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The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

List Criteria: Rock artists who got their start in the 1960s or 70s

The greatest classic rock bands of all time embody the spirit of a generation of people who just wanted to rock. These top classic rock bands include some of the best live acts of all time and man, did they rock hard. For those who got to see these amazing classic rock bands live, you'll surely understand how they earned the title of best classic rock band; for those who missed out, they'll simply remain the bands you wish you could have seen live.

These top classic rock bands were all hit-makers of their time and have rightfully earned a spot on this list of the greatest classic rock bands. Some of these bands have devoted followers decades after they called it quits (Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd), some are considered icons of music (The Beatles, Queen), and some are even still touring (Rolling Stones, Aerosmith) despite the AARP status of their core members.

What are the best old rock bands? You decide! This list of the best classic rock bands is here for you so you can vote on who should be the greatest classic rock band of all time. Don't think one of the bands here should even be in the running for top classic rock band? Vote them down! And if you don't see your favorite classic rock band on the list, make sure to add them to the list of the top classic rock bands ever.
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    added by paldrinc Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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  2. 180
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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  3. 143
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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  4. 55
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    Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  5. 102
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    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  6. 181
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    Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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  7. 50
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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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  8. 73
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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  9. 108
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    Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Pop rock

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  10. 122
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    Blues rock, boogie rock, blues

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  11. 66
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    ranked low on reranks Blues rock, electric blues, Texas blues

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  12. 94
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  13. 161
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music

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  14. 10
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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  15. 26
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  16. 96
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  17. 173
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    added by RobinGallego Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  18. 88
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  19. 8
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  20. 27
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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  21. 178
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    Blues-rock, British blues, Jazz fusion

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  22. 137
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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  23. 33
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    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music

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  24. 17
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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  25. 160
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    often listed Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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  26. 67
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Classic rock, Pop music

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  27. 1
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    most listed Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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  28. 12
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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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  29. 36
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    Blues-rock, Hard rock

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  30. 83
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    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  31. 23
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    added by paldrinc Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

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  32. 18
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  33. 127
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    added by RobinGallego Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

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  34. 45
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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  35. 9
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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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  36. 164
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    often listed & added by RobinGallego Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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  37. 174
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    added by RobinGallego Blues-rock, Raga rock, Progressive rock

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  38. 100
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues

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  39. 177
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    added by RobinGallego Blues-rock, Rock music, Electric blues

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  40. 40
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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  41. 74
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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  42. 68
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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  43. 78
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  44. 98
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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  45. 111
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  46. 57
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  47. 157
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  48. 97
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  49. 156
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  50. 70
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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