I was born in the 90's, but that never stopped my parents from playing music from the 1970s and 1980s around the house and in the car while I was growing up. Here are six classic rock bands that I still listen to today.

1. Pink Floyd

My Parents are huge Pink Floyd fans. My dad has even threatened to haunt me if I do not play Pink Floyd at his funeral. Not to mention that a Pink Floyd concert was the first concert I ever went to when I was twelve. Pink Floyd has been an extremely successful and popular band, starting in London in 1965.

2. Rush

Rush is another extremely popular rock band that began in 1968, and still continues to play music today. Rush is one of those bands that shows the gradual progression of music through different eras and decades that existed in the 20th century. Rush began in Toronto, Canada.The two of the original members of Rush, Alex Lifeson, and Geddy Lee are still members of the band.

3. The Who

The Who has always been one of my favorite bands. In elementary school, when we had to do a project on our favorite band, I chose to do mine on The Who. The Who began in England in 1964 and still play music today. I also remember having to come up with a band name for a music camp that I went to when I was little, and we chose to name after a spinoff of The Who, calling ourselves, The What. The Who are one of the bands that were known to destroy guitars and drums on stage, which is awesome because who doesn't love destroying stuff?

4. Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin is a heavy metal rock band that was popular from 1968-1980. The band incorporated influences from a wide variety of different musical genres in their music including blues, psychedelic, and folk music.

5. Metallica

Originating in Los Angeles, California in 1981, Metallica is a heavy metal rock band that still plays music today. The band is known for their fast tempos, instruments, and aggressive style of playing.


6. The Beatles

The Beatles are one of the most popular bands of all time. While the band only played in the 1960s and 1970s, tribute bands and other groups still play their music. The progression of drug use can be seen through The Beatles music, especially in their album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Beatles fans still exist everywhere and love listening to their music.


Even though some of these bands no longer play music, they are still some of my favorite bands. Each of these bands are able to transcend age and generation gaps with their music. All of these bands hold a special place in my heart, and I am so thankful to my parents that I grew up listening to them.