Top 20 Bands of All Time — Plus My Favorite!

Andrew Wood
5 min readDec 1, 2023

All these types of lists are subjective but you can tell me who I missed in the comments below.

  1. The Beatles:

The Beatles, formed in Liverpool in 1960, consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They revolutionized popular music and are often considered the most influential band in history.

2. The Rolling Stones:

The Rolling Stones, formed in London in 1962, included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood. They are one of the longest-running and most influential rock bands.

3. ABBA:

ABBA, a Swedish pop group formed in 1972, included members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. They gained international fame with their catchy tunes and won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974.

4. Queen:

Queen, formed in London in 1970, featured Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon. Known for their diverse musical style and theatrical performances, Queen produced many iconic hits.

5. Led Zeppelin:

Led Zeppelin, formed in London in 1968, consisted of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. They are pioneers of hard rock and are known for their powerful live performances.

6. The Eagles:

The Eagles, formed in Los Angeles in 1971, featured Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit. They are renowned for their harmonies and country-rock sound.

7. Pink Floyd:

Pink Floyd, formed in London in 1965, had members like Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, and Nick Mason. Known for their progressive and psychedelic rock, they released some of the best-selling albums in history.

8. AC/DC:

AC/DC, formed in Australia in 1973, became famous for their hard rock music. The band…

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