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Projects, groups, combos, collectives: from The Beatles to Biffy Clyro, we count down half a century of the best bands in the history of rock.
The hard-rocking Australians have been blasting eardrums since 1973. However, with singer Brian John forced into retirement due to hearing problems, where now for Acca Dacca?
Since their very first EP, Arcade Fire have boasted a unique sound - and a uniquely large band.
Arguably the best British band of the Millennium? The Arctics themselves probably think so.
After years of hard work and raucous shows, the Biff became overnight stars of rock in 2007. They're now one of the country's biggest acts.
After a debut album that's still a classic, Bloc Party continue to tear up the rulebook with each new release.
Never afraid to evolve, Blur have grown up a lot since the 1990s - but never stopped making great music, as their "reunion" album The Magic Whip has proved.
Ignore the haters, Chris Martin and the boys can write a tune that'll lift up the heaviest hearts.
Middleton's favourite sons have only been together a decade or so, but have already given us four smashing albums.
On a break since 2010, Doves used to be a naff 1990s dance band...and even then they were brilliant.
Blowing early comparisons to Joy Division out of the water, Editors became festival favourites for a damn good reason.
The heartfelt lyrics of Guy Garvey rightfully made Elbow the nation's favourite band in the Noughties.
Controversy is never far away this Oxford's five-piece, thankfully neither are cracking anthems.
The nicest man in rock. The biggest rock band of the 21st Century. Simple.
American Idiot reinvented the Californian punks and made a whole new generation love them.
No other band captured the madness of the 1980s quite like Axl, Slash and the boys did.
As influential as ever, Joy Division's dark sound remains as haunting now as it did when they first came out.
Claiming the crown of Britain's biggest rock band came easily to a band as confident as Kasabian.
Sex On Fire made them superstars but the band's brilliant and eclectic back catalogue offers something for everyone.
There's a reason people would sell their soul for a Zeppelin reunion - nobody rocks as hard as these guys.
Lesser bands would have given up after Richey Edwards' disappearance but the Manics just got even better.
As soon as America took the folk rockers to their hearts, it became clear they were going to take over the world.
Muse have created their own sound and revolutionised what stadium rock can do. Not bad for a band that's had previous names like Gothic Plague and Fixed Penalty.
The cult of Kurt lives on but it's the amazing music that makes Nirvana so legendary.
Oasis once turned the UK music industry upside down - and who says they won't do it all over again?
Nobody else could ever sound like Pink Floyd, and frankly we wouldn't have it any other way.
After setting the template for bands like Nirvana and Weezer, the Pixies split acrimoniously - thankfully they got back together before too long.
Their most recent album proved that Placebo can still rock and shock like no other band.
They've changed their sound plenty but never lost the incredible energy that marks them out as real originals.
The Pulp recipe is simple: some of the smartest lyrics in history combined with some of the best melodies.
The critics' pick for the best British band since The Beatles were at the peak of their powers and it's hard to argue.
The London rockers had the world at their feet with the hit America and new material has been rumoured for a long time.
The Los Angeles funkers have changed their line-up lots but never lost their unique groove.
They went from underdogs to the biggest record deal in the music industry, but a reunion sadly seems unlikely.
The Stones' classic albums hold up today and as they proved at Glasto, Mick and Keith still have magical chemistry onstage.
Soundtracking tearjerking TV with Chasing Cars helped Snow Patrol's songs reach a whole new audience who lapped up everything they had to offer.
Bringing a classic British rock sound back to the charts, Stereophonics blasted out of Wales with debut Word Gets Around and never looked back.
A band so good that they reduced grown-up fans to tears of joy when they got back together.
They gave rock music the kick up the backside it sorely needed in the early 2000s and for that we are eternally grateful.
Throwing down the gauntlet for other 1990s Britpop titans, Suede even managed to sound relevant when they reunited a few years ago.
Paul. Ringo. George. John. In that order.
Never settling into one sound for too long, The Charlatans have reshaped themselves time and again and never lost their cool.
Loved when they first burst onto the scene and even more iconic now, The Clash added brilliant songwriting to punk's raw spark.
With a generation-spanning fanbase that loves them unconditionally, The Cure are a truly special band.
Remarkably young and remarkably fresh, The Jam didn't stick around long but left a lasting impression.
If you've ever been to an club and haven't danced to Mr Brightside, you're doing it wrong.
Thrilling fans with their love/hate/love bond, Carl Barat and Pete Doherty also turned out some of the best modern British tracks.
The Smiths emerged from Manchester looking like the coolest band on the planet. Nothing's changed since then.
Love 'em or hate 'em, it's hard to deny that in their Joshua Tree pomp, Bono and the boys put on a show like nobody else.
Jack White continues to make incredible music, but he first came across our radar when he teamed up with Meg to make simple, spellbinding rock.
Concept albums, stadium shows, reunion tours - by now, The Who have proved that there's nothing they can't do.