Top 10 music bands of all time

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7:11 pm 5 Sep, 2010


The aura of 10,000 watts and more, the unnerving lights and the bustle is like living a dream. Flowing in the rush of thousands of listeners, singing with the voices of Top Music Bands and entering into the world of numbness is altogether an enticing experience. The names of some Top Music Bands are penned down in this list.

10. Deep Purple:

Formed in February 1968, Deep Purple was the conceptualization of ex-Searchers drummer Chris Curtis. Together with Led Zeppelin, Eric Burdon & The Animals and Black Sabbath they are considered to be heavy metal pioneers. The group has frequently changed styles and lineups over the years, but has always included virtuoso players in its ranks and placed a high priority on musicianship.

9. Dire Straits:

Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late ’70s, was formed by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass) and Pick Withers (drums), and managed by Ed Bicknell. The band — along with Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, and Steve Winwood  — become one of the leaders of a group of self-consciously mature veteran rock & rollers in the late ’80s that designed their music to appeal to aging baby boomers.

8. The Cream:

Cream were a 1960’s British super group which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. Celebrated as one of the first great power trios and super groups of Rock, their sound was characterized by a melange of blues and psychedelia. Cream was one of the first “power” rock bands to use only guitar, bass, and drums.

7. The Kinks:

The Kinks is the continuing obsession of one of Britain’s premier songwriting talents, Raymond Douglas Davies (vocals/guitar/piano). Originally known as the Ravens, the Kinks formed at the end of 1963 with a line-up comprising: Dave Davies (guitar/vocals) and Peter Quaife (bass), and were finally joined by Mick Avory (drums). Their third single, ‘You Really Got Me’, rocketed to the UK number 1 spot, boosted by an astonishing performance on the UK television show Ready Steady Go.

6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience:

This band was formed by the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music, Jimi Hendrix. Though initially conceived as Hendrix’s backing band, The Experience soon became much more than that. Following the lead of Cream, they were one of the first groups to popularize the “power trio” format, which stripped a rock band line-up down to guitar, bass, and drums.


5. The Beatles:

They have something for everyone songs with true meaning and songs you can dance to, I love the Beatles and I think they are utterly fantastic. The Beatles are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, selling over one billion records internationally. The group primarily consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals).

4. AC/DC:

This Rock band from Australia was formed in 1973 by two brothers – Angus and Malcolm Young. More than three decades into a career that shows no signs of slowing down or letting up, AC/DC, like electricity itself, provides the world with an essential source of power and energy. Since forming in 1973, AC/DC’s high voltage rock ‘n’ roll has flowed out into the world via consistently sold-out concert tours and global sales totaling more than 150 million albums and counting.

3. The Who:

From “My Generation” to “Pinball Wizard” to “Behind Blue Eyes” to “You Better You Bet” to “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, The Who Show has been thrilling Baby Boomer audiences with the unmistakable live sounds of the Who for more than a decade. This English rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey (vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass) and Keith Moon (drums). They became known for energetic live performances which often included instrument destruction.

2. The Rolling Stones:

Formed in 1962, The Rolling Stones have become one of the world’s most recognized and enduring bands. The Stones became a symbol of 1960s rebellion and sexual liberation. In the 1970s, the Stones also became symbolic of the drug-induced excesses of that generation, with several members’ drug addictions and drug arrests becoming front-page news. This band was formed by guitarist and harmonica player Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards.

1. Led Zeppelin:

The chemistry, the magic, and the legendary performance. Led Zeppelin were an English rock band that formed in September 1968. Led Zeppelin consisted of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones. With their heavy, guitar-driven sound, Led Zeppelin are regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands. Most of the famous hard rock bands of today refer to them as their inspiration.