It doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that many of the biggest rock bands in history come from the United States. Fine, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles hail from the United Kingdom, though there is simply something about American rockers that separate them from the rest. These musical groups have come from the Land of the Free and we’re sure you are at least familiar with some of them!
A large number of American cities received representation on our list. The subgenres are equally well-distributed as we have classic rock, folk rock, hard rock and even punk! You won’t find a lot of surprises here, though every talented band on our list has been formed by members hailing from the United States.
The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys were excellent because they combined Chuck Berry-like tunes with a great harmony that made every song sound like a day out on the beach. We highly recommend going for a drive with a full tank and the volume on the maximum setting. It’s easy to see why they became one of the most iconic acts during the rock era!
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The lyrics penned by John Fogerty are fantastic, partly because they never fail to make a statement. The music these men made was genuine and full of southern charm even if they come from California. CCR made soft tunes that were easy to listen to. Fun fact, they were the first act to sign onto Woodstock back in April 1969!