Classic Rock Bands of All-Time
Everyone knows that when it comes to the best musicians and the best bands that have ever graced the earth with music you have to look to the past, and it’s not to say that Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are horrendously horrible musicians, because they are sometimes OK, but let’s be honest, popular music in the 21st century doesn’t even come anywhere close to the type of music that was playing in the late sixties and throughout the 1970s. That was the era of classic rock, and as we all know very well classic rock was a time period in which some of the most influential musicians were around, and still to this very day in 2016 many classic rock songs are wildly powerful and have entered the realm of timelessness.
Having said that classic rock is one of the best genres of all music in the history of music and that electric guitar, bass guitar, drums and piano, or real instruments in general are the means of creating great music there still are so many different genres within the genre of classic rock, so it’s important for us to distinguish these differences between different groups and their styles, because for the most part every classic rock band was unique in their own very specific ways, but that’s just what makes classic rock so special of an era.
There are so many different names and groups that we will discuss throughout the entirety of this blog, and it’s important to realize that a lot of different bands that should deserve to be on this list of best classic rock bands of all-time might not make the list, but of course when you make a list of this magnitude the stakes are high and not everyone is selected. This only makes sense because we are after all narrowing down the most important bands of an entire era of time over two decades when music was thriving more than ever.
The first band that we are going to talk about in this particular article is arguably the best rock and roll band to ever grace the earth, and that is The Beatles.
The Beatles are a group that changed everything that we know when it comes to rock and roll, and they emerged during a time when music was in a shifting mode from the Elvis Presley years of the 1950s, and when they started playing and doing their thing it was a really remarkable revelation for the entire world to witness a new style of music that no one had ever heard before, and they were just some punk kids from Liverpool.
It seems like The Beatles came out of nowhere because for a lot of people they really did just pop up on the Ed Sullivan show one night and stole every young girl’s heart right out of their chests, and it was a beautiful moment for not only the United Kingdom and the United States, but the entire world. The band consists of the great John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star. These four kids from Liverpool didn’t know it at the time when they first arrived to the United States, but years later they would change the entire music industry and be known as the most influential rock artists of all-time.
When they first got started the Beatles were very much a teen bop kind of band that appealed to young girls with songs like We Can Work it Out and Help! At first we didn’t know what to think of The Beatles as a general public because they just seemed like they would be this type of band that was just singing about love and peace, but eventually they evolved into much more complex lyrics and songs that really made a huge difference on the entire world.
When we think of albums like Abbey Road and The White Album we can hear some of the most influential songs to ever be recorded, and it was much more than music that makes the Beatles one of the best classic rock bands of all time.
They made an effort to make legitimate change in the world and they did a great job at raising money and awareness for the causes that they thought were important and could change the world for the better.