Bands/Musicians The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time  

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Across all types of music what is the best 3 piece band ever? Add your own favorite band...heck even country works... country is a musical genre. Even contemporary country, unfortunately.

These are the best 3 piece bands ever, the best musical trios if you will... the best THREE MAN BANDS if you want to say it that way.


These 3 man bands run the spectrum from very very famous, to not so famous. But don't vote based on fame... some of the best bands aren't super famous. Obviously. It's about the music! it's not a popularity contest. Who is your favorite three piece band?
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

2
1,079 603
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Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

3
763 380
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Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

4
872 414
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Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

5
778 484
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New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk

6
683 368
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Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

7
739 508
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

8
569 476
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Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

9
520 218
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

10
470 333
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New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

11
310 332
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

12
440 424
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Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

13
315 269
Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

14
257 228
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Valdave added Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

15
309 235
Grand Funk Railroad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

16
291 237
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Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

17
319 299
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock

18
285 370
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

19
268 291
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New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music

20
239 179
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

21
197 205
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

22
175 206
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

23
201 205
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Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

24
195 209
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Hard rock

25
123 110
Toto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
michael-reilly added Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music