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Beatles

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So much has been said and written about the Beatles -- and their story is so mythic in its sweep -- that it’s difficult to summarize their career without restating cliches that have already been di ..more

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Rolling Stones

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By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the late ’60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously ..more

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David Bowie

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The cliche about David Bowie says he’s a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there’s no denying that Bowie demonstrated remar ..more

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Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan’s influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinato ..more

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George Harrison

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The youngest Beatle, George Harrison was born Februrary 25, 1943 in Liverpool, England to a working class family. He was given a guitar at the age of 13, and he never let go of it. He developed quickl ..more

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Metallica

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Metallica were easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the ’80s and ’90s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the str ..more

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King Crimson

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If there is one group that embodies progressive rock, it is King Crimson. Led by guitar/Mellotron virtuoso Robert Fripp, during its first five years of existence the band stretched both the l ..more

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Pink Floyd

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Some bands turn into shorthand for a certain sound or style, and Pink Floyd belongs among that elite group. The very name connotes something specific: an elastic, echoing, mind-bending sound that e ..more

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Sting

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Bon Jovi

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Bon Jovi is one of the few rock bands that first achieved commercial success in Japan before they went on to worldwide stardom. Japanese fans welcomed them from the early stage of their career, allowi ..more

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Queen

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Few bands embodied the pure excess of the ’70s like Queen. Embracing the exaggerated pomp of prog rock and heavy metal, as well as vaudevillian music hall, the British quartet delved deepl ..more

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Paul McCartney

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Out of all the former Beatles, Paul McCartney by far had the most successful solo career, maintaining a constant presence in the British and American charts during the ’70s and ’80s. In America ..more

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Journey

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During their initial 14 years of existence (1973-1987), Journey altered their musical approach and their personnel extensively while becoming a top touring and recording band. The only constant fac ..more

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Santana

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With international blockbusters ’Supernatural’ and ’Shaman’ in recent years, Santana is once again enjoying the height of his success. It’s more than 30 years after the debut that his original Latin ..more

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Frank Zappa

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Composer, guitarist, singer, and bandleader Frank Zappa was a singular musical figure during a performing and recording career that lasted from the 1960s to the ’90s. His disparate influences inclu ..more

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Yes

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Far and away the longest lasting and the most successful of the ’70s progressive rock groups, Yes proved to be one of the lingering success stories from that musical genre. The band, founded in ..more

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Fleetwood Mac

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While most bands undergo a number of changes over the course of their careers, few groups experienced such radical stylistic changes as Fleetwood Mac. Initially conceived as a hard-edged {\British ..more

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Led Zeppelin

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With a slew of recent reissues, live albums and DVDs celebrating the 35th anniversary of the band, Led Zeppelin is proving that its legacy lives on today. Here we look at the path of one of the greate ..more

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Eric Clapton

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By the time Eric Clapton launched his solo career with the release of his self-titled debut album in mid-1970, he was long established as one of the world’s major rock stars due to his group aff ..more

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Guns N' Roses

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At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N’ Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. They were not nice boys; nice boys don’t play { ..more

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