Top 10 Best Rock Bands in History : Rock Music is one of the greatest things in the world. People often find happiness in some music. Thus, there are many types of music which will be different from others. Today, people are engaging in several activities, and the music will be a good thing to refresh their mind from the busy world. Music has the power to bring a man to another world, and the world will be more enjoyable one. The music had reached since the mid-20th century. There are many bands of music, and they helped to enrich the world music by putting their maximum effort. They contributed a different kind of music to the world music history. Here is a list of top ten Best Rock Bands in History.
Queen are a British rock band and was established in 1970. The band originated from London, England. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jon Deacon are the members of this band. The band formed a band named ‘Smile’ before they forming ‘queen’. The band Queen employed works of progressive rock, hard rock, and heavy metal than the band engaged more into traditional and radio-friendly works. This band has sold over 150 million records and one work named ‘ The Death of Mercury’ affected the band negatively.
9. The Velvet Underground
It was an American rock band formed in New York City. The band was active the year between 1964-1973. During its active time, the band has achieved great success and now the band standing one of the best rock bands in the world. The band has gained attention from all over the world. Andy Warhol was the leader of this band, and the band has got a place 19th Rolling Stone magazine’s list of greatest artists. The bands members include Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker. The band has got more attention to their work named The Velvet Underground and Nico in 1967.
8. The Who
The Who are an English rock band was formed in 1964. Roger Daltrey was the lead singer of the band, and the other members are guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. The band has received many recognitions, and it stands one of the best rock bands in the world. The main thing about this band is that it has sold over 100 million records and received attention from the masses. Pop arts and mod movements are introduced by this band, and the main feature of this band is that the band is featuring auto-destructive art by breaking guitars and drums.
Ramones are an American punk rock band, and the band was established in 1974. The band’s origin was in New York, United States. The band cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound. Unfortunately, this band has received only limited attention from the masses. Punk movement from the United States had influenced this band very much. The band’s members are Dee Dee, Joey, Johnny, and Tommy. Their great songs include “Chinese Rock”, “Let’s Dance” and “California Sun”.
6. The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are an American rock band was established in 1961. The band originated from Hawthorne, United States. The band has got worldwide attention by performing original surf songs as their lyrics reflected a southern California Youth Culture of surfing. The band has experimented many kinds of music from pop ballads to psychedelic and baroque. The group’s original line-up consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine. “Help me, Rhonda,” “Surf City” and “The Little Girl I Once Knew” are the greatest success of this band, and the band sold over 100 million records.
5. Pink Floyd
The Pink Floyd were an English rock band was formed in London. The band was active in 1965 and 1995. Due to their progressive and psychedelic music the band has received attention from all over the world. The band cited as one of the popular bands in world music history. During 1960, they have got publicity by performing in London’s underground music scenes. Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason are the members of this band. The most successful albums of this band are Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You were Here, and The Wall and the band has sold over 250 million records worldwide.
4. Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was an English rock band, and the band was formed in London in 1968. The group members are guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band is one of the best rock music bands in world history and has got attention from masses. The band’s first name was Yardbirds then they have changed the name to Led Zeppelin. Gradually the band signed a deal with Atlantic Records that afforded them considerable artistic freedom. Unfortunately, its early times the band has got many negative reviews then the band gained significant commercial success.
3. Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band and was established in London in 1962. This band’s members are vocalist Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, guitarist Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts. The band has got worldwide attention, and it is cited as the greatest Rock Band in the world. The band has sold over 200 million records, and their popular albums are Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You(1981). The band has experienced many kinds of music as well as put many changes in their works that is why the people like this band very much.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin and was formed in 1976. The band’s members are singer-lyricist Bono, guitarist Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Lary Mullen. The band cited as the one of the greatest bands in the world history. The band has got many awards including 22 Grammy Awards that was a great success when comparing other music bands. Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby and All That You Can’t Leave Behind are the famous works of this band and has got attention from the masses. The main feature of this band is that the sound of the band and the lyrics by Bono. “One,” “With or Without You,” “Where the Streets Have No Name,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for” and “Beautiful Day” are the greatest hits of this band.
The Beatles were an English rock band and was formed in Liverpool in 1960. The band is one of the greatest rock bands in the world music history. The band was formed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison with Pete Best. The band has got many awards and has received attention from the masses due to its high qualities. When comparing other music bands this band has produced more hit songs and its from “Love Me Do” to “I Need You”. The band has earned a significant place in world music history and the band separated during 1970.