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Famous Bands that Started in a Garage

Some of the biggest bands in history actually started off in a garage – a fact which some find hard to believe. These bands changed the way people viewed music, some had a huge impact on politics, but all influenced their genre for years and years to come.

It’s amazing to think that these bands that can be seen below are considered legends and heroes as many, and they all share the same starting point – a garage.

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You only need to listen to Smells Like Teen Spirit to understand why Nirvana are considered one of the greatest bands of all time. The American grunge band were formed in 1987 by the late Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, who were later joined by Dave Grohl.

It wasn’t until 1991 when the trio started to make serious movements in the music industry after the release of their debut album, Nevermind. But after 75 million+ record sold worldwide, the band certainly cemented their place in music history.

The Who

It’s quite staggering to believe that arguably the most influential rock band in history actually started off in a garage. Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle all met at school, and were later joined by drummer, Keith Moon.

The quartet blessed the world with their songs Baba O’Riley and My Generation along with being credited with the guitar smash and windmill strum.

The London based band were an interesting group, who have many amazing stories flying around their name. But here are a few facts you didn’t know about The Who.

The Ramones

Although the band members weren’t blood related, they all changed their name to Ramone and dressed exactly the same – black leather jackets and weathered jeans. The Ramones are known for their fast paced and intense punk music, and it was in 1974 when they exploded on to the music scene. But it wasn’t until 1978 when their big breakthrough album, Rocket to Russia was released.

The New York band performed at over 2000 concerts and spearheaded American Punk Rock for 20+ years, having left an ever-lasting influence on the genre.

The Kinks

Ray and Dave Davies formed the North-London band in 1963, and with singles such as You Really Got Me and Sunny afternoon amongst a list of 17 top 20 singles, the band never looked back. The Kinks are seen as one of the most influential British rock n’ roll groups of all time and broke in to UK and US charts – something most bands could only dream of.

Their early garage rock days are the most celebrated by some, as it produced the raw sound of 60’s rock music – distorted guitars and sharp attitudes; the elements which created the basis for songs such as Lola and Waterloo Sunset.

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