U of Music’s Top 20 American Rock Bands or Artists

U of Music’s Top 20 American Rock Bands or Artists:                  

  1. Jimi Hendrix Experience
  2. Bob Dylan
  3. The Allman Brothers Band
  4. Pearl Jam
  5. Bruce Springsteen
  6. The Grateful Dead
  7. R.E.M.
  8. Nirvana
  9. Tom Petty
  10. Alice In Chains
  11. The Eagles
  12. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  13. Fleetwood Mac
  14. Steely Dan
  15. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  16. Velvet Underground
  17. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  18. Stevie Ray Vaughan
  19. The Doors
  20. The Ramones
  • Ed Farrelly

    What about The Byrds, Talking Heads, The Band, The Stooges, MC5, Jefferson Airplane and Buffalo Springfield.

    • http://www.UofMusic.com Tom Premtaj

      Lists are impossible. They tend to draw in readers whcih is why we occasionally offer them. I cannot look you in the eye Ed and say that I don’t agree with you. I hate comparing great music and can’t say that the bands you mention haven’t influenced me as greatly as those on the list.

  • Junior Moore

    Glad to see AIC get acknowledged. Soundgarden should definitely be up there.

    • http://www.UofMusic.com Tom Premtaj

      completely agree Junior. Lists are not the best idea for a music lover to publish. I fell intensely guilty now

  • Paul Pelt

    What does ‘Top’ mean ?

  • noname63

    Ryan Adams & The Cardinals need to be in there somewhere. Like in place of Steely Dan.

  • James Scott

    Little Feat should be on there.

  • Charles Smeltzer

    R.E.M. is on the list. I’m satisfied.