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Since we have no hockey to talk about, I thought I'd start an all star classic rock band thread.  Most of this is from the 60's and 70's so I apologize to our younger members.  Here is my all star list.

Keyboards, Vocals - Steve Walsh - Kansas
Lead Guitar, Vocals  - Terry Kath - Chicago
Rhythm Guitar - Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin
Bass Guitar, Vocals - Paul McCartney - The Beatles
Drums - Keith Moon - The Who

Producer - Tom Scholz - Boston

Picking this list was harder than trying to fix the Sabres.  Hack away!

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Oh, this will be fun.  I am not the expert so many others are.   

Keyboard, Vocals:      Richard Wright, Pink Floyd

Lead Guitar, vocals:    Prince

Rhythm Guitar:            Malcolm Young, AC/DC

Bass Guitar:                Bootsy Collins (oh, we want the funk)

Drums:                          John Bonham.  Period.

Producer .....                 I got nothin’.

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Keyboards, Vocals -          Stevie Wonder 
Lead Guitar,   -                    Stevie Ray Vaughan - w/David Bowie and w/Double Trouble
Rhythm Guitar, Vocals -   John Lennon - Beatles
Bass Guitar, Vocals -         Sting - The Police
Drums -                                Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters

Producer -                          George Martin - Beatles

This was tougher than I thought it would be. George Martin was the only unanimous choice for me. 

2nd Choices Ray Manzarek, Eric Clapton, Bob Weir, John McVie, Neil Peart and Alan Parsons (who produced Abbey Road, Dark Side of the Moon and Year of the Cat among others)

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Robert Plante needs to be in on the vocals. 

Resurrection of Doc for drums. 

Same for Randy Rhodes on electric. 

Victor Wooten on Bass 

 

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Lead Vocals                        Gord Downie

Keyboards, Vocals -          Donald Fagen

Lead Guitar   -                    Eddie Van Halen/David Gilmour

Rhythm Guitar.                   The Edge

Bass Guitar, Vocals -         Geddy Lee

Drums -                               J. Bonham 

Producer -                          George Martin - Beatles

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Vocals - Steve Walsh
Bass - Michael Anthony
Drums - Bill Bruford
Lead Guitar - Alex Lifson
Rhythm Guitar - Jimmy Page
Keys - Rick Wakeman (if only for the wizard robes)

Producer - Todd Rundgren

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10 hours ago, Tondas said:

Bass Guitar, Vocals - Paul McCartney - The Beatles

Get that boy band crap out of here...

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Will have to think about this more but first three

Vocals Steve Winwood lately but could change next week 

Drums Ginger Baker

keyboards Ray Charles

love Getty Lee on base

Drums hard to choose so many good ones

Lead guitar Stevie Ray Vaughn and Prince

Producer  no idea

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50 minutes ago, Eleven said:

Get that boy band crap out of here...

The Beatles resembled a boy band in the same way that ABBA resembled Starlight Vocal Band as a band of two couples.

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How is Paul Rodgers or Roy Orbison not mentioned.

 

Truth is, if he wanted to, Prince could have been the best on all instruments.

 

But, since I decided to post, I will modify the question with those I’ve seen.

 

Justin Hayward

Eric Clapton

Joe Strummer

Billy Sheehan

Carl Palmer

Producer Todd Rundgren

 

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Good topic. Restricting myself to 60's through 1975 or so. 

Lead vocals: Ian Gillan

Lead Guitar and background vocals: Eric Clapton

Slide Guitar: Duane Allman

Bass and Vocals: Paul McCartney

Drums: Carl Palmer

Keyboards: Booker T. Jones

Producer: Tom Dowd 

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3 minutes ago, Sakman said:

Good topic. Restricting myself to 60's through 1975 or so. 

Lead vocals: Ian Gillan

Lead Guitar and background vocals: Eric Clapton

Slide Guitar: Duane Allman

Bass and Vocals: Paul McCartney

Drums: Carl Palmer

Keyboards: Booker T. Jones

Producer: Tom Dowd 

Palmer was amazing live. I’m not artistically savvy enough to know if he was technically sound but he put on quite the show.

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Just now, tom webster said:

Palmer was amazing live. I’m not artistically savvy enough to know if he was technically sound but he put on quite the show.

Yup. Saw  him with ELP and Asia multiple times...he's still touring btw with a crew that plays the old ELP and some other prog rock sort of stuff. 

