My Ten Favourite Bands or Groups

The Eagles
The Eagles

I have compiled below a list of my favourite bands or as some people cal them groups. Well they are today they may not be tomorrow. I would like to hear of any I have missed and please feel free to list them in the comments!

By way of definition I call a band a group of performers who not only sing but some use musical instruments?

The Eagles would be my most favorite band without a doubt.

The Eagles

The Eagles would have to be one of the most enduring bands going around.

After the Eagles came out of "retirement" with their "Hell Freezes Over" tour they seemed to be bigger than ever and a lot more relaxed. There was a tour of Australia which went really well.

The make up of the band hasn't changed much at all after the hick-up they had with Don Fender. (settled out of court).
* Glenn Frey – vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, harmonica
* Don Henley – vocals, drums , percussion, guitar, synthesizer
* Joe Walsh – guitars, vocals, keyboards, synthesizers
* Timothy B. Schmit – bass, vocals.
I believe one reason for their longevity is that they are all goods musicians and vocalists in their own rights.

The Little River Band - Reminiscing

The Little River Band

"Little River Band" are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1975 and named after a road sign for the Victorian township of Little River, on the way to Geelong. Which is a town about 60km from Melbourne.

They were the first Australian rock group to enjoy commercial success in the United States. During their career the band have sold more than 25 million records and scored 13 American Top 40 hits.

The band's original members:-

  • Glenn Sharrock, lead singer.
  • Graeham Goble, guitarist and vocals
  • Beeb Birtles, guitarist and vocals
  • Roger Mclachlan, bassist.
  • Derek Pellicce, drummer.

The group evolved from the harmony laden country rock group Mississippi in 1975. Prior to that, Birtles had been the bassist in 1960s pop band Zoot (which also included singer-guitarist Rick Springfield a future star of American TV), and Shorrock had been the lead singer of leading Australian 60s pop band The Twilights and early 1970s country rock band Axiom.
The Original Little River Band are considered to be among Australia's most significant bands.

The "classic lineup" of the band (Birtles, Shorrock, Goble, Pellicci, Briggs and McArdle) were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004. They performed "Help Is On Its Way" at the induction ceremony in Australia on 17 October 2004. Shorrock who wrote "Cool Change", had previously been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1991.

Three founding members, Birtles, Shorrock and Goble, continued to perform reunion concerts but due to the fact they lost the rights to the name Little River Band, they appear under the name Birtles Shorrock Goble. The trademark owner, has effectively stopped Birtles, Shorrock, and Goble from using any references to their LRB past.

"Reminiscing", written by Goble, has been recognised as one of the most frequently played songs in the history of American radio, with more than four million plays to its credit. John Lennon once named "Reminiscing" as one of his favorite songs.

Over time the legal owners of LRB have changed and the legal version of Little River Band continues to work in the US and performs around 100 shows every year.

Bill Haley and His Comets

Bill Haley and His Comets

Bill Haley & His Comets was an American rock and roll band that was founded in 1952 and continued until Haley's death in 1981.

Bill Haley and His Comets was one of the earliest groups of white musicians to bring rock and roll to the attention of white America and the rest of the world. From the end of 1954 until the end of 1956 the group would place nine singles into the Top 20, one of those a number one and three more in the Top Ten.

Bandleader Bill Haley had previously been a country performer; after recording a country and western-styled version of "Rocket 88", a rhythm and blues song, he changed musical direction to a new sound which came to be called " rock and roll".

Although several members of the Comets became famous, Bill Haley remained the star. With his spit curl and the band's matching plaid dinner jackets and energetic stage behaviour, many fans consider them to be as revolutionary in their time as The Beatles or the Rolling Stones were in theirs.

Bill Haley and His Comets started Rock and Rock with their version of "Rock around the Clock" in about 1956. The song featured in a movie of the same name and was an immediate success. Also in the movie where other classics , such as "See ya Later Aligator"

Bee Gees - Massachusetts

The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. They were born on the Isle of Man to English parents, lived in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England, United Kingdom and during their childhood years moved to Brisbane, Australia, where they began their musical careers. Their worldwide success came when they returned to the United Kingdom and signed with producer Robert Stigwood.

