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A. Aerosmith
B. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band
C. Credence Clearwater Revival
D. The Doors
E. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
F. Van Halen
G. Other (Please Specify)
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No one else will mention them, but I will because of the great influence they had on virtually everyone who learned to play the guitar in the early sixties - and many of those who went on to greatness of their own:

The Ventures
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Rush... Canada is America...
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience--not American, British
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G. The Grateful Dead
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On 2011-08-13 22:15, hou_dini wrote:
The Jimi Hendrix Experience--not American, British


Seeing as how Jimi was born and raised near where I live in Seattle, Washington (and is buried here too), I wonder where you got the idea he was British? (His initial successes were in Europe before he returned here to gain fame after Monterey Pop in 1967. Maybe that's what confused you?)
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On 2011-08-13 23:08, mastermindreader wrote:
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On 2011-08-13 22:15, hou_dini wrote:
The Jimi Hendrix Experience--not American, British


Seeing as how Jimi was born and raised near where I live in Seattle, Washington (and is buried here too), I wonder where you got the idea he was British? (His initial successes were in Europe before he returned here to gain fame after Monterey Pop in 1967. Maybe that's what confused you?)


Well, two of the three members WERE British, but I think it's an American sound, and Jimi counts more than double anyway.
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G. Skynyrd
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakrs.
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Everyone on Lobo's list, plus:

The Beach Boys
Black Flag
Nirvana
Metallica
KISS

(I hated KISS. Hated hated hated. But "definitive American"? Gotta include them.)
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A lot of giants of rock named here, groundbreaking and hugely influential, but only Springsteen qualifies in my book as anywhere near a definitive rock 'n' roll band.
I feel like cheating and saying The Traveling Wilburys, but to be honest:

Buddy Holly and The Crickets
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Well, definitive depends on the definition of definitive. Smile

As I myself have tried to define rock and roll, the music thrives on certain elements. What those elements are is, of course, open to discussion. But given what I personally think they are, then Springsteen's band really does come very close. The one musician who comes closest (other than Elvis, of course, who wasn't really a musician but something descended from America's Olympus) is, IMHO, Bob Dylan. But he never really had a "band" in the sense that I think Lobo meant it.

Of course, The Band played with Dylan, and The Band was about as American a band as I can think of. Though they were Canadians. Smile
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Well when I think of rock & roll I think of the 50s and a band of individuals; Jerry Lee Lewis. Elvis and all the other greats of that era.
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Spinal Tap get an eleven from me!

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The Beach Boys
Grateful Dead

Not a band but Billy Joel.
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No one mentioned
Bon Jovi
Guns N Roses
REM
Van Halen (OK I need to mention them twice next to Aerosmith)
Pearl Jam
Maybe I'm just getting old
Oh I forgot to mention Metallica twice
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HA!

abc, you obviously didn't read my total diss of Bon Jovi over in the Beatles thread, or you would have said something.

Everyone else on your list is cool. But Bon Jovi? AAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!
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Another apples and oranges thread. There are too many sub-divisions of rock to name one single band as the best. Southern rock, alternative rock, classic rock, oldies rock, heavy metal, soft rock, pop-rock, blues rock, rock-a-billy, etc.? Most of the bands already listed are awesome, but far too diverse to crown one "best in show".
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The definitive American band is Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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Critter, didn't you say that already?

I guess you must really believe it!
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