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Which ROCK band would you say had the most former members?

I will say Canned Heat, GEEZ:

Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson

Bob "The Bear" Hite

Henry "Sunflower" Vestine

Antonio de la Barreda

Richard Hite

Stuart Brotman

Keith Sawyer

Mike Perlowin

Ron Holmes

Kenny Edwards

Mark Andes

Frank Cook

Joel Scott Hill

Ed Beyer

James Shane

Jock Ellis

Clifford Solomon

Gene Taylor

Chris Morgan

Mark Skyer

Ronnie Barron

Mike Mann

Jay Spell

Jon Lamb

Mike Halby

Ernie Rodriguez

Richard Kellogg

Walter Trout

James Thornbury

Smokey Hormel

Becky Barksdale

Ron Shumake

Mark "Pocket" Goldberg

Junior Watson

Paul Bryant

Stanley "The Baron" Behrens

Dallas Hodge

John Paulus

Don Preston

Greg Kage

Barry Levenson

Robert Lucas

14 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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  • 10 years ago

    John Mayall's Blues Breakers come to mind, even though they may not be, strictly speaking, Rock they produced an amazing number of rock musicians.

    John Mayall

    Rocky Athas

    Jay Davenport

    Greg Rzab

    Eric Clapton

    Jack Bruce

    Peter Green

    John McVie

    Mick Fleetwood

    Hughie Flint

    Mick Taylor

    Colin Allen

    Don "Sugarcane" Harris (deceased)

    Harvey Mandel

    Larry Taylor

    Aynsley Dunbar

    Dick Heckstall-Smith (deceased)

    Andy Fraser

    Johnny Almond (deceased)

    Jon Mark

    Freddy Robinson (deceased)

    Kal David

    Walter Trout

    Coco Montoya

    Soko Richardson

    Keef Hartley

    Buddy Whittington

    Joe Yuele

    Hank Van Sickle

    Tom Canning

    I am nearly certain this list is incomplete, but with most off the original Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, and Mick Taylor as former members, the Blues Breakers should at least qualify on the basis of quality if not quantity.

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  • vtd288
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Lynyrd Skynyrd :

    Ronnie Van Zant

    Gary Rossington

    Allen Collins

    Ed King

    Leon Wilkeson

    Billy Powell

    Bob Burns

    Artimus Pyle

    Steve Gaines

    Rickey Medlocke

    Johnny Van Zant

    Hughie Thomasson

    Larry Junstrom

    Michael Cartellone

    Mark Matejka

    Robert Kearns

    Peter Pisarczyk

    Greg T. Walker

    Randall Hall

    Kurt Custer

    Mike Estes

    Owen Hale

    Jeff McAllister

    Kenny Aranoff

    Ean Evans

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  • 10 years ago

    Good evening dear :)


    I can't come close to topping your choice, but I'l try!

    Jethro Tull (19) {28} :~

    [only one original member left]

    Mick Abrahams

    Glenn Cornick

    Clive Bunker

    Jeffery Hammond

    John Evan

    Barriemore Barlow

    John Glascock

    David Palmer

    Dave Pegg

    Mark Craney

    Eddie Jobson

    Peter-John Vettese

    Gerry Conway

    Paul Burgess

    Don Airey

    Martin Allcock

    Dave Mattacks

    Andrew Giddings

    Jonathan Noyce

    {20-28, who played live or made one-off appearances}

    Tony Iommi

    David O'List

    Phil Collins

    Tony Williams

    Matthew Pegg

    Steve Bailey

    James Duncan

    Florian Opahle

    Mark Mondesir

    {20-28 are not officially regarded as band members}

    Fleetwood Mac (12) :~

    [only two original members left]

    Peter Green

    Jeremy Spencer

    Bob Brunning

    Danny Kirwan

    Bob Welch

    Dave Walker

    Bob Weston

    Rick Vito

    Billy Burnette

    Dave Mason

    Bekka Bramlet

    Christine McVie

    {sort-of 13 = Lindsey Buckingham} [left from 1987-1997]

    * * * * * * * * *

    @ Midnightrambler :

    John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers *did* have all the original members of Fleetwood Mac, as it was whilst they were working with John Mayall that Peter Green used studio time with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie to record the first Fleetwood Mac songs {they were released on "The Original Fleetwood Mac"},

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  • 10 years ago

    Black Sabbath?

    Ronnie James Dio

    Geoff Nichols

    Vinny Appice

    Ian Gillan

    Bev Bevan

    Eric Singer

    Glenn Hughes

    Dave Spitz

    Ray Gillen

    Bob Daisley

    Tony Martin

    Terry Chimes

    Jo Burt

    Cozy Powell

    Laurence Cottle

    Neil Murray

    Bobby Rondinelli

    Mike Bordin

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  • 10 years ago

    No mention of The Fall? Someone's even written a book trying to track down all the ex-members (he failed). Close call with Canned Heat, but remember Mark E. Smith is still hiring and firing Fall members probably as we speak.

    Then again there's the UK Subs, who've toured constantly since the late 70s - Charlie Harper changes band members like a lot of people change underpants. I knew someone who saw them two nights in a row and they had a completely different line up each night. I even heard a story about Charlie turning up at a gig and asking the support band to be the UK Subs for the night! I couldn't even give a sensible estimate as to how many ex-Subs there are.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    i was thinking parliment-funkadelic, but i think you got me beat.

    George Clinton

    William "Bootsy" Collins

    Mickey Atkins

    Harold Beane

    Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey

    Ron Bykowski

    Catfish Collins

    Rodney Curtis

    Ray Davis

    Ron Ford

    Mallia Franklin

    Lawrence Fratangelo

    Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood

    Glen Goins

    Michael Hampton

    Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins

    Eddie Hazel

    Tyrone Lampkin

    Lynn Mabry

    Thomas "Pae-dog" McEvoy

    DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight

    Walter "Junie" Morrison

    Cordell "Boogie" Mosson

    Billy "Bass" Nelson

    Maceo Parker

    Lucius "Tawl" Ross

    Garry Shider

    Dawn Silva

    Calvin Simon

    David Spradley

    Grady Thomas

    Frankie "Kash" Waddy

    Fred Wesley

    Bernie Worrell

    Philippé Wynne

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The Beatles

    Stuart Sutcliffe

    Pete Best

    Okay, okay, it was a joke. God, I can't believe Canned Heat had that many former members. It's like a small business with former employees. Or a mini corporation.

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  • 10 years ago


    Off the top of my head I would say The Mothers of Invention or the Santana Band, but I know there is a Band that has more, but googling is cheating!

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  • 10 years ago

    Oh gosh, I'll just pick AIC, I know they've only had 5 or 6 band members.

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