The multiple award-winning group was successful for most of its forty years of recording music, but it had two distinct periods of exceptional success: as a harmonic "soft rock" act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and as the foremost stars of the disco music era in the late 1970s. The group sang three-part tight harmonies that were instantly recognizable; as brothers, their voices blended perfectly, in the same way that The Everly Brothers and The Beach Boys did. Barry sang lead on many songs, in an R&B falsetto introduced in the disco years; Robin provided the clear vibrato lead that was a hallmark of their pre-disco music; Maurice sang high and low harmonies throughout their career. The three brothers co-wrote most of their hits, and they said that they felt like they became 'one person' when they were writing. The group's name was retired after Maurice died suddenly in January 2003.

The Bee Gees were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997; fittingly, the presenter of the award to "Britain's first family of harmony" was Brian Wilson, leader of the Beach Boys, America's first family of rock harmony.

It has been estimated that the Bee Gees' record sales total more than 200 million, easily making them one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. The above figure in record sales does not include record sales for artists for whom they have written and with whom they have collaborated. Their 1997 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame citation says "Only Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees".

Chicago


Chicago is an American pop rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois.

The band began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental, rock band and later moved to a predominantly softer sound, becoming famous for producing a number of hit ballads.

The band was formed when a group of students from DePaul University began play late night jams at clubs and off campus.

The band finally finished up going pro with 7 members including

  • Walter Parasaider, saxaphone
  • James Pankow , trombone
  • Lee loughnane, trumpet
  • Terry Kath, guitarist
  • Robert lamm, Keyboard
  • Danny Seraphine , Drummer
  • Peter Cetera, Bassist

Chicago started out life as "The Big Thing" and were persuaded to change their name to "Chicago Transit Authority" but after threatened legal action changed to just "Chicago"

They had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Second only to the Beach Boys in terms of singles and albums.

Chicago is one of the longest running and most successful U.S. pop/rock and roll groups. According to Billboard, Chicago was the leading U.S. singles charting group during the 1970s. They have sold over 120 million albums worldwide, scoring 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multiplatinum albums. Over the course of their career they have charted five No. 1 albums, and have had 21 top ten hits.

Dancing Queen

Abba


The band Abba consisted of:-

  • Anni-Frid Lyngstad

  • Björn Ulvaeus

  • Benny Andersson

  • Agnetha Fältskog


ABBA  topped the charts worldwide from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. The name "ABBA" is an acronym formed from the first letters of each of the group members' given names (Agnetha, Benny, Björn, Anni-Frid).


ABBA gained immense international popularity employing catchy song hooks, simple lyrics, and a very full sound achieved by overdubbing the female singers' voices in multiple harmonies.

 As Abba's  popularity grew, they were sought after to tour Europe, Australia, and North America, drawing crowds of near-hysterical fans, very much so in Australia.

 Touring for the band became a contentious issue, being particularly unpopular with Agnetha, but they continued to release studio albums to great commercial success.

 At the height of their popularity, however, both marriages of the band members (Benny with Frida, and Björn with Agnetha) failed, and the relationship changes were reflected in their music, as they produced more thoughtful lyrics with different compositions.


They remain a fixture of radio playlists and are one of the world's best selling bands, having sold over 370 million records world wide; they still sell two to four million records a year.

 ABBA was also the first pop group from mainland Europe to enjoy consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

 The song Mamma Mia has now be turned into a successful Musical and a Movie starring of all people Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.(of James Bond fame) and Colin Firth.

The movie Mamma Mia has now become the highest grossing film in the UK of all time!

Dreams

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are on my selective best list , in other words I have to be in the mood. I think "Dreams" is a classic in the genre. I hope you don't mind but I've put in here a cover version done by the "Corr's" live on stage featuring Mike Fleetwood on the drums I hope you enjoy this version!

