Best American band of all time

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dan MacIntosh, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Dan MacIntosh

    Dan MacIntosh Active Member Thread Starter

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    I recently saw Brian Wilson, the genius behind the Beach Boys, and considered how the case can be made for the Beach Boys being the best American band of all time. Which other bands belong in this conversation?
     
  2. Suncola

    Suncola Forum Resident

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  3. theanswer337

    theanswer337 Forum Resident

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    Skynyrd
     
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  4. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    The Beatles! ;)

    Do "&" bands count? Like "& the E Street Band"?
     
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  5. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    crosby,stills nash & young (i know only half american, but nash is a citizen now)

    the allman brothers

    hall & oates

    the eagles
     
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  7. NYSPORTSFAN

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    The greatest rock band you mean?

    Then it's the Byrds followed by The Beach Boys.
     
  8. The Grateful Dead
     
  9. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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  10. Who'sTommy

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    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
     
  11. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

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    Aerosmith
    Van Halen (roth years only)
    REM
    The Replacements
    and don't forget KISS
     
  12. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

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    The Patti Smith Group
     
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  13. sami

    sami Mono Rules

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    Byrds
    Grateful Dead
    Ramones
    Velvet Underground
    TP & the Heartbreakers
     
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  15. grapenut

    grapenut Forum Resident

    Sir Douglas Quintet?
    Count Basie and his Orchestra?
     
  16. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident

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  17. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

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    Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.
    Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony.
     
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  18. searing75

    searing75 Forum Resident

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    The Grateful Dead!
     
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  19. DPK

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    1. Pearl Jam
    2. REM
    3. Guided by Voices
     
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  20. MarcS

    MarcS Forum Resident

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    The 1958 Miles Davis sextet.
     
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  21. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman Sorry for my english

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  22. ronm

    ronm audiofreak

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    Lynyrd Skynyrd and Santana.Jimi Hendrix (I know two Englishman but Jimi was 100 percent American).Agree about Duke Ellington.
     
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  23. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    No, I think it's a reasonable question.
     
  24. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

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    Duke Ellington Orchestra

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  25. NYSPORTSFAN

    NYSPORTSFAN Forum Resident

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    I have to disagree it's a legitimate question. Some people deserve more credit or did things better than others.
     
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