I put a poll out already of 35 acts from the classic rock era of 1965-1980. There were many good acts I didn't think to put on there. So I'm creating a second poll which takes out the 15 highest-scoring and 5 lowest-scoring acts from the first poll, leaving room for 20 acts that weren't in that poll. There will be a round 3 poll soon, with the top 15 acts of this poll and the previous one advancing to that, sort of a final round of 30 to decide the absolute favorite classic rock acts of the IMDb community. So, on to round 2! Discuss here
Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, on March 30, 1945. His real father was a Canadian pilot but he didn't find that out until he was 53. When he was 2 his mother felt she was unable to look after him, so Eric then went to live with his grandparents. When he was 14 he took up the guitar...
“ Or Cream, Derek and the Dominoes, and other bands he was briefly affiliated with ” - alioth4
“ Or the Velvet Underground ” - alioth4
Neil Young is one of the most respected and prolific rock/folk guitarists of the late 20th century. Raised in Canada, he first became well-known as a guitarist and occasional vocalist for the band Buffalo Springfield
. After the band's breakup, Young became a solo performer. However, he also has spent more than 30 years performing with the super-group Crosby Stills Nash & Young
“ He can also be used as a vote for Crosby, Stills, and Nash (with which he was often associated), and of course Buffalo Springfield ” - alioth4
Janis Lyn Joplin was born at St. Mary's Hospital in the oil-refining town of Port Arthur, Texas, near the border with Louisiana. Her father was a cannery worker and her mother was a registrar for a business college. As an overweight teenager, she was a folk-music devotee (especially Odetta
The Runaways were a really ferocious and influential 70's all-girl adolescent hard rock band from Hollywood, California. Although shamelessly promoted by their manager Kim Fowley as some sleazy jailbait teenage fantasy come true, the group was actually made up of sincere and accomplished musicians who were totally serious about delivering rock music that was raw...
Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the University of Minnesota and began performing as Bob Dylan at clubs in Minneapolis and St...
“ Or Jefferson Starship, as they became in the 70s ” - alioth4
“ Or Blind Faith or the Spencer Davis Group, all with Steve Winwood as the common denominator ” - alioth4
Punk Rock band formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, USA, in 1974. They are known as one of the pioneers of the punk rock sound. All the band members have adopted the fake surname "Ramone" alongside their stage name. School friends John Cummings (Johnny Ramone
) and Thomas Erdelyi (Tommy Ramone
) were together in a band called "Tangerine Puppets" between 1966-1967...
Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a minister. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, at a young age and still lives in the state today. At age 17, he formed a rock band called the Earwigs, who changed their name to The Spiders and then The Nazz, before finally settling on Alice Cooper...