Sorry folks, I just could not do it to you. I've gone back to the one and only origonal with Ms Nicks. I you ask me nicely I'll alternate it with the Corrs version.


Tribute to Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly and the Crickets


Buddy Holly and The Crickets were formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. Their first hit record was "That'll Be the Day," released in 1957.
     Buddy Holly and the Crickets were a rock and roll band from Lubbock Texas formed by Buddy Holly with lead guitarist and vocalist Buddy Holly, drummer Jerry Allison, bassist Joe B. Mauldin, and rhythm guitarist Niki Sullivan. Sullivan dropped out after a little more than one year to resume his education.

The Crickets, now a trio, continued to make stage and TV appearances, and recorded more songs, many composed by the band members themselves.

There is an interesting story that Buddies band was going to be called "The Beatles" because there was a lot of bird bands around at the time , However he settled on "The Crickets".  When the "Beatles" formed they used that name to pay homage to Buddy Holly!


During 1957 Norman Petty the producer and recording engineer for the band arranged for The "Crickets" recordings to be marketed under two separate names. The solo vocals went out as "Buddy Holly" and the songs with dubbed backing vocals were issued as "The Crickets."

Petty correctly reasoned, that disc jockeys might be reluctant to program a single artist too heavily, but would have no problem playing records by two seemingly different groups. Some disc jockeys referred to the band as "Buddy Holly and The Crickets," but the record labels never used this wording until after Holly's death.

In 1958, Holly broke with Petty and moved to New York to be more involved with the publishing and recording businesses. Allison and Mauldin chose not to move and returned to Lubbock. Holly now recorded under his own name with studio musicians Tommy Allsup and Carl Bunch. Waylon Jennings toured with him shortly after The Crickets folded.
Allison and Mauldin looked forward to rejoining Holly after he returned from a winter tour through the northern Midwest. It was on that tour that Holly was killed in a plane crash.

Queen

Queen

Will we ever forget Freddie Mercury and come on is there anyone out there who has not stamped or clapped to 'we will rock you'
Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon completing the lineup the following year.

The band is noted for their musical diversity, multi-layered arrangements, vocal harmonies, and incorporation of audience participation into their live performances. Their 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best live rock performance of all time in an industry poll.

Queen enjoyed success in the UK in the early 1970s with the albums Queen and Queen II, but it was with the release of Sheer Heart Attack in 1974 and A Night at the Opera the following year that the band gained international success. They have released fifteen studio albums, five live albums, and numerous compilation albums. Eighteen of these have reached number one on charts around the world.

Following Mercury's death in 1991 and Deacon's retirement in 1997, May and Taylor have performed infrequently under the Queen name. Since 2004 they have been collaborating with Paul Rodgers, under the moniker Queen + Paul Rodgers.

Ac/dc

AC/DC aka "Acca Dacca"

AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Although the band are commonly classified as hard rock, and considered pioneers of heavy metal, they have always classified their music as "rock and roll".

Malcolm and Angus Young got the idea for the band name from the back of the sewing machine beloning to their sister Margaret and seeing the intitials AC/DC (meaning alternating current /direct current) decided that would be the name of their band!
Usually pronounced one letter at a times "AC/DC" , the band is popularly known in Australia as "Acca Dacca".

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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

A good list, not great, since I don't see The Beatles on there, but I do love all of these bands!!! Even ABBA!!! They make me want to dance!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

Anna Marie , how could I have forgotten the Beatles, they were/are very big here in Australia. I will hunt around and put them on as Pinch Hitter. Thanks for dropping in.

btw what's that rumor about you running around naked in Christoph head. LOL


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B.T. Evilpants 7 years ago from Hell, MI

What? No Lynrd Skynrd, or Foghat? Don't you guys have rednecks down there? I guess you can only fit just so many bands into a top ten list. Thumbs up, ag!


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Paraglider 7 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Good list even if you did miss out Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd ;)


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packerpack 7 years ago from India, Calcutta

Very good list as already stated by all above but as stated by Anna that Beatlesis missing. Could it be included?


