Top 10 Bands – A Must Listen

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6. The Doors 

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The Doors is another American rock band, founded in 1965, with band members, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, andRobby Krieger. The band came up with the name of the band from the book, “The Doors of Perception”, which was written by Aldous Huxley. The title of the book was a reference from a quote by William Blake: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.”

The Doors was the most controversial band of the 1960s due to Morrison’s wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. Jim Morrison died of a drug overdose in 1971, but the remaining trio continued to be “The Doors” until they disbanded in 1973. Despite this, their popularity never faded. he band has sold 100 million albums worldwide, and three of the band’s studio albums, The Doors (1967), Strange Days (1967), and L.A. Woman (1971), were featured in the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 42, 407 and 362 respectively. In 1993, The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

7. The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones is a English rock band founded in 1962, with current band members, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Woods. Past members include Brian Jones and Ian Stewart, who died in 1969 and 1985 respectively, as well as Tony Chapman and Mick Taylor.

The Rolling Stones first gained popularity in Europe, but also became successful in North America during the British Invasion in the 1960s. Together, the band released 22 studio albums in the UK, 24 studio albums in the US, 11 live albums, and numerous compilations. Their worldwide sales is estimated to be over $200 million.

In 1989, the Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004, they ranked number 4 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked the Rolling Stones at number ten on “The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists”, and as the second most successful group in the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

 

8. Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American Rock band founded in 1983. Band members are Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres. Their biggest success came in 1986, with the release of their third album, “Slippery When Wet.” After a widespread popularity gain in the late 80s, Bon Jovi decided to take a break from each other. During that time, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora released their own solo albums, both successful. The band came back in 1992 when they released another album, “Keep The Faith”, and in 2000, after they released their single “It’s My Life”, Bon Jovi went on another hiatus. “It’s My Life” introduced the band to the younger generation.

Throughout the years, Bon Jovi released eleven studio albums, three compilations, and one live album. They have sold 130 million records worldwide, and have performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, and were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

 

9. Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd is an English rock band originally consisting of students, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. The band was founded in 165. They first gained popularity when they played in London’s ungrounded scene in the 1960s. With Barrett’s leadership, the band debuted 2 top charting singles, “Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play”, as well as a successful first album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”. The band is known for their use of philosophical lyrics, innovative album art, and live shows. They have sold over 230 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Since then they have continued to enjoy worldwide success.

 

10. Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 consisted of the Jackson brothers. Though 5 members were in the group, all 6 brothers were in the band. The brothers were Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Marlon Jackson, and Jackie Jackson. The Jackson 5 was also known as “The Jackson Five”,” Jackson 5ive”, and

The Jackson Brothers” through their active years, which were between 1964 and 1990. They were known for their R&B and pop music culture. Their hits include “A, B, C”, “I’ll Be There”, and “I Want You Back”. Though they disbanded in 1990, The Jackson 5 reunited for several performances in 2001 on two tribute concerts for Michael Jackson. Michael died in 2009 at age 50.

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