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Bands/Musicians My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)  

Clark Benson
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Evidence of an obsessive Ranker (and a music nerd) since long before this internet-thing existed. Written in cursive on a spiral-bound notebook (not even thin-lined . . . I was soo young . . . ). Already a big hard rock fan, I was just starting to get into Metal (Maiden is just bubbling up, and there is yet no sign of Motorhead, Saxon, and others who would find heavy rotation on my boombox in high school).

I still love dearly all the bands on the list. My tastes have diversified widely in the last 30 years, but the turn of the 80s was a golden era for hard rock.

My handwriting, alas, is only marginally better today.

1
Rush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

2
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

3
Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

4
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

5
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

6
The Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

7
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

8
The Rolling Stones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

9
Jimi Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

10
Genesis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

11
Billy Squier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Rock music, Hard rock

12
Cheap Trick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

13
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

14
Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

15
Blue Öyster Cult is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Rock music, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

16
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

17
The Doors is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

18
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

19
Molly Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock