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The Rolling Stones were in the vanguard of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the U.S. in 1964-65. At first noted for their longish hair as much as their music, the band are identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Critic Sean...
AC/DC was formed in Australia in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. They have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including over 70 million albums in the United States alone, making them a top selling band in the United States and one of the world's...
Bad Company was formed in Westminster, London in 1973 by two former Free band members, singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, as well as Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell. Peter Grant, who managed Led Zeppelin, also managed Bad...
The Allman Brothers Band was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson. While the band has been called the principal architects of southern rock, they...
The classic Who line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. They are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide. Their first...
Van Halen was formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band was comprised of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony. The band went on to become major stars, and by the early 1980s they...
Lynyrd Skynyrd is best known for popularizing the southern hard-rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1966 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida, they went through various name changes including The Noble Five and One Percent, before coming up with Lynyrd Skynyrd...
Guns N' Roses was formed in Los Angeles in March 1985 by singer Axl Rose and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin of Hollywood Rose, along with lead guitarist Tracii Guns, bassist Ole Beich, and drummer Rob Gardner of L.A. Guns. The band coined its name by combining the names of both...
The Eagles were formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner and were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) and Hotel California,...