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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jeff Beck

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While he was as innovative as Jimmy Page, as tasteful as Eric Clapton, and nearly as visionary as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck never achieved the same commercial success as any of those contemp ..more

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Red Hot Chili Peppers was once called a mixture-rock band for its diversity of music styles. Fusing rock, funk, punk and rap into one, the pioneering modern rock band looks set to go on with its 20 ..more

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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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Sting

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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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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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Eagles

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With five number one singles, 14 Top 40 hits, and four number one albums, the Eagles were among the most successful recording artists of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of those albu ..more

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Green Day

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Out of all the post-Nirvana alternative bands to break into the pop mainstream, Green Day were second only to Pearl Jam in terms of influence. At their core, Green Day were simply punk rev ..more

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Radiohead

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Hailed as the most influential rock band of ’90s, Radiohead returned in 2003 with their sixth studio album ’Hail To The Thief’. The set seems to cover all of their musical aspects, mixing the furious ..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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Jimi Hendrix

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In his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the vocabulary of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before or since. Hendrix was a master at coaxing all manner of u ..more

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