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Initial post: Aug 13, 2012 7:54:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2012 8:16:27 AM PDT
Haydon says:
Watching the Olympics 2012 closing and the line-up of British bands and singers got me thinking of my all time best Brit bands/artists. Here's my top 20 (more older artists because I think they have to pass the test of time before they can be properly judged).

1. Beatles
2. Led Zeppelin
3. Pink Floyd
4. Radiohead
5. David Bowie
6. Rolling Stones
7. Kinks
8. Nick Drake
9. Who
10. Eric Clapton
11. Oasis
12. Sting
13. Elton John
14. Kate Bush
15. Rod Stewart
16. Dire Straits
17. Yes
18. Coldplay
19. Clash
20. Queen

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 8:19:27 AM PDT
GarionOrb says:
In no order...

Pink Floyd
Queen
Rolling Stones
David Bowie
Depeche Mode
Erasure
Imogen Heap
Radiohead
Led Zeppelin
Pet Shop Boys
Beatles

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 8:33:43 AM PDT
Randy says:
Richard Thompson
Elvis Costello
Nick Lowe

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 8:36:06 AM PDT
I'D add

Genesis
ELP
XTC
Mott the Hopple

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 8:44:11 AM PDT
mac says:
The Beatles
Radiohead
Led Zeppelin
The Clash
Sex Pistols
Yes
Cream
Pink Floyd
King Crimson
Genesis
Stereophonics

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 8:46:18 AM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
A lot of my faves (Kinks, Beatles, Who, Clash, Genesis, Bowie, Costello, Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Kate Bush) have been mentioned already. I'd like to add:

Kirsty MacColl
Billy Bragg
Roxy Music
Joy Division / New Order
The Smiths
The Stone Roses
Blur

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2012 9:00:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2012 7:29:59 AM PST
Two Tub Man says:
I'll add:
Be Bop Deluxe
Jeff Beck
Black Sabbath
The Dave Clark Five
Family
The Groundhogs
The Hollies
The Jam
The Pretty Things
Procol Harum
The Rutles
The Yardbirds
The Zombies

Already Mentioned:
The Beatles
Kate Bush
The Clash
The Kinks
Motorhead
Mott The Hoople
Led Zep
Queen
The Rolling Stones
The Who
XTC

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 9:15:23 AM PDT
Mike B. says:
Most favorites have been listed already, so I'll add:

1) T.Rex
2) Status Quo
3) Robert Palmer
4) 10cc
5) Cockney Rebel
6) Kevin Ayers
7) Graham Parker
8) The Stranglers
9) Dusty Springfield
10) Roy Harper
11) Bee Gees
12) The Move
13) Soft Machine
14) Chris Spedding
15) Marianne Faithfull
16) George Harrison
17) The Animals
18) Gary Numan

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 9:31:01 AM PDT
C. Kimbrough says:
Free
Cream
Jeff Beck
Led Zeppelin
Animals

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 11:15:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2012 11:16:48 AM PDT
Severin says:
Curve
Siouxsie & the Banshees
Hawkwind
The Cure
Fleetwood Mac
Squeeze
Derek & the Dominos
Donovan
Elton John
Jethro Tull
The English Beat
Moody Blues
Traffic
Electric Light Orchestra
Petula Clark
Brian Eno

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 11:32:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2012 11:40:30 AM PDT
I agree with all of the above and would like to add

Big Country
Emerson Lake and Palmer
Mike Oldfield
Def Leppard
Duran Duran

I also love ahab
http://ahabofficial.com/

and Rumer
http://www.rumer.co.uk/

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 11:50:53 AM PDT
0 of 1 just can't control himself, lol.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 11:52:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2012 11:53:23 AM PDT
Of those mentioned, The Clash had the biggest impact on my life. So they get my vote as the greatest. Rouding out the Top Five would be The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Rockpile, and The Beatles.

To those not yet mentioned, I'll add these 10:

Buzzcocks
Wire
The Zombies
The Searchers
The Specials
The Records
Ian Dury & the Blockheads
Aswad
Steel Pulse
Madness

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2012 11:56:19 AM PDT
Jim, I love Madness (have been a fan since 1979. Zany, mad, fun. They are great. My favourite song is The Return Of The Los Palmas Seven.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 12:03:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2012 12:03:57 PM PDT
Kacee, Do you have Madness' Liberty of Norton Folgate album from 2009? Outstanding though not necessarily zany.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2012 12:08:38 PM PDT
Jim,
It's on my to buy list, I've listened to the tracks.

I love Suggs.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 12:50:15 PM PDT
vivazappa says:
The Who
The Kinks
Yes
ELP
Deep Purple
The Sabbath
Stones (Taylor era)
The Clash
Queen
Floyd

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 1:25:25 PM PDT
Fischman says:
My top 20 more or less in order--*indicates previously unmentioned*

The Moody Blues
The Kinks
Black Sabbath
The Who
Yes
The Rolling Stones
Pink Floyd
*Iron Maiden*
Deep Purple
*Uriah Heep*
*U.K.*
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Electric Light Orchestra
*The Cult*
Genesis
*The Sisters of Mercy*
*Porcupine Tree*
Cream
*Marillion*
King Crimson

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 4:06:04 PM PDT
S. Stalcup says:
I've only Dr. Feelgood to add to the list.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 4:09:55 PM PDT
Dr. Feelgood is a great add.

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 6:11:31 PM PDT
S. Stalcup says:
Maybe a few more?

The Shadows (with or without Dame Cliff)
Manic Street Preachers
PULP
Human League (Bald or floppy hairstyle, either way, Phil Oakey is the luckiest sod on the planet to have spent the last thirty odd years with Jo on one end and Suze on the other. Brilliant synth pop besides).
The La's (even if Lee Mavers is a nutter, full stop.)

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 6:20:43 PM PDT
James
China Crisis
OMD

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 6:56:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2012 7:02:51 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
Syd Barrett
Peter Sellers {the goons}
Trinity
Jo-Ann Kelly
Ronnie Lane {small faces}
Murray Head
Fairport Convention
Amy Winehouse
Graham Bond
John Mayall
Slade
High Tide
Lord Buckley
Spooky Tooth
Ten Years After
Atomic Rooster
Badfinger
Them
Monty Python
Jackie Lomax
Elkie Brooks
Christine Perfect
(Joe Meek)

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 2:02:51 AM PDT
Matt Monro

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 4:15:59 AM PDT
Geezerguy says:
Robert Wyatt
Egg
National Health
Steve Hillage
Fairport Convention
Strawbs
Sandy Denny
Robert Fripp
Brian Eno
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