Most Underrated Rock Bands of All Time

wings_logoThis can be a highly opinionated and debated list – however – I think they all fit into the definition of the word ….. underrated …..interpreted as ….. “Not given enough recognition for the quality of their work in their “prime years” or “hey day”. I originally started to put these in order from most underrated down, but as the list grew, I kind of lost tract numbers. The focus was mainly placed on those groups or bands that were major players back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

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    2. Chicago
    3. Genesis (early stuff)
    4. Queen
    5. Electric Light Orchestra
    6. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    7. Boston
    8. Bad Company
    9. Foreigner
    10. The Carschicago_logo
    11. Cheap Trick
    12. Styx
    13. REO Speedwagon
    14. Rush
    15. Heart
    16. Deep Purple
    17. Yesgenesis_logo
    18. Supertramp
    19. Little River Band
    20. Jethro Tull
    21. Three Dog Nightqueen_logo
    22. Grand Funk Railroad
    23. The Kinks
    24. The Animals
    25. Cream
    26. Blood Sweat & Tears
    27. The Band
    28. Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
    29. Blue Oyster Cult
    30. Alice Cooper
    31. 38 SpecialBoston_logo
    32. Foghat
    33. The Scorpions
    34. Kansas
    35. Bread
    36. Traffic
    37. Poco
    38. The Sweet
    39. J. Geils Band
    40. T-Rex (in the US – They were big in Britian & Europe)
    41. Thin Lizzy (in the US – They were big in Britian & Europe)
    42. Slade (in the US – They were big in Britian & Europe)reo_speedwagon_logo
    43. Iron Maiden
    44. Uriah Heep
    45. Wishbone Ash
    46. The Tubes
    47. Dream Theatre
    48. Fates Warningfoghat_logo2
    49. Savoy Brown
    50. Y & T

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    In your opinion, are there any other bands or groups that you would include on this list (or any that do NOT belong here) that were in their prime between the years — 1960 through 1990 that didn’t really get the recognition that they deserved?

    Drop me a comment below and let me know.

    Best TV Game Shows of All Time

    lets-make-a-dealThis should be a memorable trip back in time for the TV Game Show buffs out there. The focus here is on United States game shows, although many probably have been aired regularly in Canada and across to Britian andpress-your-luck-game-show the United Kingdom, and maybe even into Europe and the Orient. This list is not necessarily in any particular order other than the fact that this is probably the definitive list of television’s greatest shows of chance, knowledge or just plain luck. Following the name of each show is the most remembered host(s)

    1. The Price Is Right —> hosted by Bob Barker and Bill Cullen
    2. Jeopardy —> hosted by Alex Trebeck and Art Flemeng
    3. Hollywood Squares —> hosted by Peter Marshall and John Davidson
    4. The Match Game —> hosted by Gene Rayburn and Bert Convy
    5. Press Your Luck —> hosted by Peter Tomarken
    6. Let’s Make A Deal —> hosted by Monty Hall
    7. $10,000/$25,000 Pyramid —> hosted by Dick Clark, Bill Cullen, Donny Osmond
    8. Wheel of Fortune —> hosted by Chuck Woolery and Pat Sajack
    9. Family Feud —> hosted by Richard Dawson, Ray Combs, Richard Karn and John O’Hurley
    10. Tic Tac Dough —> hosted by Wink Martindale
    11. Joker’s Wild —> hosted by Jack Barry, Bill Cullen and Jim Peck
    12. To Tell The Truth —> hosted by Bud Collyer and Garry Moore
    13. Truth of Consequences —> hosted by Ralph Edwards, Bob Barker and Bob Hilton
    14. Name That Tune —> hosted by George DeWitt, Dennis James and Tom Kennedy
    15. Concentration —> hosted by Hugh Downs, Bob Clayton, Jack Narz and Alex Trebek
    16. You Bet Your Life —> hosted by Groucho Marx
    17. Sale of the Century —> hosted by Jack Kelly, Joe Garagiola and Jim Perry
    18. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire —> hosted by Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira
    19. The Weakest Link —> hosted by Anne Robinson and George Gray
    20. Lingo —> hosted by Michael Reagan and Chuck Woolery
    21. What’s My Line? —> hosted by John Charles Daly, Wally Bruner and Larry Blyden
    22. I’ve Got A Secret —> hosted by Garry Moore, Bill Cullen and Steve Allen
    23. Password —> hosted by Allen Ludden
    24. Scrabble —> hosted by Chuck Woolery
    25. The Newlywed Game —> hosted by Bob Eubanks
    26. Love Connection —> hosted by Chuck Woolery
    27. $64,000 Question —> hosted by Hal March
    28. Shenanigans —> hosted by Stubbie Kay
    29. Treasure Hunt —> hosted by Jan Murray and Geoff Edwards
    30. Deal or No Deal —> hosted by Howie Mandel
    31. Don’t Forget The Lyrics —> hosted by Wayne Brady
    32. Whose Line Is It Anyways —> hosted by Clive Anderson and Drew Carey
    33. Tattletales —> hosted by Bert Convy
    34. Card Sharks —> hosted by Jim Perry and Bob Eubanks
    35. You Don’t Say —> hosted by Tom Kennedy and Jim Peck
    36. The Dating Game —> hosted by Jim Lange
    37. Supermarket Sweep —> hosted by Bill Malone and David Ruprecht
    38. Win, Lose or Draw —> hosted by Bert Convy
    39. Blockbusters —> hosted by Bill Cullen
    40. The Liar’s Club —> hosted by Rod Serling, Bill Berry and Bill Armstrong
    41. Greed —> hosted by Chuck Woolery
    42. Say When —> hosted by Art James
    43. High Rollers —> hosted by Alex Trebek and Wink Martindale
    44. Chain Reaction —> hosted by Geoff Edwards
    45. Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? —> hosted by Jeff Foxworthy
    46. Child’s Play —> hosted by Bill Cullen
    47. MTV’s Double Dare —> hosted by Marc Summers
    48. Beat The Clock —> hosted by Bud Collyer, Jack Narz and Gene Wood
    49. GE College Bowl —> hosted by Allen Ludden
    50. Cash Cab —> hosted by Ben Bailey