After setting the definition for a classic rock band, those popular from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, a panel of experts went about selecting the ten best.
Here is what they came up with:
10. Credence Clearwater revival
Swamp rock from the west coast, rockabilly, R&B, and country mix, seeping down to the deep south.
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd
More southern, sometimes called, redneck rock.
Folk influenced rock ‘n’ roll.
7. Fleetwood Mac
Blues to pop rock.
6. The Doors
Jim Morrison, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll…and an early death.
5. The Who
Tommy: Rock opera. And a British one at that.
Opera and heavy metal.
3. The Rolling Stones
World’s greatest rock and roll band.
2. Pink Floyd
And the best classic rock band under this definition was deemed to be:
1. Led Zeppelin
Leading edge blues, rock, and folk. Precursors of exclusive heavy metal.