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

B.T. thanks for the heads up on these guys , I have never heard of them, but I will check em out. Thanks for the thumbs up!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

Paraglider, I agree with you on Pink Floyd, they were on my short list but Jethro Tull did not make the cut , I will start a poll to see who else to include?

Thanks for dropping by.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

packerpack, thanks for dropping by, it looks like the power of the people will prevail.LOL

I will put a poll up with above bands and the highest number of hits will be included as an extra.


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earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

A nice list agvulpes, My ten favorite bands would include Pink Floyd and , like paraglider Jethro Tull. How about CSN+Young.

Make us another list agvulpes, it's like having an ipod full of favourites!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

earnestshub, thanks for your reminder I'd forgotten about CSN+Young what was there great hit "Ode to the Working Man"?

It looks like we may have a closet Glen Miller fan.


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katyzzz 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

A great collection they really have the music in them.

Not just a scream and shout lot.

Well done


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danjutsu 7 years ago from UK

Looking at your choices I was tempted to go for Lynard Skinup but I had to go for the cerebal option. It is after all a myth that you Aussies are not cultured. I was worried though, until I saw ACDC on the list. Nice one Aussie.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

katyzzz , thanks for the nice comment, I'm not really a scream and shout kinda guy, although there is a time and a place for everything. ;-[)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

danjutsu, thanks mate for keeping our rep for kultur alive? lol

You want culture, I just happened to catch the final episode of "Ladettes to Ladies" Aussie edition. Did you watch it? Man those girls are all class!


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Ah, the BeeGees, Fleetwood Mac and Eagles...and ok, ABBA...I like this list!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

Feline Prophet, so what is wrong with ABBA ? After all they have spawned a lot of Cover Bands so they must be very popular. I do admit though that some of their songs were a lit bit "bubble gum".

Great to see you again! I am glad you approve. ;-[)


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Nothing wrong with Abba...in fact I hugely enjoyed the re-introduction to their music in the film 'Mamma Mia'! There...do I sound more enthusiastic? :P


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bgamall 7 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Nice hub. I did a hub featuring the classic rock members of the Hollywood Walk of Fame which include Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago and more. Thanks for the memories.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

Feline Prophet, that's more like it , my little Feline Fantastic.

I have just returned from a refreshing holiday and I am ready to face the music!

;-[)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

bgamall, I'm glad I could stir up some memories, you appear to be about my vintage and we were blessed with some great music around those times. I did a quick look for your hub but unable to locate. I would like to read it , could you give me the correct title thanks mate!


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

Loooved the ABBA band!

I heard of their wonderful songs, but didn't know there were that many singers involved?! Thanks for the info!


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Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

Awesome! You 've listed my favorites. My favorite song from the Eagles is "Hotel California". My favorite song from Fleetwood Mac is about the Gypsy. Stevie Nicks has a nice husky voice. AC/DC famous chords are unforgettable!

The vote was a difficult one. Lynyrd Skynnyrd or Pink Floyd. What about Rush?

Your hub is too much fun!

ROCK ON!

Happy Easter! Many HUGS!


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

mayhmong,

thanks for dropping by,

For me the thing that stands out about ABBA is that they wrote nearly all of their own material. and at one stage there they were bigger exporters than Volvo. (or so I heard)

Thanks again!


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

Good stuff! =)

I've compiled an ever evolving playlist of "The Day the Music Died," packed with Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, etc. Even the original RKO Radio announcement of the plane going down.

Soon enough I'm going to record my own (unauthorized) rendeition of "Miss American Pie," and I'll begin circulating this whole thing on the internets.

As far as Aussie bands, go, from an American POV...

You may like Infusion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMID2sJGBhk

I picked this CD up when we still had record stores because the cover looked interesting, and I was rewarded. =)

G|M


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

GeneriqueMedia, howya doin, thanks for the kind comments, and I would like to hear your rendition of "the " song.

I like Infusion the band and the show that the video came from is Rage which is an all night video clip show on the ABC channel owned by the Government. And who said governments don't have taste ?

