The usual suspects are all out - stones, Beatles, who, Zeppelin, dead, etc. When I first asked this question in the 80s, the answers were CCR and the kinks. But tom fogerty died in 88 and Wikipedia tells me the kinks bassist on you really got me and all of that croaked in the 90s I believe. So what's the answer? Up until a couple of months ago you could make the case for the Eagles. Van halen? They didn't start till the 70s. I don't count the Dave Clark five or any of that shit, but that might be a look in the right direction. Aerosmith? Can't we do better than that? So what say you, shed racists/gun nuts?