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I’m surprised Neil Peart doesn’t get more love. Pound for pound, he was IMO a better drummer than a few names I’ve seen. But to each his own...

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40 minutes ago, tom webster said:

How is Paul Rodgers or Roy Orbison not mentioned.

 

Truth is, if he wanted to, Prince could have been the best on all instruments.

 

But, since I decided to post, I will modify the question with those I’ve seen.

 

Justin Hayward

Eric Clapton

Joe Strummer

Billy Sheehan

Carl Palmer

Producer Todd Rundgren

 

Man, that's a great line up.  Prince was so under rated as a guitarist.   And Billy Sheehan was, well he's F'n Billy Sheehan.  These are all tough choices.

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Just now, Tondas said:

Man, that's a great line up.  Prince was so under rated as a guitarist.   And Billy Sheehan was, well he's F'n Billy Sheehan.  These are all tough choices.

And Burton Cummings as a keyboard and lead vocal was way up there.

Just now, Tondas said:

And Burton Cummings as a keyboard and lead vocal was way up there.

And Jeff Lynn as a producer is in the conversation.

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Just now, tom webster said:

I forgot about Cummings.

Now you sound like my wife.

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3 hours ago, Eleven said:

Get that boy band crap out of here...

I’d be “pick ‘em” in a race with Usain Bolt if I was running away from a Boy Band.   The Beatles were not a boy band.

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2 hours ago, Zamboni said:

I’m surprised Neil Peart doesn’t get more love. Pound for pound, he was IMO a better drummer than a few names I’ve seen. But to each his own...

I chose Palmer but could sub in Peart, Bonham, Moon, Baker...so many. 

Heck, could make a second team across the board as good as the first. (Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Entwhistle...) 

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2 hours ago, Neo said:

I’d be “pick ‘em” in a race with Usain Bolt if I was running away from a Boy Band.   The Beatles were not a boy band.

They were, and I'll die on this hill.

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My daughter would insist that was true as well. We had a long debate on that and didn't convince each other fully but she did give me a partial victory over the idea that they were not a boy band, because they were not assembled by another person and they wrote their own material. Everything else about them does fit the definition though, at least in the early days where they were somewhat pre-FAB-ricated. Regardless though, McCartney as the classic rock bassist? Kidding right? He can sing some nice harmonies for you and write a few decent pop songs but he was never a great bass player.

I don't really know what "classic rock" is because it's just old music for an aging demographic and it changes. Used to be all 60's, then 70's, now it's often 80's. It means nothing. I mean look above, we got Joe Strummer and Carl Palmer in the same musical category? Punk and prog? Yikes, somebody's spinning in their grave.

So I could go in multiple directions with this and it would depend on the sound you wanted but nobody from Rush will be in it.  ever. 

lead guitar - Jimi Hendrix. There is substance to the legend.

rhythm guitar - Keith. Cause he's Keith, and if you disagree we send someone to stab you.

bass - John Paul Jones. Just crank the Immigrant Song and then get back to me if you still disagree.

drums - Keith Moon. Two crazy Keiths, this band is doomed.

vocals - Iggy Pop. then, not now, so Iggy Stooge.

 keyboards - umm, I wanna kind of pass, I mean do we need them with this lot? so I'll just throw in........

producer - John Cale and he can chuck in a few keys here and there when needed.

Damn this assemblage would kick ass. 

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It's tough to pick.  So many to choose from.  I will say that Jimmy Hendrix said Terry Kath was the best guitarist he ever heard.  And Robert Plant said that Burton Cummings was the best vocalist he ever heard.  But like Herb Brooks said, "We're not looking for the best players, we're looking for the right players."

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On 3/14/2020 at 2:27 AM, Tondas said:

Since we have no hockey to talk about, I thought I'd start an all star classic rock band thread.  Most of this is from the 60's and 70's so I apologize to our younger members.  Here is my all star list.

Keyboards, Vocals - Steve Walsh - Kansas
Lead Guitar, Vocals  - Terry Kath - Chicago
Rhythm Guitar - Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin
Bass Guitar, Vocals - Paul McCartney - The Beatles
Drums - Keith Moon - The Who

Producer - Tom Scholz - Boston

Picking this list was harder than trying to fix the Sabres.  Hack away!

Jimmy Page as Rhythm Guitarist?  Surely you jest.  In my book he’s alone as the top Lead Guitarist..

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