Originally Posted by westofyou
Oh both of you please.
Without the Beatles it's doo-wop and Frankie Vallie.
Yes, you may not personally *like* their music, but good grief you have to give the Beatles respect for what they did.
My two votes: U2 and Bruce Springsteen (yes, I know, not a band, but i still think he's grossly overrated.)
U2, I even like them...but, particularly recently, their stuff just seems formulaic and by-the-numbers. Half of the Joshua Tree was good, Achtung baby was killer, and some of their other albums varied from average to pretty good...but they are simply not one of the best bands of all time.
Springsteen...well, if the man has written a song containing more than three chords, I haven't heard it yet.