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The Best Rockabilly Bands/Artists

List Criteria: Any musician from any era who creates rockabilly music

The best rockabilly bands perform a specific style of rock and roll that first became popular in the U.S. in the early 1950s. Rockabilly artists are known for their greaser fashion style and vocal twangs. This rockabilly bands list is ranked best to worst by votes--the best rockabilly artists, like Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, are listed on top and the worst are on bottom. This list includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution. Rockabilly groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all rockabilly bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest rockabilly bands of all time, since the most famous rockabilly artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best rockabilly music.

You can click on the rockabilly band names to see more information about that particular notable rockabilly group. If they're near the top of the best rockabilly artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top rockabilly bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the rockabilly band names themselves.

Items on this list include The Clash and Elvis Presley. Did you make sure to upvote on this list as you scroll through it? The list includes stuff like Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly, giving you a breadth of choices.

All important, significant and iconic names in rockabilly music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new rockabilly bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of rockabilly, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into rockabilly music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good rockabilly bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent rockabilly bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best rockabilly bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest rockabilly musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular rockabilly bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Rockabilly

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    Eddie Bond Rockabilly

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    Rock music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll

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    Crazy Caravan

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    Psychobilly, Rockabilly, Rock and roll

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    Swamp pop, Rockabilly, Country

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    Rockabilly, Honky-tonk, Country

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    Pop punk, Psychobilly, Rockabilly

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    new! & added by WatsonWatson Hillbilly Hellcats

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    added by WatsonWatson The Restless

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    added by WatsonWatson The Caravans

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