Here’s a list that reminds us there is a lot of wonderful music outside the ridiculously short playlists of commercial radio: Gibson’s 10 Great Bands That Ended Too Soon.
Predictably (and correctly) the list includes the likes of Nirvana, The Doors and The Clash, but it also includes bands that are all but forgotten, such as Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, J. Geils and The Faces. These bands don’t get near enough airplay.
My only complaint is: what about Cream? Talk about a great band that didn’t last long enough! If Clapton had died in a plane crash the night before their final U.S. concert in 1968, we’d still be weeping.
Nice to see The Beatles on the list, though. Even though their body of work dwarfs everyone else mentioned, nothing wrong with some self-indulgent, “ya, but they could have given us so much more” thinking. It’s only love.