The Kinks, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Simon and Garfunkel.

My 11 year-old son has asked that add Boston, The Who, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, some Hendrix and lots of Eric Clapton (Layla and Bell Bottom Blues for sure)..

The 9 year-old added AC/DC and ELO.

The 13 year-old is in the shower, but he would recommend Linkin Park, Beastie Boys and Green Day anyway.

Jeremycw1's avatar

Bachman Turner Overdrive
Steve Miller Band
Derek and The Dominoes
Eric Clapton
The Grateful Dead
The Eagles
America (the best band ever)

tranquilsea's avatar

Queen is at the top of my list. Every one of their albums is great.

I also love CCR, The Who, The Guess Who, The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Moody Blues, Rolling Stones, The Band, The Doors, and Pink Floyd

lonelydragon's avatar

Cheap Trick
Blue Oyster Cult
Bad Company
38 Special
Thin Lizzy
REO Speedwagon

Brian1946's avatar

In addition to some of the groups already mentioned (Cream, Hendrix, Doors, Stones), I’d like to add Johnny Winter And and Ten Years After.

Coloma's avatar

The Dead ( seen them many times in the 70’s mid 90’s )
The Who ( saw many times )
Eric Clapton ( seen )
Aerosmith ( seen )
some Led Zeppelin ( saw in concert 1978 )
Moody Blues
Bad Company
Joe Walsh,
Todd Rundgren ( seen )
Little Feat ( seen )
Doobie Bros.
Dave Mason
Linda Ronstadt
Bonnie Raitt
Lynyrd Skynyrd ( seen )
Marshall Tucker band ( seen )
J. Giles band ( seen )

OMG! Flashback to the 70’s, I know there’s more, but, enough already. lol

aprilsimnel's avatar

Oh, the 70s. Well.

Utopia (a band Todd Rundgren started)
Cheap Trick
Alan Parson Project
Led Zeppelin
Warren Zevon
STEELY DAN (OMG, I love the Dan)
Van Halen
Pink Floyd (but not after Wish You Were Here)
The Clash
The Sex Pistols
King Crimson
Roxy Music
The Ramones Their name comes from the pseudonym Paul McCartney used in Hamburg back in the “Silver Beatles” days
Iggy Pop
Judas Priest
Fleetwood Mac
John Lennon
Paul McCartney

Granted, I was a little girl in those days, and I wasn’t supposed to be listening to secular music, but who was going to stop the bus driver from blasting his radio twice a day? Or stop me from turning on the radio when certain parties weren’t home? Long Live Rock! ;D

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