For those of you that lived through the 60s, 70s and 80s what were your 5 most favorite bands?
I didn't really live through this time but I did and do listen to lot of music from this time. My top 5 are:
3.Guns N' Roses
Great question: Never been a Beatles man (must be the only english man who isn't) but my top 5 are:
1. Led Zeppelin
3. Guns N Roses4. Metallica
5. Faith No More
So many more to choose from - thanks for posting..
My favorite groups were:
1. Led Zeppelin (saw them live at Madison Square Garden, NYC in the early 70s - that's the concert that was filmed - 'The Song Remains The Same')
3. The Rolling Stones (also saw them live at Madison Square Garden - mid 70s)
4. The WHO
5. Credence Clearwater Revival
Ah yes, I forgot to mention Pink Floyd - really enjoy their music.
limiting to 5 is the hard bit!
1) Yes - first seen QPR Football ground, London, 1975, last seen Monterey CA, 2013, have tickets for London in 2014 - for me, they would be nos 2-5 as well!
2) Black Sabbath - saw them at Alexandra Palace, London in 75 - loudest band I ever saw
3) Barclay James Harvest
4) Manfred Mann's Earthband
5) Led Zeppelin - have never forgiven my brother for getting tickets to see them and not getting me one!
Black Sabbath - talk about heavy metal - wow...
Andy, isn't #5 considered a criminal offense in the UK?
I got my own back by not telling him about the Dire Straits/Police gig I went to in Dortmund when we were both in Germany!
3. Electric Light Orchestra
4. The Outfield
5. Earth, Wind and Fire
Earth, Wind and Fire - teriffic!
Wow...we've got some rockers here!
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Bee Gees Van Halen
Honorable Mention: Rush
Genesis / Peter Gabriel
not to forget some more.....
Guns n Roses
Chicago (with Peter Cetera as lead on vocals)
Three Dog Night
Doobie Brothers (both with or without Michael McDonald)
honorable mention to the Eagles when they crossed over from "Country-ish" music: Hotel California still amazing,
My MP3 R&R collection is now 60GB and growing with Billboard Top 20 Hits from 1955 to 1990.
I saw Chicago, live, in NYC in the 70s - great music. The horns are incredible....really started listening to the Eagles music in the 90s (believe it or not) - gained a much better appreciation for their music. Hotel California - #1 in my book...
John: The best ever version of Hotel California is(in my opinion) from their Melbourne concert. This DVD is still their very best. Harry
For audio only... try: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PZG7uPQwrc
Fantastic! Great song.
I barely remember the 60's, 70's and 80's!
Van Halen's best album, made possible by Diamond Dave, Eddie's fret-tapping, and some seriously killer songs. Like "Panama", "Hot for Teacher", and "Jump".
really like 'Jump'.
Boston, Aerosmith, CCR, were what we woke up to on Saturday mornings....and Bob Seger and Supertramp made great Lullibies.
Of course, I've had to also concede that a large portion of the generation didn't grow up on Rock...there was that Disco and post era "thing" too
every band clapton was in, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Stones, Small Faces
All of the above !... plus a few not yet listed...
Blue Oyster Cult
Emerson Lake & Palmer
What?... you were only asking for the top 5? Sorry, was too close to the wall of speakers... could not hear you!
Now, Court of the Crimson King - there was another great album!
Emerson Lake & Palmer are in my list too - I had the pleasure of meeting Keith Emerson in a pub - he lives not far from me and occasionally used to sit in with my friends band on a Sunday lunchtime. Could have been another thread but the first 2 Albums I bought were The Yes Album and Tarkus from ELP.
Wow! a real good music guru...
1. Rush (Saw them last night, for the first time live, on the Clockwork Angels tour... amazing)
5. Asia (yeah, I know...)
Rush are as good today as they have ever been. Saw them last year. Amazing.
I bookmarked a site that many in this thread will love http://community.hds.com/bookmarks/1032
more live recordings, often from the desk, than you can ever permit your partner to know you bought!
Unfortunately I was not able to live through the 60s 70s or 80s, but music I grew up with was lame!
I could go on for days...
Anyone here developed taste for today's alternative bands (thanks to their kids, like me?)
Fall Out Boy
The Black Keys (they've crossed over for sure)
Of Monsters and Men
Jack White, Foster the People... I learn about "newer" through Bridge School Concert... but true by the time most make it there they have crossed over.
Love Jack White... White Stripes and his new stuff.... not so much The Raconteurs, per se.... I flip between the 80's Channel and Alt Nation on the satellite radio.... lol,
2. Rush3. Iron Maiden
4. Rolling Stones
5. Blue Oyster Cult
Tough question - the answer changes everyday.... For today I would say... Stray Cats, Beatles, AC/DC, Steve Ray Vaughn, Pink Floyd, Queen, Van Halen, Cream...
For Me it would be (in no particular order):
It is tough to narrow down to only 5 as my mood and what I'm doing also affects my selections also would include:
Guns N Roses
Sorry for going off the reservation but so many great artists from that era even a few Disco Bands make my play list!
some great bands listed here, some of which in my old age i hadn't listened to for years, now all queued up on spotify!!
Trying to limit it to five...in no particular order
1 - Jethro Tull
2 - RUSH
3 - Jimmy Buffett
4 - The Eagles
5 - Rolling Stones
I could go on and on for a while,
1 - Pink Floyd
2 - Bowie
3 - Parliament-Funkadelic
4 - Stones
5 - Can I group the whole Memphis Soul scene into one? (Booker T, Sam and Dave,Otis Redding, etc)
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