Leader of the two-man band White Stripes, Jack White, created the band in 1997 along with his sister percussionist and singer sister, Meg White. The guitarist, vocalist, singer, and pianist shot to fame in 2002 with their hit song “Seven Nation Army,” expertly reviving garage rock with a signature opening riff that can instantly be recognized to this day.
The Detroit-born musicians were on a roll but disbanded in 2011 and have been inactive since. They will be remembered for their simple yet unique composition and arrangements. Their three last albums got them a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album. To get a feel for The White Stripes, listen to”Fell In Love With A Girl.”
The frontman and lead guitarist behind the California-based band Creedence Clearwater Revival started out with humble beginnings. Arriving on the tail end of the rock scene, their synthesis of rockabilly, swamp pop, R&B, and country resulted in great breezy listening, making them a huge success at the time. Fogerty's notable achievements as a multi-talented vocalist, songwriter, and of course, guitarist got him into Woodstock and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The band’s most powerful song, “Proud Mary / Born on the Bayou,” was composed on the day Fogerty was discharged from the military. It subsequently became their most popular song.
Allison Robertson has played guitar in rock bands Chelsea Girls and The Donnas. Her first band was Ellen and Rae, formed with her sister in 2006. The sisters came from a musical family in the LA area.
Their mother worked for publishing companies like A&M Records, and their father worked as a Hollywood songwriter.
The Jacksonville, Florida-born musician, born in the year 1951, grew up to form the iconic Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, created became a staple of the American rock lover. Rossington was also a founding member of the Rossington Collins Band, along with former bandmate Allen Collins.
Gary Rossington's guitar stylings were felt most in “Sweet Home Alabama” This patriotic American hit is the band's most-known song to date and is widely thought to be the quintessential classic rock song of all time.
Glenn Frey was one of the founding members of The Eagles. In addition to lending his great guitar skills, Frey wrote most of their iconic songs, such as Take It Easy and Heartache Tonight, making one of them a symbolic bans of the California soft rock sound. The Eagles were formed in Los Angeles in 1971 and became one of the world's best-selling bands, with over 200 million records sold.
With their iconic and undying 'Hotel California,' this band is one of the only musical teams on our list that is still actively touring today! Today they are still touring the United States and playing their iconic greatest hits.