All time best US rock and roll band?

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Hmm
Tough one
Rock and roll and not niche rock and roll.

Grand Funk, Blue Cheer, Brownsville Station, Rockets, early Bob Seger stuff
 

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Tom Petty and the boys would get my vote.

My first thought was Buffalo Springfield.
After some thought, I think TP&TH are an even better choice.
The had a much longer run, many more memorable songs, and were “All-American”.
Not to denigrate the Buffalos, but the band was truly bi-national (izzat a term?).
Bassist Bruce Palmer and Neiler are/were Canadian.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that (so am I).
So RIP, and thank you Tom.
You left us all richer, and I miss you, man.
 
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I think if your looking at sheer impact, record sales, longevity, songs that are the soundtrack of the US it has to be Aerosmith. And I’m not a fan per se but there music has been rockin since the seventies and there still going. So I guess I’m looking at it objectively.
Aerosmith. Answer would be different if you’d asked “Rock band” vs Rock and Roll band.
 

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How could a band compete without bass, bari, and tenor sax?
Jimi Hendrix on guitar at one point?

Little Richard probably had the best rock and roll band.
If I'm wrong, it's not because of Chuck, it's because of Bo Diddley keeping a great band.
 




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