Classic Rock Bands

| by Emily Smith

Classic rock originated from "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, though the classic rock or "golden age" period began in the 1960s and came to its grand finale in the 1980s. Aside from its role in entertainment, rock has inspired a number of cultural and social movement, including mods and hippie counterculture. Some of the most influential classic rock bands are listed below.

  1. The Beatles
  2. The Doors
  3. The Ramones
  4. Pink Floyd
  5. Van Halen
  6. Aerosmith
  7. Journey
  8. Iron Maiden
  9. Nirvana
  10. Cheap Trick
  11. Def Leppard
  12. Bon Jovi
  13. Chicago
  14. Queen
  15. Kiss