GeneriqueMedia


ColdWarBaby 7 years ago

The Eagles had some great moments thanks largely to the writing of Don Henley, who is nothing short of brilliant. Some of the Henley solo albums are even better than with the Eagles.

Queen was another great band. Freddie was a genius and Brian May is a guitar virtuoso.

The others I could take or leave. Never cared much for AC/DC or Fleetwood Mac.

You should probably have The Jimi Hendrix Experience in there. WHO and LED ZEPPELIN also come to mind. The sixties and seventies were such transitional times for music. There were very many great performers during those times.

IMHO, YES is the greatest band of the twentieth century and I do not say this lightly or in jest.

The album RELAYER is their Pièce de résistance.

The first movement, THE GATES OF DELIRIUM, is the musical rendition of the eternal battle between good and evil.

The crescendo is an audio experience which can only be described as being present at the final battle, perhaps Armageddon, and concludes with a triumphant paean for the forces of the light, which leaves me with tears streaming down my face no matter how many times I hear it. My eyes are brimming just thinking about it.

The live performance of RELAYER I attended, many years ago, was the single most awe-inspiring musical performance I have ever experienced.


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

CWB, man I'd forgotten about WHO, and always put Jimmy down as a soloist, great axeman.

Now this band YES you mention has escaped me, they were probably not promoted that well in Australia. I have just watched the video of 'rythmn of love'. I felt a bit of Beach Boys about the music ? . They are great muso's, noticed that Rick Wakeman was in this band. Fantastic keyboard player. I will try a find a copy of RELAYER for my further education.

Thanks for dropping by.


ColdWarBaby 7 years ago

At the time RELAYER was done, the keyboardist was Patrick Moraz.

In August of 1974, Patrick Moraz joined YES, becoming their new keyboardist. He proved at home in this most complex period in Yes'evolution. After only a few weeks of recording and rehearsing, the band provided what many fans consider to be the pinnacle of its artistic creativity, the album "Relayer."

http://www.patrickmoraz.com/about.htm

RELAYER, although commercially successful, was too esoteric for the commercial rock world and was, sadly, the last of their genuinely creative music IMHO.

They had some commercial success afterward but the music was anti-climactic after RELAYER.

Rythm of Love was very specifically "Beach Boys" inspired and a much more recent release, 1987 I think.

I largely lost interest in the band after the "hit" Owner of a Lonely Heart" in 82 or 83. I think I may search for and listen to some of the albums I missed in my disappointment with the direction the band took after RELAYER.

Though I can't imagine they ever did anything to compare with it, there may still have been some really good music coming from them.

Now that you know more about a band you never heard of before than you probably care to, I'll be off to listen to CLOSE TO THE EDGE.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_(band)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

Ah CabinGirl you are so right a ponder is so good for the soul , as the old saying goes " contemplate life whilst naval gazing" but in this case I shall ponder whilst gazing at your avatar and "wonder what might have been"?

After deep pondering of your avatar, well a whole minute anyway !

Two guesses "Lyin Eyes" and "If you leave me now"

;-)


glennhooper 7 years ago

what about the seekers


Shinkicker 7 years ago

A great list covering many ages and genres. Nice to see ACDC in there.

Personally I would vote for The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin to be added


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

Glenhooper, yes I love the Seekers myself but they are not in my Ten Favourite Bands list. sorry :)


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agvulpes 7 years ago from Australia Author

Shinkicker, thanks heaps for your opinion. I do respect your opinion but The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin were never my style. so they never made it on to my Favourite bands list.


daytripeer 6 years ago

I am glad you put The Beatles in your poll, to me, no one compares. One other though, not in the poll is, The Rolling Stones. It is fun to see what different people feel about musicians. good hub.:-)


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

daytripeer, The Rolling Stone where never my cup of tea musically speaking. As you can see tell your wife my list includes the Bee Gees!


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Nice list - I love Queen.


