Bands/Musicians The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time  

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List Rules 3 piece bands...

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
1,135 633
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Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock
3
914 427
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Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music
4
802 397
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Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music
5
807 504
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New Wave, 2 Tone, Ska punk
6
715 383
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Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
7
777 529
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
600 499
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Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music
9
542 228
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
484 347
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New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
11
320 344
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
458 438
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Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk
13
335 281
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
269 235
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
319 242
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
313 242
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Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock
17
331 306
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Progressive metal, Rock music, Experimental rock
18
295 375
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music
19
272 297
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New Wave, Psychobilly, Rock music
20
255 184
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
203 211
America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Classic rock, Rock music, Folk rock
22
213 210
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Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock
23
179 210
The Jam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music
24
131 114
Toto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
michael-reilly added Melodic Rock, Neo-progressive rock, Pop music
25
202 212
James Gang is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 3 Piece Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Hard rock