In this article, we will have a look at the most daring, historical, and major rock ‘n roll bands from the history of the genre. Many rock ‘n roll bands are from the US as the genre originates from the US Blues scene from the 1940s and 1950s.

Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, California. They became a pioneering band of psychedelic rock and were formed in 1965. The main lineup between 1966 and 1970 included band members Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Grace Slicks, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, and Spencer Dryden. They were also inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

In 1971, the band broke up into two different bands. The remaining members of the band then started Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

The Mothers of Invention were an American rock band from California which was founded in 1964. Their work provides rock ‘n roll with experimentation and innovative album art. Their concerts are well known for being elaborate and full of excitement. After years of struggle in the music industry, they earned commercial success in the US, when Zappa joined the group, they were signed to jazz label Verve Records.

They started to focus more on big-band and orchestral music with a mix of rock ‘n roll elements and emotions.

Motley Crue

Motley Crue is an American band formed in Los Angeles in 1981 and was founded by the bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, lead guitarist Mick Mars, and lead vocalist Vince Neil. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide and have achieved more than 7 platinum and multi-platinum albums certifications.

That band has gone through many breakups and hiatuses but returned in 2018 working on new material and releasing dates for new tours. They received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.

The Temptations

The Temptations are an American rock ‘n roll vocal group from Detroit, Michigan. They stood as one of the most successful groups signed to Motown Records during the 1960s. The members of the band are known for their choreography and distinctly perfect harmonies. They sold tens of millions of albums and still stand as one of the most successful groups in popular music and rock ‘n roll.

Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead stands as one of the most important American rock bands in history, devoted to the tradition of rock ‘n roll music and the natural sound of the times. The band boasts one of the biggest psychedelic rock sounds of all time. The band was formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California with founder Jerry Garcia. The band was ranked 57th by Rolling stone Magazine in its greatest artists of all time issue.

All these great bands have been inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and have had major success in the music industry by pioneering the sound of rock ‘n roll and keeping the name and legacy of the genre alive throughout their careers.