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

suziecat7 thanks heaps for dropping by. It's hard to choose but Freddie sure did have the voice :-)


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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

You and I are both into the classics, I didn't see one group out of ten that I wouldn't want to listen to, stand in the shivering freezing rain all night for tickets, or buy the best of CD's. Course I voted for Pink Floyd because I like the depth of their sounds, it's great for writing poetry too..LOL~~~MFB III


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

G'day MFB iii. Yes I think Pink Floyd would be my next choice.

They were very good muso's weren't they?

If you write poetry to music is it still called poetry? :-)


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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

The Beatles pinch hitters! You could ask a thousand people and you would have one thousand different top tens, but my beatles would top the averages. All your ten are great bands and it's an interesting thing to ponder. Stay posted for my ten.


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

attemptedhumour you are so right and isn't it great that we all don't have the same tastes in music. To be quite honest mine changes almost daily. Depending on the weather, my mood, everyone else's moods lol :-)

Ok you have made me see the 'error' of my ways as I have always have been a fan of the Beatles (honest, cross my heart) I will find a place for them above in the Hub :-)


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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

You are a naughty forgetful boy who has seen the error of his ways, but they were 'your' top ten. I'm risking a ticking off with 'my' top ten groups.

The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Abba, Air Supply, The drifters, The Beach Boys, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Dina Ross and the Supremes, The Four Tops and The Electric Light Orchestra. This hub tool is very sophisticated, but let's hope that it can't throw stones.


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

Wow it's a long time since I've been called 'boy' let alone 'naughty' so just you wait till you publish your list of favorite bands :-)

No, we will not throw stones not even roll them !!!!

So get busy my friend I want some reading and have the need for Beatles music!


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Lyria 6 years ago

You've got quite a range of music preferences! Out all those you've listed I like Fleetwood Mac the best, especially Rumours and Tusk. I saw Lindsay Buckingham in concert last year in a very small venue and he was fantastic, actually brought the house down! Great hub!


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia Author

Lyria thanks for sharing your great experience. It must have been a 'buzz' to see Lindsay Buckingham 'live'.

It would be interesting to know how he sounds without Stevie and Christine behind him?

Isn't Rumours just the 'coolest' album ever?.

I just realized that Rumours was released in 1977.

Doesn't that seem such a long time ago?

Thanks again for dropping by and sharing :-)


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Eric K. 5 years ago

Little River Band is great! Nobody ever remembers them. Thanks for bringing them back up. -Good Hub.


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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Eric K You are right unfortunately for the original LRB there was a court battle which set the band back a ways.

However I thing the original LRB sound was as good as any going around at the time. Even today they stand up well :-)


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Rod Marsden 5 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Not a bad list. I remewmber seeing the Little River Band live at the Revesby Workers Club about twenty years ago. Fleetwood Mac has an interesting history. They were a great blues band for a while there. The style of their music changed when Nicks came on board.


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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

G'day Rod, it's a pity that LRB got tangled up in legal problems cos I'm sure that they could have been one of the GREAT bands, they sure had a great sound which to me is timeless. Comparable to Air Supply who are still doing the rounds. I agree with you about Fleetwood Mac they were great musicians well before Stevie joined them, I could never understand why Christine McVie did not sing more. She has a great voice.

Thanks for dropping in and sharing some memories :-)


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Kosmo 5 years ago from California

Bill Haley and Buddy Holly - man, you have been around since the Pyramids in Egypt!!! Just kidding, ya know? I like that you picked Chicago. G'day, mate! Later!


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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia Author

Kosmo when the Bill Haley song 'Rock around the Clock' hit the airwaves in Australia it was the start of an evolution in musical tastes. Think Bing Crosby etc as No 1 at the time !

Back at ya :-) See ya later alligator :)


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bluebird 17 months ago

Chicago, Abba and Bee Gees were about my three favorites, well...I have too many to count, but liked this hub and agreed with your picks. Also really like The Eagles, a whole, whole lot!!!


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agvulpes 17 months ago from Australia Author

@bluebird I agree about all of your selections and I also have too many too count lol

It is a shame that the BeeGees and ABBA were not able to keep going? as I thought they had great harmony!

I must say The Eagles would still be on top of my Ten favorite groups :)

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