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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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    most listed
    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1374
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    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  4. 4
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    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    the people's #1
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  7. 7
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  9. 9
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    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

    ) open
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    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
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    + 660
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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 682
    - 379

    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 703
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    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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  15. 15
    + 647
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    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

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    Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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  21. 21
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  22. 22
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    - 249

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

    ) open buy
  23. 23
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    often listed
    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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    New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

    ) open
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    + 446
    - 284

    added by paldrinc
    Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

    ) open
  28. 28
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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
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    + 452
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    Classic rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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    - 227

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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  32. 32
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    - 319

    Blues-rock, Chicano rock, Rock music

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  33. 33
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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  34. 34
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    - 179

    added by paldrinc
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

    ) open
  35. 35
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    - 294

    added by paldrinc
    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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    - 261

    Blues-rock, Hard rock

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    - 157

    ranked low on reranks
    Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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  39. 39
    + 334
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    Classic rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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  40. 40
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    Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  42. 42
    + 247
    - 198

    Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    + 320
    - 320

    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    - 300

    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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    Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

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  46. 46
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    - 234

    Heartland rock, Rock music, Progressive rock

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  47. 47
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    - 242

    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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  48. 48
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    - 389

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    + 189
    - 154

    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
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    + 281
    - 176

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

    ) open
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